NS Essay -'Words matter in politics: the term "poll tax" was a winner for the left,"nanny state" is a winner for the right'
By Richard Reeves - 24 January 12:00

What's in a word? In politics, everything, argues Richard Reeves. Get the language right and you can

Why Abbas is already frozen out
By Daphna Baram - 24 January 12:00

The new Palestinian leader doesn't matter to Israel. The real negotiation is with America

America - Andrew Stephen fears for FDR's welfare legacy
By Andrew Stephen - 24 January 12:00

Just as Bush and his team marshalled facts and factoids of doubtful provenance to justify invading I

The present sanctions are a farce: John Pilger denounces EU appeasement of Burma
By John Pilger - 24 January 12:00

With an eye to its vast Asian market, Europe promotes human rights when the price is right.

Pinochet's legacy still flourishes
By Tom Burgis - 17 January 12:00

Observations on Chile

A winning way with the ladies
By Sarah Baxter - 17 January 12:00

Inauguration - He's no pin-up and he is hardly the perfect family man, but George W has a certain so

A Modest Defence of The President and His Policies of Creative Destruction
By John Gray - 17 January 12:00

Inauguration - John Gray justifies Fallujah and Guantanamo and looks forward to further developments

The president takes our lie-detector test
By William Brett - 17 January 12:00

Inauguration - Research

Coronation, Texas-style
By Andrew Stephen - 17 January 12:00

With US soldiers dying in Iraq, he could have kept it low-key. Instead, he wants $40m worth of balls

When the people spoke
By Guy Lodge - 17 January 12:00

Observations on citizens' assemblies

It's a nightmare, but will it come true?
By Anatol Lieven - 17 January 12:00

Inauguration - Four more years of unfettered Bush may sound like a disaster for America and the worl

The other tsunami: how the conquest of Iraq is destroying lives overseas
By John Pilger - 10 January 12:00

While the sea may have killed tens of thousands, western policies kill millions every year.

Land of the free, home of the stingy
By Andrew Stephen - 10 January 12:00

Tsunami 2: Americans, who think they are uniquely generous, give just five cents a day each to chari

The issue is our humanity, not God's divinity
By Staff blogger - 10 January 12:00

Let us not deceive ourselves. The Asian tsunami has dominated the media for several days because it is a simple but dramatic story that broke between Christmas and New Year, usually the deadest time of all for news. The images (lots of weeping light-brown children) are a picture editor's dream.

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

Nothing to lose but their power
By Wang Chaohua - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - The workers' party has become the party of a graduate elite, and its cells are require

The right turns on to technology
By James Crabtree - 01 January 12:00

2005: New media - The British left holds up Howard Dean's US campaign as a model. How wrong

A boom financed by taxes on the poor
By Mobo Gao - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - Inequalities are not based only on wages. Peasants have to pay more than 100 levies to

Hong Kong's timid pursuit of democracy
By Steve Tsang - 01 January 12:00

2005: China -

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

John Pilger reminds us of Kosovo - the model for Blair's war on Iraq
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 prostition. 

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 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

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

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

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

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