“We Uighur, we are powerless”
By New Statesman - 16 July 11:37

Violence in the Chinese region of Urumqi has left 156 people dead. Now the Chinese government is bla

‘‘Why not me?’’
By Patrick Hennessey - 16 July 11:37

A recent veteran of the Afghan conflict describes the pain of watching comrades fall and insists tha

The game’s as good as lost
By Martin Jacques - 16 July 11:37

Afghanistan has proved the deathbed of every imperial project that has sought to tame it. Sooner or

Into the inferno
By Arundhati Roy - 16 July 11:37

The Indian government has joined forces with corporate giants to create a police state, making peopl

Make no mistake, this imperial war in Afghanistan cannot be won
By Staff blogger - 16 July 11:37

We warned in 2001 that this conflict could put Britain and the US on the wrong side of the moral arg

A legacy of repression
By Isabel Hilton - 09 July 11:29

The clashes in Xinjiang are yet another reminder of the fragility of the Chinese state. How much lon

Asia’s petro billionaires
By Sholto Byrnes - 09 July 11:29

Observations on Brunei's monarchy

The empire strikes back
By Peter Wilby - 02 July 12:18

On the eve of an eagerly awaited Ashes series, Peter Wilby reveals how the forces of globalisation a

By Staff blogger - 02 July 12:18

India’s endless summer

Put a little spice in your box
By Ziauddin Sardar - 02 July 12:18

Viagra can now be bought over the counter at Boots. But hold on – look east and you will find far be

We all need to flush
By Rose George - 25 June 11:37

Diarrhoea kills more children than Aids or malaria. But clean water supplies are only part of the so

A new sun rises in the east
By Martin Jacques - 25 June 11:37

China will emerge over the next half-century as the world’s leading power. But how will Chinese hege

Pride and prejudice
By Anisha Ahmed - 25 June 11:37

Observations on Indian Gay Pride

Tigers under the bed
By Brad Adams - 18 June 10:53

Observations on the Tamil Tigers

After the revolution
By Dominic Sandbrook - 16 June 10:58

30 years on from the Islamic revolution, can sensible, sober diplomacy win out?

Mosquitoes bite back
By Mike Barrett - 11 June 13:12

Observations on malaria

The new nuclear power
By Glyn Ford - 04 June 18:48

Observations on North Korea

Beijing's students, a generation on
By Danny Vincent - 28 May 14:10

How has life as a student in Beijing changed since the events in Tiananmen Square 20 years ago?

Desperately seeking democracy
By Isabel Hilton - 28 May 14:10

For almost a century, the Chinese people have called for freedom. Personal liberty has grown since T

Haji's war on drugs
By Sam Alexandroni - 21 May 12:37

Observations on Pakistan

The lady's not for turning
By David Scott Mathieson - 19 May 10:52

Doubts about Aung San Suu Kyi's political relevance can be dismissed. She remains the symbol of defi

Obama is part of the problem
By Fatima Bhutto - 14 May 11:02

War rages in the North-West Frontier and the poor are embracing the Taliban because they at least fi

John Pilger on the distant voices and desperate lives of the Tamils
By John Pilger - 14 May 11:02

History teaches us that when no one listens, tragedy ensues. Sri Lanka’s Tamils face terrible suffering; we must hear them.

Laboratory of Jihad
By David Gardner - 14 May 11:02

Saudi Arabia has become a laboratory of jihad, spreading poison throughout the Muslim world. Can ref

Rebuilding Burma
By Anna Ford - 07 May 12:22

Observations on Cyclone Nargis

The masses smell blood
By Peter Wilby - 07 May 12:22

. . . on the Gurkhas, Gordon Brown’s tin ear, and penalty shoot-outs

The price of freedom
By Jean Lambert - 01 May 18:48

As we commemorate World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, violence is still being used to choke the voices

Ghurkas and more
By Paul Evans - 01 May 17:16

The plight of the Gurkhas, Obama's 100th day and Jarvis Cocker in our weekly round-up of the politic

The right to survive
By Barbara Stocking - 24 April 18:12

The world's major cities are increasingly under threat from climate-related disasters. A greater awa

The sons also rise, but all bets are off
By Kalpana Sharma - 23 April 13:45

Who will be in India’s next coalition government?