By John Gaffney - 15 January 10:27
When things are going well, the “private life” is deliberately on display for all to see. That is how the French presidency thrives.
By Alec MacGillis - 09 January 16:25
The New Jersey governor is widely tipped as a potential Republican nominee for the 2016 election. But as a recent scandal involving gridlock on a bridge shows, he's more like Richard Nixon than than Rudi Giuliani.
By Nicholas Hillman - 08 January 16:52
It's a sweet irony that Margaret Thatcher is the heroine both of some of those who wish to come here and many of those who oppose their doing so.
By Matthew Goodwin - 02 January 13:17
While the more established parties, such as the Front National and the Sweden Democrats, look set to enjoy the next year, others are likely to remain firmly on the fringe.
By Jim Murphy MP - 28 December 14:33
Violence, hunger and disease have become facts of life for millions. More can be done to alleviate their suffering, and more must be done.
By Clare Algar - 19 December 14:02
The ISC has completely missed the major scandals of the past decade: this “oversight” committee only hears about the activity of those it oversees via the newspapers.
By Nick Tyrone - 16 December 17:05
The Russian president is trying to rebuild the Soviet empire and in doing so offering an alternative to liberal democracy.
By Naomi Westland - 06 December 8:27
Laísa is one of the most high-profile critics of illegal logging and charcoal burning in her region of Brazil, but receives little or no protection from the authorities.
By Gavin Shuker - 25 November 17:40
The government's predilection for prioritising effect over cause has consequences - we must focus on prevention as well as cure.
By Lu-Hai Liang - 20 November 17:01
Young British people are choosing to emigrate to China, armed with strategies for chasing success. Why?
By Sophie McBain - 14 November 13:54
Are Egypt’s most mischievous scribblers and joke-makers now retiring?
By Bonnie Greer - 12 November 16:09
Bonnie Greer remembers how “Mom and Apple Pie America” came to an end with the assassination of John F Kennedy fifty years ago.
By Vlad Odobescu - 11 November 15:52
How do you extract political capital from your corruption investigations?
By New Statesman - 11 November 11:49
Something terrible happened in the final months of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009, an ethnic war that had divided the country for 26 years.
By Max Strasser - 09 November 9:52
Every time I’ve come home to the US from my home abroad over the past four years, I notice a trend among people of my demographic: they have become increasingly politicised – and increasingly radical.
By Natalie Cox - 07 November 15:24
Rather than approaching our relationship with Russia from a humanitarian or social perspective, we should move past this web of irritants and seek a deeper arrangement.
By Martin Plaut - 04 November 11:23
The Central African Republic (CAR) – a byword for human rights abuses for decades – is slipping towards a bloodbath.
By Samira Shackle - 31 October 13:34
“The trial in the Mumbai gang-rape case has opened to a drowsy and ill-attended courtroom, without the crush of reporters who documented every twist in a similar case in New Delhi in which a woman died after being gang-raped on a private bus.”
By Alec Baldwin - 31 October 11:26
Edward Snowden saw things he thought we, as Americans, should know. He valued the truth and thought you could handle it, says Alec Baldwin.
By Richard Darlington - 29 October 15:23
Paul Collier's argument that the continent needs a common standing military force that can be deployed against rebellions is a persuasive one.
By Nicky Woolf - 21 October 11:07
Ted Cruz, a first-term senator from Texas, took the US government to the brink of disaster. He has paid a high price in credibility, but he wasn't always a punchline.
By Eleanor Margolis - 17 October 16:41
The bare-faced callousness of the American healthcare system is obvious. This isn’t a hospital; it’s the Wild West.
By Yiannis Baboulias - 17 October 15:31
Whatever the crackdown against Golden Dawn means for Greece, the hope is now rekindled that the EU might be starting to see the rise of the far right as the threat that it is.
By Uri Dromi - 17 October 15:25
A nuclear Iran will destabilise the Middle East and maybe push Saudi Arabia and other Sunni countries into a nuclear arms race. Oil supplies might be threatened. Yet Israel, though always capable of defending itself, shouldn’t be taking a seat in the firs
By David Patrikarakos - 17 October 15:25
Israel calls Hassan Rowhani a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” – but is the new president of the Islamic Republic the west’s best hope of détente?
By Kerry McCarthy - 10 October 11:56
Ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the PM must show leadership and prevent the regime from presenting an airbrushed image to the world.
By Liam McLaughlin - 09 October 9:14
At an FPÖ rally, I mix with those who are both for and vehemently against the controversial party. FPÖ are compared to Nazis, one man says, because the FPÖ is an identity cult which exists only through the leader: “Strache is the FPÖ”.
By Martin Plaut - 08 October 10:34
Unrecognised by the public, lone journalist Matthew Lee's work in trying to hold the UN to account has made him someone few diplomats can afford to ignore.
By Martin Plaut - 04 October 10:51
The government of Qatar is well known for its forays into foreign policy, and is accused by the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia of buying the votes in last year's Somali election. Now it has turned its attention to Sudan.