Ayran with my meatballs
By Michael Hodges - 09 September 12:28

Caught between east and west, Izmir is a city of contradictions

Palestine’s comeback kid
By Nicholas Blincoe - 20 August 8:40

The first Fatah congress for 20 years featured new faces, sore losers – and a very complicated elect

Meet the ayatollahs
By Juan Cole - 06 August 9:11

As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is sworn in again as president amid
further protests, Juan Cole, one of the

A prisoner once again
By Ahmed Masoud - 06 August 9:11

At last I have made it back to Gaza to see my family, armed with supplies for my ailing mother. Now

Obama’s empire
By Catherine Lutz - 30 July 9:03

The 44th president of the United States was elected amid hopes that he would roll back his country’s

Of steel and cruelty
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 July 9:03

Liberals call on Palestinians to revoke violence without asking the same of the Israeli occupiers. B

Pleading for peace, again
By Dalia Rabin-Pelosoff - 30 July 9:03

King Hussein and my father, Yitzhak Rabin, ended war between Jordan and Israel in 1994. Why can’t to

Let this be the fifth – and final – inquiry into the Iraq catastrophe
By Staff blogger - 30 July 9:03

The Chilcot inquiry must lead a revolution in honesty and tell us how Britain and the US came to col

Book me a slot on Press TV
By Mehdi Hasan - 16 July 11:37

Appearing on a news channel owned by the mullahocracy is one way of fostering much-needed dialogue b

Obama and Israel: a new hope
By Matthew Yglesias - 03 July 16:05

The signs after Barack Obama’s inauguration were all in favour of the pro-Israel lobby. But the signals of the past few weeks have caught Tel Aviv off guard.

Q&A: Edward Platt
By George Eaton - 02 July 18:59

Edward Platt, who reports on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the <em>New Statesman</em>, talks

Oil is still a dark stain on Iraq
By Staff blogger - 02 July 12:18

It was Alan Greenspan who first let slip. In 2007, to the great glee of the anti-war movement, the elder statesman of American finance recognised that the real motive for the Iraq War had little to do with weapons of mass destruction.

A sense of an ending
By Martin Jacques - 02 July 12:18

Washington must cut the umbilical cords that ties it to Tel Aviv. If it doesn’t, the conflict in the

Crying out for justice
By Edward Platt - 02 July 12:18

As the latest inquiry into Israel’s war on Gaza hears the harrowing testimonies of Palestinian survi

Maziar Bahari must be freed
By Staff blogger - 25 June 11:37

As Iran’s mullahs continue to crack down on protesters, not to mention their wild-eyed rhetoric about “evil” Britain, they should pause to take note of how their riven country has reached the top of yet another unenviable international league table.

Hidden meanings
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 25 June 11:37

Observations on Iran

New Statesman writer arrested in Iran
By George Eaton - 23 June 11:04

Journalist and broadcaster Maziar Bahari detained following the regime's crackdown in Tehran.

Who really rules Iran?
By Staff blogger - 18 June 13:15

I’m guessing this is going to be complicated, right?
On the contrary, it’s really rather simple. The real ruler of Iran is called Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei.

The rigged election: 10 tell-tale signs
By Staff blogger - 18 June 13:11

1 Opinion polls showed that the leading opposition candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, had a strong lead over Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the eve of the poll.

The peace is disturbing
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 18 June 10:53

Observations on Lebanon

Looking the other way
By Kate Allen - 18 June 10:53

Observations on Afghanistan

We must allow the people of Iran to bring about the change they want to see
By Staff blogger - 18 June 10:53

The Obama administration and the British government should be praised for the restraint they have sh

Syria's lovable dictator
By Paul Evans - 16 June 14:15

The Ba'athist old guard still hold sway in Damascus, cracking down with martial law. Yet younger Syr

By Staff blogger - 11 June 13:12

Last Supper – Gaza

America the divine: John Pilger rounds up Obama's speech on the Middle East
By John Pilger - 11 June 13:12

Obama’s speech in Cairo on the Middle East peace process was seductive, but its content was immoral.

The nation's conscience
By Tim Adams - 04 June 18:48

Representing Britain at this year’s Venice Biennale, Steve McQueen is an extravagant talent. And his

Can Obama woo the Muslim world?
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 June 18:48

Obama went to Cairo to woo the Muslim world. But one lofty speech won’t stop America from being loat

The Tony fan club
By Sophie Elmhirst - 04 June 18:48

Observations on Tony Blair and the Middle East

Philosophical party music
By Rachel Aspden - 04 June 18:48

Rachel Aspden meets El Tanbura, an Egyptian group who are adapting folk traditions to the upheaval o

Making over the militia
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 28 May 14:10

Observations on Hezbollah