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?

John Pilger: Brainwashing the polite, professional and British way
By John Pilger - 23 June 12:06

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.

Leader: A global big society
By Rowan Williams - 23 June 10:56

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

Exclusive — Rowan Williams in conversation with William Hague
By Rowan Williams - 17 June 8:25

The Foreign Secretary believes Britain abroad must temper idealism with pragmatism. The Archbishop o

Leader: Stop preaching, Bono
By Staff blogger - 16 June 9:00

The U2 singer calls for governments to spend more on foreign aid while minimising his tax bill.

A plan to teach the world
By Gordon Brown - 15 June 9:06

The epidemic of youth unemployment is betraying the promise of globalisation – but it doesn’t need t

Exclusive — The Archbishop of Canterbury in conversation with William Hague
By New Statesman - 08 June 16:08

Rowan Williams has interviewed the Foreign Secretary for this week's New Statesman.

Dangerous holiday liaisons
By Alice Miles - 26 May 13:13

The beheading of a British woman in Tenerife was shocking, but we Brits are too preoccupied with biz

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 26 May 13:04

1. Africa

Why I signed the WikiLeaks NDA
By Becky Hogge - 16 May 17:06

Becky Hogge offers some thoughts on the WikiLeaks gagging order story.

The Week so Far
By Staff blogger - 12 May 13:31

1. North America

For Osama, there’s no hope of resurrection
By Olivier Roy - 12 May 13:31

With the killing of Bin Laden in Abbottabad, al-Qaeda is as good as dead. This was never a mass move