New Statesman
Is the new IF campaign trying to ‘Make Poverty History’, again?
By Leni Wild and Sarah Mulley - 25 January 0:00

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.

2012 in review: The New Statesman . . . Abroad
By Helen Lewis - 22 December 10:49

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.

New Statesman
Picture Book of the Week: Magnun Revolution - 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom
By new-statesman - 19 November 15:35

A celebration of global revolutions by Magnum photographers.

New Statesman
The assassin’s creed
By Michael Newton - 08 November 6:44

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?

Students are leading the way on international development
By James Rollett - 22 October 14:50

The Warwick International Development Summit provides a platform for the spread of innovative new ideas.

Great Hall of the People
Deep internal divisions ahead of China’s leadership change
By Alex Ward - 18 October 16:10

A split between the "Red Princelings" and party technocrats threatens to derail the smooth leadership transition.

Sailors aboard the Chinese Navy destroyer Qingdao
Beware the Chinese Sea-Dragon
By Alex Ward - 15 October 17:46

Chinese bellicosity in the near seas could usher in a new era of instability.

Libyans wave their new national flag as they celebrate Gaddafi's cap
Liberalism’s old world order
By John Pilger - 06 September 6:34

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.

Opium poppy buds in an Afghan field
The battle to tackle drug addiction is not lost
By Paul Hayes - 16 August 11:36

The debate about legalisation is a distraction.

New Statesman
Chart of the day: Visit Britain
By Alex Hern - 01 August 15:30

The top ten countries visiting Britain last year.

Tony Blair
Blair, Olympic deals and why another world is possible
By John Pilger - 18 July 14:50

The criminality of Tony Blair, rehabilitated by Ed Miliband, remains umentionable.

Paramilitary policemen patrol Tianamen Square
Kevin Rudd: The west isn’t ready for the rise of China
By Kevin Rudd - 11 July 14:54

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.

A Philippine health worker lectures pregnant women
Family planning is a matter of social justice
By Helen Clark - 11 July 9:14

Leaders have the opportunity to unleash women's full potential.

Islamist demonstrators protest outside the US embassy in London
Age of extremes: Mehdi Hasan and Maajid Nawaz debate
By Maajid Nawaz and Mehdi Hasan - 04 July 17:23

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.

BBC's Arab Spring coverage was "sporadic"
By Press Gazette - 26 June 11:08

Kofi Annan's former Director of Communications criticises reporting.

A refugee looks out across the English Channel from Calais
Refugees are being driven to despair in Calais
By Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi - 22 June 8:57

With so many still suffering on our doorstep, what's the point of World Refugee Day?

Does aid work?
By New Statesman - 20 June 17:21

Dambisa Moyo says "No", Paddy Ashdown says "Yes".

A Nigerian refugee plays football at a UNHCR camp in Ras Ajdir, Tunisia, near th
Can aid end aid?
By New Statesman - 20 June 17:13

We put the question to six campaigners and opinion-formers.

The real reason Julian Assange sought asylum
By Ryan Gallagher - 20 June 10:45

The WikiLeaks chief fears he could face the death penalty in the US for treason.

History is the enemy as “brilliant” psy-ops become the news
By John Pilger - 20 June 10:04

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.

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell.
Another three years to wait for 0.7% overseas aid?
By Richard Darlington - 18 June 14:49

The Tories have again delayed their pledge to meet the UN aid spending target.

Rio+20 and responsible capitalism: opportunities for Labour

We cannot rely on the market to create sustainable growth.

New Statesman
Leader: From believing in absurdities to committing atrocities
By New Statesman - 18 April 17:03

The most shocking thing about Breivik is how many people agree with his opinions.

East Timor, election
John Pilger: East Timor – a lesson in why the poorest threaten the powerful
By John Pilger - 03 April 17:56

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.

New Statesman
The aid question
By Alison Evans - 01 April 11:13

There are challenges to the 0.7 per cent target, but the debate should be wider than a number.

An important intervention in the aid debate
By Richard Darlington - 19 March 15:37

A new report by the ONE campaign shows how the UK aid budget will make a difference.

Chart of the day: nuclear weapons - who has what?
By George Eaton - 20 February 17:43

The number of nuclear warheads in Russia, the US and the rest.

Let’s learn from Blair’s crimes, so we don’t repeat them in Syria
John Pilger: Let’s learn from Blair’s crimes, so we don’t repeat them in Syria
By John Pilger - 16 February 8:00

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.

How we can make globalisation fairer
By Will Straw - 26 January 12:42

We need international action to halt the slide on corporation tax.