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.

Emission impossible?
By James Macintyre - 10 September 8:56

Ed Miliband will need all the political skills he can muster to get a deal in Copenhagen

The UK's role in Diego Garcia: green fingers or red faces?
By Sean Carey - 07 September 11:30

Sean Carey talks to Peter H Sand about his new book, United States and Britain in Diego Garcia.

Leader: In Afghanistan, political success remains as elusive as military triumph
By Staff blogger - 03 September 8:19

The leaders of the coalition are now ignoring allegations of fraud and corruption that they have not

Afghangsters’ paradise
By Gretchen Peters - 03 September 8:19

When I think of the Taliban, I think of Tony Soprano and his gang. They are more mafiosi than mujahe

The drowned world
By James Macintyre - 03 September 8:19

Time is running out in Bangladesh where floods caused by climate change threaten to engulf entire is

Q&A: George Friedman
By George Eaton - 27 August 16:42

The author of the new book The Next 100 Years explains why China poses little threat to US supremacy

Taro’s red card
By Tina Burrett - 27 August 8:07

The Japanese leader Taro Aso, like his counterpart Gordon Brown, spent a decade coveting the premiership.

The next 100 years
By George Friedman - 27 August 8:07

Japan and Turkey form an alliance to attack the US. Poland becomes America’s closest ally. Mexico ma

Village people
By Bethan Ellis - 27 August 8:07

Last month, Unilever's global leader of innovation process development took a public oath in his home village of Nai Nangla that he would dedicate the rest of his life to making the world a better place.

John Pilger on why new film Balibo is a travesty of omissions
By John Pilger - 20 August 8:40

It is ten years since East Timor’s referendum on freedom from Indonesia – but new film Balibo cuts all government complicity from its story.

How “winnable” is Afghanistan?
By Staff blogger - 20 August 8:40

The government has failed to define "victory". Ministers should set a date for withdrawal of British

The long wait
By Cyrus Shahrad - 20 August 8:40

Persecuted and oppressed in Burma, Rohingya Muslims are fleeing across the border into Bangladesh. S

Up close with the insurgency
By Alex Crawford - 20 August 8:40

When I turned a corner to find a man wearing a black hooded mask, with an AK-47 slung across his chest and grenades strapped around his waist, I was at a bit of a loss as to how to behave.

We go long, we go deep, we go home!
By Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre - 14 August 17:28

An full transcript of the New Statesman interview with Brigadier Ed Butler, 5 August 2009, Hammersmi

How not to end a war
By Victor Sebestyen - 13 August 8:24

Mikhail Gorbachev called Afghanistan “our bleeding wound”. Why hasn’t Nato learned from the Soviet U

The fog of war
By Stephen Grey - 13 August 8:24

In 2001, British troops marched into Afghanistan on a mission to combat al-Qaeda and topple the Tali

How I will rebuild my nation
By Ashraf Ghani - 13 August 8:24

Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world, yet its potential for growth is staggering. It possesses the resources for robust and sustained development for decades to come.

The great betrayal
By Nesrine Malik - 13 August 8:24

We were led to believe the war would liberate women, but new laws passed under President Karzai are

Our military presence in Afghanistan is part of the problem, not the solution
By Staff blogger - 13 August 8:24

Britain should follow Canada's lead and set a date for withdrawal from Afghanistan. It is time we ac