Good Idea: Hot data
By Alyssa McDonald - 01 March 7:57

The Millennium Development Goals have always had a looming menace, even when the deadline was comfortably far away.

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 18 February 7:09

Kenya: rifts

Doing it for ourselves
By Salma Yaqoob - 15 February 8:15

Muslim women are talked about by others in the west as if they are powerless victims, in need of res

Good Muslim, bad Muslim
By Tariq Ramadan - 12 February 9:26

Tariq Ramadan argues for a new understanding of what it means to be a “moderate” Muslim.

Radical departure
By Ed Husain - 11 February 7:09

Ed Husain is a former Hizb ut-Tahrir member who has
campaigned against the ideology of Islamism. B

John Pilger on why the Oscars are a con
By John Pilger - 11 February 7:09

This year's Oscar nominations are a parade of propaganda and stereotypes.

Start the world, we want to get on
By Anthony Giddens - 08 February 7:54

The Copenhagen debacle gave little grounds for hope of concerted action against climate change, but

Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity
By John Gray - 04 February 6:28

Apocalyptic theories about the massacres of the past century obscure the root causes of conflict.

China in their hands
By Henry Smith - 04 February 6:28

Washington and Beijing are blaming each other on climate change

The NS Interview: Susan Neiman
By Alyssa McDonald - 01 February 8:07

“Progressives never know what to do in power” - Susan Neiman, moral philosopher

Obama stops thinking positive
By Simon Reid-Henry - 29 January 10:24

A year on from his inauguration, the president stands accused of reneging on inspiring campaign prom

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 28 January 7:06

Sri Lanka

The land that wouldn't lie
By Peter Hallward - 28 January 7:06

The Haitian people overthrew slavery, uprooted dictators and foreign military rule, and elected a li

Weekly briefing
By Staff blogger - 21 January 7:37

Critical Mass

Don’t be fooled, Dave is no dove
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 January 7:37

Cameron continues to defend the Iraq war and his shadow cabinet is brimming with hawks

Land of blue gold
By Isabel Hilton - 18 January 9:42

In a region fraught with mutual distrust, anxieties over water supply are raising tensions between I

China bashing
By Sebastian Dullien - 15 January 9:18

The dire state of the domestic labour market will pave the way for a new round of China-bashing in t

Why it’s wrong to preach “climate justice”
By Mark Lynas - 14 January 13:23

Two wrongs don't make a right -- carbon is not a prerequisite to development

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 14 January 10:36

Haiti horror

The year of living dangerously
By Alec MacGillis - 07 January 6:30

Barack Obama called for a new politics, but during his first year in office his reforming agenda has

Weekly briefing
By Staff blogger - 07 January 6:30

Croatian novice

Welcome to Orwell’s world: John Pilger on the Afghanistan war and 1984
By John Pilger - 30 December 6:16

Obama's lies over the Afghanistan war remind us of the lessons of Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Holding colonial power to account
By Sean Carey - 23 December 9:14

UK-US "treaty obligations" are no obstacle to Mauritius regaining sovereignty of the Chagos Islands

Shoulder to shoulder with the Strip
By Antony Loewenstein - 17 December 7:06

Freedom marches have a noble pedigree. Hundreds of thousands marched for racial equality in the 1960s US; among them was Martin Luther King Jr, who delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the march on Washington in 1963.

Bite-sized briefing: World
By Staff blogger - 17 December 7:06

In Pakistan, a car bomb in the town of Dera Ghazi Khan killed 27 people and wounded 53.

Spiritual awakening
By William Dalrymple - 17 December 7:06

Globalisation has been good for gods in the Indian subcontinent. As the region has remade itself, it

Blaming the victims
By Duncan Green - 10 December 14:27

Does climate change require women in poor countries to stop "popping them out"?

Always bad at science
By Becky Hogge - 10 December 5:47

What does a journalist do when a conspiracy-load of private emails sent between scientists lands on his desk that he has neither the time to read nor the skills to dissect?

Bite-sized briefing: world
By Staff blogger - 10 December 5:47

The UN climate change conference opened in Copenhagen on 7 December. A leaked draft of a Danish document pointed to a divide between developed and developing countries on a future deal.

The end of a dream
By John Gray - 10 December 5:47

Unreality is the defining feature of the fashionable ideas of the past decade. Perhaps only a more s