Ayatollah Khomeini's funeral
By James Buchan - 12 March 9:28

The funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini was not a tragedy,
writes James Buchan, but a gruesome farce: id

Who's really destroying the earth?
By Julio Cesar Centeno - 10 March 10:45

The perception of population growth in developing countries as the culprit of worldwide environmenta

Women on the frontline
By Ramita Navai - 07 March 12:05

Unreported World's Ramita Navai marks international women's day at an Amnesty event about the role o

NS Profile Mayawati
By Maxine Loynd - 05 March 10:49

The "untouchable" and her rise to power in India

The Plus One policy
By Alastair Bonnett - 05 March 10:49

Japan's rapidly falling population has sparked an anguished debate: should the country open itself u

Clerics and elephants
By Sam Alexandroni - 05 March 10:49

Among the Swat Valley’s apple trees and neat lawns, Sam Alexandroni finds war, bloodshed and poetry

Pakistan is failing but cannot be allowed to fail
By Staff blogger - 05 March 10:49

The 3 March terror attack on the Sri Lankan national cricket team in Lahore was a tragic event on many levels. Above all for the families of the six policemen killed, men whose names we will not remember.

The state they’re in
By Liana Wood - 05 March 10:49

Observations on detention

China's power to dominate
By Sean Carey - 03 March 16:59

Until China cracks the cultural code involved in branding and marketing it will remain in many ways

The David Miliband interviews
By Jason Cowley - 20 February 17:30

In extracts from his exclusive interviews with the New Statesman, David Miliband talks about his childhood, the current state of British domestic politics, and his outlook on foreign affairs.

Chinese whispers in the Big Apple
By Isabel Hilton - 19 February 12:02

New York was unseasonably warm early last week, but despite the hint of spring the town seemed quiet. February was never a prime tourist month in any case, but now a rising dollar is eating away at the city's shopping appeal.

Greeks rally to free Harry
By Helena Smith - 19 February 12:02

Observations on Thailand

Tsars in their eyes
By Simon Akam - 19 February 12:02

<strong>The Coronation</strong>

Boris Akunin

<em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 311pp, £16.99</em>

''I never intended to challenge Gordon''
By Jason Cowley - 19 February 12:02

Caricatured as an über-Blairite and criticised for the leadership challenge that never was, David Mi

Pleasing Mr Obama
By Fatima Bhutto - 19 February 12:02

Seven Pakistani nationals are being held at Guantanamo Bay, but if it keeps the Americans happy, the

Fleeing the fighting in Sri Lanka
By Anna Ford - 18 February 11:17

As the scale of the humanitarian situation in northern Sri Lanka becomes apparent, Anna Ford assesse

Lords taking liberties?
By Paul Evans - 13 February 14:04

The best of the politics blogs brought to you by Paul Evans. This week read about the Geert Wilders

Q&A Martin Jacques
By Staff blogger - 13 February 9:26

From this week Martin Jacques former editor of <em>Marxism Today</em> will be a regular NS columnist

Pants to extremists
By Kate Allen - 12 February 14:53

Amnesty's UK director hails the feminist fightback against the rightwing vigilantes who beat up wome

Abandoned dreams
By Owen Hatherley - 12 February 10:29

<strong>Red Star Over Russia: a Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin<

Don't play it again, Stan
By Sorrel Neuss - 12 February 10:29

The US base is crucial to operations in Afghanistan, so threats to close it are usually a ploy for m

Fidelity to fatalism
By Charlie Hill - 05 February 10:09

<strong>The Vagrants</strong>

Yiyun Li

<em>Fourth Estate, 337pp, £12.99</em>

China's final frontier
By Sophie Elmhirst - 05 February 10:09

The Chinese are latecomers to space, and desperate to catch up. Two years after shooting down a sate

A cold wind in Beijing
By Isabel Hilton - 05 February 10:09

Observations on recession

Panda-ing to politics
By Craig Redmond - 26 January 9:51

Trading wild animals as diplomatic gifts, indeed the whole concept of zoos, should be recognised as

Murder in Moscow
By Sara Hall - 22 January 11:36

The brutal murder in broad daylight in Moscow of a human rights lawyer and a young journalist has ca

Children of the revolution
By David Patrikarakos - 22 January 9:58

David Patrikarakos on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

Strange meeting
By Staff blogger - 22 January 9:58

Chris Schuler takes a trip to Kaliningrad, the last European outpost of Russia's Soviet empire

Here was peculiar grace
By Jason Cowley - 22 January 9:58

The Indian elite blame Pakistan for the Mumbai attacks. They congratulate themselves on their restra