By Samira Shackle - 15 August 8:45
Pakistan’s militant and extremist organisations are increasingly aware of the importance of the internet, says Samira Shackle.
By Rana Mitter - 04 August 9:59
History and politics are coming together in a potentially toxic fashion in the East China Sea as China, motivated by memories of Japanese wartime atrocities, agitates for dominance in the region.
By Samira Shackle - 25 June 12:22
What is behind the the sudden upsurge of violence towards polio vaccinators in Pakistan?
By Sam Geall - 24 June 12:15
A burgeoning popular interest in China's ecological problems has led to citizens trying to win greater oversight of environmental decision-making.
By Sherard Cowper-Cowles - 16 June 11:00
Frank Ledwidge, once a “justice adviser” in Britain’s para-colonial administration in Helmand, has produced a devastating indictment of Britain’s military intervention in southern Afghanistan. If those of us complicit in the error were ever brought to jus
By Matthew Collin - 06 June 9:31
An interview with Pussy Riot's Yekaterina Samutsevich.
By Helen Lewis - 05 June 10:54
Somehow I don’t think I’ll get many takers for my next Faeces Are A Feminist Issue rally.
By Sadiq Khan - 23 May 17:09
The UK has long enjoyed a rich relationship with Pakistan.
By Philip Maughan - 10 May 15:01
The Malaysian novelist on fiction, immigration and the Shanghainese.
By Samira Shackle - 08 May 14:18
With Khan laid low by an accident at a rally, Samira Shackle reports on his campaign so far.
By Samira Shackle - 07 May 10:35
The Pakistani trans community is unlike the West's: <em>hijras</em>, as they are known, consider themselves a third gender, neither male nor female, and refer to themselves as "shemale". Samira Shackle meets Pakistan's first <em>hijra</em> electoral candi
By Samira Shackle - 03 May 10:43
Ali was gunned down in Islamabad’s G9 area this morning as he drove to a court hearing for the Bhutto case.
By Priya Virmani - 25 April 12:13
Traditional notions of the Indian family allow child abuse to happen with impunity.
By Benjamin Abtan - 20 April 10:02
It is now 98 years since 1.5m Armenians were systematically massacred. Recognising what happened is the only way to help us all move forward.
By Aisha Gani - 19 April 13:21
A focus on unity and closure is desperately needed.
By Salman Shaheen - 10 April 9:08
DFID and British Council reports underline the existential crisis Pakistan is facing, but its people are rallying to save the nation. Salman Shaheen looks at Pakistan Calling, a new RSA project seeking to galvanise the British Pakistani community and the
By Samira Shackle - 25 March 11:32
It's set to be a tight race, and nothing - not even assassination - is beyond the realms of possibility.
By Samira Shackle - 19 March 11:27
There are still challenges to be overcome, but merely surviving is something of an achievement.
By Simon Danczuk - 19 March 9:08
Travelling to Sri Lanka to try and find out about his constituent's murder, Simon Danczuk learned that when politicians are implicated, justice is kicked into the long grass.
By Geoffrey Robertson - 14 March 15:21
A case in Sri Lanka demonstrates that leaving justice in the hands of politicians cannot be countenanced.
By The Old Statesman - 13 March 10:06
From our correspondence.
By Samira Shackle - 28 February 13:23
Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, is under police investigation for alleged blasphemy after making the case on television for the law to be re-examined and for the death penalty to be removed.
By New Statesman - 22 February 18:09
A historical note.
By Nicholas Shakespeare - 21 February 9:39
Nicholas Shakespeare returns to the scene of a childhood trauma.
By Jason Cowley - 21 February 8:27
Divisive arguments and musical nostalgia.
By Samira Shackle - 18 February 16:46
"I gave up hope that I would ever see my wife and children again."
By Sherard Cowper-Cowles - 14 February 7:13
By Laurie Penny - 14 February 5:53
In the end, it was in our name.