From edge to centre
By Anthony Giddens - 11 September 13:00

Observations on Siberia

Lost in the city
By Andrew Holgate - 04 September 13:00

<strong>Sacred Games</strong>

Vikram Chandra <em>Faber & Faber, 915pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 05712311

Dictators: Dreaming of the USSR
By Andrey Kurkov - 04 September 13:00

Andrey Kurkov on Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus

Mystery fever
By Margaret Cook - 04 September 13:00

<strong>China Syndrome: the true story of the 21st century's first great epidemic</strong>

Karl Ta

Dictators: Reform and the mullahs
By Ali M Ansari - 04 September 13:00

Ali M Ansari on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran

Dictators: Central Asia's new idol
By Lucy Ash - 04 September 13:00

Lucy Ash on Saparmurat Niyazov of Turkmenistan

Dictators: Between the Party and the markets
By Xiao Jia Gu - 04 September 13:00

Xiao Jia Gu on Hu Jintao of China

Dictators: The depths of evil
By Jasper Becker - 04 September 13:00

Jasper Becker on Kim Jong-il of North Korea

After you, Dad
By Nkem Ifejika - 28 August 13:00

Observations on sons in power

Philippines: The killings gather pace
By Brian Cathcart - 28 August 13:00

You won't have heard of Hermie Marquesa. He lived in the town of Tandag, about 500 miles south of Manila, and he was an activist in a farmers' group called the Peasant Movement of the Philippines. A few nights ago some men with rifles forced their way into his house and shot him dead.

Sri Lanka: Slipping into all-out war
By Meenakshi Ganguly - 28 August 12:05

The half-million residents of the Jaffna peninsula are stranded and their supplies of food, water and medicine are dwindling. According to the UN Refugee Agency at least 170,000 others have been displaced and thousands of them lack food and shelter.

Islam must embrace different sects
By Ziauddin Sardar - 21 August 13:00

In the last weekend of July, a group of British Muslims flocked in their thousands to attend a convention in Alton, Hampshire. Most were of Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Indian origin.

Burma Special: The forgotten war
By Jacob Rigg - 14 August 13:00

Burma has other woes besides a cruel dictatorship. The country is a patchwork of ethnic groups which

Burma Special: You can have your snake and eat it
By Pascal Khoo Thwe - 14 August 13:00

Beneath the political hurly-burly in Burma, there exist several threatened traditional ways of life that maintain the serene soul of a nation. Regrettably, most of this idyllic world is gone for ever after years of misrule by successive military juntas.

Burma Special: Aung San Suu Kyi, a hero of our time
By Glenys Kinnock - 14 August 13:00

When the New Statesman asked me to submit a nomination for a poll of "heroes of our time" a few months ago, Aung San Suu Kyi was my instant choice.

End of the line
By Sam Alexandroni - 14 August 13:00

<strong>The Zero Train</strong>

Yuri Buida <em>Dedalus, 140pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 190351701X

Burma Special: A nation in waiting
By Peter Popham - 14 August 13:00

It is a society infested with spies, where people live in terror of a hardline military regime, yet

Burma Special: Easy praise, empty words
By Archbishop Desmond Tutu - 14 August 13:00

By this October, my courageous sister and fellow Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will have spent 11 years of her life in detention in Burma. Eleven years that she has sacrificed and dedicated to the freedom of her people.

Burma Special: Rangoon rappers who have to be careful how they hip-hop
By Mark McCrum - 14 August 13:00

It was the sight of saffron-robed monks whipping overexcited fans back into their seats at an outdoor gig in Bagan that first turned me on to one of the oddest hybrids in world contemporary music: the Burmese rap scene. The shaven-headed holy men had sticks and were in earnest.

Burma Special: Why we must talk to the generals
By Maung Zarni - 14 August 13:00

Focusing on Aung San Suu Kyi may not be the best way to bring democracy to Burma, argues Maung Zarni

Burma Special: On the road to Myanmar's Mandalay
By Sholto Byrnes - 14 August 13:00

A romantic view persists of a country of silk and temples

Frankenstein fuels
By Mark Lynas - 07 August 13:00

Pioneered by bearded hippies running clapped-out vans on recycled chip fat, biofuels now mean big bu

Finding our common ground
By Amartya Sen - 31 July 13:00

The Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen was once famously described as the "conscience of his

Dark side of the hippie trail
By Rory MacLean - 31 July 13:00

In the heart of Iran, Rory MacLean finds 1960s travellers have left a lasting - and controversial -

Computer illiterate
By Salil Tripathi - 31 July 13:00

Observations on India

That old cliché spirit!
By Salil Tripathi - 24 July 13:00

Observations on Mumbai bombs

Stuff of dreams
By Helen Womack - 17 July 13:00

High oil prices have given Russia renewed power, frightening the west but bringing hope to ordinary

Losing yourself in music
By Emily Jeal - 10 July 13:00

MTV has been "Indianised" - but is it still an American brand at heart? Emily Jeal investigates

The far-out east
By Mary Fitzgerald - 10 July 13:00

<strong>What the Chinese Don't Eat

</strong>Xinran <em>Vintage, 224pp, £7.99</em>

ISBN 009950152

A reckoning at last
By Alex White - 10 July 13:00

Observations on the Khmer Rouge