Most voters don't care about foreign policy. Muslims do, and the results could be dramatic
Eighty per cent of the women and girls who survived the genocide in Rwanda were raped. At least half
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.
Observations on taxes
Observations on terrorists. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>
Free World: why a crisis of the west reveals the opportunity of our time
Timothy Garton Ash <em>Al
Bush and Cheney have hit on the issue they believe will save them in the 2 November election - same-
The decision to take his or her country to war is the gravest that a prime minister can make.
Does your mother come from Ireland? Patrick West's does and he's fed up with everyone claiming his h
Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and the United States: an axis of what? An axis, as it happens, of c
Observations on Russian remedies
The Butler report 3 - We've all been dazzled by the glamour of James Bond and other fictional heroes
The Butler report 2 - Those who think the Prime Minister deceived us in order to take us to war have
Film - A raw and intimate look at life in the dust of postwar Kabul. By Miranda Sawyer
Joy of M
The Caribbean people like hanging so much that they stone its opponents
Lord Butler, behind the soft language, has coruscating criticisms. If the PM gets away with it, it w
Cinema - The American film critic Gavin Smith interviews the man who hopes to change the US with his
The Bush-Cheney team's electoral strategy is to repeat the same lies over and over. Despite the damn
John Edwards, Kerry's choice as running mate, voted against the Iraq war, but is centrist to the cor
The settlements - Early settlers in the occupied lands saw themselves as pioneer farmers. Most still
They are a cause, a history, a nation and a land. Millions are in exile, millions more live under Is
The future - As attitudes harden, the region faces terrible possibilities, including population tran
Ministers are worried about a court case that challenges the lawfulness of military action in Iraq.
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.
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.
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.