By Stephen Brasher - 19 September 13:40
All but one of Australia’s first 20 prime ministers have federal electoral divisions named after them. The first, Edmund Barton, a prime mover in federation, resigned after three years to become a high court judge.
By John Pilger - 19 September 10:31
It's not too late for the world to learn the lesson of the US's foreign policy mistakes.
By Andrew Gimson - 19 September 8:07
As she faces re-election, the signs are that Angela Merkel’s commitment to the euro stretches only so far as the maths continue to work for Germany. Andrew Gimson on the roots of a genial but ruthlessly pragmatic politician.
By Ayesha Saran - 18 September 15:49
64 per cent of British people consider it to be more of a problem than an opportunity, according to the Transatlantic Trends survey. But there is cause for optimism.
By Martin Plaut - 17 September 13:33
One hundred years ago, Gandhi launched the decisive 1913 campaign that was to transform him into a figure of international stature. Later this year, we commemorate it.
By Matthew Levitt - 17 September 9:35
While the US continues to deliberate their course of action, so, too, does Hezbollah. After depending upon the Syrian regime for so long, how will they retaliate in the event of air strikes?
By Emile Simpson - 17 September 9:32
In seeking to break with a past tainted by Iraq, the Syria vote entrenches the legacy of that war. So what next?
By Nicholas Wapshott - 17 September 9:27
How did Obama find himself in such a rococo mess, pinned between haters in the House and his KGB rival?
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 September 14:11
Remember this – 99 per cent of the 100,000-plus dead Syrians were killed by bombs and bullets, not by sarin or VX gas.
By Claire Rigby - 12 September 10:35
The nationwide protests of the summer have mostly petered out, but Brazil's police and government still have a lot to answer for.
By John Bew - 12 September 8:44
Britain has shown that its notion of how to conduct world affairs turns on strong but unrealistic opinions fuelled by moral outrage. Let’s leave serious nations to get on with defending the world, shall we?
By Donatella Rovera - 12 September 7:49
As the threat of military intervention continues to loom over Syria, in a far-flung corner of the country, the town of Deir Ezzour offers an insight into the suffering of ordinary Syrians.
By Nicky Woolf - 11 September 10:47
Obama could not be clearer: something needs to be done about Assad. But he is ducking every opportunity to act.
By Michael Kinsley - 10 September 15:28
Michael Kinsley is a Syria hypocrite. You should be, too.
By Patrick Diamond - 08 September 9:49
Across Europe, the dramatic shift of political strategy is still poorly understood by progressives.
By David Wearing - 07 September 13:58
Next week London hosts the world’s largest arms fair, the "Defence Security Equipment International" (DSEi) exhibition, organised with the help of the British government and part-subsidised by the UK taxpayer.
By Tom Humberstone - 06 September 13:42
Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.
By Rushanara Ali - 05 September 10:49
Syrian refugees could soon account for 30% of Lebanon's population. Its people fear it will fall back into yet another conflict.
By Ben Judah - 04 September 16:44
They're not leaderless, they're not all middle class and they don't want a revolution.
By New Statesman - 04 September 15:30
In refusing to grant a majority for early military action, MPs were rejecting not interventionism per se but a particular – and unwise – intervention.
By Barack Obama - 01 September 9:29
"This would not be an open-ended intervention. We would not put boots on the ground," says the US president, announcing he will take a decision on action to Congress.
By Nicky Woolf - 01 September 8:52
In passing the decision on Syria strikes on to Congress, the President has decided it's better to look like a coward than a hypocrite.
By Helen Lewis - 31 August 9:44
Labour leader argues that next week's G20 meeting in Russia is the time to advance the cause of peace in Syria.
By Nicky Woolf - 29 August 11:44
Targeted strikes to punish Assad will only perpetuate the conflict – and that's exactly what the American government wants.
By Mike Gapes and John Baron - 28 August 17:02
Labour MP Mike Gapes and Conservative MP John Baron put both sides of the argument.
By Nick Tyrone - 28 August 16:39
Token engagement would be equally damaging to both the west and to Syria. We should consider the costs of leaving the regime in the place.
By New Statesman - 28 August 15:26
There is nothing dishonourable in choosing between a bad outcome and a worse one. The risk remains that by intervening we will both widen and intensify the conflict.
By Bonnie Greer - 28 August 9:10
From fairly early on, the Civil Rights Movement, in many instances, was a carefully managed affair. Bonnie Greer examines the role of the black middle class in the Civil Rights Movement and the March on Washington.
By Gary Younge - 27 August 9:57
The horrors of segregation bound the US civil rights movement together. Fifty years on from Martin Luther King’s great speech, inequality persists – but in subtler ways.