Approaching Buddhism
By Ani Rinchen Khandro - 14 January 10:05

Ani Rinchen Khandro recounts years living in South-East Asia, and how a snowy May day in Scotland ma

The global centre of gravity shifts east
By Lindsey Hilsum - 10 January 12:00

Beijing wants to give the impression of a "harmonious society", yet the gap between rich and poor is

America's great game
By John Pilger - 10 January 12:00

The US and Britain claim defeating the Taliban is part of a "good war" against al-Qaeda. Yet there i

Drink, dictators and belly dancers
By Craig Murray - 10 January 12:00

Hearing the UK and US drone on about democracy in Pakistan makes me sick: Musharraf would remain a d

Pakistan cannot fail
By Sohail Mahmood - 08 January 15:04

The murder of Benazir Bhutto has further weakened a fragile Pakistan, and only free elections can be

The one to watch in 2008
By Sholto Byrnes - 03 January 12:00

Malaria kills thousands each day, mainly in the world's poorest countries. At a research centre in M

The cycle of catastrophe
By Andrew Stephen - 03 January 12:00

Condoleezza Rice in effect signed Bhutto's death warrant when she phoned her in Dubai last October a

A revenger's tragedy
By Ziauddin Sardar - 03 January 12:00

The intelligence services and religious extremists were behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto,

Caste-ridden Britain
By Jastinder Khera - 03 January 12:00

Jastinder Khera on the challenges that exist because of the caste system in parts of the UK's Asian

2007 and all that
By Ben Yarde-Buller - 20 December 17:08

Was this year a good thing? Ben Yarde-Buller casts his sideways glance over the past 12 months

A new Great Game
By David Loyn - 13 December 12:00

Observations on Afghanistan

Daily life in Beijing.
Short story: No Romance
By Xiaolu Guo - 13 December 12:00

You can check any Chinese dictionary, there's no word for romance.

Carry on up the Yangtze
By Lindsey Hilsum - 13 December 12:00

Lindsey Hilsum on being taken up the river by the Chinese government

Death on the railroad
By Pieter Tesch - 13 December 12:00

Observations on the River Kwai

Good shopping, Vietnam!
By Xiao Jia Gu - 13 December 0:00

Despatches from Hanoi

Making perfect babies
By James Medhurst - 07 December 12:55

James Medhurst turns his gaze on the controversial issue of selective abortion

East, west, home's best
By Billy Briggs - 06 December 12:00

Observations on Bhutan’s refugees

International Climate Cookery for Beginners
By Peter Hardstaff - 04 December 12:35

WDM's Peter Hardstaff continues his <a href="">Bali Confere

Fighting yesterday's battles
By Ruth Lea - 30 November 13:19

Gender equality has advanced so rapidly in the last fifty years that Miss World no longer has any so

Miss World deserves our protest
By Beatrix Campbell - 30 November 13:19

The Miss World pageant isn't all kitsch and fun, it is a knowing and conservative intervention in se

Human rights and Taslima Nasreen
By Tabish Khair - 30 November 12:55

Tabish Khair gives his take on the case of Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen

Coal fires threaten the globe
By Lindsey Hilsum - 29 November 12:00

Under the right conditions, coal ignites spontaneously, and fires burn downwards, acquiring oxygen t

India's small workforce
By Salil Tripathi - 29 November 12:00

Observations on child labour

The danger of water wars
By Fred Pearce - 28 November 10:55

Water consumption has tripled in the past 30 years and there's a growing danger that disputes over t

The new cultural revolution
By Alice O'Keeffe - 22 November 12:00

The Beijing Olympic Games have been described as the superpower's "coming-out party". The authoritie

Pakistan rebels against the new viceroys
By Rageh Omaar - 22 November 12:00

One phrase rings out across Islamabad at every demonstration against General Pervez Mush arraf.

A dusty wicket
By Jonathan Beckman - 22 November 12:00

Observations on Afghanistan

The bitter end in Cambodia
By James Fenton - 22 November 12:00

<strong>Taken from The <em>New Statesman</em> 25 April 1975</strong>

Don't mention the Chagossians
By Sean Carey - 20 November 10:37

A resolution to the long-running British injustice to the Chagos islanders could have signalled a sw

In Lahore, it's good to talk
By Lindsey Hilsum - 15 November 12:00

Chinese reporters may be individually brave and determined but each one is on his or her own