New Statesman
French presidential election: runners and riders
By George Eaton - 16 April 13:43

Your guide to the candidates in today's French election.

New Statesman
Can François Hollande begin a centre-left revival?
By Ben Fox - 06 April 11:51

The French presidential election will show whether the European left is bouncing back or in possibly

Don’t frighten the children
By Daniel Trilling - 30 March 12:38

From Sarkozy and Marine Le Pen to François Hollande, politicians scrambled to look as if they weren’

Muslim worshippers in Paris
France: a country at war with itself
By Andrew Hussey - 30 March 10:53

In the poor outer suburbs of France's major cities, a generation's alienation has erupted into viole

Gunman suspected of school shooting beseiged by French police
By Daniel Jacobius Morgan - 21 March 12:27

Suspect had fought with Taliban in Afghanistan

Four killed in attack on Jewish school in Toulouse
By NS staff writer - 19 March 12:39

Three children and a teacher dead after gunman opens fire on school, before escaping on a motorbike.

Why does Latvia still honour the Waffen-SS?
By Denis MacShane - 16 March 16:55

No EU member state should be honouring members of the biggest Jew-killing machine in world history.

Still no justice for Megrahi
By John Ashton - 15 March 11:13

The killing of 270 people on 21 December 1988, when a bomb destroyed the New York-bound Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, was Britain's worst mass murder.

Chart of the day: Sarkozy's comeback
By George Eaton - 13 March 15:24

The French president is now leading François Hollande in the first round.

Will Le Pen miss the ballot?
By George Eaton - 09 March 13:10

Sarkozy courts the far-right vote as Le Pen struggles to qualify for the election.

Putin’s choice, mocking Jesus and picking Blackpool over the Oscars
By Evgeny Lebedev - 07 March 9:56

What do I think of the Sun on Sunday? It doesn't make me think.

The European Parliament's hand-out to the far-right
By Denis MacShane - 05 March 17:25

The decision to award money to anti-semitic parties shows where the EU is going wrong.

Despite Putin, change is underway in Russia
By James Rodgers - 05 March 12:54

Demonstrations can no longer be broken up with a few whacks.

My dinner with Putin
By Richard Sakwa - 05 March 7:28

Putin expressed exasperation with the west and repeated the slights, hurts and pains of the past dec

Putin vs Russia
One man versus the people
By Oliver Bullough - 05 March 7:24

Vladimir Putin has stifled dissent throughout his political life. But as he prepares for another pre

The NS Interview: Sergei Polonsky, businessman
By Sophie Elmhirst - 05 March 0:00

“Next time, I’ll bet on something more edible than my tie”

Julian Assange and Europe's Last Dictator
By Kapil Komireddi - 01 March 15:11

The former WikiLeaks chief will moderate a public discussion about Belarus, despite damaging the cau

What Ed Miliband can learn from across the Channel
By Jon Trickett - 01 March 8:08

Hollande is not afraid to take on reactionary, right-wing austerity and challenge the status quo.

Does Cameron's Hollande snub matter?
By George Eaton - 29 February 11:41

A meeting between the PM and the French Socialist was in neither man's interests.

Chart of the day: a divided Union
By George Eaton - 24 February 15:22

EU members feel increasingly unrepresented by their club.

The NS Profile: François Hollande
By Denis MacShane - 23 February 11:54

The French Socialist presidential candidate was once the invisible man of French politics, overshado

Cameron is Sarkozy's friend in need
By Rafael Behr - 22 February 15:20

The Prime Minister really doesn't want a Socialist to win in France and he's not afraid to show it.

An open letter to Slavoj Žižek
By Ece Temelkuran - 17 February 16:32

Turkey's record on human rights means it is no model for the Arab world.

Say no to protectionism
By Peter Mandelson - 16 February 8:00

The most important focus for the left should be on equipping people to live in an uncertain economic

Sarkozy sets out his stall
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 11 February 10:25

The French president will tack right to head off the threat of Marine Le Pen.

Are the ratings agencies doing us a favour?
By Ben Fox - 29 January 12:46

At every stage of this crisis, action has been forced on politicians by the markets.

Leader: Chancellor Merkel’s addiction to austerity threatens the euro
By Staff blogger - 19 January 7:52

The ECB must be empowered to act as a lender of last resort.

Belgrade - beyond the trenches
By George Eaton - 12 January 15:40

A war-scarred place ready for the quiet life.

New Statesman
Christopher Hitchens: The state of Spain
By Christopher Hitchens - 05 January 13:11

Madrid, 1976: Hitchens files a report following the death of Franco.

Russia's post-election protests: a "no" to nihilism
By James Rodgers - 15 December 10:07

Is the country finally starting to believe in something?