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

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

Rebuilding Burma
By Anna Ford - 07 May 12:22

Observations on Cyclone Nargis

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?

Legacy of the Raj
By Mihir Bose - 23 April 13:45

Born in Mumbai, <em>Mihir Bose</em> has won numerous awards for his wide-ranging journalism over fou

Pausing for Mr Obama
By Glyn Ford - 23 April 13:45

Observations on North Korea

Fantasy Commons?
By Paul Evans - 17 April 10:20

On sober reflection

The other Gandhi
By Anisha Ahmed - 16 April 17:19

The newest member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has launched himself into Indian politics with a commu

Iran's credit crunch
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 09 April 10:18

Observations on the marketplace

India's runaway boys
By Sreyashi Dastidar - 09 April 10:18

Hundreds of children live in a cycle of drugs, crime and deprivation in a railway station in Kolkata

How global influence has shifted
By Vincent Bevins - 06 April 16:31

By inviting more of the world into the global decision-making processes, the US and its close allies

People's protest clogs city
By Anisha Ahmed - 02 April 16:39

Life in London slowed down as hotspots of protests sprang up in different parts of the city

What G20 countries want
By George Eaton - 30 March 15:48

As the leaders of the world's biggest economies gather in London we look at some of the competing de

No-one rules the world
By Martin Jacques - 26 March 10:11

US economic power is crumbling, but China is not yet ready to take over the reins. Martin Jacques re

Stop these broken promises
By Michael Moore - 23 March 13:10

The G20 summit offers a key opportunity to revitalise the international community’s commitment to de

Selling the Killing Fields
By Kate Allen - 20 March 11:23

A few minutes to leave your home before it’s bulldozed: a reality for thousands in Cambodia reports

Making contact with Tibet
By New Statesman - 12 March 9:28

Observations on Tibet

Missing you already
By Fatima Bhutto - 12 March 9:28

Pakistan is at war with itself, with blackouts, corruption and terror attacks. Now there are calls f

Tiananmen Square
By Yiyun Li - 12 March 9:28

Many Chinese no longer wish to remember the day when Communist tanks burst in to Tiananmen Square an

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

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

Observations on detention

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.

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