No lies, but catastrophic misjudgements
By Nick Cohen - 19 July 13:00

The Butler report 2 - Those who think the Prime Minister deceived us in order to take us to war have

The old charm still works
By John Kampfner - 19 July 13:00

Observations on Bill Clinton

Blair is weighed in the balance and found wanting
By John Kampfner - 19 July 13:00

Lord Butler, behind the soft language, has coruscating criticisms. If the PM gets away with it, it w

America - Andrew Stephen on the great intelligence failure
By Andrew Stephen - 19 July 13:00

The Bush-Cheney team's electoral strategy is to repeat the same lies over and over. Despite the damn

He got it wrong
By Staff blogger - 19 July 13:00

The decision to take his or her country to war is the gravest that a prime minister can make.

Mark Thomas - buys himself a priesthood
By Mark Thomas - 19 July 13:00

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and the United States: an axis of what? An axis, as it happens, of c

World view - Lindsey Hilsum hears that Saddam is a US agent
By Lindsey Hilsum - 12 July 13:00

Many Iraqis believe that Saddam and the Americans are somehow in league against them. These are both

Palestine - Back to ethnic cleansing?
By Barbara Smith - 12 July 13:00

The future - As attitudes harden, the region faces terrible possibilities, including population tran

Politics - John Kampfner finds ministers with legal worries
By John Kampfner - 12 July 13:00

Ministers are worried about a court case that challenges the lawfulness of military action in Iraq.

Palestine - How the chance of peace slipped away
By Barbara Smith - 12 July 13:00

Negotiations - A decade ago, the leaders of the two sides shook hands on the White House lawn, and a

Palestine: a time to cool our emotions
By Staff blogger - 12 July 13:00

This issue of the New Statesman is devoted to the Palestinian question. It is not prompted by any recent outrage on either side, but by an ambition to provide context and understanding on a subject where passions tend to obscure facts.

Palestine - The return to the kingdom of David
By Ilan Pappe - 12 July 13:00

History - As the old empires crumbled, the Jews aspired to take control of their historic homeland.

Axles of evil
By Simon Hooper - 12 July 13:00

Observations on the British grand prix

Now Dubbya shifts into reverse gear
By Andrew Stephen - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - The Bush administration, having lost control of events, is unravelling, with even me

The stooge of Baghdad
By Kevin Toolis - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - Puppet regimes have had a poor record over the past 2,000 years. Allawi is unlikely

Iraq now has the keys, but do they work?
By Lindsey Hilsum - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - Lindsey Hilsum in Baghdad learns where to buy a CD-Rom on how to make a bomb, and ar

NS Interview - David Blunkett
By John Kampfner - 05 July 13:00

The Home Secretary says of his colleagues ''we sink or swim together'': none should presume on takin

Blow, blow thou winter wind
By Andrew Simms - 28 June 13:00

The planet can no longer sustain our oil addiction. Renewable energies, meanwhile, hold the key to e

America - Andrew Stephen catches Cheney lying
By Andrew Stephen - 28 June 13:00

The 9/11 commission has put Bush and Cheney on the defensive by revealing that many of their claims

Diary - Bianca Jagger
By Bianca Jagger - 28 June 13:00

As a teenager in Nicaragua, I witnessed the terror unleashed by the US-backed president, Anastasio S

A dangerous time to be a Jew
By Simon Sebag Montefiore - 28 June 13:00

11 September and Iraq have sparked the return to a medieval anti-Semitism in which Blair, Bush and t

For better, for worse
By Jeremy Seabrook - 21 June 13:00

Valentina and Karim are in love, but romance isn't allowed at an asylum-seeker's wedding

A day out in a cattle truck
By Robert Nurden - 21 June 13:00

Observations on theme parks

An arms sales ban would cost us nothing
By Staff blogger - 14 June 13:00

A few days ago, the Foreign Office - and let us at least give it credit for increased transparency - issued its annual report on arms control. It reveals that licences were granted for £992m-worth of arms exports in 2003.

Rise of the terrorist professors
By Kevin Toolis - 14 June 13:00

Throughout academia, the study of terrorism is booming. But in reality, argues Kevin Toolis, these "

America - Andrew Stephen explores the mystery of a CIA boss
By Andrew Stephen - 14 June 13:00

US presidents are usually frightened of intelligence chiefs because they know where the bodies are b

John Pilger denounces the liberal press (yes, NStoo)
By John Pilger - 14 June 13:00

In its D-Day issue, the Observer presented Blair with pat-a-cake questions. His inane replies were n

World view - Lindsey Hilsum wants Europe to help the Middle East
By Lindsey Hilsum - 14 June 13:00

The Americans claim to want to nurture reform in the Arab world, yet they ban the tiny Gulf state of

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