Unwrapping the gift
By Samir El-Youssef - 31 October 12:00

What if the "great experiment" had worked? Palestinian writer Samir El-Youssef reimagines the Israel

Learning the wrong lessons
By Staff blogger - 31 October 12:00

For all the accusations of hubris, there is something lugubrious about Tony Blair's view of the human condition. The British people seem to have little sense of their place in the world beyond uncritical support for America.

Twisting Gulf arms
By Robert Fisk - 31 October 12:00

Self-deception is one of the characteristics of the Middle East narrative. Whenever wars and political upheavals tear the region apart, someone will claim that life is improving, that peace may yet be discovered. And so it is today.

Democracy and demons
By Mario Vargas Llosa - 31 October 12:00

It provokes extreme passions. From a country the size of Wales, conflicts and arguments touch lives

It wasn't always like this
By Anton La Guardia - 31 October 12:00

There is no other alliance that compares, and it is newer than you might think. Anton La Guardia ana

Speaking out against Iraq: John Pilger applauds a military refusenik
By John Pilger - 31 October 12:00

A British officer is facing court martial because, after two tours of Iraq, he has concluded the war is illegal.

Michela Wrong rejects the primrose path
By Michela Wrong - 31 October 12:00

I find it strange that we in the west don't want to allow Africa similarly flexible notions of justi

Toward Trade Justice
By Staff blogger - 31 October 12:00

A <em>New Statesman</em> round-table discussion

Sharon's iron wall
By Avi Shlaim - 31 October 12:00

He pays lip-service to peace and speaks of his country's need for security, but in reality Israel's

Saddam: guilty - and quickly
By Chris Stephen - 24 October 13:00

Hussein's charge sheet should be one of the longest in history, but hundreds of cases against him wi

Lindsey Hilsum meets the boys in Basra
By Lindsey Hilsum - 24 October 13:00

Basra is slipping from the grasp of the British. They may contain or absorb some of the violence, bu

Mark Thomas looks for lost evidence
By Mark Thomas - 24 October 13:00

Getting rid of the whole bothersome process of trial and evidence would make policing a doddle

Still in the shadow of mayhem
By Andrew Hussey - 24 October 13:00

Downtown Beirut has been rebuilt, but behind the chic facade lurk tension and violence

The Beirut detective
By Abbie Fielding-Smith - 24 October 13:00

Profile - As Detlev Mehlis completes the world's most important murder investigation, the Middle Eas

We need to be told the truth on Iraq: John Pilger on the media myths
By John Pilger - 17 October 13:00

When journalists report propaganda instead of the truth, the consequences can be catastrophic.

In and out of Africa
By Staff blogger - 17 October 13:00

If you really want to make a difference, get out there and get stuck in

Aubrey Meyer
By Mark Lynas - 17 October 13:00

10 people - Does this ex-musician hold the answer to the world's climate crisis?

It's good to talk - even better to sell
By Richard Dowden - 17 October 13:00

Africa is changing fast. Aid and debt relief may help, but mobile phones and trade with China are pr

Samira Makhmalbaf
By Nicole Mowbray - 17 October 13:00

10 people - Nicole Mowbray on a precocious director whose films speak for oppressed women everywhere

Supplement Leader
By Lauren Booth - 17 October 13:00

So you want to make a difference to the world? You're bored of your books, fed up with politicians, and the only "party" you're interested in is at the union bar. Around a table of beers, you and your friends vow to do something.

Barack Obama
By Andrew Stephen - 17 October 13:00

10 people - Andrew Stephen on America's fastest-rising political star

A new age of unreason
By Nicholas Wapshott - 17 October 13:00

Darwinism is on trial in the US again. But this time, argues Nicholas Wapshott, it's part of a wider

Booking their journeys into harm's way
By Tom Wall - 17 October 13:00

Observations on Israel

Books - Nina Fishman recommends. . .
By Nina Fishman - 17 October 13:00

La Vie en Bleu: France and the French since 1900

Rod Kedward <em>Penguin, 740pp, £30.00</em>


Kierra Box
By Alice O'Keeffe - 17 October 13:00

10 people - <strong>Alice O'Keeffe</strong> meets a young campaigner on a serious mission to change

Politics through the looking glass
By Neil Clark - 17 October 13:00

Observations on Hungary

Rumsfeld prowls the backyard
By Simon Hooper - 10 October 13:00

What was Donald Rumsfeld doing in Paraguay in August? One might imagine the US defence secretary had enough on his plate orchestrating the war on terror. In fact, Rumsfeld has been displaying an alarming degree of interest in Paraguayan affairs recently.

Faking it
By Nicholas Wapshott - 10 October 13:00

American television - What is Jon Stewart about? And why should we welcome The Daily Show? Nicholas

Hugo Chavez - showing the US who's master
By Gerri Peev - 10 October 13:00

Venezuela's president is rarely seen by foreigners for what he is: one of the world's most popular a

USA (made in China)
By Andrew Stephen - 10 October 13:00

Want to buy a bike in America? Chinese. Cadillac? Chinese parts. Wal-Mart alone imports $18bn worth