The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 07 April 17:09

1. Europe

Leader: Democracy depends upon a free media and an informed public
By Jemima Khan - 07 April 17:01

The WikiLeaks cables exposed government corruption, war crimes and human rights abuses.

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 31 March 12:47

1. Europe

The NS Interview: Mark Malloch Brown, former UN deputy secretary general
By Mehdi Hasan - 31 March 12:19

“If it turns into a stand-off, Libya will become a cancerous cell”

Ethical dimensions of an interventionist foreign policy
By Jason Cowley - 24 March 13:38

A fine essay by John Stuart Mill, first published in 1859, offers keen insight.

Power play
By George Eaton - 24 March 13:24

Just a month before the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the explosions at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have prompted large anti-nuclear protests in France, where 75.2 per cent of electricity is generated by

Who owns the world?
By Kevin Cahill - 17 March 13:27

The Queen, the family of the actress Nicole Kidman, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the media tyco

Fukushima’s lessons in climate change
By Mark Lynas - 17 March 8:38

If we abandon nuclear power, prepare for catastrophic global warming.

I am every woman
By Natasha Walter - 10 March 7:44

As we mark 100 years of International Women’s Day, Natasha Walter argues that British feminism is sh

The Week so Far
By Staff blogger - 17 February 14:56

1. Europe

Revolts don’t have to be tweeted
By Laurie Penny - 15 February 11:40

There is a lot more to the recent uprisings than just the knock-on effects of social media.

Wikipedia’s benevolent dictator
By Jon Bernstein - 03 February 11:06

Jimmy Wales on neutrality, Tea Party “lunatics” and his plans for the next decade.

Political protests in Egypt send world stock market falling
By Susannah Butter - 31 January 10:39

The political protests in Egypt have sent world stock markets falling and pushed up the oil price ag

WikiLeaks defies the “war on hi-tech terror”
By John Pilger - 19 January 15:09

Julian Assange became enemy number one by bringing truth to light. Yet WikiLeaks is unquelled, playi

The NS Interview: Helen Clark, head of the UN Development Programme
By Jon Bernstein - 14 January 17:28

“I had more power before but I’ve got more influence now”

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 29 December 7:25

Pakistan: coalition

Protect Assange, don’t abuse him
By John Pilger - 15 December 12:34

“Guardians of women’s rights” in the British liberal press have rushed to condemn the WikiLeaks foun

The Film Interview: John Pilger
By Daniel Trilling - 10 December 13:50

How journalists help to promote war - and what can be done to stop it.

New markets, new rules
By Alex Preston - 09 December 7:11

Fifa’s decision about the 2018 World Cup showed that it takes a new kind of guts to do business toda

American bullies and leggy Russians
By Peter Wilby - 09 December 7:11

Washington clamps down on the leader of WikiLeaks, spy paranoia in London, to Oldham for a by-electi

Saved by the cell
By Deborah MacKenzie - 02 December 9:22

Two recent cases show the progress being made by stem-cell researchers – but their work is still und

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 25 November 7:25

Koreas: conflict

The 2010 International Religious Freedom Report
By Sholto Byrnes - 18 November 10:20

Nothing for Europe to crow about.

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 04 November 7:17

US: midterms

Russia and the US: friends at last?
By Ursula Donnelly - 01 November 11:44

The former rivals form a politically symbolic alliance over a shared problem: Afghanistan.

Does the world really want a credible United Nations?
By Sholto Byrnes - 29 October 16:40

No more mediocrities for the post of secretary general would be a good start.

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 28 October 8:21

Indonesia: disasters

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 14 October 8:17

Chile: rescue

Ignoble reactions to the Nobel Peace Prize
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 October 11:32

Not everyone is pleased Liu Xiaobo is this year's laureate

Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize
By Caroline Crampton - 08 October 11:46

Jailed Chinese pro-democracy activist is honoured in spite of Beijing's criticisms