The media column - Peter Wilby
By Peter Wilby - 05 September 13:00

To judge from my e-mails, a fair number of people believe I have been "fomenting, justifying or glor

Ground zilch: how Al-Qaeda defeated New York
By Nicholas Wapshott - 05 September 13:00

America's enemies must be laughing. Four years after 9/11, the failed Ground Zero project exposes th

Few lessons learned from Beslan
By Staff blogger - 05 September 13:00

From New York, September 2001, to London, July 2005, the horrors of terrorism have become all too familiar. And yet nobody will forget the sound of explosions, of children screaming and gunfire crackling at School Number One in Beslan a year ago.

World view - Michela Wrong despairs of debate
By Michela Wrong - 05 September 13:00

African voters are naive about their constitutions. Ruthless, corrupt elites will not suddenly start

America - Andrew Stephen spoils Bush's fun
By Andrew Stephen - 05 September 13:00

The lasting image of Bush during the summer has been that of an uncaring president who has been idly

President Hillary: can she do it?
By Andrew Stephen - 29 August 13:00

She's still insisting she won't run in 2008, but she will, writes Andrew Stephen. She is rapidly pos

The media column - Peter Wilby gives a science lesson
By Peter Wilby - 29 August 13:00

My advice to journalists is the same as that given to Woodward and Bernstein at the start of the Wat

For Iraq, talk is the only way
By Staff blogger - 29 August 13:00

Can things get worse in Iraq? Let us first remind ourselves how bad things are. Violence on a level that few in Europe can imagine is the norm. Two hundred members of the new Iraqi police service and army are killed each month, and roughly 60 US soldiers.

World view - Lindsey Hilsum on youthful extremes
By Lindsey Hilsum - 29 August 13:00

With their T-shirts, sandals and long skirts, the girls would not have looked out of place in the Su

As fears over terrorism rise, John Pilger fears for free speech
By John Pilger - 22 August 13:00

If those who seek to understand what drives people to commit terrorist acts are vilified as "just one notch less despicable than the terrorists", what hope is there?

The cold war has become warmer
By Ali M Ansari - 22 August 13:00

Encouraged by US policy failures in the Middle East, Iran is taking a more robust stance

America - Andrew Stephen on Bush's judge
By Andrew Stephen - 22 August 13:00

History may well record George Bush's appointment of Judge John Roberts to the US Supreme Court as t

Out of Gaza - and into Jerusalem
By Lindsey Hilsum - 15 August 13:00

Ariel Sharon is a master of manoeuvres, writes Lindsey Hilsum. While the world watches the withdrawa

A warlord loved by the US right
By Pieter Tesch - 08 August 13:00

Observations on Sudan

An anti-fascist legacy: John Pilger hails the Brigaders
By John Pilger - 08 August 13:00

The legacy of the International Brigades helps us understand not only the nature of fascism, but the moral courage we need to oppose it.

Gwot is history. Now for Save
By Robert Fox - 08 August 13:00

After the Global War On Terror comes the Struggle Against Violent Extremism. Robert Fox explains

Islam: the tide of change
By Ziauddin Sardar - 08 August 13:00

The Muslim world is not the medieval monolith we in the west often imagine. Ziauddin Sardar toured s

Torn between two neighbours
By Ed Owen - 01 August 13:00

Observations on Ukraine

Marmite, Ryvita and a stash of cash
By Denis MacShane - 01 August 13:00

The Solidarity union was born 25 years ago this summer, rocking the communist world. Denis MacShane

Rory's week - Rory Bremner admires a salesman at work
By Rory Bremner - 25 July 13:00

Gordon Brown is still tapping his foot and looking at his watch like a desperate man outside a lavat

NS Profile - Angela Merkel
By Roger Boyes - 25 July 13:00

Forged in the old communist East, Germany's chancellor-in-waiting is not like the others. Angela Mer

Held in misguided contempt
By Denis MacShane - 25 July 13:00

Observations on Ted Heath

Power struggle
By Michael Lind - 25 July 13:00

The Dominion of War: empire and conflict in America, 1500-2000

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When extreme opinions become intolerable
By Nick Cohen - 25 July 13:00

Terror and the UK - Karl Marx was allowed to live here despite his inflammatory ideas, but the Briti

Why Maggie was wrong
By Andrew Roberts - 25 July 13:00

The Falklands war was impeccably handled: so said Andrew Roberts in last week's <em>NS</em>. <strong

Blair's bombs: on July 7, the invasion of Iraq came home to London
By John Pilger - 25 July 13:00

Terror and the UK - the senseless repercussions of interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine.

A catalogue of warnings
By Michael Smith - 25 July 13:00

Terror and the UK - Blair was told about Muslim rage not just by his critics, but by some of his clo

Minister of sound
By Sue Steward - 25 July 13:00

As claims of corruption rocked his country's government, the Brazilian minister for culture still en

They came, they talked, they left. For what?
By Michela Wrong - 18 July 13:00

G8 - No one gave the NGOs a right to the last word. They have agendas like all the rest

The struggle for Islam's soul
By Ziauddin Sardar - 18 July 13:00

Terror in the UK - Most Muslims abhor violence, yet the terrorists are a product of a specific minds