For Osama Bin Laden there is nowhere quite like Britain. Not only are we the loyal, vulnerable partn
Concern is mounting among senior Israelis that the war against Hezbollah in Lebanon is only the star
The only conclusion any right-minded person can draw is that the Prime Minister thought it was OK fo
Blair knew the attack on Lebanon was coming but he didn't try to stop it, because he didn't want to.
I'm going to stick my neck out and say that, since it began bombing Lebanon, Israel, which usually g
Israel's bombing spree in Lebanon has united a disparate country in an unlikely solidarity with Hezb
<strong>In the Country of Men</strong>
Hisham Matar <em>Viking, 245 pp, £12.99</em>
Experience shows that, by pounding Lebanon, Israel will achieve the opposite of its aim. A stronger
The US role in supporting Israel’s military assault on Lebanon falls into a pattern of imperial tyranny.
<strong>Sir Stephen Wall</strong>, a former top foreign policy adviser to Tony Blair, calls on the P
<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 11 June 1982.</strong>
Sometimes it seems t
Bush and Blair give the green light for more Israeli strikes. Syria and Iran back Hezbollah. As the
"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.
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.
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.
With west and east on a collision course, can galleries succeed where governments have failed? <stro
Lindsey Hilsum on crime and punishment in Israel
<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 16 August 1919.</strong>
This conflict was
Who are they? What do they want? All too often, we just label them "Islamists" and leave it at that.
Rachel Aspden meets a photographer documenting Arab-Israeli soldiers' painful struggle for identity
If we quit, Afghanistan will sink into the medievalism of the pre-2001 Taliban era. If we stay, will
Yasmina Khadra <em>William Heinemann, 272pp, £10.99</em>
Why the organisational skills of Osama Bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri continue to outwit
<strong>Mirrors of the Unseen: journeys in Iran
</strong>Jason Elliot <em>Picador, 407pp, £16.99</
She spends half her time with the president in Baghdad, and half in Iraqi Kurdistan. So who exactly