Muslim grievances, popular royalty and why I was wrong about 9/11
By Peter Wilby - 12 May 13:31

Osama Bin Laden was a fool and a failure, and he was lucky that George W Bush, an even bigger fool, made him, for a while, into more than that. Muslims had legitimate grievances.

Leader: After Bin Laden, it’s time to end this unwinnable war
By Staff blogger - 12 May 13:31

Obama now has the political cover necessary to order an accelerated withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Week so Far
By Staff blogger - 12 May 13:28

1. Middle East

Once the protests stop, who will rebuild the Middle East?
By Zamila Bunglawala - 12 May 12:45

British universities need to keep their doors open to Arab students, even if they come from authorit

Osama Bin Laden’s home videos
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 May 10:07

Extraordinary tapes released by the Pentagon.

The Week so Far
By Staff blogger - 05 May 11:42

1. Asia

Law, justice and the death of Osama Bin Laden
By David Allen Green - 02 May 18:15

Does it matter if the killing was against the law?

No cap or control system will keep determined immigrants out
By Alice Miles - 27 April 12:45

Alice Miles recounts a chance meeting in Belize with a savvy thirtysomething Bangladeshi. To David C

The Week so Far
By Staff blogger - 27 April 12:44

1. Europe

This heaving planet
By David Attenborough - 27 April 12:25

Half a century ago, the WWF was formed to help save endangered animals. Today, it’s human beings who

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 20 April 13:48

1. North America

John Pilger: Julia Gillard leads the march for Anzac in the 51st state
By John Pilger - 20 April 9:32

As Washington releases another wave of terror on a faraway land, the Australian prime minister is reviving the spirit of Gallipoli and preparing her country to play its old role of deputy sheriff to Uncle Sam.

The gentle art of not intruding
By Rory Stewart - 14 April 13:37

With confusion and uncertainty shaking North Africa and the Middle East, the west must learn the lim

What’s new about WikiLeaks?
By Julian Assange - 14 April 13:35

We shouldn’t be surprised by the war on WikiLeaks. The elite have always loathed the radical press,

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 14 April 13:32

1. Europe

John Pilger: Westminster warriors untouched by Libya’s suffering and bloodshed
By John Pilger - 08 April 9:06

Cameron's response to events in Libya and Yemen is typical of the UK and US reaction to the Arab revolts — line up new collaborators to protect your big business interests.

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: Laurie Penny on a force bigger than technology
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

John Pilger on how 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.

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