The ordinary man who became the Khmer Rouge’s jailer
By Sholto Byrnes - 26 July 16:48

Never forget: the terrifying normality of Comrade Duch -- by the prisoner who survived.

The Books Interview: Emma Larkin
By Samira Shackle - 26 July 9:00

You've been writing about Burma for many years. What first attracted you to the country?

North Korea threatens nuclear “sacred war”
By Staff blogger - 24 July 13:06

Harsh words sparked by planned US military exercises.

The other oil spill
By Caroline Crampton - 23 July 14:21

A firefighter drowns while trying to clean up a spill -- this one in Dalian, China.

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 22 July 8:11

Rwanda: elections

Enshrined in law
By Mehdi Hasan - 19 July 8:53

Secularism became a vital part of the Indian constitution after independence, but it is now under th

Will Japan can Kan?
By Tina Burrett - 13 July 12:30

Just six weeks into the job, poor election results have put Japan’s prime minister at risk of losing

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 08 July 1:11

Israel: friends again

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 01 July 8:08

Russia: espionage

Leader: We must talk to the Taliban and end this war
By Staff blogger - 01 July 8:08

The Americans and British must seek a negotiated political settlement immediately.

A light won’t go out in Burma
By Peter Popham - 28 June 8:07

Her party has been dissolved, and she is banned from taking part in this year’s Burmese elections. B

Burma: a brief history
By Caroline Crampton - 24 June 12:02

Later this year, Burma is expected to hold its first multi-party elections for twenty years. We look

Why the Taliban are winning in Afghanistan
By William Dalrymple - 22 June 21:19

As Washington and London struggle to prop up a puppet government over which Hamid Karzai has no cont

Lean, green killing machines
By John Naish - 13 May 11:54

The race is on between China and the US to equip their forces with eco technologies – and China is w

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 22 April 8:06

Sudan: election row

How I am practising what I preach
By Mark Lynas - 19 April 9:09

It is quite difficult for someone who spends his life pontificating to try to do something practical for a change.

India should be more like Google
By James Purnell - 19 April 9:05

The internet giant’s model of “foreign policy” is one that should be emulated by all democracies.

China and Brazil boost links
By New Statesman - 16 April 13:49

Countries sign several trade and investment agreements on the sidelines of BRIC summit in Brazilian

Chagos: "A year from now the right of return will have been restored"
By Sean Carey - 01 April 11:08

An interview with David Snoxell, former British high commissioner in Mauritius, about the plight of

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 01 April 8:11

Russia: bombings
On 29 March, two suicide bombings on the Moscow Metro killed 39 and injured 70. The attacks are the first in the city since a bomb exploded at Paveletskaya Station in 2004.

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 11 March 7:08

Nigeria, Haiti, and Asia's missing women.

Home truths
By Fatima Bhutto - 15 February 8:16

Pakistan is far from being the country many of us think. Fatima Bhutto dispels a few myths.

Nothing to Envy
By Charlotte Middlehurst - 11 February 7:09

The award-winning journalist Barbara Demick tells the stories of six North Koreans and their journeys away from Kim Jong-il's totalitarian communist regime.

Start the world, we want to get on
By Anthony Giddens - 08 February 7:54

The Copenhagen debacle gave little grounds for hope of concerted action against climate change, but

China in their hands
By Henry Smith - 04 February 6:28

Washington and Beijing are blaming each other on climate change

The NS Interview: Malalai Joya
By Mehdi Hasan - 25 January 16:33

"Obama is a warmonger, no different from Bush”

China to kick start consumer revolution in Africa
By Sean Carey - 25 January 16:17

China's economic might in Africa can develop the continent's consumption markets and reap the reward

India: Humanity, Equality, Destiny?
By Nicola McNaughton - 25 January 10:42

Despite the international perception of India, social discrimination based on the outlawed caste sys

What if... Soviets hadn't fought Afghans
By Dominic Sandbrook - 25 January 7:11

Last summer, like a growing number of British tourists, I went on holiday to the Soviet Union. The border controls still leave something to be desired, the bureaucracy drives you mad and the food can often be terrible.

Bad Korea moves
By Nicholas Eberstadt - 21 January 7:37

In the mid-1990s, North Korea became the only urban, literate society ever to suffer famine in peacetime: up to a million died. Like all famines in our age, it was politically determined.