The future of the Swedish model
By Anonymous - 25 June 11:37

‘‘Filippa, where are you?” The question is asked every Thursday at public meetings in Tensta, a poor suburb north-west of central Stockholm.

Losing your marbles
By Helena Smith - 18 June 10:53

Observations on the Parthenon Marbles

After the revolution
By Dominic Sandbrook - 16 June 10:58

30 years on from the Islamic revolution, can sensible, sober diplomacy win out?

Europe turns right as the progressive vote collapses
By Staff blogger - 11 June 13:12

This should have been the perfect moment for centre-left parties to triumph

This socialist paradise
By Neil Clark - 11 June 13:12

Want to visit a socialist paradise, where the needs of local citizens are put before capital? Where locally owned businesses rather than multinational chains dominate the streets? Where public transport is not only publicly owned, but free?

After the truth
By David Quinn - 29 May 11:09

The Ryan Commission has revealed decades of child abuse within institutions run by the Irish Catholi

From riches to rags
By Dominic Sullivan - 28 May 14:10

Observations on Romanian rugby

Is France on the verge of another May '68?
By Andrew Hussey - 28 May 14:10

Demonstrations and strikes, uproar in the universities and the emergence of a new anti-capitalist pa

Has Cameron saved the EU?
By Roderick Parkes - 18 May 10:53

David Cameron's self-imposed marginalisation of the Tories in Brussels may help in an EU struggling

Box of delights
By William Cook - 14 May 11:02

The seemingly sleepy county town of Bedford hides a treasure trove of art, discovers William Cook

Hungary tears up the ballot paper
By Neil Clark - 14 May 11:02

Observations on European Democracy

The eagle of fascism soars
By Martin Jacques - 07 May 12:22

Democratic forces in Berlusconi’s Italy are increasingly beleaguered. More than ever they need our s

The black lake’s secret
By Charlie Connelly - 07 May 12:22

Once a year, a ritualised walk marks the Irish potato famine

Spain closes the door
By Cheryl Gallagher - 07 May 12:22

Observations on immigration

The price of freedom
By Jean Lambert - 01 May 18:48

As we commemorate World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, violence is still being used to choke the voices

Pretzel logic
By Heather McRobie - 30 April 13:21

Observations on Berlin

Reflections on social Europe
By Caroline Flint - 27 April 20:47

In the midst of serious recession "now is the time to reaffirm the EU’s core principles of openness,

Q&A Jonathan Powell
By Staff blogger - 16 April 16:07

We ask Tony Blair's ex-chief of staff about life at Number 10, the former prime minister, the Northe

The BNP’s breakthrough
By Matthew Goodwin and Robert Ford - 16 April 10:15

Observations on Brussels

Poor Ken Clarke!
By Denis MacShane - 14 April 11:51

Just when you thought the Tories couldn't get more hardline on Europe William Hague announces Ken Cl

Britain’s hidden religion
By Sholto Byrnes - 09 April 10:18

In last week’s NS a host of distinguished writers debated what place God should have in our society.

No peace without process
By Jonathan Powell - 09 April 10:18

Tony Blair’s ex-chief of staff, argues that the lessons of Northern Ireland can be applied to Palest

American Bolshevik
By Patrick Sawer - 09 April 10:18

Observations on espionage

Black humour in Scotland Yard?
By Paul Evans - 03 April 12:13

The gathering of the clans

People's protest clogs city
By Anisha Ahmed - 02 April 16:39

Life in London slowed down as hotspots of protests sprang up in different parts of the city

Film as an act of love
By Sukhdev Sandhu - 02 April 12:47

Fifty years ago, François Truffaut’s Quatre cents coups
heralded a revolution in cinema. Sukhdev S

The new Irish rovers
By John McEntee - 02 April 12:47

Observations on emigration

Don't mention the war
By Neil Clark - 02 April 12:47

Observations on Serbia

Wheeler welcome your money
By Nigel Farage - 31 March 18:48

The UKIP leader on why he's happy to take Stuart Wheeler's cash - even if he plans to vote Tory at t

What G20 countries want
By George Eaton - 30 March 15:48

As the leaders of the world's biggest economies gather in London we look at some of the competing de