Al-Qaeda: Britain in its sights
By Zaki Chehab - 21 August 13:00

For Osama Bin Laden there is nowhere quite like Britain. Not only are we the loyal, vulnerable partn

Jordan's protest
By Sam Alexandroni - 21 August 13:00

Observations on the Middle East

Israel's sense of defeat
By Haim Baram - 21 August 13:00

Observations on the Middle East

The death of Israel's dreams
By Lindsey Hilsum - 14 August 13:00

Concern is mounting among senior Israelis that the war against Hezbollah in Lebanon is only the star

Years of good work undone
By Kitty Ussher - 14 August 13:00

The only conclusion any right-minded person can draw is that the Prime Minister thought it was OK fo

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.

A matter of context
By Peter Wilby - 07 August 13:00

I'm going to stick my neck out and say that, since it began bombing Lebanon, Israel, which usually g

Pride at a terrible price
By Julie Flint - 07 August 13:00

Israel's bombing spree in Lebanon has united a disparate country in an unlikely solidarity with Hezb

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

The National Museum of American History: 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 tyranny.

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

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

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 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

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

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