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.
Exclusive extracts from Bill Gates' column on the wonders of innovation. in this week's NS.
Secular commentators dismiss religion as a malign force in the world. But from Burma’s Aung San Suu
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
With Libya recently dealt with ("It worked," said the Guardian), Iran is next, it seems.
The Assange case demonstrates one thing – western claims to support democracy and the mainstream media’s defence of freedom of speech are entirely hypocritical.
"We are in the Labour Party because we hate injustice and inequality and together we will fight agai
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From pop stars and dissident activists to tech gurus and heads of state, the people doing most to sh
"The UN has to show that we can be not just united in condemnation, but united in action".
"Britain cannot blame the rest of the world for these debts, for we were one of the biggest contribu
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?
European markets have risen in early trading amid worries over the "European disease".
It's hard to undock Assange from WikiLeaks. And that's a problem.
Investors have raised the metal’s price so high that couples can’t afford wedding rings. So what hap
Western leaders no longer proclaim their desire to reorder the world.
In Afghanistan, British forces hand over prisoners with only flimsy guarantees they will not be abus
In the tumultuous first week of August, the international markets woke up to the reality that extrem
Across the world, slums are home to a billion people. The rich elite want the shanty towns cleared,
We've got the money, the logistical and security capability. There is a geo-political case and a mor
Unhealthy relationships between telecoms and governments must be scrutinised.
As oil prices peak and we approach the end of the age of cheap food, now is the time for city-dwelle
Experts predict that there will be ten billion of us by 2100. Feeding the world could be the politic
It's not the UK's aid budget that hinders development, it's free-market capitalism.
East of the River Jordan, the defining geopolitical and religious schism in the Middle East pits Saudi Arabia against Iran.