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="http://www.newstatesman.com/subjects/bali">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 bitter end in Cambodia
By James Fenton - 22 November 12:00

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

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

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

Meeting Ataturk
By Simon Hooper - 09 November 15:42

On 10 November 1938 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died and as Turks mark the anniversary Simon Hooper looks

Pakistanis caught between poverty and politics
By Zein Basravi - 09 November 15:20

Musharraf's declaration of emergency rule has left Pakistanis uneasy - but many are more worried whe

Power to the people
By Daniel Trilling - 08 November 12:00

<strong>The Time of the Rebels: Youth Resistance Movements and 21st Century Revolutions</strong> Mat

Nasty, brutish and short
By David Scott Mathieson - 02 November 16:32

The brutality and bluster of Burma's military leaders conceal the reality of an army increasingly re

Pol Pot's car: any offers?
By Sam Alexandroni - 01 November 12:00

A ghoulish piece of memorabilia goes on sale on eBay

Any spice is right
By Nicholas Clee - 01 November 12:00

A curry purist may find that authentic Indian food is a creative process

Wrestling with terrorists
By Rachel Cooke - 01 November 12:00

This riveting drama is courageous but dubious plotting muddies the water

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Drugs bring Beijing into Burma
By Lindsey Hilsum - 01 November 12:00

China doesn't care about democracy in Burma, only about stability

Uzbekistan revisited
By Vidisha Biswas - 31 October 12:20

The murder of an Uzbek journalist is a stark reminder of the repressive nature of the Karimov regime

In praise of the cash economy
By Sean Carey - 29 October 13:27

<a href="http://www.youngfoundation.org.uk/">Young Foundation</a> Fellow Sean Carey argues that some