Ein reich über alles: Hans Burgkmair the Elder's woodcut of 1510 shows a double-heaed eagle, symbol of the Holy Roman empire. Photo: AKG-Images
Germany’s triumph: from the ruins of war, how a new European empire was built
By Brendan Simms - 30 July 13:11

European integration was designed to contain Berlin’s power – instead, it has increased it.

Rising from the east: a Japanese soldier takes aim at a bomber targeting nearby positions, c.1941. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Unfinished business: the legacy of the Second World War in China and Japan
By Rana Mitter - 30 July 12:01

The Pacific war did not end neatly in 1945.

Police outside a shuttered bank. Photo: Getty Images
After the climbdown: where next for Greece and the left?
By Michael Chessum - 29 July 11:11

Michael Chessum looks back at the Greek climbdown.

David Cameron on his mosque visit in 2013. Photo: Getty
Leader: The challenge to British Islamists
By New Statesman - 23 July 14:06

Too often, David Cameron has failed to engage with all aspects of Britain’s Muslim community so: he has visited a mosque only once in five years.

“Posh ladies came in to dust the bust of Lenin in the basement.” Photo: Getty
When I worked at Marxism Today, my desire to earn a living proved to be somewhat déclassé
By Suzanne Moore - 23 July 13:24

The left has a strange relationship with its workers. Love, not money, counts.

Behind the battle lines: British police mount a roadblock to support a search in Dublin during the civil unrest of 1920-21.  Photo: Tal/Epic/Mary Evans
As the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising approaches, the history wars in Ireland still rage
By David Reynolds - 23 July 12:06

Will poking around in the embers of Irish history rekindle old flames?

Market utopianism supposes a price-setting market in human beings without a society. Photo: Getty
Greece and the birth of fiscal colonialism
By Maurice Glasman and Jon Cruddas - 23 July 12:04

Greece is caught in a vicious debt cycle that leads to a perpetual need for stimulus.

Harriet Harman addresses the press. Photo: Getty Images
Obama’s second wind, Tories against the law, and why Liz Kendall is Labour’s Ken Clarke
By Stephen Bush - 20 July 12:07

Liz Kendall may well be Labour's Ken Clarke, and Jeremy Corbyn could yet be the party's IDS. 

Angela Merkel ponders. Photo: Getty Images
We're still some distance from a lasting deal over Greece
By Glenis Willmott - 17 July 10:06

It's good news that a deal has been reached between Greece and its creditors. But the details of this deal are not good.

Iran begins to fuel its first nuclear power station - but what happens next? Photo: IIPA via Getty Images
John Simpson: The Iran deal won’t make the world much safer
By John Simpson - 16 July 17:04

It has been hard, over the years, to explain to western readers and viewers the deep contradictions of Iran.

An anti-Saudi Arabia protester outside the embassy in Tehran. Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty
In Iran today the Great Satan is no longer the United States: it's Saudi Arabia
By Mark Leonard - 16 July 16:59

When I talked to Iranian policymakers last year, they told me US hegemony in the Middle East and global affairs is giving way to a multipolar order - and with it come new enemies.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi give a press conference. Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty
Leader: Iran comes in from the cold
By New Statesman - 15 July 15:28

For all of its limitations and the uncertainty that still abounds, the deal could come to be seen as a historic leap towards stability in Iran.

John Kerry meets with other members of the P6 in Vienna. Photo: Getty Images
Historic deal reached with Iran over nuclear weapons
By Stephen Bush - 14 July 10:44

An accord has been reached with Iran and the P6. 

From the archive: Greece, Germany and the ghosts of the past
By Mark Mazower - 13 July 10:47

 In a curious way, the memory of the war has continued to shape German behaviour through this crisis just as much as it has the Greek.

An EU flag flies over the acropolis. Photo: Getty Images
Grexit avoided as Greece reaches "humiliating" bailout deal with Eurozone creditors
By New Statesman - 13 July 8:50

After 16 hours of negotiations, a deal has been reached between Greece and its creditors. 

Alexis Tspiras in close up. Photo: Getty Images
Failure may now be the least-worst option for Syriza
By Michael Chessum - 12 July 11:28

Abjectly losing the negotiations in Brussels, and being kicked out of the Eurozone, might just be the best outcome that Syriza can hope for, says Michael Chessum in Athens.

