Q&A: George Friedman
By George Eaton - 27 August 16:42

The author of the new book The Next 100 Years explains why China poses little threat to US supremacy

The next 100 years
By George Friedman - 27 August 8:07

Japan and Turkey form an alliance to attack the US. Poland becomes America’s closest ally. Mexico ma

The west muscles in
By Sholto Byrnes - 13 August 8:24

The coverage of the US journalists released from North Korea ignored the fact they knowingly broke t

Our opposition to torture must be non-negotiable
By Staff blogger - 06 August 9:11

A series of disturbing revelations suggests that collusion and complicity in torture may be the dark

Obama’s empire
By Catherine Lutz - 30 July 9:03

The 44th president of the United States was elected amid hopes that he would roll back his country’s

A tale of two depressions
By Martin Jacques - 30 July 9:03

Come the next catastrophe, we will rue governments’ cowardice
in failing to reform the banks

Lives on the line
By Richard Dowden - 23 July 13:00

Will the world recession return African economies to their knees? Not if China has anything to do wi

Q&A: Ophelia Benson
By George Eaton - 21 July 12:04

The co-author of the new book Does God Hate Women? discusses patriarchy, the burka and capitalism

Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name
By John Gray - 16 July 11:37

The “historian of the present” Timothy Garton Ash claims to look at the world with unflinching hones

Mourn on the 4th of July
By John Pilger - 09 July 11:29

With his government of warmongers, Wall Street cronies and polluters from the Bush and Clinton eras,

A sense of an ending
By Martin Jacques - 02 July 12:18

Washington must cut the umbilical cords that ties it to Tel Aviv. If it doesn’t, the conflict in the

Back to the point of departure
By John Pilger - 25 June 11:37

Journeys that once took weeks can now be completed in a day. But every so often a tragedy reminds yo

How Iran went nuclear
By David Patrikarakos - 18 June 11:35

David Patrikarakos tells the remarkable story of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme, which beg

After the revolution
By Dominic Sandbrook - 16 June 10:58

30 years on from the Islamic revolution, can sensible, sober diplomacy win out?

Making over the militia
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 28 May 14:10

Observations on Hezbollah

A bleak future for Baha'is
By Moojan Momen - 13 May 18:45

International pressure may have set Roxana Saberi free, but the plight of seven Iranian Baha'is, imp

The black lake’s secret
By Charlie Connelly - 07 May 12:22

Once a year, a ritualised walk marks the Irish potato famine

Cycle of violence
By Raymond Whitaker - 07 May 12:22

Tricycle Theatre's series of plays about the history of foreign intervention in Afghanistan conveys

How to mend a broken Britain
By Irwin Stelzer - 07 May 12:22

Neither of the major parties has a credible plan for limiting the damage caused by borrow-spend-and-

The right to survive
By Barbara Stocking - 24 April 18:12

The world's major cities are increasingly under threat from climate-related disasters. A greater awa

It’s a super mark-up
By Jody Clarke - 23 April 13:45

Observations on fairtrade

Face to face with history
By Martin Jacques - 23 April 13:45

The UN conference on racism confronted western countries with difficult truths – but that’s no reaso

Counting malaria out
By Mike Barrett - 23 April 13:45

Observations on millennium development

Mixed emotions
By Staff blogger - 22 April 17:54

Leading charities and campaign groups tell the <em>New Statesman</em> what they think of the Chancel

Budget 2009 blog
By James Macintyre - 22 April 11:06

This year's Budget is the first since the full scale of the global economic crisis has become clear.

Taking a stand on racism
By Juliette Rivero - 20 April 19:24

The Geneva Review Conference is an important chance to ensure that the fight against racism gets its

Budget wishlist
By Staff blogger - 20 April 16:32

We asked leading charities and campaign groups to tell us what they wanted from this year's Budget p

Time for an honest appraisal
By Stephen Twigg - 16 April 17:36

The former Labour MP and minister responds to a <a href="http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/200

Why we must keep on spending
By Peter Hain - 16 April 10:15

The government must resist the pressure to cut borrowing.
What is needed at the Budget is another

Boutique banking
By Stephen Armstrong - 16 April 10:15

Observations on millionaires