John Pilger: Britain, America and the war on democracy
By John Pilger - 19 January 7:52

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.

Preview: Bill Gates makes the case for optimism
By Samira Shackle - 14 December 12:51

Exclusive extracts from Bill Gates' column on the wonders of innovation. in this week's NS.

The power of a dangerous idea
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 December 10:43

Secular commentators dismiss religion as a malign force in the world. But from Burma’s Aung San Suu

Leader: A year of living dangerously
By Staff blogger - 08 December 11:55

According to the philosopher Slavoj Žižek - don't miss his essay on Shakespeare's Coriolanus in our Critics section on page 48 - we are "living in the end times", when everything can seem to be in flux and the foundat

John Pilger on Iran: Once again, war is prime time and journalism’s role is taboo
By John Pilger - 01 December 8:15

With Libya recently dealt with ("It worked," said the Guardian), Iran is next, it seems.

John Pilger: Barack Obama, Julian Assange and the smearing of a revolution
By John Pilger - 06 October 10:31

The Assange case demonstrates one thing – western claims to support democracy and the mainstream media’s defence of freedom of speech are entirely hypocritical.

Full transcript | Harriet Harman | Speech On International Development | Labour Party Conference, Liverpool | 26 September 2011
By Harriet Harman - 26 September 12:11

"We are in the Labour Party because we hate injustice and inequality and together we will fight agai

50 People Who Matter 2011 | 40. Julian Assange
By Staff blogger - 26 September 1:00

Blond bombshell-dropper.

50 People Who Matter 2011 | 37. Anwar al-Awlaki
By Staff blogger - 26 September 1:00

New terrorist-in-chief.

50 People Who Matter 2011
By Staff blogger - 26 September 1:00

From pop stars and dissident activists to tech gurus and heads of state, the people doing most to sh

Full Transcript | David Cameron | Speech To The UN General Assembly | New York | 22 September 2011
By David Cameron - 23 September 12:02

"The UN has to show that we can be not just united in condemnation, but united in action".

Full Transcript | George Osborne | Speech on the economy | Manchester | 16 September 2011
By George Osborne - 16 September 13:52

"Britain cannot blame the rest of the world for these debts, for we were one of the biggest contribu

Perpetual warfare
By John Gray - 08 September 10:49

As the ruins of the twin towers still smouldered, the west plunged into a series of conflicts it could not win. Can it now confront its diminished place in the world?

Concerns grow over eurozone debt as European shares rise in early trading
By Nilpa Shah - 06 September 13:19

European markets have risen in early trading amid worries over the "European disease".

Is WikiLeaks grinding to a halt?
By Steven Baxter - 02 September 17:52

It's hard to undock Assange from WikiLeaks. And that's a problem.

The new gold rush
By Alex Preston - 02 September 10:28

Investors have raised the metal’s price so high that couples can’t afford wedding rings. So what hap

After a decade of war, the west is weak and in retreat
By Staff blogger - 01 September 8:35

Western leaders no longer proclaim their desire to reorder the world.

Special investigation: a charter for torture
By Angus Stickler and Kate Clark - 01 September 8:23

In Afghanistan, British forces hand over prisoners with only flimsy guarantees they will not be abus

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 22 August 1:00

1. Europe

Panic stalks the Square Mile
By Alex Preston - 15 August 1:00

In the tumultuous first week of August, the international markets woke up to the reality that extrem

Slumlands — filthy secret of the modern mega-city
By Paul Mason - 08 August 1:00

Across the world, slums are home to a billion people. The rich elite want the shanty towns cleared,

People are starving to death in 2011. Why?
By Dan Hodges - 03 August 10:16

We've got the money, the logistical and security capability. There is a geo-political case and a mor

Shedding light on Vodafone's digital darkness
By Tess Riley - 28 July 12:42

Unhealthy relationships between telecoms and governments must be scrutinised.

Britain need not be nine meals away from anarchy
By Edward Platt - 27 June 1:00

As oil prices peak and we approach the end of the age of cheap food, now is the time for city-dwelle

Hunger management
By Raj Patel - 27 June 1:00

Experts predict that there will be ten billion of us by 2100. Feeding the world could be the politic

The real question about overseas aid
By Deborah Doane - 25 June 11:37

It's not the UK's aid budget that hinders development, it's free-market capitalism.

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 23 June 13:28

1. Europe

The long war between Sunni and Shia
By Olivier Roy - 23 June 12:39

East of the River Jordan, the defining geopolitical and religious schism in the Middle East pits Saudi Arabia against Iran.

Foreign aid: who gives the most?
By George Eaton - 23 June 12:34

The government is spending more on aid but how does the UK compare with other countries?