Understanding the Taliban
By Stephen Grey - 24 April 13:00

Rethinking the war in Helmand has made the British army revise some of its basic assumptions. Workin

Time for real homes
By Chris Ames - 24 April 13:00

Observations on homelessness

A feminist but not a sister
By Anne Perkins - 24 April 13:00

Anne Perkins pays tribute to Gwyneth Dunwoody against whom the charms of Tony Blair crashed and brok

Airport expansion awareness
By Geraldine Nicholson - 24 April 12:14

Although crime and transportation tend to top the agendas of London mayoral candidates, issues like

Strikes on film
By Daniel Trilling - 24 April 11:56

As part of our focus on the labour movement and May Day, Daniel Trilling looks at the way movies hav

Mbeki's failure over Zimbabwe
By Stephen Chan - 23 April 14:22

Even the South African mediators involved in talks with Zimbabwe are frustrated over the South Afric

Climate change - are we doing enough?
By Jax Jacobsen - 23 April 14:11

Are plans to cut carbon emissions by 60 per cent enough to stave off the worst effects of climate ch

No show for BoJo
By Clarissa Bottesini - 23 April 13:57

When American student Clarissa Bottesini watched London's mayoral candidates do battle at a hustings

Raped and abandoned
By Martin Brookes - 23 April 11:56

Try to get help when you've been raped in England and Wales and you could be waiting for days, even

Lembit - more interesting than PR
By Ben Davies - 22 April 12:45

The Lib Dem MP is to marry his Cheeky Girl - as announced in <em>Hello</em>

Affordable housing
By Adam Sampson - 22 April 12:23

On May 1st, voters should consider the housing manifestos of each mayoral candidate because the new

What a way to run an investigation
By Martin Bright - 21 April 15:49

The Electoral Commission responds to my complaints about Ken Livingstone.

Trusting in devolution
By Merrick Cockell - 21 April 12:15

London mayoral candidates <em>say</em> they will work with boroughs and local governments, but they

Reviewing public services online
By Chris Adams - 21 April 12:05

Chris Adams says that there are problems with reviewing public services online because the technical

UKIP's sexual partners
By Paul Evans - 20 April 11:36

Idol promises

Out of control orders
By Paul Donovan - 17 April 13:00

Observations on deportations

Treat with extreme caution
By Simon Singh - 17 April 13:00

Homoeopathic medicine is founded on a bogus philosophy. Its continued use is a drain on NHS resource

The not-so-good-any-more life
By Peter Wilby - 17 April 13:00

In the US, as here, inequality is a middle-class issue.

So, is it all right to be an English nationalist?
By Paul Kingsnorth - 17 April 13:00

England is losing its pubs, its post offices and its basic culture. Those on the left should stop be

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 17 April 13:00

So, pretty good week.

Was Powell right? Of course not
By Darcus Howe - 17 April 13:00

When Powell delivered his speech, Europe was awash with revolutionary zeal. Thousands of young Europ

Dave, Dave and William
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 17 April 13:00

Cameron needs to create a shadow cabinet that can win the affection of the masses

The new Terminal Three
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 April 13:00

Two new airport terminals in Beijing and London highlight the differences between China and Britain'

A week to remember?
By Richard Reeves - 17 April 13:00

Faced with an almost unprecedented drop in popularity, some in the Labour Party are starting to thin

The perfect interruption
By Daniel Trilling - 17 April 13:00

Evan Davis brings sunshine to Today, but <em>The Now Show</em> is still in the Dark Ages

'Time to be realistic about immigration'
By Damian Green - 16 April 14:54

Conservative immigration spokesman Damian Green argues a report that demonstrates no link between im

We can't drive away from global warming
By Tony Bosworth - 16 April 12:16

The mayoral candidates need to consider global warming when discussing the congestion and emission c

Race, diversity and 1 May
By Simon Woolley - 15 April 11:40

Operation Black Vote's Simon Woolley on the closest run and bitterest mayoral contest to date

Fantasy mayor
By Ben Davies - 14 April 17:03

The launch of newstatesman.com's Fantasy Mayor game. Find out which candidate most closely matches y

War-like Smurfs
By Jonathan Calder - 14 April 16:25

Apparently many Olympic traditions date back to the Nazis...