Time to rethink realpolitik
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 February 10:29

Henry Kissinger, once accused of war crimes, is back and working for the Obama adminstration. Is thi

The New Depression
By Martin Jacques - 12 February 10:29

The business and political elite are flying blind. This is the mother of all economic crises. It has

China's final frontier
By Sophie Elmhirst - 05 February 10:09

The Chinese are latecomers to space, and desperate to catch up. Two years after shooting down a sate

Sense on drugs?
By Jeremy Sare - 02 February 15:25

In the same week the government performed its inelegant U-turn on cannabis drugs research body, the

The people's spirit survives
By Sami Abdel-Shafi - 29 January 10:35

Into the second week of the ceasefire, Gaza is almost exactly as it was before the war.

Our only hope is to talk
By David Grossman - 29 January 10:35

Israel must speak to the Palestinians: it is the sole strategy by which Israelis themselves will fin

The book that changed my life
By Peter Tatchell - 29 January 10:35

Peter Tatchell chooses <em>Animal Liberation</em> by Peter Singer

Macho, macho men
By Rachel Cooke - 29 January 10:35

It's too soon for the gleeful realism of this drama about the invasion of Iraq


Interview: Alistair Darling
By James Macintyre - 29 January 10:35

The UK Chancellor has emerged from a year of upheaval with his reputation intact. He tells New State

Obama's nuclear test
By Kate Hudson - 27 January 10:49

Will the new administration in Washington DC usher in a new era when it comes to nuclear weapons? CN

The puffing president
By Neil Clark - 22 January 9:58

Observations on lighting up

The dilemma on the t­ip of a needle
By John Cornwell - 22 January 9:58

Stem cell research may hold the key to future wonder cures. It is predicted that the market for stem

CSR and the credit crunch
By Sean Carey - 20 January 16:09

Sean Carey talks to Daniel Litvin - author of <em>Empires of Profit: Commerce, Conquest and Social R

The heat is on
By Roger Scruton - 15 January 9:31

Winemakers have discovered an upside to global warming

Squaring the circle
By Charles Glass - 15 January 9:31

"The war between George W Bush and Osama Bin Laden defeated both of its protagonists," says Gilles K

Gaza under fire
By John Pilger - 08 January 9:51

Every war Israel has waged since 1948 has had the same objective: expulsion of the native people and

Rise of the new Anglo-world order
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 18 December 9:44

It's an old controversy that was reignited this autumn by the remarks of a Nobel Prize judge: is Ame

A hornet's nest for Obama
By Lindsey Hilsum - 18 December 9:44


Miguel doesn't sleep well these days. It's not his conscience - in his view, it was quite reasonable to kill the man who shot him in the head.

"I was taught to return a favour," he says. "It was a small sin."

An inevitable crisis
By James Buchan - 18 December 9:44

Viewed from a distance, the events of 2008 will be seen as a particularly dramatic example of the ag

Outlook stormy for Obama
By kenzieeliase410 - 15 December 11:30

The inclusion in Obama's team of so many figures from the past heralds the continuation of the polic

A declaration of digital rights
By Peter Bradwell - 12 December 10:45

After 60 years, it’s time to refresh the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to take in the new di

When writing saves lives
By Mahendra Kusuma Wardhana - 09 December 11:44

Mahendra Kusuma Wardhana - a former prisoner of conscience - has a personal experience of how much d

How to stop the pirates?
By Brittany Peats - 05 December 10:24

It seems absurd that modern day pirates can board and overpower huge tankers and merchant ships and

Ghana votes for a share of the oil
By Tristan McConnell - 04 December 9:39

Observations on democracy

The triumph of greed
By Clive Dilnot - 04 December 9:39

Tax evasion, tax avoidance, money laundering: institutionalised crime is so much part of the global

The big green challenge
By Jonathan Kestenbaum - 01 December 10:14

Community enterprises, with their roots in co-operatives and credit unions, are now emerging as powe

Time for action on aid
By Eveline Herfkens - 28 November 10:41

To increase economic parity worldwide, developed countries must live up to their commitments to stre

Plight of the unpeople
By John Pilger - 27 November 9:45

Britain happily colludes in the great state crimes of other western governments. Take the law lords'

Slavery on Britain's cannabis farms
By Samira Shackle - 26 November 12:40

Cannabis farms are being run in suburban houses by organised crime gangs, and staffed by illegally s

Is Smith right on prostitution?
By Mark Cowling - 21 November 9:52

Moves to tackle trafficking and prostitution may be well intentioned but is there a whiff of a moral