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.
The government is spending more on aid but how does the UK compare with other countries?
In Britain as in America, the object of training professionals in everything from banking to the media is to produce a class of “managers” who instinctively muffle dissent — even if no one tells them to do so.
While we're on the subject of building resourcefulness and well-being, it is worth noting that many people are beginning to argue that a vision committed to empowering local politics in the UK needs a counterpart in the arena
The Foreign Secretary believes Britain abroad must temper idealism with pragmatism. The Archbishop o
The U2 singer calls for governments to spend more on foreign aid while minimising his tax bill.
The epidemic of youth unemployment is betraying the promise of globalisation – but it doesn’t need t
Rowan Williams has interviewed the Foreign Secretary for this week's New Statesman.
The beheading of a British woman in Tenerife was shocking, but we Brits are too preoccupied with biz
Becky Hogge offers some thoughts on the WikiLeaks gagging order story.
Osama Bin Laden was a fool and a failure, and he was lucky that George W Bush, an even bigger fool, made him, for a while, into more than that. Muslims had legitimate grievances.
With the killing of Bin Laden in Abbottabad, al-Qaeda is as good as dead. This was never a mass move
Obama now has the political cover necessary to order an accelerated withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Donna Marsh O’Connor lost her daughter in the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. W
Mehdi Hasan is horrified at the reaction to the killing of Osama by a handful of people in the Musli
10 March 1957 Born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, only child of the businessman Mohammed Bin Laden by Alia Ghanem (later "Hamida"), his tenth wife.
British universities need to keep their doors open to Arab students, even if they come from authorit
Extraordinary tapes released by the Pentagon.