A new force in British politics
By Rob Blackhurst - 26 July 13:00

Most voters don't care about foreign policy. Muslims do, and the results could be dramatic

World view - Lindsey Hilsum on Rwanda and a nude calendar
By Lindsey Hilsum - 26 July 13:00

Eighty per cent of the women and girls who survived the genocide in Rwanda were raped. At least half

Blair's survival baffles the soldiers
By Stephen Grey - 26 July 13:00

I watched a DVD of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 (a rather poor-quality pirate copy) in a tent in southern Iraq with the British army. It's all the rage among the troops. "You've got to come and see this," they said.

Marx loses his grip, 156 years on
By Charles Robertson - 26 July 13:00

Observations on taxes

Up your street
By Tom Armitage - 26 July 13:00

Observations on civic renewal

People who are just like us
By Brendan O'Neill - 26 July 13:00

Observations on terrorists. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>

America - Andrew Stephen reveals why gay marriage is hot
By Andrew Stephen - 26 July 13:00

Bush and Cheney have hit on the issue they believe will save them in the 2 November election - same-

He got it wrong
By Staff blogger - 19 July 13:00

The decision to take his or her country to war is the gravest that a prime minister can make.

They all want the luck of the Irish
By Patrick West - 19 July 13:00

Does your mother come from Ireland? Patrick West's does and he's fed up with everyone claiming his h

Mark Thomas - buys himself a priesthood
By Mark Thomas - 19 July 13:00

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and the United States: an axis of what? An axis, as it happens, of c

Gwyneth should try the pig fat
By Viv Groskop - 19 July 13:00

Observations on Russian remedies

The biggest con-trick
By Phillip Knightley - 19 July 13:00

The Butler report 3 - We've all been dazzled by the glamour of James Bond and other fictional heroes

The old charm still works
By John Kampfner - 19 July 13:00

Observations on Bill Clinton

No lies, but catastrophic misjudgements
By Nick Cohen - 19 July 13:00

The Butler report 2 - Those who think the Prime Minister deceived us in order to take us to war have

Miranda Sawyer - Reality bites
By Miranda Sawyer - 19 July 13:00

Film - A raw and intimate look at life in the dust of postwar Kabul. By Miranda Sawyer

Joy of M

Darcus Howe - hopes for no more Caribbean executions
By Darcus Howe - 19 July 13:00

The Caribbean people like hanging so much that they stone its opponents

Blair is weighed in the balance and found wanting
By John Kampfner - 19 July 13:00

Lord Butler, behind the soft language, has coruscating criticisms. If the PM gets away with it, it w

Michael Moore gives much more
By Gavin Smith - 19 July 13:00

Cinema - The American film critic Gavin Smith interviews the man who hopes to change the US with his

America - Andrew Stephen on the great intelligence failure
By Andrew Stephen - 19 July 13:00

The Bush-Cheney team's electoral strategy is to repeat the same lies over and over. Despite the damn

America - Andrew Stephen on John Edwards, the alleged liberal
By Andrew Stephen - 12 July 13:00

John Edwards, Kerry's choice as running mate, voted against the Iraq war, but is centrist to the cor

Palestine - A divine mission, to bring forth the messianic era
By Dror Etkes - 12 July 13:00

The settlements - Early settlers in the occupied lands saw themselves as pioneer farmers. Most still

Palestine - Who are the Palestinians?
By Graham Usher - 12 July 13:00

They are a cause, a history, a nation and a land. Millions are in exile, millions more live under Is

Palestine - Back to ethnic cleansing?
By Barbara Smith - 12 July 13:00

The future - As attitudes harden, the region faces terrible possibilities, including population tran

Politics - John Kampfner finds ministers with legal worries
By John Kampfner - 12 July 13:00

Ministers are worried about a court case that challenges the lawfulness of military action in Iraq.

Palestine - Tribulation at Surda checkpoint
By Rema Hammami - 12 July 13:00

The routine violence of Israel's occupation of the West Bank takes place at military checkpoints and roadblocks. There are more than 600 of these and they exert a stranglehold over the Palestinians living in the region.

Axles of evil
By Simon Hooper - 12 July 13:00

Observations on the British grand prix

Palestine - How much does Europe help the Palestinians?
By Shada Islam - 12 July 13:00

The European Union, worried about extremism and violence on its southern borders, has long seen peace in the Middle East as a strategic priority. In 1980, EU leaders broke new ground by voicing strong support for the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state.

Palestine: a time to cool our emotions
By Staff blogger - 12 July 13:00

This issue of the New Statesman is devoted to the Palestinian question. It is not prompted by any recent outrage on either side, but by an ambition to provide context and understanding on a subject where passions tend to obscure facts.

Palestine - A nation divided
By Peter Hirschberg - 12 July 13:00

Israel - Israeli Arabs may have the vote, but they still feel like second-class citizens. As do many

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