Eugene de Kock at a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearing in Pretoria 1998. Photo: Walter Dhladhla/AFP/Getty
Releasing Prime Evil: what does Eugene de Kock’s parole mean for South Africa?
By Oliver Griffin - 30 January 17:14

Eugene de Kock, the former commander of the apartheid government’s infamous Vlakplaas unit, has been granted parole after serving 20 years of his two life sentences.

Syriza supporters wave flags at a 2014 rally. Photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Don’t let the ridiculous smears fool you: Syriza is no party of the radical “far left”
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 January 15:34

Opposing the logic of neoliberal economics does not mean the Greeks have become Marxists.

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Your petrol bill may fall, but is cheap oil all good news?
By Felix Martin - 29 January 9:25

The falling oil price may sound like a positive thing, but it follows a series of worrying events in global economics.

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Paradise lost: is Christianity doomed in the Middle East?
By Gerard Russell - 29 January 9:10

A religious revival is just one of the factors leaving Christians deserting the Middle East. Diversity must be upheld.

ANEL leader Panos Kammenos arrives for a cabinet meeting. Photo: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images
The Syriza-ANEL alliance shows the new Greek government has one goal: ending austerity
By Theodora Oikonomides - 28 January 16:15

After a rebuff from the Communist Party of Greece, ANEL became an unlikely coalition partner. But the deal shows Syriza's priorities.

Alexis Tsipras in Athens, January 2015. Photo:  ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Never mind the Euro: Syriza's win could threaten mainsteam politics across Europe
By Mark Leonard - 28 January 11:31

New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may be the man who consigns centrist politics to history.

The new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis in Athens. Photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images
As Greeks pin their hopes on change, Syriza must stand firm against the country’s elite
By Yiannis Baboulias - 28 January 10:47

Can new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, political economist and game theory academic, negotiate solutions to inequality?

A January rally for Charlie Hebdo in Trafalgar Square. Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty Images
The horrors in Paris, flowers from Boris, and the spirit of Charlie Hebdo in London
By Sylvie Bermann - 23 January 11:31

The French ambassador to the UK shares how London's response to Charlie Hebdo gave hope after the attacks.

Syriza supporters attending a rally in central Athens. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images
Why the Greek election is so important
By Theo Papadopoulos - 23 January 10:48

If the pollsters are right, Syriza could win by a large margin, ending four decades of two-party rule in Greece.

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John Simpson on Nigeria: why is Bring Back Our Girls not the rallying cry it once was?
By John Simpson - 22 January 11:55

Boko Haram now controls more towns in Nigeria and an election is drawing near.

The 11 January Charlie Hebdo rally in Paris. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
France's Arab population is divided by an invisible wall
By Andrew Hussey - 22 January 11:42

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, we must address France's long war with its Arabs. Andrew Hussey reports from Paris.

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Offensive Weapons: Our cartoonists respond to the Charlie Hebdo shooting
By New Statesman - 22 January 10:48

Following the events in Paris, the New Statesman asked eight of our regular illustrators to memorialise those murdered at Charlie Hebdo.

The mutating terror threat: what do the Charlie Hebdo attacks mean for Britain?
By Shiraz Maher - 22 January 10:23

Jihadis increasingly favour less sophisticated attacks on western soil. The danger to Britain is real and significant.

Across Europe, those born abroad are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed
By Harry Lambert - 20 January 16:18

The UK’s foreign-born unemployment rate is comparatively low, and its unemployment rate is one of Europe’s lowest.

I am not Charlie. Comic: Tom Humberstone
In The Frame: I am not Charlie
By Tom Humberstone - 15 January 18:00

Our cartoonist Tom Humberstone reflects on the Charlie Hebdo shooting and subsequent debates.

