It's an old controversy that was reignited this autumn by the remarks of a Nobel Prize judge: is Ame
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."
Viewed from a distance, the events of 2008 will be seen as a particularly dramatic example of the ag
The inclusion in Obama's team of so many figures from the past heralds the continuation of the polic
After 60 years, it’s time to refresh the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to take in the new di
Mahendra Kusuma Wardhana - a former prisoner of conscience - has a personal experience of how much d
It seems absurd that modern day pirates can board and overpower huge tankers and merchant ships and
Tax evasion, tax avoidance, money laundering: institutionalised crime is so much part of the global
Observations on democracy
Community enterprises, with their roots in co-operatives and credit unions, are now emerging as powe
To increase economic parity worldwide, developed countries must live up to their commitments to stre
Britain happily colludes in the great state crimes of other western governments. Take the law lords'
Cannabis farms are being run in suburban houses by organised crime gangs, and staffed by illegally s
Moves to tackle trafficking and prostitution may be well intentioned but is there a whiff of a moral
What's the solution for DR Congo where rape is used as a weapon of war? Lessons might be learned by
The leaders of the rich countries went to Washington to save the world from sliding into deep recess
Sean Carey, who has written extensively on the plight of the Chagos islanders, pens an open letter t
This week, Microsoft radically extended the services offered on their live.com service. Previously i
Oxfam's Phil Bloomer wonders whether the positive signals about a US change of direction on climate
The painters and photographers of the First World War were resolutely on the side of the ordinary so
Every attempt to make banks more responsible has made them more reckless. Unless the sector is radic
Both Labour and Tories have yet to confront the realities of the downturn - least of the full horror
Can a United States led by Barack Obama really change its attitudes towards the rest of the world?
Republicans must find a sensible leader and a cohesive message to regain some power they lost on Nov
Just what direction will the president-elect take on South America, Israel and the wars in Iraq and
In the <em>New Statesman</em> of 24 December 1932, John Maynard Keynes, advised world leaders on the
The first Bretton Woods meeting was intended to establish a postwar money regime and secure funds fo
The candidates' attitude towards the environment in the US election is making it a case of opting fo
Adrian Glover braves the freezing ocean around Antarctica and finds it rich with underwater life