Barack Obama speaks at his last campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
Quote of the Day
By New Statesman - 06 November 7:37

Barack Obama makes his final election pitch.

Black America waits anxiously as race re-emerges in the US election
By Ben Fox - 05 November 21:04

In Florida, the Democrat charge is that Republicans are trying to stop black people from voting.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a rally in Cleveland, Ohio.
How many UK titles have endorsed Romney? None
By George Eaton - 05 November 16:18

It's a landslide victory for Obama on Fleet Street.

How much would Miliband's living wage plans actually change?
By Jon Stone - 05 November 11:26

"Naming and shaming" employers who don't pay the living wage is likely to have disappointing results.

Ignore the Republican hype, Obama's odds are as strong as ever
By John Stoehr - 05 November 7:25

When right-wing spinners try to attack mathematics itself, you know they're running scared.

Quote of the Day
By New Statesman - 05 November 7:19

Obama strategist David Axelrod on the Romney campaign.

Spanish regional nationalism is a curse and a blessing for Rajoy
By Richard Mylles - 02 November 15:58

Regional parties mitigate the threat of a single populist party winning national support.

The Manhattan skyline in rare darkness
After Hurricane Sandy: New York in the dark
By Nicky Woolf - 02 November 11:07

With power still out, hitherto hidden communities emerge - people are actually meeting each other.

Obama is still being blown back by Hurricane Reagan
By Neal Lawson - 02 November 10:22

The US President is likely to find himself back in the Oval Office – but further from real power than ever.

The leader of Golden Dawn, Nikolaos Michaloliakos.
Golden Dawn’s third place in the polls is not all it seems
By Jon Stone - 01 November 14:30

The party is only third because of the collapse of others around it.

Mitt Romney on a campaign stop in Florida
What if Mitt Romney wins on 6 November?
By Nicholas Wapshott - 01 November 5:22

How will it affect the rest of us?

Weeds grow outside the gate of an abandoned General Motors plant
How the Midwest was won
By Nicky Woolf - 31 October 17:19

The US car industry went into a tailspin in 2008 just as Barack Obama was preparing to take office. His prompt action to save it — and Mitt Romney’s callous counter-proposals — may just win him this year’s election.

Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Leader: The world cannot afford a defeat for Barack Obama
By New Statesman - 31 October 16:00

A Romney victory would greatly increase the chances of war with Iran, embolden the most reactionary elements in Israel and further accelerate climate change.

Topless activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen demonstrate
France: A licence to rape?
By Valeria Costa-Kostritsky - 30 October 16:03

A lenient gang-rape verdict has prompted outcry and a debate on France's inadequate response to rape. The French media's ambivalence towards rape victims also needs to be examined.

A protestor and a member of the riot police in Athens
It won’t just be Greek journalists who suffer from free speech crackdown
By Yiannis Baboulias - 30 October 10:25

There is nothing pro-European about a government sworn on suppressing freedom of speech.

How Israel simulated war with Iran
By David Patrikarakos - 30 October 9:25

An Israeli war game recently imagined the fallout from a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. David Patrikarakos reveals what he learned when he received exclusive access.

Quote of the Day
By New Statesman - 30 October 7:48

Barack Obama on Hurricane Sandy.

Blair calls for directly-elected EU president
By George Eaton - 29 October 15:37

Who could he possibly have in mind?

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Hollywood comes out to bat for Obama: video round-up
By Alex Hern - 26 October 11:58

Sarah Jessica Parker, Lena Dunham, and Lucas Gray have all produced videos in support of the president.

Barack Obama speaks to the media before casting his early ballot.
Quote of the Day
By New Statesman - 26 October 7:14

Barack Obama on ageing.

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Out with the old: a photo essay by Ai Weiwei
By Ai Weiwei - 25 October 14:10

China's architecture has transformed over the past decade, but at what cost?

Barack Obama with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Making the world a more dangerous place – the eager role of Julia Gillard
By John Pilger - 25 October 11:39

Gillard has returned Australia to its historic relationship with Washington, similar to that of an eastern European satellite with Moscow.

Malala recovering in hospital in the UK with her family.
Malala Yousafzai: The girl who played with fire
By Samira Shackle - 25 October 11:31

The shooting of the brave child activist Malala Yousafzai by a Taliban hitman shocked Pakistan. But politicians there are less keen to confront the state’s own role in sustaining extremists.

Barack Obama on a campaign stop in New Hampshire
I know I’m right about Obama, but I can’t quite tell you why
By Ed Smith - 25 October 10:49

But if I’m honest, I can’t tell you where that conviction comes from.

Barack Obama speaks in Columbus, Ohio
Young, white, blue-collar women hold the keys to the White House
By Nicholas Wapshott - 25 October 8:52

If Obama can maintain a lead among young, white women in Ohio, he can win.

A Sunni woman mourns the death of Lebanese intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan.
Syria spill-over threatens to engulf Lebanon
By Alex Ward - 25 October 8:00

Outbreaks of sectarian violence expose Lebanon’s vulnerability to outside forces.

Members of the Greek extreme-right party Golden Dawn.
Desperate to keep the police on side, is the Greek government overlooking violent abuses?
By Yiannis Baboulias - 23 October 16:09

Golden Dawn is having a field day while MPs from other parties are assaulted.

In the foreign policy debate, what was left unsaid was most important of all
By Alex Hern - 23 October 8:04

More uses of "freedom" than "liberty", and none at all for "eurozone".

Quote of the Day
By New Statesman - 23 October 7:32

Barack Obama on Mitt Romney's foreign policy.

Students are leading the way on international development
By James Rollett - 22 October 14:50

The Warwick International Development Summit provides a platform for the spread of innovative new ideas.