''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

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

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>

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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

Comrade Vinni remembered
By Antonia Quirke - 22 January 9:58

The Soviet double-life of a favourite children's hero is revealed

Taking royal liberties
By Sholto Byrnes - 22 January 9:58

Thailand's king is revered and loved, but politicians are using laws that are meant to protect him t

Constructing a new world
By Rachel Aspden - 22 January 9:58

For Alexander Rodchenko and Lyubov Popova, the entire fabric of daily existence - from biscuit packe

Unspontaneous protest
By Paul Evans - 16 January 9:56

Press freedom in Sri Lanka, mace-wielding John McDonnell, the return of Wegg-Prosser - and much more

All that glitters
By David Caute - 15 January 9:31

With a display of the opulent clothing of Russian royalty, are post-Communist curators inviting us t

Pilgrimage to nowhere
By Fatima Bhutto - 08 January 9:51

A year on from Benazir Bhutto's assassination, Fatima Bhutto visits the family mausoleum and reflect

The serial killer of Kittur
By Aravind Adiga - 08 January 9:51

Exclusive publication of a short story by the Booker Prize-winning author of <em>The White Tiger</em

Diminishing returns
By Ryan Gilbey - 08 January 9:51

A poignant story of life in Mumbai gets undermined by corporate money

<strong>Slumdog Millionaire

The road to riches
By Tim Adams - 08 January 9:51

Since independence, Indian artists have been engaged in obsessively constructing an identity for the

Giving women the chance for leadership
By Samira Shackle - 08 January 9:51

<strong>Dr Regina Papa</strong>, Educationalist and social activist

Cable wades into Chagos injustice row
By Sean Carey - 07 January 11:23

Senior Lib Dem Vince Cable has thrown his weight behind a new cross party group that aims to persuad

Outlook stormy for Obama
By kenzieeliase410 - 15 December 11:30

The inclusion in Obama's team of so many figures from the past heralds the continuation of the polic