Win, lose or draw: the Iranian cartoonist Mana Neyestani was jailed in 2006
Doodles with death: the brutal mistreatment of cartoonists in the Middle East
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 January 11:46

The experience of cartoonists like Ali Ferzat, whose hands were broken in 2011, provides a bleak backdrop to the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

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Remembering Vladimir Putin as a boy
By Inna Lazareva - 15 January 9:18

Mina Moiseevna Yuditskaya, Putin's former German teacher, recounts her experiences with the most powerful man in Russia.

A demonstrator in Paris shows her support for the magazine. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images
Leader: the Charlie Hebdo attack and the terror next time
By New Statesman - 14 January 17:37

To overreact to what happened in Paris – to indulge in grandiose declarations about wars between civilisations or to turn Britain into a surveillance state – would further encourage the terrorists to believe that they are winning. They are not. 

Like Lee Rigby’s killers, these gunmen were European citizens
By Shahidha Bari - 14 January 11:37

Among the breathless analysis following the Charlie Hebdo shooting, there's no comforting narrative of "us v them".

French police officers stand guard outside Paris' main mosque as people enter for Friday prayers. Photo: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images
Is the Charlie Hebdo attack really a struggle over European values?
By Myriam Francois-Cerrah - 09 January 13:07

By targeting the French magazine, the attackers were able to deepen already profound rifts in French society and establish an atmosphere ripe for the recruitment of alienated youths.

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Austerity in Greece pushes the far left closer to power
By Daniel Trilling - 08 January 18:00

With Syriza’s victory not guaranteed, what might austerity measures mean for the country's elections?

Ukranian forces on patrol near Sloviansk. Photo: Reuters/Gleb Garanich
Meet the ordinary Ukrainians arming the country against Russian separatists
By David Patrikarakos - 08 January 16:55

In Ukraine’s battle against Russian-backed separatists, civilians keep the army equipped.

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Leader: A reckoning in the eurozone
By New Statesman - 08 January 16:31

Angela Merkel claims she no longer fears the "Grexit", but will the public be drawn to extreme means?

A South African flag flies in front of a portrait of Mao. Photo: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images
Why is the ANC following the example of the Chinese Communist Party?
By Martin Plaut - 06 January 17:48

South Africa’s ruling party appears to be forging ever-closer ties with the Chinese government.

Over 100,000 Irish citizens protested against proposed water changes. Photo: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty
How water became everything in Ireland
By Aoife Moriarty - 06 January 16:19

Patience with austerity has run out, and Irish people are pushing back against the Irish Water debacle.

Alexis Tsipras.
Snap elections called for 25 January after Greek parliament fails to elect president
By New Statesman - 29 December 13:16

The Hellenic Parliament has failed to elect a successor to outgoing president Karolos Papoulias on its third attempt, leading to snap elections and uncertainly in the Eurozone for early 2015.

Fighting talk: speaking for the opposition, David Granger said President Ramotar walks like a dictator
Letter from Guyana: the dictator as sitting duck
By Girish Gupta - 18 December 17:13

A constitutional crisis in a divided country. 

Barack Obama with Chuck Hagel. Photo: Getty
The departure of a third defence secretary finally kills off Obama’s hopes of a “team of rivals”
By John Bew - 11 December 10:11

Chuck Hagel's resignation - the latest soap opera to hit the Obama adminstration - is a sign of severe dysfunction. The team of rivals has disintegrated, with many of them becoming a thorn in the president’s side as he limps on for a final two years.

The foyer at CIA headquarters at Langley, Virginia. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty
CIA torture report: the UK must be honest about its complicity in these grisly crimes
By Donald Campbell - 10 December 10:02

What has been published by the Senate is just the tip of the iceberg – so far, the UK has successfully avoided a public accounting for the part it played in facilitating rendition and torture.

Star factor: Marine has modernised the FN's image but remains a divisive figure even in her own party. Photo: Getty
At the gates of power: how Marine Le Pen is unnerving the French establishment
By Charles Bremner - 04 December 10:00

Under her father, the Front National was the pariah party of  France. Now Marine Le Pen has brought it closer to the mainstream – and people are getting worried. 

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