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.

Back to the USSR
By Rodric Braithwaite - 21 January 7:37

The invasion of Afghanistan was disastrous for the Soviets, leading ultimately to a humiliating with

“The danger is being outgoverned, rather than outgunned”
By David Miliband - 21 January 7:37

We must prevent Afghanistan becoming a crucible once again for attacks against the rest of the world

Leader: The London summit won’t bring peace to Afghanistan
By Staff blogger - 21 January 7:37

The Afghanistan war remains unwinnable. Britain should be making plans to withdraw

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.

Land of blue gold
By Isabel Hilton - 18 January 9:42

In a region fraught with mutual distrust, anxieties over water supply are raising tensions between I

China bashing
By Sebastian Dullien - 15 January 9:18

The dire state of the domestic labour market will pave the way for a new round of China-bashing in t

Spiritual awakening
By William Dalrymple - 17 December 7:06

Globalisation has been good for gods in the Indian subcontinent. As the region has remade itself, it

Obama is wrong: this is his Vietnam
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 December 7:06

Afghanistan could hijack Obama's presidency, just as Vietnam hijacked and destroyed LBJ's

Leader: Our craven calculations in Iraq must not infect Afghanistan
By Staff blogger - 10 December 5:47

The Iraq war was a ruinous mistake. The lessons from it have not yet been learned.

Gobbled up by Gobi
By Holly Williams - 10 December 5:47

After ten years in Beijing, I thought I knew about sandstorms. Every spring the dust blows off the Mongolian steppe and veils the Chinese capital in a murky shroud.

What if .... Britain had gone into Vietnam
By Dominic Sandbrook - 10 December 5:47

"It's an honour to be working with Ken on a project like this," says the footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones.

Obama's barmy army
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 December 5:20

On 30 August, the top US military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, submitted a 66-page assessment of the war to the White House.

Good idea: Do the business a loan
By Alyssa McDonald - 03 December 5:20

Give a man a fish, so the saying goes, and you feed him for a day. Lend him a fishing rod and the profits of his microenterprise will go up by 9 per cent.

Two sides of the Coin
By Mehdi Hasan - 26 November 5:41

As Barack Obama and Gordon Brown prepare to invest extra troops in the latest attempt to defeat the

Let the bird of paradise go free: John Pilger on the exploitation of West Papua
By John Pilger - 12 November 5:43

The theft of West Papua's mineral wealth must end. The province's courageous resistance movement offers hope.

Chinese whispers
By Daniel Trilling - 10 November 10:28

Xiaolu Guo on the voices of a changing country

Leader: Killed in the name of crooked Karzai
By Staff blogger - 05 November 5:55

The tawdry spectacle of Karzai's "re-election" should shame western leaders

Leader: Why Britain must abort mission in Afghanistan
By Staff blogger - 22 October 8:48

There are no good options left for Britain in Afghanistan. Brown should set a date for withdrawal

The great gamble
By Geoffrey Robinson - 22 October 8:48

As the Karzai government succumbs to pressure to rerun elections and ever more coalition troops die,

This restless land
By Isabel Hilton - 15 October 8:38

Last year, after a decade of violence, Maoist rebels drove through the abolition of Nepal’s monarchy

Five alive
By Staff blogger - 01 October 8:13

Shireen Vakil Miller, Save the Children

Death of a terrorist
By Sholto Byrnes - 17 September 17:24

Noordin Top, leader of al-Qaeda in the Malay Archipelago, has been shot dead in Indonesia. But there

China's growth will continue
By John Ross - 17 September 12:26

China's successful economic policies are specifically Chinese. But they are made up of universal ele

John Pilger on how the Labour party conference has failed on Afghanistan
By John Pilger - 17 September 6:48

For the Afghan villagers blown to pieces in our name, one craven motion at Labour’s conference is too late.