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 "

World view - Michela Wrong doubts Bob Geldof can help Africa
By Michela Wrong - 07 June 13:00

Since the planes crashed into the twin towers, African countries have known that to receive western

Deaf to the world beyond them
By Andrew Simms - 07 June 13:00

Andrew Simms dissects the pitiful record of G8, a summit of the industrialised countries that specia

Why al-Qaeda may save the world
By Staff blogger - 07 June 13:00

Except in particularly vulnerable parts of the world, such as Bangladesh and some Pacific islands, humanity watches rising sea levels with equanimity. Rising oil prices, however, cause panic.

Darcus Howe meets immigrants on holiday
By Darcus Howe - 07 June 13:00

The English tourists were split into tribes - until somebody mentioned immigrants

At last, a "not guilty" verdic
By Brian Cathcart - 07 June 13:00

Observations on spies

Poland looks prepared to hang on
By Tessa Mayes - 07 June 13:00

Observations on troops in Iraq

How to re-fight the Gulf wars
By Robert Colvile - 31 May 13:00

Observations on computer games

How to cut obesity
By Staff blogger - 31 May 13:00

We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly tries to regulate our lifestyles. This is almost the exact opposite of the truth. A nanny's first duty is to have a care for her charges' bodily health, ensuring good diet and frequent exercise.

The rape of the wilderness
By Tristram Hunt - 31 May 13:00

If Europe venerated old cathedrals and Roman ruins, America's great monuments were its mountains and

NS Essay - 'Everywhere, even in Africa, the world is running out of children'
By Phillip Longman - 31 May 13:00

Urbanisation, TV and the growing employment of women have led to steeply falling birth rates, even i

Another fake
By John Pilger - 31 May 13:00

Shareholders wanted the Mirror editor out long before the allegedly bogus photos. Does anyone care t

The pro-war camp is struck dumb
By Andrew Stephen - 24 May 13:00

Washington is at fever pitch over the torture revelations. Yet beyond the Beltway, many Americans ma

What Brown would do in No 10
By John Kampfner - 24 May 13:00

We know about his economic policies. But where does the Chancellor stand on wars, Israel, schools, a

A conspiracy of the rich
By Barbara Gunnell - 24 May 13:00

There's lots of ruin in a country, it is said. But only the IMF could turn one of Africa's wealthies

World view - Michela Wrong has mixed feelings about charity
By Michela Wrong - 24 May 13:00

By providing food that averts a famine, charities protect dictators from the people's wrath. So is i

Can judges restore America's honour?
By Nick Cohen - 24 May 13:00

In the next few weeks, the US Supreme Court will decide if the Guantanamo Bay prisoners should be br

Rise of the veggie Hummer
By David Nicholson-Lord - 17 May 13:00

Observations on America and the environment

Kyoto prospects 2: America
By Geoffrey Lean - 17 May 13:00

The Bush administration presents a hard face to the world on climate change. Yet, almost unnoticed on this side of the Atlantic, the US is undergoing seismic shifts of opinion.

America - Andrew Stephen on why Bush can't let Rumsfeld go
By Andrew Stephen - 17 May 13:00

Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Cheney appear a sorry twosome, unable to grasp unpalatable realit

Kyoto prospects 1: Russia
By Tom Burke - 17 May 13:00

The Prime Minister called climate change "the most important issue that we face as a global community", in a recent speech. But what really caught the attention of journalists was his deliberate dropping of the word "environment" from his prepared text.

World view - Lindsey Hilsum considers the power of pictures
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 May 13:00

US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse

NS Essay - Global warming: is it already too late?
By Mark Lynas - 17 May 13:00

A forthcoming film that shows New York drowning may be based on dodgy science. But as the world gets

Flaws in the American way of life
By Staff blogger - 17 May 13:00

What the New Statesman and several of its commentators such as John Pilger and Ziauddin Sardar have said for the past two years is now being accepted across the political spectrum.

America's gulag
By Stephen Grey - 17 May 13:00

Stephen Grey uncovers a secret global network of prisons and planes that allows the US to hand over

After the bombs, a broom handle is nothing
By Staff blogger - 10 May 13:00

And so it has come to this. Just over a year ago, President George W Bush, in his premature announcement of victory, stated that "there are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves" in Iraq.

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