America - Andrew Stephen on Michael Moore's low US profile
By Andrew Stephen - 31 May 13:00

Michael Moore's triumph at Cannes got only grudging mentions in the US press. He has only a cult fol

A housing boom with no buyers
By Mark Almond - 31 May 13:00

Mark Almond finds that brand new homes in Kosovo lack water pipes and power points. Why?

Why you don't hear about our brave boys
By Stephen Grey - 31 May 13:00

Our rulers want us to believe that southern Iraq is stable. In fact, Britain is fighting a very secr

World view - Lindsey Hilsum questions the Israelis about Rafah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 31 May 13:00

I rang to ask the Israel Defence Forces why they had destroyed houses in parts of Rafah. No houses h

The president wiggles his hips in Detroit
By Alec Russell - 31 May 13:00

''Dubbya, Dubbya, Dubbya." It was 8.30pm at a stadium on the edge of Detroit, and on the giant central podium an increasingly pink-cheeked Candice Miller, a Republican congresswoman, was doing her best to warm up the crowd. It was not easy going.

Billionaires? Who cares?
By Viv Groskop - 31 May 13:00

Observations on Russia

Americans get a raw deal
By Mark Bearn - 31 May 13:00

High prices and poor technology are symptoms of a deeper malaise

How to cut obesity
By Staff blogger - 31 May 13:00

We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly tries to regulate our lifestyles. This is almost the exact opposite of the truth. A nanny's first duty is to have a care for her charges' bodily health, ensuring good diet and frequent exercise.

The rape of the wilderness
By Tristram Hunt - 31 May 13:00

If Europe venerated old cathedrals and Roman ruins, America's great monuments were its mountains and

How to re-fight the Gulf wars
By Robert Colvile - 31 May 13:00

Observations on computer games

Big in South Korea
By Anthony Townsend - 31 May 13:00

A nation still living in the shadow of its colonial past and civil war leads the world when it comes

NS Essay - 'Everywhere, even in Africa, the world is running out of children'
By Phillip Longman - 31 May 13:00

Urbanisation, TV and the growing employment of women have led to steeply falling birth rates, even i

The pro-war camp is struck dumb
By Andrew Stephen - 24 May 13:00

Washington is at fever pitch over the torture revelations. Yet beyond the Beltway, many Americans ma

Andrew Billen - Slave to the people
By Andrew Billen - 24 May 13:00

Television - Oliver Stone allows himself to be seduced by the Cuban dictator's smooth answers, write

What Brown would do in No 10
By John Kampfner - 24 May 13:00

We know about his economic policies. But where does the Chancellor stand on wars, Israel, schools, a

Close encounter with Shin Bet
By Robert Tait - 24 May 13:00

Robert Tait was merely a reporter trying to leave the Gaza Strip. Then he fell foul of Israel's secu

A conspiracy of the rich
By Barbara Gunnell - 24 May 13:00

There's lots of ruin in a country, it is said. But only the IMF could turn one of Africa's wealthies

World view - Michela Wrong has mixed feelings about charity
By Michela Wrong - 24 May 13:00

By providing food that averts a famine, charities protect dictators from the people's wrath. So is i

Can judges restore America's honour?
By Nick Cohen - 24 May 13:00

In the next few weeks, the US Supreme Court will decide if the Guantanamo Bay prisoners should be br

Elegy for the US
By Mark Bearn - 24 May 13:00

More Equal Than Others: America from Nixon to the new century

Godfrey Hodgson <em>Princeton Univer

World view - Lindsey Hilsum considers the power of pictures
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 May 13:00

US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse

Spiritual struggle
By Isabel Hilton - 17 May 13:00

The Dance of 17 Lives: the incredible true story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa

Mick Brown <em>Bloomsbury

America's gulag
By Stephen Grey - 17 May 13:00

Stephen Grey uncovers a secret global network of prisons and planes that allows the US to hand over

Flaws in the American way of life
By Staff blogger - 17 May 13:00

What the New Statesman and several of its commentators such as John Pilger and Ziauddin Sardar have said for the past two years is now being accepted across the political spectrum.

John Pilger pays tribute to his mother: a determined young graduate and teacher in the bush
By John Pilger - 17 May 13:00

My mother, aged 19, sold her books to pay the fare to her first teaching job in the bush.

Rise of the veggie Hummer
By David Nicholson-Lord - 17 May 13:00

Observations on America and the environment

Kyoto prospects 2: America
By Geoffrey Lean - 17 May 13:00

The Bush administration presents a hard face to the world on climate change. Yet, almost unnoticed on this side of the Atlantic, the US is undergoing seismic shifts of opinion.

A funny kind of free market
By Tessa Mayes - 17 May 13:00

Observations on the new EU

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