A Predator drone takes off on a training flight
If you can play a video game, you can fly a drone
By Michael Brooks - 13 June 15:03

These eyes in the sky are so popular, everyone from farmers to jewellery thieves wants one.

The victim of a drone strike in Gaza
Drone attacks go against every human rights principle in the book
By Geoffrey Robertson - 13 June 14:52

There is a sense that international law has failed.

Pre-flight checks are performed on an MQ-1B Predator Drone
Drones: Barack Obama's secret war
By Chris Woods - 13 June 14:37

Reports indicate at least 300 civilians - 63 of them children - have been killed by drones in Pakistan alone. Where is the scrutiny of this covert military operation?

New Statesman
“The gays will not go away”
By Nichi Hodgson - 11 May 14:45

On a Sunday afternoon in Tokyo, nothing beats a little subcultural voyeurism. In Yoyogi Park, Japanese rockabillies jive sombrely while a sugar-dusted scurry of Harajuku girls patter on to Takeshita Street.

The long economic shadow of the Fukushima disaster
By Yo Zushi - 10 May 16:12

Over a year after the tsunami, Japan continues to suffer.

New Statesman
The NS Interview: Jung Chang, author
By Sophie Elmhirst - 02 May 11:05

“Mao was a bad man, but he was a very good subject”

New Statesman
The beginning of a new world order
By Martin Jacques - 18 April 14:32

The financial crisis has seen the global economy turned on its head. And it is China rather than Ame

China's first-quarter GDP up 8.1 per cent
By New Statesman - 13 April 10:13

Solid growth, despite falling short of expectations.

Freedom of speech extinguishes firewalls in Pakistan
Freedom of speech extinguishes firewalls in Pakistan
By Catriona Luke - 12 April 17:13

An online civil society group in Karachi wins a reprieve on internet censorship.

Rani Moorthy.
"We had to witness at first cultural genocide and then all out genocide"
By Samira Shackle - 05 April 11:47

Rani Moorthy, Tamil Sri Lankan actress, discusses cultural dislocation, civil war, and her new one w

East Timor, election
John Pilger: East Timor – a lesson in why the poorest threaten the powerful
By John Pilger - 03 April 17:56

From the Chagos Islands to Pakistan, innocent civilians are pawns to America, backed by Britain. In our compliant political culture, this deadly game seldom speaks its name.

Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi
Leader: The power of the powerless
By New Statesman - 03 April 17:45

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader and politician who has spent much of the past two decades under house arrest, finally had the chance to stand for election on 2 April.

New Statesman
Empire of the grandson
By Tom Farrell - 30 March 12:12

The chubby features of the 29-year-old Kim Jong-un are starting to materialise in Pyongyang after his sudden promotion to the role of "Great Successor".

Kiran Bedi.
The NS Interview: Kiran Bedi, social activist and former police chief
By Samira Shackle - 22 March 14:03

“My policing was nothing but activism – it had to be”

Where now for the west's mission in Afghanistan?
By George Eaton - 12 March 9:09

Cameron meets Obama for talks after US soldier massacres civilians in Kandahar.

Tradition, washed away
By Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore - 05 March 0:00

Kuizumi Yoichi wraps his coat closer around himself and clutches a heated can of coffee. We are sitting in a workshop in Ishinomaki, a Japanese rice-shipping port devastated by last year's Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Salman’s trouble in India
By Samira Shackle - 30 January 0:00

The best way to avoid getting offended, Salman Rushdie once advised, is "to shut a book". That, or banning the book and preventing its author from talking in public, his critics in India might have replied.

For the defectors, there’s no way home
By Anonymous - 23 January 0:00

In 17 December 2011, more than a dozen North Korean defectors at the Hanawon resettlement centre, an hour's drive south of Seoul, watched

The NS Interview: Muhammad Yunus, economist
By Mehdi Hasan - 02 January 0:00

“I said: I can create a kind of business based on selflessness”

“I don’t fear death – I fear political silence”
By Anonymous - 02 January 0:00

An interview with Malalai Joya, Afghani activist and former politician.

John Pilger: Glossy façades can’t hide an Indian spring
By John Pilger - 30 December 15:30

From Jammu Kashmir to Maharashtra, in a land of empty advertising slogans and fantastic wealth that barely conceals vast poverty, you can see the first signs of a popular new uprising.

Kim Jong-Il's funeral begins. But how genuine is the grief?
By Samira Shackle - 28 December 10:03

A defector on Kim Il-Sung's death: "The histrionics of grief took on a competitive quality. Who coul

Why has the left neglected the Tamils of Sri Lanka?
By Anonymous - 21 December 12:37

Human tragedy on this South Asian island is all but ignored.

Why has the left neglected the Tamils of Sri Lanka?
Why has the left neglected the Tamils of Sri Lanka?
By Emanuel Stoakes - 21 December 11:37

Human tragedy on this South Asian island is all but ignored.

Chinese media dominated by headlines of Kim Jong-il’s death
By Roberto Barros - 19 December 18:27

Social media sites, TV and newspapers have been flooded by reports and comments on North Korean lead

In pictures: The life of Kim Jong-il
By Alice Gribbin - 19 December 11:38

The late dictator of North Korea, 16 February 1942 – 17 December 2011.

North Korea: a portrait of tyranny
By George Eaton - 19 December 11:00

Video: apparently distraught North Koreans mourn the death of Kim Jong-il.

Kim Jong-il's death: the world responds
By George Eaton - 19 December 9:24

How global leaders have responded to the death of the North Korean dictator at the age of 69.

The bloody trail of Obama’s drone strikes in Pakistan
By Jemima Khan - 23 November 9:42

Jemima Khan met Clive Stafford Smith and a teenager in Islamabad that was days later killed in a CIA drone strike.

What is Britain's role in the CIA's illegal drone campaign?
By Samira Shackle - 19 November 9:49

The death of two British nationals in Pakistan raises serious questions about UK complicity.