Prague's No to Star Wars
By Sarah Birke - 05 February 12:00

Observations on Czech protests

Still the best of enemies
By John O'Farrell - 05 February 12:00

Observations on Northern Ireland

Trotsky in Mexico
By Kingsley Martin - 29 January 12:00

How former New Statesman editor Kingsley Martin went to Mexico to interview Trotsky in 1937

Russian rally
By Andrey Kurkov - 08 January 12:00

Was it the car or the country? The Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov travelled from St Petersburg to Ek

Our new old friends
By Denis MacShane - 08 January 12:00

The opportunity for unity between progressives in the US and in Europe may have arrived

Europe's saviour
By Roger Boyes - 18 December 12:00

For decades, Germany has trodden carefully on the world stage. Now, thanks to a quirk of timing, it

Baby Jesus is on CCTV
By Lucy Sweet - 18 December 12:00

Christmas around the world: Glasgow

SOS from Svalbard
By Stefan Norris - 18 December 12:00

Christmas around the world: Svalbard

What the KGB did next
By Andrei Ostalski - 11 December 12:00

Observations on Litvinenko and who really killed him

Watching the waiter
By Owen Sheers - 11 December 12:00

At an unexpected restaurant in County Leitrim, Owen Sheers discovers the reality behind a televised

Islam and knowledge
By Asim Siddiqui - 05 December 11:05

The intellectual influence of Islam and fears for Muslim scholarship today and in the future

On safari in France
By Giles Foden - 04 December 12:00

Discovering a slice of Africa along the Languedoc coast sends <em>Giles Foden</em> into a childhood

The Prophetic John Sweeney
By Martin Bright - 27 November 14:43

The terrible, terrible Litvinenko story reminds me of something my old friend and former colleague John Sweeney wrote in 2000.

Old wounds reopened
By Daniel Trilling - 27 November 12:00

Observations on Srebrenica

Sasha, Boris, Rupert and me
By Ivor Gaber - 27 November 12:00

Knowing Alexander Litvinenko

The Russia I lost
By Artemy Troitsky - 27 November 12:00

In Soviet times, to challenge the state was to risk one's freedom and one's life. But is it any diff

Those Sunday Strasbourg moments
By Caroline Lucas - 27 November 12:00

I stomp out, recalling the quote from Gandhi that sustains me at such dishearteningly frequent momen

My Secret Dread
By Bernard Levin - 20 November 12:00

<strong>Taken from the New Statesman archive, 30 September 1966</strong>

Levin (1928-2004) wrote

Ségo tilts towards the right
By David Lawday - 13 November 12:00

Observations on the French elections

The rain in Spain
By Hunter Davies - 06 November 12:00

The chance to see a local game proves too tempting for Hunter Davies to resist

Yankees, don't go!
By Robert Taylor - 09 October 13:00

Observations on Iceland

Billionaires' club
By Peter Conrad - 09 October 13:00

Peter Conrad meets the new eastern European art elite

A Balkan treasure
By Michael Coveney - 02 October 13:00

It lacks the luxuries of other capital cities, but Belgrade's creative energy is infectious

New Europe, old dangers
By Roger Boyes - 02 October 13:00

Who is maddest - Hungary's foul-mouthed, lying prime minister or his nationalist enemies with their

A vote for no change
By Robert Taylor - 25 September 13:00

Observations on Sweden

Europe: teaching us a lesson
By Anthony Giddens - 25 September 13:00

As the candidates pledge to use Labour's leadership battles to debate new ideas, where should they l

A world apart
By William Cook - 18 September 13:00

Sitges is the gay holiday capital of Europe. But that is changing as families invade

Democracy on hold
By Anthony Giddens - 18 September 13:00

Observations on Russia

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

Observations on Siberia

Dinner for wife and kids
By Nick Pearce - 04 September 13:00

Observations on Danish prisons