Blood on his hands
By John Kampfner - 07 August 13:00

Blair knew the attack on Lebanon was coming but he didn't try to stop it, because he didn't want to.

Arab land carved up
By Edward Mortimer - 31 July 13:00

<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 11 June 1982.</strong>

Sometimes it seems t

The curse of topicality
By Samir El-Youssef - 31 July 13:00

<strong>In the Country of Men</strong>

Hisham Matar <em>Viking, 245 pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0670916

A clear sign of madness
By Charles Glass - 31 July 13:00

Experience shows that, by pounding Lebanon, Israel will achieve the opposite of its aim. A stronger

Unhitch us from the Bush chariot
By Stephen Wall - 31 July 13:00

<strong>Sir Stephen Wall</strong>, a former top foreign policy adviser to Tony Blair, calls on the P

Empire: war and propaganda
By John Pilger - 31 July 13:00

The US role in supporting Israel’s military assault on Lebanon falls into a pattern of imperial tyra

War - Who can stop it now?
By Zaki Chehab - 24 July 13:00

Bush and Blair give the green light for more Israeli strikes. Syria and Iran back Hezbollah. As the

In Israel, hints of a deal - but when?
By Amon Regular - 24 July 13:00

"For six years now we have seen Hezbollah quietly strengthening before our eyes," says David Giladi, secretary of the village of Shtula on Israel's north-western border. He points to the Hezbollah military outpost on the hill just in front of the village.

The US response: mind-boggling mayhem
By Andrew Stephen - 24 July 13:00

Even the most ardent supporters of Israel in Washington to whom I spoke after the infamous Bush/Blair open-microphone discussion were laughing, literally, at what Bush had said.

Desperation in Beirut
By Lyn Walid - 24 July 13:00


Iran: the force behind three conflicts
By Rageh Omaar - 24 July 13:00

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's motorcade sped through the newly completed Resalat Tunnel for the ceremonial opening of a highway designed to alleviate Tehran's terrible traffic congestion. Building work began six years ago, when Ahmadinejad was still mayor of Tehran.

The Third Afghan War
By Herbert Sidebotham - 17 July 13:00

<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 16 August 1919.</strong>

This conflict was

The art of understanding
By Alice O'Keeffe - 17 July 13:00

With west and east on a collision course, can galleries succeed where governments have failed? <stro

World stage: Collective punishment, collective suffering
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 July 13:00

Lindsey Hilsum on crime and punishment in Israel

Talking to the Taliban
By Kate Clark - 17 July 13:00

Who are they? What do they want? All too often, we just label them "Islamists" and leave it at that.

Between the lines
By Rachel Aspden - 10 July 13:00

Rachel Aspden meets a photographer documenting Arab-Israeli soldiers' painful struggle for identity

Not so much mission creep as mission deceit
By Staff blogger - 10 July 13:00

If we quit, Afghanistan will sink into the medievalism of the pre-2001 Taliban era. If we stay, will

The enemy within
By Kamila Shamsie - 10 July 13:00

<strong>The Attack</strong>

Yasmina Khadra <em>William Heinemann, 272pp, £10.99</em>

ISBN 043401

Al-Qaeda: still a step ahead
By Zaki Chehab - 03 July 13:00

Why the organisational skills of Osama Bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri continue to outwit

The perils of excess
By Ali M Ansari - 26 June 13:00

<strong>Mirrors of the Unseen: journeys in Iran

</strong>Jason Elliot <em>Picador, 407pp, £16.99</

By Abbie Fielding-Smith - 26 June 13:00

Observations on Israel

Hero of the people
By Allegra Stratton - 26 June 13:00

She spends half her time with the president in Baghdad, and half in Iraqi Kurdistan. So who exactly

The war that will never be won
By Rodric Braithwaite - 26 June 13:00

There is no such thing as a humanitarian intervention: if you invade a country you will always kill

Know thy enemy
By Roger Hardy - 19 June 13:00

<strong>On the Road to Kandahar: travels through conflict in the Islamic world</strong>

Jason Burk

The war on children
By John Pilger - 19 June 13:00

The most vulnerable people in Gaza are suffering the worst acute mental and physical trauma as a res

Fear of something worse
By Yassin el-Hajj Saleh - 05 June 13:00

Last November the Damascus Declaration, a statement issued by a broad coalition of political groups and organisations - secular and religious, Arab and Kurdish - demanded "the adoption of democracy based on liberty and free and regular elections": a clear call for regime change.

What lies beneath
By Malu Halasa - 05 June 13:00

Syria - A conservative culture has produced some of the world's most explicit - and bizarre - linger

False dawn for democracy
By Nicholas Blanford - 05 June 13:00

Syria - It was hoped that a new, young leader would end a paranoid reliance on the secret service. T

Big brother no more
By Hazem Saghieh - 05 June 13:00

Syria - As repressive abroad as it is at home, its bullying tactics have done little to endear it to

Wheeling and dealing
By Lana Asfour - 05 June 13:00

Moving between remote villages, glinting between patchwork fields of spinach, wheat and cotton, and parked decoratively in front of Byzantine ruins, motorcycles appear to be ubiquitous in Syria.