Britain will be reduced to the role of a “Norway or Switzerland” in Europe if Eurosceptics push us into leaving the EU, warns the president of the European Commission, talking to David Miliband.
“Mawlvi”, a veteran Taliban commander, shares insights into the movement’s thinking, relations with Pakistan and Hamid Karzai’s future, in this exclusive interview from behind Afghanistan’s “iron curtain”.
Distracted by economic crisis, social unrest and slipping influence, the west is completely unprepared for China’s imminent global dominance. Australia’s ex-prime minister says we must act to build new bridges.
Leaders have the opportunity to unleash women's full potential.
A high-ranking operative from the Afghan Taliban movement on Pakistan, al-Qaeda and the future of Afghanistan.
The UK Government/Gates Foundation summit on family planning is a good thing, but we can't be fooled into thinking it can solve all our problems.
Was the new Egyptian president neutered before he even entered office?
Romney’s vice-presidential pick is the crucial next decision of White House race.
It's a formidable task to explain the human cost of rapidly reducing the size of the state during a recession.
What's to blame for persistent Muslim extremism - the violent appeal of political Islam, or botched western foreign policy? Mehdi Hasan goes head to head with Maajid Nawaz of Quilliam.
Kris Maharaj has been in jail in Miami since 1986 for a double murder, yet all the evidence shows there is no way that he was the killer. What went wrong with American justice?
The ruling is likely to make the law much more popular among dubious independent voters.
Website allows activists to track the new president.
Should we be worried by the Muslim Brotherhood’s victory in the Egyptian presidential election? Earlier this year, I interviewed Wael Ghonim, the young Google executive and anti-Mubarak activist who became the face of Egypt’s inspiring revolution back in January and February of 2011.
Those thirsty for spiritual fulfillment are increasingly turning to the Saudi brand of Islam.
Mehdi Hasan’s article in last week’s New Statesman made headlines across the German media – but for all the wrong reasons.
An unlikely coalition has formed between the Brotherhood and left-leaning revolutionary groups.
A New Statesman special report: can we afford foreign aid?
Pakistan’s military are doing their damndest to prevent a civilian government reaching an unprecedented full-term.
Either way one of our sacred cows has to be slain.
Nato should assist Greece in reducing its military expenditure by guaranteeing its security.
The row over Valérie Trierweiler's indiscreet tweet threatens the French president's carefully constructed character.
With so many still suffering on our doorstep, what's the point of World Refugee Day?
The German Chancellor is terminating growth and pushing us towards a new Depression.
For more than two years, Europe’s leaders have delayed and prevaricated as the survival of the single currency has grown ever less certain. “If the euro fails, then Europe fails,” the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said, implying an unconditional commitment to the single currency.
"You can’t take anyone at face value."
Dambisa Moyo says "No", Paddy Ashdown says "Yes".
We put the question to six campaigners and opinion-formers.
From Agent Orange in South Vietnam to Obama’s drone attacks in Afghanistan and war in Syria, Washington spins its assaults on the world as it cynically lives up to a reputation for casual slaughter.