NS Essay - The playground bully
By David Marquand - 21 October 13:00

US missiles are the policemen of a global market, just as the Royal Navy was in the 19th century. Ca

Terrorism thrives when we turn a deaf ear
By Staff blogger - 21 October 13:00

We may, as we are always being told, live in an irresistibly globalised world, where capital and goods (though, it usually turns out, only western goods) must flow freely across national boundaries. Human sympathy flows less freely.

Don't forget who's now the boss
By Andrew Stephen - 21 October 13:00

President Bush still needs to throw his weight around in Iraq, because his "war on terror" is going

Where next?
By John Kampfner - 21 October 13:00

Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Argentina: western diplomats warn that these and many other countries

The rite of return
By Orlando Figes - 14 October 13:00

Pushkin's poetry, Tolstoy's novels, Stravinsky's music - Russia's golden age gave the people the spi

Let us become victims again
By Arnold Wesker - 14 October 13:00

Observations on the Jews

The personal holocaust of a Sicilian fisherman
By Hilary Clarke - 14 October 13:00

The sea around the southern tip of Italy is full of the skeletons of asylum-seekers. Hilary Clarke r

Mark Thomas wants Saddam to sue Bill Clinton
By Mark Thomas - 14 October 13:00

Saddam should sue Bill Clinton for libel. Evil dictators may have difficulty proving their reputatio

Different colour, same sort of tyranny
By Nicholas Greenslade - 14 October 13:00

Garfield Todd and his daughter, Judith, once fought Ian Smith's regime of white supremacy. Nicholas

America - Andrew Stephen reports on panic in Washington
By Andrew Stephen - 14 October 13:00

Starbucks has withdrawn all its outside seating, local schools are into "lockdowns" and people are s

Why George no longer loves Tony
By John Kampfner - 14 October 13:00

John Kampfner, our political editor, reveals that Iraq has brought the UK and US leaders perilously

Bee Wilson tells us to eat butter for our health
By Bee Wilson - 14 October 13:00

How a US farmers' lobby deceived us about polyunsaturated fats

US fears a new "axis of evil"
By Sue Branford - 14 October 13:00

Observations on Brazil

The land of plenty runs dry
By Sue Branford - 07 October 13:00

Argentina was once so prosperous that poor Europeans emigrated there. Now, children starve and thous

Have a nice day . . . on 54 cents
By Mark Thomas - 07 October 13:00

Observations on Iraq

How gunboats can beat the refugees
By Nick Cohen - 07 October 13:00

European leaders want to copy Australia's policy for keeping out asylum-seekers: armed force, mass e

John Pilger on fanatics who threaten murder
By John Pilger - 07 October 13:00

The Palestinians are no longer alone; Israel, despite the craven intimidation of some of its support

NS Profile - The doubting generals
By Andrew Gilligan - 07 October 13:00

Some of the most senior military leaders echo the questions engraved on the banners of the anti-war

A seismic shift in America
By Andrew Stephen - 07 October 13:00

US voters no longer think it unpatriotic to question the wisdom of war on Iraq. Even senior Republic

Pop goes the axis of evil
By Anna Somers Cocks - 07 October 13:00

Lichtenstein, feminists and funky photography: the Iranian art scene is hotting up. Anna Somers Cock

Activists put bodies on the line
By Johann Hari - 07 October 13:00

Observations on Iraq

How Cheney swung an election
By David Lawday - 30 September 13:00

Anti-war feeling and, most of all, help from the US vice-president restored the German chancellor to

America - Andrew Stephen finds more cock-ups in Florida
By Andrew Stephen - 30 September 13:00

Florida has not lost its knack for turning elections into farces: the latest involved keeping the vo

What they said in cabinet: the true story
By John Kampfner - 30 September 13:00

What they said in the cabinet

How America can help the left
By John Lloyd - 30 September 13:00

Europeans see US power as crude brawn brushing aside subtle knowledge. Yet if we play our cards clev

The porn controller
By Scott Lucas - 30 September 13:00

Senator Jesse Helms, the retiring dinosaur of US racism and misogyny, hates modern art. But his foll

How will it play in the mosques?
By Quentin Letts - 30 September 13:00

Observations on Iraq

Mark Thomas proposes a march in favour of bribery
By Mark Thomas - 30 September 13:00

In Lesotho, a multinational has been found guilty of paying bribes. If it loses the appeal, expect a

Saddam, master of useless spin
By Lindsey Hilsum - 30 September 13:00

Observations on Iraq

NS Profile - David Manning
By John Kampfner - 23 September 13:00

Unknown to the public, this old-fashioned, assiduous civil servant (public school and Oxbridge, natu