The government's posturing is about little more than saying enough to keep the eurosceptics quiet.
To emulate the Labour government's achievements at Gleneagles in 2005, the Prime Minister needs to make progress on transparency and tax.
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.
By branding political extremists “socialists” or “conservatives” we allow them the entry into the mainstream that they crave.
Taking inspiration from the US to change the debate in the UK.
While no one is looking, the Greek government goes on a rampage.
"I gave up hope that I would ever see my wife and children again."
In the ten years since the Iraq war, the Arab spring has shown that regime change need not be synonymous with western military intervention.
Few can seriously claim that UK on its own would have as much clout in trade negotiations as the whole of the EU.
There is no military solution to overcome the conditions in which Islamist extremism thrives.
Gun control was a clear priority in the President's speech.
Republicans should stop focus on winning more support, not changing the electoral rules.
He should leave the Ecuadorean embassy without delay.
The joint French and British military action in Mali misunderstands the nature of terrorism in the Sahel and the ambitions of al-Qaeda.
Yair Lapid could end up as camouflage for Netanyahu’s intransigence.
The reliance on state actors to deliver support is inadvertently compounding the suffering experienced by some of the most vulnerable people in the UK.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
He kept power by bullying those who dissented – and his departure leaves a dangerous vacuum.
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".
2013 must be the year in which the root causes of hunger and malnutrition are tackled head on, writes Leah Kreitzman.
A further crack in an unpredictable and repressive regime.
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?
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.
Watch President Obama get sworn in for a second term.
"I feel sorry for anybody who has been hurt but, other than that, I enjoyed it."
PM says number of Britons at risk at Algerian gas plant has been "significantly reduced" but that operations are not over.