Jihadists dancing with guns in Syria. Photo: Getty
Reading poetry written by jihadists could shed new light on extremism
By Samira Shackle - 10 July 16:04

The "extracurriculur" activities of terrorist groups can reveal how extremists think and behave.

Age of fracture: Greece’s struggles have accelerated the decline of a global economic order that has ruled since the Second World War. Photo: photomontage by Dan Murrell
Greece is just the canary in the mine - there are still crises aplenty to come in global finance
By Felix Martin - 10 July 9:51

While all eyes are on the eurozone, larger troubles are brewing.

Alexis Tsipras believes he has no "mandate" to leave the euro and is seeking more ambitious debt relief.
Why Greece backed down on austerity
By George Eaton - 10 July 9:48

Alexis Tsipras believes he has no "mandate" to leave the euro and is seeking more ambitious debt relief.

People wait to withdraw cash from an ATM in downtown Athens. Photo: Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP/Getty
From taxi drivers to surgeons, everyone in Greece is now an expert on the country’s debt
By Duncan Weldon - 09 July 12:00

The strange thing has been how few Greeks, whether politicians, business people, journalists or whoever, took the idea that their country might leave the euro seriously.

The Second World War memorial in Kiev. Photo: Jana Bakunina
This is what it’s like to be a Russian in Kiev
By Jana Bakunina - 09 July 11:34

The growing feud between the two nations is traumatising: nearly everyone in Russia has relatives in Ukraine.

Could Wimbledon's Fred Perry remind us of more than victory? Photo: Steve Bardens/Getty Images
Could this be 1934 all over again, a summer of British sporting triumph – and European tragedy?
By Robert Winder - 09 July 10:42

The twisting of proud nations on skewers of debt and want, the rise of shrill nationalisms, the fear of foreigners – all these staples of modern life can’t be more than bland echoes of those dismal days, can they?

Three weeks ago, I predicted an indefinitely delayed “crunch point” and ordered my holiday euros. Photo: Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images
Greece and the Cuban missile crisis, prats and terrorists, the Saudis and Isis, and hot Aussies
By Peter Wilby - 09 July 10:36

Referendums are in fashion: let’s have one every year, preceded by a referendum on what it should be about. I am serious.

Master of arts of war: a coloured engraving of Saladin, sultan of Egypt and Syria, by Gustave Doré. Photo: AKG-iamges/E.Viader/Prisma
Genghis and Saladin: the men who invented global terror
By Lucy Hughes-Hallett - 09 July 10:04

Saladin decapitated prisoners as ruthlessly as Isis does now - and Genghis Khan was brutal from childhood. But what can we learn from these men?

A single European federal state including Britain is not compatible with British sovereignty. Photos: Getty Images
Why we need a British Europe, not a European Britain
By Brendan Simms - 09 July 9:25

The critical thing for eurozoners to understand is that the United Kingdom is an exceptional power, not prepared to sacrifice its sovereignty.

The memorial to the victims of the 7/7 attacks in London. Photo: Getty
A decade after 7/7, our anti-terror efforts stopped attacks but lost the battle for hearts and minds
By Shiraz Maher - 07 July 17:34

Millions of pounds have been poured into counter-extremism initiatives over the past decade. But this has failed to provide the response to 7/7 that the UK wanted.

A market in Aden on the first day of Ramadan. Photo: Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images
In civil war Yemen, the first priority is simple: getting food
By Iona Craig - 06 July 15:38

“Sometimes we can hide some boxes of tomatoes or potatoes and get them in,” one vegetable-seller-turned-food smuggler in Aden told me. “But trucks of food?"

Varoufakis during negotiations. Pretending the Greek question is administrative, rather than ideological, is tantamount to bullying. Photo: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images
Slavoj Žižek on Greece: This is a chance for Europe to awaken
By Slavoj Zizek - 06 July 14:23

The Greeks are correct: Brussels' denial that this is an ideological question is ideology at its purest  and symptomatic of our whole political process.

Alexis Tsipras addresses the crowd after Syriza are brough to power in a landslide. Photo: Getty Images
What is Syriza? The answer's more complicated than you think
By Michael Chessum - 06 July 13:12

Beyond the famous few, who are they? Michael Chessum meets the Syriza grassroots.

Yanis Varoufakis arrives for a Cabinet meeting in Athens. Photo: Getty Images
Yanis Varoufakis resigns as Greek finance minister
By New Statesman - 06 July 8:04

Following a No vote, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis resigns as Greek finance minister. 

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