Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting
Netanyahu looks increasingly isolated on Iran
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 April 18:12

Iran Watch, part 8

Bahrain, Formula One
NS Profile: Nabeel Rajab, Bahraini human rights activist
By Samira Shackle - 20 April 16:26

"Once the international community adopts one language, that will help us come out of the crisis we a

New Statesman
Baroness Warsi, Bahrain and the falsehood of British democracy
By Emily Wight - 20 April 15:06

The Queen has invited the King of Bahrain to her Jubilee - but criticising her would be "mean", the

New Statesman
I'm an F1 fan but I can't watch the Bahrain Grand Prix
By Steven Baxter - 20 April 10:09

The race will put a veneer of respectability on a despicable regime.

The NS Interview: Mehrezia Labidi, Tunisian politician
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 April 14:42

“The women of my party are not just dolls or decor”

New Statesman
Video appeal to Asma al-Assad: will it really work?
By Sophie McBain - 18 April 13:01

A YouTube video calling on the dictator's wife to stand up against bloodshed in Syria has good inten

New Statesman
Julian Assange interviews Hezbollah leader
By George Eaton - 17 April 13:40

WikiLeaks editor launches new TV chat show.

New Statesman
Why a cultural boycott of Israel is justified
By Ben White - 11 April 15:34

The Habima boycott call is a response to an appeal for support from a people dispossessed and occupi

Israel Loves Iran: a peace movement is born in Tel Aviv
By Samira Shackle - 26 March 12:10

As Israel's leaders continue the drumbeat for war, protestors take to the streets.

New Statesman
The two revolutions of Yemen’s women
By Samira Shackle - 26 March 1:00

The car stops at the hotel and members of Tawakkol Karman's entourage hop out. It has been a frenetic morning for Karman, who became the youngest person and the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in December.

The Syrian uprising: one year on
By Rob Hastings - 23 March 11:07

As late as March last year, Syria was still being marketed as a tourist destination.

The Syrian uprising: one year on
By Anonymous - 23 March 11:07

After more than 8,000 deaths and the displacement of thousands of people from their country, amid horrifying reports of systematic torture and massacre that have sent many others into hiding, it seems hard to believe now that

Assad's private emails show a leader in denial
By Samira Shackle - 15 March 11:54

On the anniversary of the Syrian uprising, private emails of Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma are p

Leader: There is no good reason for our troops to remain in Afghanistan
By NS staff writer - 15 March 11:29

The longer we stay in Afghanistan, the worse things will become.

Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Very British Coup
By David Shariatmadari - 12 March 0:00

Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Very British Coup
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Bodley Head, 320pp, £20

Can Israel be deflected from its war path?
By Yo Zushi - 10 March 9:20

The real danger of Binyamin Netanyahu's irrational arguments for military action in Iran.

A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran
By Norman Lamont - 06 March 18:03

Why the west’s policy on Iran has failed.

Opponents of intervention in Syria won’t take lectures from the hawks
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 March 0:00

The clamour for military action in Syria grows with each passing day, exacerbated by the relentless brutality of the Assad regime.

Syria: lessons from history for the west
By John Slinger - 01 March 13:32

Much more can be done short of an Iraq-style invasion.

Finding truth in the sandstorm
By Helen Lewis - 27 February 0:00

Covering a war "means going to places torn by chaos, destruction and death . . . and trying to bear witness. It means trying to find the truth in

Why have we ignored the plight of Palestine’s Bobby Sands?
By Mehdi Hasan - 23 February 16:27

We honour the memory of many men who took up armed struggle and died on hunger strike for their beli

Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin killed in Syria
By George Eaton - 22 February 11:05

Acclaimed war reporter killed after her house was shelled in Homs.

The road to hell
By Hans Blix - 22 February 10:07

As the drums beat for war with Iran, the UN’s former weapons inspector warns that military intervent

Why the west should rule out military action against Iran
By John Baron MP - 20 February 17:58

The threat of military force heightens tensions and makes a peaceful outcome less likely.

Kurdish Opposition of Syria speaks up
By Taghee Moas - 20 February 17:14

At the Palace of Westminster, leading Kurd figures call for a "united front" against the Assad regim

A trillion-dollar catalyst for change in the Arab World
By Tara Shirvani and David King - 18 February 12:17

The Middle East's oil wealth has the potential to become the key driver for change and innovation in

The Libyan revolution, one year on
By Sophie McBain - 17 February 17:28

A former resident of Tripoli charts the country's new journalism, justice system and civil society.

An open letter to Slavoj Žižek
By Ece Temelkuran - 17 February 16:32

Turkey's record on human rights means it is no model for the Arab world.

Let’s learn from Blair’s crimes, so we don’t repeat them in Syria
John Pilger: Let’s learn from Blair’s crimes, so we don’t repeat them in Syria
By John Pilger - 16 February 8:00

The warmongering and human rights abuses of the New Labour years seem forgotten by all but the likes of Gareth Peirce. Yet Blair’s legacy lingers on in Afghanistan and Iraq and is re-emerging in Syria and Iran.

Was Egypt's football violence political?
By Samira Shackle - 02 February 12:07

The death of 74 football fans in Egypt is a worrying sign of the country's deteriorating security si

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