Talking to terrorists
By Martin Bright - 20 February 12:00

Secret documents show the Foreign Office is ready to risk international fury by opening a dialogue w

Michela Wrong compares scams
By Michela Wrong - 20 February 12:00

A pain in the wallet focuses the mind. To Kenyans, the Anglo Leasing scandal feels like a very perso

Welcome to weird politics
By Denis MacShane - 20 February 12:00

Observations on Poland

Mardi Gras among the ruins
By Thomas Ruys Smith - 20 February 12:00

Observations on New Orleans

Send this man straight to jail
By Roger Boyes - 20 February 12:00

David Irving, facing trial in Austria, has been tolerated for far too long. He is not the sad oddbal

The story was, in journalistic terms, an earthquake. it confirmed that Khrushchev had indeed made his rumoured speech denouncing Stalin
By John Rettie - 13 February 12:00

Special report - A pawn in a dangerous game that went right to the heart of Soviet power politics or

John Pilger on why Iran will be the next war for the West
By John Pilger - 13 February 12:00

Bush and Blair are gearing up for it, and they are preparing us, too - just as they did before attacking Iraq.

Human rights? Not for you
By Mark Seddon - 13 February 12:00

Observations on outposts

Danish butter? No thanks
By James Montague - 13 February 12:00

You have to feel sorry for Thomas Bay. The affable Danish consul and trade commissioner to Dubai has arguably one of the hardest jobs in the world at the moment: trying to persuade Muslim consumers in the emirate to start buying Danish again.

Cartoons and oil
By Lindsey Hilsum - 13 February 12:00

The Americans are seeking ways to cut themselves off from the Muslim world. For Europe that is not a

Nuremberg Notebook
By Feliks Topolski - 06 February 12:00

By Feliks Topolski Originally published in <em>The New Statesman and Nation</em>, 31 August 1946, sl

Can they seize their golden chance?
By Adam Sage - 06 February 12:00

If France's Socialists are to exploit their country's crisis and win back power, they need a message

Dubbya: just as tricky as Dickie
By Andrew Stephen - 06 February 12:00

George Bush, like Nixon before him, can't resist bugging his enemies and covering up. But does he re

Near-miracle of polling day in Nablus
By Shahid Malik - 06 February 12:00

Observations on Palestine

So near and yet so far
By Basharat Peer - 30 January 12:00

Kashmir - You might expect a humanitarian disaster to blur the rigid Line of Control that divides Ka

Losing the plot
By Martin Bright - 30 January 12:00

Exclusive - As Blair's anti-terror plan unravels, secret e-mails show that even ministers and intell

India's new best friends
By Carla Power - 30 January 12:00

International relations - Everybody wants to know the new player in the game of global supremacy. Ca

Blair's lesson in compromise
By Staff blogger - 30 January 12:00

Compromise is a curious creature. In private life it suggests maturity, a willingness to concede for the sake of harmony. In business and diplomacy it can be ambiguous. In politics, particularly British politics, it connotes weakness, and that simply won't do.

The voters despair of lies and sleaze
By Randeep Ramesh - 30 January 12:00

Indians have never had such choice. The hundreds of millions of electors can pick from an array of politicians whose appeal may be rooted in caste, communism, nationalism, language, occupation or region. Two hundred and thirty parties contested the most recent national elections.

Haunted by the politics of hate
By Ziauddin Sardar - 30 January 12:00

Religion - Behind the prosperous facade lurks an ugly strain of Hindu fundamentalism, argues Ziauddi

A new sort of superpower
By Pankaj Mishra - 30 January 12:00

Introduction - India's dream of national strength and wealth is now a reality: its superpower status

A wrong turning in space
By Robin McKie - 23 January 12:00

Twenty years on from Challenger, the whole space shuttle project remains a disaster

Why British men are rapists
By Joan Smith - 23 January 12:00

In the world of stag-night excess, lad mags and lap dancing, paying for sex is losing its stigma and

We need policies not scapegoats
By Staff blogger - 23 January 12:00

The pervs are everywhere - under the bed, in the gym, in the classroom, in a chatroom near you. The message to parents in the lurid newspaper headlines is that it is no longer safe to send your children to school.

Second Thoughts on the Bomb
By Kingsley Martin - 23 January 12:00

By Kingsley Martin. Originally published in the New Statesman on 4 July 1959, selected by <strong>Br

Why John Pilger can't mourn Australian media tycoon Kerry Packer
By John Pilger - 23 January 12:00

Behind the glamour of Australian sport, black footballers are often dead by forty.

Why George is gorgeous
By Martin Rowson - 23 January 12:00

For 300 years, cartoonists have immortalised politicians' every quirk, stupidity and physical defect

Rendition: the cover-up
By Martin Bright - 23 January 12:00

Exclusive: A secret memo reveals the truth: the government knows rendition is illegal but it has no

Power to fight both fires
By Samir El-Youssef - 16 January 12:00

Sharon: Amir Peretz won't win the March election but, argues Samir El-Youssef, he's the best hope fo