The elephant and the lone star
By Nicky Woolf - 03 April 10:54

The message from Barack Obama’s victory in the 2012 election was that Latino America holds the balance of power. But in Texas, it seems — despite Bush’s best efforts — that hasn’t yet sunk in to Republican minds.

Out with the guru, in with the geek
By George Eaton - 27 March 18:00

What can the UK learn from US politics' number-crunching and precision-targeted campaigning?

From Russia with love, to Cyprus with cash
By Oliver Bullough - 21 March 9:34

Perhaps the Russian oligarchs’ days of hassle-free, tax-free, risk-free banking are finally over...

Historic moment as Pakistan's elected civilian government completes full five year term
By Samira Shackle - 19 March 11:27

There are still challenges to be overcome, but merely surviving is something of an achievement.

Khuram Shaik, who died in an attack in Sri Lanka on Christmas Day 2011.
The Rochdale Red Cross worker who continues to haunt Sri Lanka
By Simon Danczuk - 19 March 9:08

Travelling to Sri Lanka to try and find out about his constituent's murder, Simon Danczuk learned that when politicians are implicated, justice is kicked into the long grass.

“It’s the occupation, stupid”: what went wrong in Iraq
By James Rodgers - 19 March 8:49

Ten years on, James Rodgers reflects on the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Neither neo-conservatism nor neo-isolationism is the right way forward.
A decade on, Iraq should inform our foreign policy, not paralyse it
By Douglas Alexander - 18 March 9:03

There is little that Britain can do now to right the wrongs that took place but we can learn lessons.

Alexis Tsipras casts his ballot in Greece's general election of June 2012.
Alexis Tsipras of Syriza: be daring, Ed Miliband

Greece's opposition leader on meeting with Labour officials, and his views on the "self-destructive" Cyprus bailout.

Savings levy of up to 10 per cent imposed in Cyprus
By New Statesman - 17 March 10:09

Chancellor says Brits in Cyprus on military or government service will be protected from the levy.

Was the Falklands referendum the most unanimous election ever?
By James Dawson - 15 March 12:02

Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein and the Assads have all flirted with the 99 per cent electoral margin.

The new propaganda is liberal. The new slavery is digital
By John Pilger - 14 March 9:12

As Leni Riefenstahl said: "Propaganda always wins if you allow it".

Italy has spoken, but what did it say?
By Peter Popham - 07 March 7:05

Beppe Grillo's movement born in protest but now he will be under huge pressure to do something creative with it.

Bad politics, baffling diplomacy - Osborne's stance on bank bonuses
By Ben Fox - 06 March 10:18

The government's posturing is about little more than saying enough to keep the eurosceptics quiet.

David Cameron speaks while standing with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirlea
How Cameron can show leadership on aid at the G8 this summer
By Joe Powell - 03 March 16:14

To emulate the Labour government's achievements at Gleneagles in 2005, the Prime Minister needs to make progress on transparency and tax.

The Kafkaesque reality of Pakistan's blasphemy laws
By Samira Shackle - 28 February 13:23

Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, is under police investigation for alleged blasphemy after making the case on television for the law to be re-examined and for the death penalty to be removed.

Nazi German dictator Adolf Hitler addresses members of the Hitler Youth Movement
Don’t ever call Hitler a socialist
By Dan Hodges - 28 February 9:35

By branding political extremists “socialists” or “conservatives” we allow them the entry into the mainstream that they crave.

Dream on, DREAMers
By Ros Wynne-Jones - 28 February 7:36

Taking inspiration from the US to change the debate in the UK.

Greek pensioners demonstrate outside the Labour Ministry in Athens
Greek government makes extraordinary and undemocratic attacks on free speech
By Yiannis Baboulias - 27 February 13:50

While no one is looking, the Greek government goes on a rampage.

Boys ride on a motorbike as people gather at Seaview waterfront to celebrate Pak
The story of a kidnapping
By Samira Shackle - 18 February 16:46

"I gave up hope that I would ever see my wife and children again."

Smoke covers the presidential palace compound in Baghdad.
Leader: The Iraq war, the Arab spring and the limits of intervention
By New Statesman - 15 February 11:45

In the ten years since the Iraq war, the Arab spring has shown that regime change need not be synonymous with western military intervention.

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EU-US free trade talks show why Britain is better off in
By Ben Fox - 14 February 20:03

Few can seriously claim that UK on its own would have as much clout in trade negotiations as the whole of the EU.

Why the UK needs a new model of preventative intervention
By Jim Murphy - 13 February 20:30

There is no military solution to overcome the conditions in which Islamist extremism thrives.

State of the Union: Obama seizes his second term by the horns
By Nicky Woolf - 13 February 15:51

Gun control was a clear priority in the President's speech.

Can the Republicans gerrymander their way into the White House?
By Tim Wigmore - 12 February 12:50

Republicans should stop focus on winning more support, not changing the electoral rules.

Leader: Time’s up for Assange
By New Statesman - 07 February 9:25

He should leave the Ecuadorean embassy without delay.

The intervention trap
By Olivier Roy - 07 February 6:40

The joint French and British military action in Mali misunderstands the nature of terrorism in the Sahel and the ambitions of al-Qaeda.

Israel's centre cannot hold
By Rachel Shabi - 07 February 5:50

Yair Lapid could end up as camouflage for Netanyahu’s intransigence.

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Victims of trafficking are failed by our state-led approach
By Jenny Pennington - 01 February 16:36

The reliance on state actors to deliver support is inadvertently compounding the suffering experienced by some of the most vulnerable people in the UK.

Leader: Nihilism in Timbuktu
By New Statesman - 31 January 9:20

On 28 January, French and Malian troops liberated Timbuktu, bringing to an end a nine-month occupation of the Malian city by the Tuareg secessionist National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad and Ansar Dine, an Islamist group with ties to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the most acti

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