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Romania’s anti-corruption agency keeps taking down politicians – but the people keep bringing them back
By Vlad Odobescu - 11 November 15:52

How do you extract political capital from your corruption investigations?

Leader: Sri Lanka is a rogue state
By New Statesman - 11 November 11:49

Something terrible happened in the final months of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009, an ethnic war that had divided the country for 26 years.

Occupy Wall Street protesters picket during a May Day rally
Who are the new socialist wunderkinds of America?
By Max Strasser - 09 November 9:52

Every time I’ve come home to the US from my home abroad over the past four years, I notice a trend among people of my demographic: they have become increasingly politicised – and increasingly radical.

The UK and Russia: how to end the paralysis
By Natalie Cox - 07 November 15:24

Rather than approaching our relationship with Russia from a humanitarian or social perspective, we should move past this web of irritants and seek a deeper arrangement.

New Statesman
Why the threat of genocide hangs over the Central African Republic
By Martin Plaut - 04 November 11:23

The Central African Republic (CAR) – a byword for human rights abuses for decades – is slipping towards a bloodbath.

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Why another high profile rape case in India will fail to tackle the causes of sexual violence
By Samira Shackle - 31 October 13:34

“The trial in the Mumbai gang-rape case has opened to a drowsy and ill-attended courtroom, without the crush of reporters who documented every twist in a similar case in New Delhi in which a woman died after being gang-raped on a private bus.”

Alec Baldwin: Americans have been lied to
By Alec Baldwin - 31 October 11:26

Edward Snowden saw things he thought we, as Americans, should know. He valued the truth and thought you could handle it, says Alec Baldwin.

Do we need an African NATO?
By Richard Darlington - 29 October 15:23

Paul Collier's argument that the continent needs a common standing military force that can be deployed against rebellions is a persuasive one.

Who is Ted Cruz and how did he nearly crash the US government?
By Nicky Woolf - 21 October 11:07

Ted Cruz, a first-term senator from Texas, took the US government to the brink of disaster. He has paid a high price in credibility, but he wasn't always a punchline.

Three days in a US hospital convinced me that America needs ObamaCare
By Eleanor Margolis - 17 October 16:41

The bare-faced callousness of the American healthcare system is obvious. This isn’t a hospital; it’s the Wild West.

New Statesman
Has the sun set on Golden Dawn?
By Yiannis Baboulias - 17 October 15:31

Whatever the crackdown against Golden Dawn means for Greece, the hope is now rekindled that the EU might be starting to see the rise of the far right as the threat that it is.

New Statesman
The choices in the Middle East are not between good and bad, but between bad and worse
By Uri Dromi - 17 October 15:25

A nuclear Iran will destabilise the Middle East and maybe push Saudi Arabia and other Sunni countries into a nuclear arms race. Oil supplies might be threatened. Yet Israel, though always capable of defending itself, shouldn’t be taking a seat in the firs

New Statesman
How Iran is coming in from the cold
By David Patrikarakos - 17 October 15:25

Israel calls Hassan Rowhani a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” – but is the new president of the Islamic Republic the west’s best hope of détente?

Cameron must speak up over Sri Lanka's human rights abuses
By Kerry McCarthy - 10 October 11:56

Ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the PM must show leadership and prevent the regime from presenting an airbrushed image to the world.

Are the Austrian FPÖ party really neo-Nazis?
By Liam McLaughlin - 09 October 9:14

At an FPÖ rally, I mix with those who are both for and vehemently against the controversial party. FPÖ are compared to Nazis, one man says, because the FPÖ is an identity cult which exists only through the leader: “Strache is the FPÖ”.

New Statesman
Meet Matthew Lee, the scourge of the United Nations
By Martin Plaut - 08 October 10:34

Unrecognised by the public, lone journalist Matthew Lee's work in trying to hold the UN to account has made him someone few diplomats can afford to ignore.

New Statesman
Qatar wades into the Sudanese revolt
By Martin Plaut - 04 October 10:51

The government of Qatar is well known for its forays into foreign policy, and is accused by the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia of buying the votes in last year's Somali election. Now it has turned its attention to Sudan.

New Statesman
Why Israel is dangerously out of touch with Iran
By Yo Zushi - 03 October 13:18

The fact is that it is now Israel, not Iran, that is making barely veiled threats of military aggression. But diplomacy needs a certain amount of trust on both sides to work.

New Statesman
Sudan: Last days of the Bashir regime?
By Martin Plaut - 30 September 10:07

Week-long protests following an increase in fuel prices mean that the situation is critical for President al-Bashir.

New Statesman
The woman behind Wikileaks: "I am not speaking with Julian"
By Linda Kinstler - 26 September 17:26

Birgitta Jónsdóttir talks about what Wikileaks biopic The Fifth Estate got wrong.

New Statesman
What happens when a piece of feminist artwork is turned into anti-Islamic propaganda?
By Holly Baxter - 25 September 13:56

Canadian artist Rosea Lake has seen her artwork appropriated by a far-right political group in Belgium and used to oppose 'Islamification'.

New Statesman
A quirk of Australian Prime Ministers
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.
 
Even in an age of “realists” and vigilantes, there is still cause for optimism
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.

New Statesman
The unshakeable Angela Merkel, the pilot who weathered the storm
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.

New Statesman
The most common word used to describe immigrants is 'illegal'
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.

New Statesman
The march that made Gandhi the Mahatma
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.

New Statesman
How would Hezbollah respond to air strikes in Syria?
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?

New Statesman
We can’t script the outcomes of war
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?

New Statesman
A view on Syria from the US: Obama's enemies scent blood
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?

New Statesman
“Something must be done about Syria,” the hawks cry. Well, try diplomacy
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.

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