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.

New Statesman
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.

New Statesman
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

Gabrielle Giffords with her husband Mark Kelly at the hearing.
Gabrielle Giffords on gun violence: "Too many children are dying... We must do something."
By Caroline Crampton - 31 January 8:30

The former Democratic Congresswoman, who was severely injured after being shot in the head at a political rally in 2011, delivered a moving speech at the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence.

Leader: The mixed legacy of Chávez
By new-statesman - 31 January 7:02

Perhaps no global leader inspires greater adulation and loathing than Hugo Chávez. To some, he is the last, best hope for socialism in an age of global capital; to others, he is an elected autocrat and demagogue.

Leader: Obama prepares to fight dirty
By new-statesman - 31 January 7:01

In November last year, President Obama said, after a screening of Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln: “Part of what Lincoln teaches us is that to pursue the highest ideals and a deeply moral cause requires you also engage and get your hands dirty.”

Malian soldiers arrest a man suspected of being an Islamist in Timbuktu.
Mali: now for the hard part
By Martin Plaut - 30 January 9:28

As David Cameron visits Algeria, it seems that Downing Street is only now realising just how long-term a project defeating the Islamist rebels in North Africa will be.

Hugo Chavez salutes during a military parade
Hugo Chávez: An elected autocrat
By Rory Carroll - 30 January 8:04

He kept power by bullying those who dissented – and his departure leaves a dangerous vacuum.

New Statesman
Naomi Wolf on abortion: "Our Bodies, Our Souls"
By Naomi Wolf - 27 January 9:53

For the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade - which legalised abortion in the US - the New Statesman is republishing Naomi Wolf's provocative 1995 essay, which argues that the pro-choice movement is "cultivating a hardness of heart".

Make the G8 History? Not just yet…
By Leah Kreitzman - 23 January 14:58

2013 must be the year in which the root causes of hunger and malnutrition are tackled head on, writes Leah Kreitzman.

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki
Seething discontent in the Horn of Africa: Eritrea's strange "coup"
By Martin Plaut - 23 January 9:08

A further crack in an unpredictable and repressive regime.

President Obama on the platform in front of the Capitol Building
I loved Obama's speech unreservedly. So there
By Alex Andreou - 22 January 12:04

Obama gave a well-written, brilliantly delivered, and - for the US - subversive inauguration speech. Why was the reaction of many UK progressive commentators so hysterically cynical?

President Obama steps out onto the platform for his second inauguration
The inauguration speech: Obama’s “come and have a go” moment
By Nicky Woolf - 22 January 9:00

Since December's school shooting in Connecticut, the President's voice has a new edge to it - a hardness, a determination, an aggression and a volume.

A vendor sells newspapers at the 57th Presidential Inauguration
Watch: Obama's second inauguration
By New Statesman - 21 January 15:35

Watch President Obama get sworn in for a second term.

Quote of the Day: British survivor on Algeria raid
By New Statesman - 18 January 16:07

"I feel sorry for anybody who has been hurt but, other than that, I enjoyed it."

Cameron tells MPs: British hostages remain unaccounted for in Algeria
By George Eaton - 18 January 11:29

PM says number of Britons at risk at Algerian gas plant has been "significantly reduced" but that operations are not over.

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