Hizb ut-Tahrir, with its millions of Muslim followers, is accused in the US of being a conveyor belt
Interviews via phone and e-mail
Beslan and 9/11 are leading millions of Muslims to search their souls. Even clerics now question the
By Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute
Since the occupation began, some 200 leading Iraqi academics, most of them in the humanities and soc
Those who used to burn with anger against oppression and were united in fraternity with the vulnerab
The Coalition Provisional Authority failed to establish a structure for peaceful democracy
The rebellion in Gaza shows that, when Israel leaves, the most likely result will be a bloody Palest
Is this country really threatened by violent attack? After talking to potential martyrs, Jamie Campb
Something must be done. As thousands in the Darfur region of Sudan face famine, rape and ethnic cleansing, the chorus goes up from politicians, NGOs, leader-writers and assorted do-gooders. The liberal interventionist bandwagon rolls.
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Iraq: the borrow
Film - For the first time, the National Film Theatre is devoting a season to contemporary Arab cine
Observations on terrorists. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>
I watched a DVD of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 (a rather poor-quality pirate copy) in a tent in southern Iraq with the British army. It's all the rage among the troops. "You've got to come and see this," they said.
The Bush-Cheney team's electoral strategy is to repeat the same lies over and over. Despite the damn
The Butler report 2 - Those who think the Prime Minister deceived us in order to take us to war have
Film - A raw and intimate look at life in the dust of postwar Kabul. By Miranda Sawyer
Joy of M
Negotiations - A decade ago, the leaders of the two sides shook hands on the White House lawn, and a
Factions - Over the past decade, as hopes of peace faded and the burden of Israeli occupation grew,
History - As the old empires crumbled, the Jews aspired to take control of their historic homeland.
The settlements - Early settlers in the occupied lands saw themselves as pioneer farmers. Most still
They are a cause, a history, a nation and a land. Millions are in exile, millions more live under Is
The future - As attitudes harden, the region faces terrible possibilities, including population tran
The routine violence of Israel's occupation of the West Bank takes place at military checkpoints and roadblocks. There are more than 600 of these and they exert a stranglehold over the Palestinians living in the region.
Many Iraqis believe that Saddam and the Americans are somehow in league against them. These are both
The European Union, worried about extremism and violence on its southern borders, has long seen peace in the Middle East as a strategic priority. In 1980, EU leaders broke new ground by voicing strong support for the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state.
Israel - Israeli Arabs may have the vote, but they still feel like second-class citizens. As do many
This issue of the New Statesman is devoted to the Palestinian question. It is not prompted by any recent outrage on either side, but by an ambition to provide context and understanding on a subject where passions tend to obscure facts.