A harvest of bitter fruit
By Clare Short - 13 November 12:00

<strong>Prickly Pears of Palestine</strong>

Hilda Reilly <em>Eye Books, 256pp, £9.99</em>


Saddam: What will change when the dictator hangs?
By Rageh Omaar - 13 November 12:00

Even those who, from the outset, were sceptical about the shallow, vacuous policy described in London and Washington as "regime change" have been left flabbergasted by the perception of Saddam Hussein's sentencing as a 24-hour wonder. Can it really have come to that?

Saddam: Let's now charge the accomplices
By John Pilger - 13 November 12:00

In a show trial whose theatrical climax was clearly timed to promote George W Bush in the American midterm elections, Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced to hang.

Al-Jazeera's new voice
By John Kampfner - 13 November 12:00

Observations on television

Voice from the inferno
By Elinor Cook - 06 November 12:00

<strong>Baghdad Burning (volume 2)</strong>

Riverbend <em>Marion Boyars, 320pp, £7.99</em>


Naval gazing
By James Montague - 06 November 12:00

Observations on Iraq

Back to Anarchy
By Paul Johnson - 30 October 14:03

<strong>Taken from the New Statesman archive, 18 June 1921</strong>

This article, which gives such

No peace in our time
By John Kampfner - 30 October 12:00

Israel is facing crises on several fronts: fallout from the Lebanon war, the looming threat from Ira

Death of a hero
By Samir El-Youssef - 16 October 13:00

<strong>Being Arab</strong>

Samir Kassir <em>Verso, 128pp, £10.99</em>

ISBN 1844670996

Too busy fondling their self-esteem
By John Pilger - 16 October 13:00

The great Chilean balladeer Victor Jara, who was tortured to death by the regime of General Pinochet 33 years ago, wrote a song that mocks those who see themselves as rational and liberal, yet so often retreat into the arms of authority, no matter its dishonesty and brutality to others.

After the soldiers left
By Lucy Fielder - 16 October 13:00

Observations on Lebanon

It is right to talk about Iraq, especially when unfashionable
By Staff blogger - 09 October 13:00

Politicians and the mainstream media, usually perceived to be at odds, are more often than not in collusion. In the case of Iraq it was deemed some time ago that we had all "moved on". The bar was set so high that even the most horrific of incidents merited at best a passing mention.

How Guantanamo's prisoners were sold
By Clive Stafford Smith - 09 October 13:00

The president of Pakistan's attempts to publicise his memoirs throw light on the flawed and dishones

Time to stop teasing the axeman
By Rachel Cooke - 25 September 13:00

Uncovering Iran is a great move by Radio 4 bosses

Caravan holiday
By Tarquin Hall - 25 September 13:00

<strong>Shadow of the Silk Road</strong>

Colin Thubron <em>Chatto & Windus, 363pp, £20</em>


A full-scale war and a first foreign policy test for Premier Brown
By Staff blogger - 18 September 13:00

While attention has been elsewhere - in the case of the political class on the struggle between Messrs Brown and Blair - Britain has been sucked into another full-scale war.

Assad's worst fear
By Rachel Aspden - 18 September 13:00

Observations on Syria

A beginner's guide to "It" girls
By Killian Fox - 11 September 13:00

Peaches Geldof is too self-obsessed to get under the skin of the Middle East

<strong>The Beginner'

Absent friends
By Lindsey Hilsum - 11 September 13:00

Arguments over the war in Iraq have ignored the plight of the people themselves. As she says farewel

The ideas corner: We are the real culprits
By David Edgerton - 11 September 13:00

We rightly criticise Israeli aggression, but such tactics originated in liberal nations

Paradise lost
By Samir El-Youssef - 11 September 13:00

Returning to Tyre after 20 years, Samir El-Youssef finds a diverse city has given way to a sectarian

The Iranian Connection
By Robin Cook - 04 September 13:00

<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 10 December 1976.</strong>

This is Robin Co

Watch this grass-roots group carefully
By Ziauddin Sardar - 04 September 13:00

A few weeks ago, a group of men knocked on my door. The three adults had large and unruly beards and wore shalwar kameez, the national dress of Pakistan. The two teenage boys accompanying them, in jeans and T-shirts, were in the initial stages of growing their beards.

Dictators: Islam's man of action
By Ziauddin Sardar - 04 September 13:00

Ziauddin Sardar on Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan

Robots take to the saddle
By James Montague - 04 September 13:00

Observations on jockeys

Dictators: Meet the CEO, Dubai Inc
By William Wallis - 04 September 13:00

William Wallis on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai

Successor to Saladin
By Sam Alexandroni - 04 September 13:00

Observations on Syria

Dictators: Oil, torture and the west
By Damian Quinn - 04 September 13:00

Damian Quinn on Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia

Iraq: US offensive repulsed
By Brian Cathcart - 28 August 13:00

After three bloody years and countless deaths, parcelled out daily in the tolls of bombs and gunfights and the tallies of throats slit in the night, it can be hard to argue that anything much is changing in Iraq.

Israel: What happens next?
By Gideon Lichfield - 28 August 13:00

The left is in disarray and the right has nothing fresh to offer. All Israelis can do is wait for a