Half a superpower
By John Gittings - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - China still punches below its weight on the international stage, but it is the only c

Shias wait for elections, or war
By Stephen Grey - 01 January 12:00

Observations on Iraq

The snake and the hedgehog
By Peter Nolan - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - You could say that, in marrying state and market, China is pursuing the Third Way. But

NS Interview - Denis MacShane
By John Kampfner - 13 December 12:00

The minister for Europe on how the euro (''that damn currency'') has become a fetish and how he told

The US is suffering a chronic deficit of legitimacy
By James Page - 13 December 12:00

NS Essay 2 - The international spread of democracy began in the 1970s but came to an end in the 1990

The world's first multinational
By Nick Robins - 13 December 12:00

NS Essay 1- Corporate greed, the ruination of traditional ways of life, share-price bubbles, western

A war president stands at the ready
By Andrew Stephen - 13 December 12:00

In his end-of-year diary, our US editor Andrew Stephen notes a growing Bush personality cult, the pl

John Pilger reminds us of Kosovo
By John Pilger - 13 December 12:00

Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was - is now a violent "free market" in drugs and prostit

It's now or never for Washington
By Mark Almond - 06 December 12:00

America's real aim in Ukraine and other former Soviet republics is to seize control of vital resourc

Bring back the city state
By James Crabtree - 29 November 12:00

Observations on hunting (2)

Did Dubbya rig the election?
By Michael Meacher - 29 November 12:00

Michael Meacher smells something fishy in Bush's return to office. The evidence of fraud is not yet

People power? Or George power?
By Mark Almond - 29 November 12:00

Observations on Ukraine

World view - Lindsey Hilsum reports from Fallujah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 22 November 12:00

If the US truly believes that the way to beat the insurgents is to destroy towns, much of central an

World view - Michela Wrong
By Michela Wrong - 22 November 12:00

Everyone is confident about Kenya's future - yet, close-up, the ingredients are there for the same M

The new internationalism
By James Purnell - 22 November 12:00

America will be the world's sole superpower for only a few more years. Let's get ready

The law chief who bowed to Blair
By John Kampfner - 22 November 12:00

EXCLUSIVE: The <em>NS</em> reveals how, on the eve of the Iraq invasion, Tony Blair and George Bush

A nation in search of an identity
By Maureen Freely - 22 November 12:00

Turkey appears to be moving eastwards and westwards at the same time. But is it really possible to i

America - Andrew Stephen warns that "Condi" is bad news
By Andrew Stephen - 22 November 12:00

The appointments of a woman who failed to heed intelligence warnings about 9/11 and of a man who too

The boy genius behind Bush
By Andrew Stephen - 15 November 12:00

Don't attribute the Republican triumph to the voters' moral values. Credit instead Karl Rove, an exp

Iraq: the unthinkable becomes normal
By John Pilger - 15 November 12:00

Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents". In fact, women an

Culture wars
By Cristina Odone - 15 November 12:00

Moral majority politics, which helped sweep Bush to victory, are coming here. Muslims, conservative

The left needs its own moral values
By Staff blogger - 15 November 12:00

The transatlantic divide, it seems, has never been wider. To many Britons, the Americans who voted for George W Bush are as alien as the followers of Iranian ayatollahs.

Bush faces trade sanctions
By Andrew Simms - 15 November 12:00

Observations on global warming

Bleak morning in America
By Andrew Stephen - 08 November 12:00

Bush's handlers are likely to move him further to the right. Do not expect compromise or magnanimity

Politics - Blairites celebrate to soon
By John Kampfner - 08 November 12:00

For a brief spell, those at No 10 could allow themselves to let down their guard and show what they

A failure of American liberalism
By Staff blogger - 08 November 12:00

That President George W Bush should indeed win re-election says even more depressing things about America's mood than did his first election in 2000.

Arafat long ago lost his allure among his people
By Graham Usher - 08 November 12:00

On 1 November a 16-year-old Palestinian detonated himself in Tel Aviv. In the bloody annals of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict it was a lesser carnage: three Israelis were killed, and roughly 30 wounded.

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