Andrew Stephen was appointed US Editor of the New Statesman in 2001, having been its Washington correspondent and weekly columnist since 1998. He is a regular contributor to BBC news programs and to The Sunday Times Magazine. He has also written for a variety of US newspapers including The New York Times Op-Ed pages. He came to the US in 1989 to be Washington Bureau Chief of The Observer and in 1992 was made Foreign Correspondent of the Year by the American Overseas Press Club for his coverage.

Syndicate contentRSS
International Politics
22 January 2007
There was a peculiar effrontery about the 10 January press release from the Pentagon. "The Department of Defence," it...
Politics
08 January 2007
The week between Christmas and New Year had begun so promisingly for Dubbya. CNN had brought in its own model of a...
Politics
11 December 2006
I spent Thanksgiving this year in Alaska, and it was very, very cold. The temperature never rose above minus 20°C, and...
Politics
20 November 2006
So who was the winner in the elections? Nancy Pelosi, the 66-year-old who will be speaker of the House after 3 January...
Politics
13 November 2006
The White House knew the game was up as early as last Monday morning. Its schedule that day, distributed to the White...
International Politics
30 October 2006
Josh Bolten - White House chief of staff and official keeper of secrets for President George W Bush - told me the other...
Politics
16 October 2006
Did ex-Representative Mark Foley have sex with teenage male congressional pages? Was Wen Ho Lee, an American nuclear...
International Politics
25 September 2006
Just before the 9/11 Celebrations - I do not use that word flippantly; that is how it sometimes seemed here - a leading...
International Politics
11 September 2006
We can now, at last, sleep soundly in our beds at night. With Tony Blair safely back from Sir Cliff's "villa" in...
Politics
24 July 2006
Even the most ardent supporters of Israel in Washington to whom I spoke after the infamous Bush/Blair open-microphone...
Law
10 July 2006
Flipping through some dusty files at my local library in Georgetown the other day, I made a horrifying discovery. I...
Human Rights
19 June 2006
You might think the Massachusetts Institute of Technology would be well designed, but you would be wrong. I arrived to...
World Affairs
29 May 2006
I wrote here not long ago about Duke University, a campus in North Carolina that I had just visited and which must be...
Politics
01 May 2006
I first visited the United States as a teenager in 1970, when the number of people living here who had been born abroad...
Politics
17 April 2006
So the Third World War is imminent and the madman in the White House bunker is about to nuke Iran. That, at least, is...

Pages