Viewed from Britain, often through the prism of scornful media, the US Republican Party can seem a paranoid, fanatical sect. That jaundiced representation makes it hard to understand how the presidential contest could have been even remotely competitive.
By Heather Boushey - 12 December 11:43
The US president needs to focus not just on employment per se but on creating good jobs.
By Hugh Bayley MP - 07 December 15:55
The choice now is to risk abandoning a decade of military and civilian investment, or to capitalise on it.
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 03 December 16:51
Conflict reporting has always been the most dangerous branch of journalism - but in the changing political landscape of recent years, has it become even more so?
By James Rodgers - 22 November 9:50
There must be a limit, though, to how long bombs, bullets, and barbed wire can contain Gaza.
By Jason Cowley - 22 November 7:07
Reporting from Tel Aviv and Ramallah as the latest rash of violence began to sweep Israel, Jason Cowley finds a nation implacably set on a course of war . . . and increasingly disconnected from the world.
By Phoebe Greenwood - 22 November 5:44
Phoebe Greenwood in Gaza reflects on the recent violence.
By George Eaton - 21 November 16:03
Israeli spokesman Mark Regev tells the NS that "a nuclear-armed Iran is something we will not accept".
By Prof Alan Johnson - 21 November 11:51
Proportionality is not the same thing as symmetry. Israel must counter the developing threat from Hamas.
By David Miliband - 20 November 15:12
The country needs to remember that self-defence is not the same as smart defence.
By George Eaton - 19 November 7:32
A chilling article by Gilad Sharon, son of the former Israeli prime minister, in the Jerusalem Post.
By Magdy el-Baghdady - 16 November 11:37
Arab and Muslim nations condemn Israel but remain mute in the face of ongoing ethnic cleansing in Sudan.
By George Eaton - 16 November 9:18
Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks says Gaza conflict is "to do with Iran" after not realising he was still on air.
By George Eaton - 15 November 8:05
Hamas military commander killed as Israel launches new Gaza offensive.
By New Statesman - 14 November 7:40
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
By John Stoehr - 13 November 16:26
When workers are given a clear choice, they choose the man who fights for them.
By James Bridle - 12 November 11:04
These are the places most of us will never see. We do not know these landscapes and we cannot visit them.
By Alex Hern - 09 November 10:28
The president seems like a nice sort of guy, really.
By New Statesman - 08 November 11:07
By New Statesman - 08 November 11:04
A second chance.
By New Statesman - 08 November 7:21
Angela Merkel on Britain leaving the EU.
By Michael Newton - 08 November 6:44
The killings of Abraham Lincoln, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and John F Kennedy all seemed world-changing events. But is assassination anything other than an act of petty vanity?
By Ben Fox - 07 November 23:18
It would be a mistake to regard the result as a sweeping endorsement of the Obama presidency.
By Nicky Woolf - 07 November 16:22
After the best part of a year at the frantic centre of a national campaign, Ohio is tired to the bone.
By Douglas Alexander - 07 November 16:18
There is relief – and pride – about the US election result in Labour ranks.
By Sunder Katwala - 07 November 12:04
With whites now accounting for only 72 per cent of the electorate, the party's election strategy is bust.
By George Eaton - 07 November 10:55
Including, how the Democrats have won the popular vote in five of the last six elections.
By Caroline Crampton and Helen Lewis - 07 November 10:40
From Elizabeth Warren and memes, to glum Fox News pundits and Paul Ryan's biceps.
By Caroline Crampton - 07 November 9:53
The Republican candidate was gracious at the end, but couldn't help looking a bit sad at his defeat.
By Anthony Painter and Marcus Roberts - 07 November 9:28
The US president owes his victory to his political machine, not his campaign strategy.