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.

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World Affairs
10 April 2006
I spotted something unusual in the political columns in Washington last month. Senate Republicans were introducing a...
North America
27 March 2006
If you are a pregnant British woman visiting America and smoking marijuana, I have one word of advice for you: don't. I...
Politics
20 March 2006
I can reveal this week what the Bush administration is planning for Iraq, and to avoid confusion I will do so by...
Politics
27 February 2006
It was not long before I received my first e-mail from a senior Republican friend. First I had baited him with one of...
Economics
20 February 2006
I first noticed the syndrome when I arrived to live in DC nearly 17 years ago and took our ageing British cat, Paws, to...
International Politics
06 February 2006
I developed a theme in my columns here last year without ever really intending to. I wrote that the Bush administration...
North America
16 January 2006
This is the time of the year when millions of Americans come close to a nervous breakdown. Shortly before Christmas,...
International Politics
19 December 2005
George W Bush's ratings are at an all-time low. The Republicans, beset not only by Bush and Dick Cheney but by...
International Politics
12 December 2005
Please bear with me while I briefly explain why I became interested in the subject of this report. Not long after I...
Politics
05 December 2005
It takes a personal experience to bring home just how truly disgusting politicians can be. I have a close friend, a...
Human Rights
21 November 2005
How civilised life in America really is. "In our system each individual is presumed innocent and entitled to due...
International Politics
07 November 2005
We should not let recent events distract us too much. We have known for weeks that the right was deserting George W...
Human Rights
17 October 2005
There is no Washington animal quite so self-regarding as the newly elected US senator. Every two years, a new set rolls...
International Politics
10 October 2005
I started to investigate the possibility of buying a new DVD player just a few days ago. Readers with sharp memories...
Politics
03 October 2005
Here, at last, was President Bush firmly in charge. Showing the nation a reassuring calmness and strength in times of...

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