Barack Obama debates Mitt Romney in last night's second US presidential debate.
Quote of the Day
By New Statesman - 17 October 7:28

Barack Obama on his pension.

New Statesman
What it's like to be Drudged
By Adam Taylor - 16 October 14:23

Adam Taylor got a month's readers in a day thanks to a link from the Drudge Report. But, he wonders, is the Conservative icon's power waning?

This debate is about the real track record
By Heather Boushey - 16 October 10:07

The second presidential debate will focus on the economics of the middle classes, writes CAP's Heather Boushey.

Sailors aboard the Chinese Navy destroyer Qingdao
Beware the Chinese Sea-Dragon
By Alex Ward - 15 October 17:46

Chinese bellicosity in the near seas could usher in a new era of instability.

A new America gives Obama hope
By Nick Pecorelli - 12 October 16:02

US voters are more socially liberal and increasingly concerned with "fairness", rather than simply "freedom".

The Nobel decision was a brave defence of the European project
By William Brett - 12 October 14:59

The Peace Prize was a reminder that the EU has been a force for good and remains a bulwark against further suffering.

These labourers provide a cheap supply of ready manpower
Cheap, and far from free: The migrant army building Britain
By Sorana Stanescu - 11 October 12:29

Revealed: how job restrictions have left Romanian and Bulgarian construction workers underpaid and vulnerable to exploitation.

Kofi Annan.
Kofi Annan has nothing to apologise for
By Jonathan Powell - 11 October 8:05

There is a big problem with the United Nations, says Jonathan Powell.

Angela Merkel in Athens: The bitter after-taste
By Yiannis Baboulias - 10 October 9:04

As protestors chanted anti-austerity slogans and clashed with riot police, the German Chancellor did nothing but look after her own electoral interests.

As a white student sues a university for alleged racial discrimination, is this the end of affirmative action?
By Lola Adesioye - 09 October 12:15

An educational system that has historically been set up to reinforce inequalities will take a lot of work to dismantle, says Lola Adesioye.

Hugo Chávez wins re-election in Venezuela
By Alex Hern - 08 October 8:49

Count stands at 54.4 per cent to 44.9 per cent with 90 per cent of votes in.

Republican congressman: evolution is "lies straight from the pit of hell"
By Alex Hern - 08 October 7:31

Paul Broun, once a medical doctor, now a creationist congressman.

The most important question not asked at the presidential debate
By Alex Hern - 05 October 10:09

"Mr President, if they say 'cut back', will you say 'fight back'?"

Romney’s new weapon against the commander-in-chief
By Nicholas Wapshott - 04 October 7:58

With Barack Obama enjoying a healthy lead in both the national polls and, more crucially, the marginal battleground states, Mitt Romney’s campaign believes it has at last found a way to turn the Democratic tide.

US presidential debate liveblog
By Nicky Woolf - 03 October 17:10

Our US blogger Nicky Woolf will be live-blogging the Presidential debate, which starts at 2am UK time. Come back then to join in.

Tumblring the presidential debates
By Alex Hern - 03 October 16:00

A gifessay.

Obama and Romney on a T-shirt
The US Presidential Debate Domestic Policy Drinking Game
By Nicky Woolf - 03 October 15:38

A fun way to enjoy the first presidential debate.

Should liberals vote for Obama?
By John Stoehr - 02 October 16:08

We need a liberalism that engages as well as spectates - without power, there is no change.

New Statesman
How G4S helps Israel break the Geneva convention
By Lisa Nandy - 30 September 9:48

Lisa Nandy calls for the government to take action over G4S' participation in illegal imprisonment.

Paul Kagame
Why did Andrew Mitchell reinstate aid to Rwanda on his last day at DfID?
By Mike Hale - 27 September 8:00

The "aid success story" in Rwanda was key to detoxifying the Tory brand. Is that why Andrew Mitchell personally intervened to restore its budget, despite fears that the country is funding violent rebels in the Congo?

Mitt Romney
Republicans are in open revolt as Romney blunders on
By Nicholas Wapshott - 27 September 6:42

Romney is incapable of changing his personality, his modus operandi and his campaign staff in time to pull off a coup.

Romney is losing - polls put Obama a crucial five points ahead in Ohio
Paranoia about "operatives" infiltrates Romney's grassroots support in Ohio
By Nicky Woolf - 26 September 8:47

“You have a Chicago telephone number and you're a Liberal. Get out or I'll call the sheriff.”

Barack Obama addresses the UN General Assembly in New York City.
Quote of the day
By New Statesman - 26 September 7:21

Barack Obama on free speech.

Newly elected Somali president Hasan Sheikh Mahmud
President of Somalia sets top three priorities: Security, security, security
By Anonymous Geographer - 25 September 12:53

All the more important as an MP from the new parliament is gunned down in a Mogadishu street.

Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney isn't losing the election - yet
By John Stoehr - 25 September 10:15

Despite a narrative emerging of Romney's failure, Obama remains weak on the economy.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Quote of the day
By New Statesman - 25 September 7:15

Hillary Clinton on the super-rich.

Farewell to Hindenburgplatz
By James Dawson - 24 September 10:51

A referendum in a German town over a street name sparks a debate over whether ambiguous historical figures should be honoured.