A bad model for Iraq
By Helena Smith - 29 March 13:00

Observations on Kosovo

How Prescott can defeat Bin Laden
By Quentin Letts - 22 March 12:00

Observations on counter-terrorism

After Madrid, does urban life have a future?
By Eric Klinenberg - 22 March 12:00

Cities soon bounced back from 9/11 and, despite repeated warnings of terror attacks, are now said to

Does Blunkett back the law?
By Corin Redgrave - 22 March 12:00

Observations on Gantanamo

The truth about Haiti
By Staff blogger - 08 March 12:00

It is not only by bombing and invasion that the George W Bush regime gets rid of governments it doesn't like. It also uses subversion and economic sanctions.

When even Monsanto has doubts
By Sue Branford - 01 March 12:00

Argentina went overboard for GM crops. Now its farmers face a decline in production, reports Sue Bra

Why the Little Englanders are wrong
By Staff blogger - 01 March 12:00

The debate on asylum and immigration has become polarised.

A migration that nobody objects to
By Alexander Monro - 01 March 12:00

The Chinese are now the largest student minority in UK universities. At huge cost, they come to get

Nothing to sell but their bodies
By Barbara Gunnell - 01 March 12:00

Everyone wants to stop people-trafficking. But in impoverished Nepal, the earnings of exiled workers

NS Essay - The biomass of human bodies now exceeds by a hundred times that of any large animal species that ever existed on land
By Mark Lynas - 23 February 12:00

The century's big issue is not equality in the conventional sense. It is whether we can share with o

Privy Council dams Belize
By Elizabeth Mistry - 23 February 12:00

Observations on the environment

Don't delay on welcoming the new EU migrants
By Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah - 23 February 12:00

Tony Blair should hold his nerve. Far from regarding EU enlargement on 1 May as a threat - because it will allow unrestricted access to migrants from the new member states - the UK should see it as an opportunity.

Lost in translation
By Alice O'Keeffe - 23 February 12:00

They lower academic standards, jump the queue for benefits, spread TB: these are the charges flung a

The new serfs
By Andrew Simms - 16 February 12:00

They come from all corners of the globe, but only when they meet their strange, lonely deaths, as th

When it's foolish to go scuba diving
By Nic Fleming - 26 January 12:00

Observations on the war on terrorism

NS Special Report - The conflict the west always ignores
By Lindsey Hilsum - 26 January 12:00

Russian policy in Chechnya is breeding terrorists

NS Special Report - The killing fields
By Robert Skidelsky - 26 January 12:00

Changes in the character of war partially account for the mass murders of the past century. But the

A talking shop with a difference
By Paul Kingsnorth - 19 January 12:00

If you are looking for creative ideas on our future, tune in to the World Social Forum

Mark Thomas thanks Hilary Benn for his interest
By Mark Thomas - 19 January 12:00

The first thing that Hilary Benn has done at International Development is to support a democracy-cru

The public is right on GM crops
By Staff blogger - 19 January 12:00

Why do we need GM crops? Nobody suggests that food will taste better as a result. They will not provide Nigella or Jamie with opportunities to dazzle us with exciting new recipes ("try my GM soya souffle"). GM is not supposed to make us fitter and younger.

Santa is green, really
By Mark Lynas - 15 December 12:00

Buried deep beneath the schmaltz and tinsel of this season of excess is a message for us about our p

When it's right to be fearful
By Staff blogger - 15 December 12:00

At some point in 2004, a major British target - parliament, perhaps, or the London Tube, or a big shopping centre, or a sports stadium - will suffer a terrorist outrage. It is not a question of if, but when. So we are told. We were told the same at the end of 2001, and at the end of 2002.

Christmas Carol: the green version
By Paul Kingsnorth - 15 December 12:00

Would Scrooge have been so keen to buy presents for everybody if Marley had taken him on one more jo

Why does Bush fear Venezuela?
By Leigh Phillips - 15 December 12:00

It has a democratic president, a moderate social reform programme . . . and rather a lot of oil

The story of Anna and Rashid
By Jeremy Seabrook - 15 December 12:00

By Jeremy Seabrook

Blessed are the peacemakers (and probably Norwegians)
By Anton La Guardia - 15 December 12:00

As blood continues to be spilt in the Middle East, peace on earth has never seemed so unachievable.

Double standards on human rights?
By Carina Tertsakian - 08 December 12:00

Observations on the Commonwealth summit

Global warming: make the guilty pay
By Andrew Simms - 08 December 12:00

Countries and corporations that belch out carbon emissions and shun Kyoto might think again if they

Sugar daddies and revolutions
By Leigh Phillips - 08 December 12:00

Georgia's revolt was something to celebrate. Does it matter that it was funded by a billionaire?

Way out
By Mary Kaldor - 08 December 12:00

The occupation is turning Iraq into a weak, violent state, but we shouldn't just call for a handover

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