Free software, free speech
By Mike Butcher - 27 April 11:33

An pro-open source protester is arrested during a Bill Gates speech in China

The terror of self-satisfaction
By Ziauddin Sardar - 23 April 13:00

What goes on in the mind of a jihadi?

Maoists who moved on
By Gareth Thomas - 23 April 13:00

Observations on Nepal

Perfect cultural harmony
By Lindsey Hilsum - 16 April 13:00

China's love/hate relationship with Western culture

Horsemen to the rescue
By Sorrel Neuss - 16 April 13:00

Observations on Kyrgyzstan

The new is insistent but the old persists
By Sharmistha Mohanty - 16 April 13:00

Change is constantly perceptible in Bombay. But what is change, if it means you are no longer necess

Counting the cost
By Tim Whewell - 16 April 13:00

<strong>A Russian Diary</strong>

Anna Politkovskaya <em>Harvill Secker, 272pp, £17.99</em>


Recipe for success
By Sholto Byrnes - 02 April 13:00

Sholto Byrnes celebrates 50 years of Malaysian independence with a rather special banquet

Plant a tree - then import illegal timber
By Lindsey Hilsum - 02 April 13:00

The paradox of China's policy to combat deforestation

Fear and loving
By Natasha Tripney - 26 March 13:00

<strong>A Golden Age</strong>

Tahmima Anam <em>John Murray, 288pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0719560098

My new friend, the foreign minister
By Lindsey Hilsum - 19 March 12:00

How this Western journalist inadvertently helped the Chinese government

A state with no intention of withering away
By Lindsey Hilsum - 05 March 12:00

China's Communist Party is determined to remain in power

Our failure in Afghanistan
By Jason Burke - 26 February 12:00

Western leaders have not been realistic about what "winning" means. On the ground, it's clear that

North Korea: survival means slavery
By Lindsey Hilsum - 26 February 12:00

Many North Koreans are so desperate to escape the country that they are prepared to risk their lives

Grains of hope
By Elinor Goodman - 19 February 12:00

Elinor Goodman leaves the tourist trail to find hardship and resilience in India's Rajasthan Desert

From Norway to Hong Kong (via Dubrovnik)
By Chris Patten - 19 February 12:00

Each time I return to Hong Kong I see something new. But the view is still unbeatable, as are the cu

The difference between right and left
By Ziauddin Sardar - 05 February 12:00

What Indians get up to with their hands

Gene therapy tourists
By Lindsey Hilsum - 05 February 12:00

How a German-born businessman turned to China and a controversial gene treatment to tackle his cance

It could have been me
By Anita Roddick - 29 January 12:00

Bodyshop founder Anita Roddick, who has died aged 64, wrote a number of articles for the NS. Earlier

Our independent press is not safe
By Mahfuz Anam - 22 January 12:00

The threat the political climate in Bangladesh created to the free press

Bangladesh: Give me back my country
By Tahmima Anam - 22 January 12:00

When Tahmima Anam went home to Dhaka to cast her vote in the now-postponed election, she found a nat

Glasnost of sorts comes to town
By Lindsey Hilsum - 22 January 12:00

A change of rules means foreign journalists can now travel in China without seeking permission

A question of caste
By Salil Tripathi - 22 January 12:00

Observations on India

In the cold Thai hills
By Carl Wilkinson - 15 January 12:00

Carl Wilkinson made a journey to meet the Karen tribes of Burma - and found them in Thailand

Condom conundrum
By Preeti Jha - 08 January 12:00

Can a condom bar raise awareness about HIV in India?

The Lung-Hai Railway in War-time
By Christopher Isherwood - 08 January 12:00

Taken from the New Statesman archive, 16 July 1938

A ghost no more
By Hsiao-Hung Pai - 08 January 12:00

Aiqin Lin was an illegal immigrant. Now she is the star of a powerful new film

Millions of ordinary miracles
By Lindsey Hilsum - 08 January 12:00

China is too busy making money to start wars

Muslims of Quanzhou
By Xiao Jia Gu - 18 December 12:00

The descendants of Arab traders who brought Islam to China are re-establishing traditions

Person of the year: The man making China green
By Sholto Byrnes - 18 December 12:00

...and for 2007 we make our own nomination... <strong>Pan Yue</strong>