The development community must be brave enough to have an honest debate with the public and with politicians about the difficulties and challenges of aid, as well as its benefits.
The BBC takes the top prize.
From a portrait of Ai Weiwei to fascist rallies in Athens, the best foreign reporting, analysis and interviews of the year from the New Statesman.
A celebration of global revolutions by Magnum photographers.
The killings of Abraham Lincoln, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and John F Kennedy all seemed world-changing events. But is assassination anything other than an act of petty vanity?
The Warwick International Development Summit provides a platform for the spread of innovative new ideas.
A split between the "Red Princelings" and party technocrats threatens to derail the smooth leadership transition.
Chinese bellicosity in the near seas could usher in a new era of instability.
What is the impeccable logic of the liberal way to run the world? “Improve” your form, the west tells the peoples of the world, or we’ll kill you.
The debate about legalisation is a distraction.
The top ten countries visiting Britain last year.
The criminality of Tony Blair, rehabilitated by Ed Miliband, remains umentionable.
Distracted by economic crisis, social unrest and slipping influence, the west is completely unprepared for China’s imminent global dominance. Australia’s ex-prime minister says we must act to build new bridges.
Leaders have the opportunity to unleash women's full potential.
What's to blame for persistent Muslim extremism - the violent appeal of political Islam, or botched western foreign policy? Mehdi Hasan goes head to head with Maajid Nawaz of Quilliam.
Kofi Annan's former Director of Communications criticises reporting.
With so many still suffering on our doorstep, what's the point of World Refugee Day?
Dambisa Moyo says "No", Paddy Ashdown says "Yes".
We put the question to six campaigners and opinion-formers.
The WikiLeaks chief fears he could face the death penalty in the US for treason.
From Agent Orange in South Vietnam to Obama’s drone attacks in Afghanistan and war in Syria, Washington spins its assaults on the world as it cynically lives up to a reputation for casual slaughter.
The Tories have again delayed their pledge to meet the UN aid spending target.
We cannot rely on the market to create sustainable growth.
The most shocking thing about Breivik is how many people agree with his opinions.
From the Chagos Islands to Pakistan, innocent civilians are pawns to America, backed by Britain. In our compliant political culture, this deadly game seldom speaks its name.
There are challenges to the 0.7 per cent target, but the debate should be wider than a number.
A new report by the ONE campaign shows how the UK aid budget will make a difference.
The number of nuclear warheads in Russia, the US and the rest.
The warmongering and human rights abuses of the New Labour years seem forgotten by all but the likes of Gareth Peirce. Yet Blair’s legacy lingers on in Afghanistan and Iraq and is re-emerging in Syria and Iran.