From G8 to G20 to G-Zero: Why no one wants to take charge in the new global order
By Ian Bremmer - 11 June 8:00

There are three big unfolding geopolitical stories: China’s rise, Middle East turmoil and the redesign of Europe. The three countries with most to lose from these trends are Britain, Japan and Israel. This is not a G7, G8 or a G20 world. This is the era o

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Mandela's power has come: The ANC's challenges in government
By Sarah Baxter - 10 June 16:50

While the ANC has spent years bravely resisting apartheid, it has no experience of government. Sarah Baxter assesses the problems facing Nelson Mandela in power.

My brush with Bilderberg
By Nelson Jones - 10 June 16:01

Claims of global conspiracy seem far-fetched but Bilderberg does represent an immense networking and lobbying opportunity, says Nelson Jones. The concerns of rabble-rousing Texan radio host Alex Jones may be risible but those of Labour MP Michael Meacher

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Why does the left find it so difficult to take a position on Syria?
By Assed Baig - 10 June 15:30

It is now the responsibility of the left to support the Syrian people, but be critical friends, remaining true to their principles.

David Cameron has two weeks to save the world
By Richard Darlington - 08 June 8:13

At three big international summits being held in the UK over the next fortnight, nothing less than the fate of the world’s poorest people is at stake.

The real winners from today's hunger summit
By Christine Haigh - 07 June 17:30

The real causes of hunger are inequality of wealth and power, not a lack of big business. So the G8 leaders should abandon their efforts to promote the corporate takeover of African agriculture, and instead support the demands of the African farmers’ grou

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The NSA's data tapping: America through the PRISM
By Nicky Woolf - 07 June 15:04

The <em>Guardian</em>'s stories of the last two days are the highest-level US leaks since the Pentagon Papers.

Will Obama be remembered as the Snooper President?
By Nicky Woolf - 06 June 14:19

The President is caught riding rough-shod over privacy for the second time in a month.

The Democracy Project by David Graeber: The textual life of Occupy lives on
By Laurie Penny - 06 June 11:22

A lot of bad books have been written about Occupy, too, and what saves this from being one of them is its perspective.

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People have killed their fear of authority - and the protests are growing
By Ece Temelkuran - 03 June 11:53

What began in an Istanbul park has tapped in to years of grievances.

Murky forces are at work in Istanbul
By Julian Sayarer - 01 June 13:44

Protests and police brutality.

Syria and the Middle East: should we really take military action off the table?
By Nick Tyrone - 31 May 12:21

We shouldn't allow the experience of Iraq to prejudice us against intervention in every other case.

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Beware the undertow on the Jersey Shore
By Nicky Woolf - 30 May 9:15

Governor Chris Christie's cosy relationship with Obama could turn and bite him in the Primaries.

The arrest of lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa - a new low for lawyers in Zimbabwe
By Frances Webber - 27 May 9:18

We should remember the price lawyers sometimes pay for the courageous defence of their clients.

The latest Israel-Palestine peace talks were doomed to fail before they began
By Matt Hill - 24 May 8:28

If you want the bottom line about why William Hague and other dignitaries are in Israel for sham talks about peace, look at the bottom line.

Imran Khan still has an important role to play
By Sadiq Khan - 23 May 17:09

The UK has long enjoyed a rich relationship with Pakistan.

The Great Reckoning: Why the European ideal is under threat
By Mark Mazower - 19 May 9:32

The certainties that sustained notions of European unity and social solidarity are collapsing. The financial structures that formed the foundations of old Europe have warped and are destroying it. So, where next?

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Creative destruction: our economic crisis was wholly predictable
By Robert Skidelsky - 17 May 12:53

Keynes, Hobson, Marx - and the crisis of capitalism.

A lone voice for peace
By James Harkin - 16 May 15:38

An interview with Haytham Manna.

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10 per cent of the world uses 90 per cent of the morphine: this needs to change
By Sheila Payne - 16 May 10:23

Pain relief and palliative care is a human right - and yet global access to drugs is grossly unequal. Change is urgently needed.

What is going to happen in the next hundred years?
By John Gray - 15 May 16:03

The world is back to where it was in the late 19th century — no one great power controls everything on the planet, not the US and not China. And that makes the threat of war inescapable.

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his wife Elizabeth Tsvangirai.
On the fifth anniversary of Tonderai Ndira's death, how much has changed in Zimbabwe?
By Mark Olden - 14 May 15:38

Amid all the bloodshed of Zimbabwe’s 2008 election, it was the murder of the 30-year-old Tonderai Ndira that caught the international media’s attention. He became a symbol for the country's political struggles. Five years on, Zimbabwe is transformed, but

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The Pakistan general election is fast approaching - but one community will not be casting votes
By Samira Shackle - 10 May 13:10

Samira Shackle talks to members of the Ahmadiyya, a minority numbering 4 million. The Ahmadis are branded as "non-Muslims", suffer violent attacks on their mosques and will boycott this weekend's elections.

The EU isn't too big to fail, but it is too important to
By David Miliband - 10 May 10:24

Contrary to Nigel Lawson, the EU is not a monstrous bureaucracy, but the policy mix of austerity and reform is failing.

Sorry, Stephen Hawking, but a boycott of Israel isn't the answer
By Matt Hill - 09 May 14:22

A general boycott plays into the hands of Israel's hard-right leaders. Instead, we should punish firms and institutions that operate in the Occupied Territories.

After Kenya, the UK must compensate the other victims of empire
By Peter Tatchell - 08 May 14:10

Britain should offer similar redress for its bloody colonial wars in Malaya, Aden, Cyprus and the north of Ireland.

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Laurie Penny on Iceland's elections: A shattered fairy tale
By Laurie Penny - 08 May 13:58

After the financial crash of 2008, Iceland refused to bail out its banks and overthrew its government. But five years on, has its flirtation with an alternative to austerity ended?

François Hollande has achieved far more than his critics suggest
By Steven Akehurst - 02 May 16:51

The French president has shown that deficit reduction need not depend on deep cuts and regressive tax rises. Miliband should take note.

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