Myths and missteps.
Pain relief and palliative care is a human right - and yet global access to drugs is grossly unequal. Change is urgently needed.
The world is back to where it was in the late 19th century — no one great power controls everything on the planet, not the US and not China. And that makes the threat of war inescapable.
Amid all the bloodshed of Zimbabwe’s 2008 election, it was the murder of the 30-year-old Tonderai Ndira that caught the international media’s attention. He became a symbol for the country's political struggles. Five years on, Zimbabwe is transformed, but
Samira Shackle talks to members of the Ahmadiyya, a minority numbering 4 million. The Ahmadis are branded as "non-Muslims", suffer violent attacks on their mosques and will boycott this weekend's elections.
Contrary to Nigel Lawson, the EU is not a monstrous bureaucracy, but the policy mix of austerity and reform is failing.
A general boycott plays into the hands of Israel's hard-right leaders. Instead, we should punish firms and institutions that operate in the Occupied Territories.
Britain should offer similar redress for its bloody colonial wars in Malaya, Aden, Cyprus and the north of Ireland.
After the financial crash of 2008, Iceland refused to bail out its banks and overthrew its government. But five years on, has its flirtation with an alternative to austerity ended?
The French president has shown that deficit reduction need not depend on deep cuts and regressive tax rises. Miliband should take note.
Since the minister in charge of tax avoidance was forced to admit to a secret Swiss bank account, François Hollande’s entire government has begun to look shaky. How did it go so wrong, so fast?
The US president's star turn at the White House Correspondents' Dinner is a reminder of how far removed such comedy is from our political world.
His campaign was a disturbing example of politics at its most crass and exploitative.
The power struggle between President Zuma and trade union leader Zwelinzima Vavi is a prelude to a battle for wider control of the political landscape.
Critics of “big government” talk as if it’s beyond question that the state’s involvement with our lives is a bad thing.
The Greek journalist, who was instrumental in the publication of the "Lagarde list" of major tax evaders in October 2012, talks to the NS's Daniel Trilling.
In the US the tide on criminal justice reform has started to turn as conservatives recognise the huge inefficiency of the prison system. Could the same happen here?
Hollande's silence on the alleged discrimination against black and Arab employees is indicative of the president's recent decision to chase popularity by playing to the centre-right.
DFID and British Council reports underline the existential crisis Pakistan is facing, but its people are rallying to save the nation. Salman Shaheen looks at Pakistan Calling, a new RSA project seeking to galvanise the British Pakistani community and the
You cannot dismiss the aims of Femen altogether - they are a group of women looking to change society - but Bim Adewunmi fears the execution of their protests leaves much to be desired.
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.
What can the UK learn from US politics' number-crunching and precision-targeted campaigning?
Perhaps the Russian oligarchs’ days of hassle-free, tax-free, risk-free banking are finally over...
There are still challenges to be overcome, but merely surviving is something of an achievement.
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.
Ten years on, James Rodgers reflects on the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
There is little that Britain can do now to right the wrongs that took place but we can learn lessons.