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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Politics
09 May 2005
I was puzzled by a strange sense of deja vu, watching the general election from across the Atlantic. Had I simply seen...
North America
02 May 2005
Pity George Greer, the 63-year-old judge who first ruled five years ago that Terri Schiavo was in a persistent...
International Politics
25 April 2005
A cardinal rule of US politics is that if you are a president who wins re-election, your second term will be dogged by...
Politics
18 April 2005
Hillary Clinton, I hear, is so left-wing that she will be unable to win the Democratic nomination for the presidency in...
Human Rights
11 April 2005
Exactly two days before the Pope died, I was in Florida. I was following the saga of Terri Schiavo, the 41-year-old...
World Affairs
28 March 2005
Britain, I am convinced, is now hurtling towards becoming an American protectorate. I am talking not just of Tony Blair...
Politics
21 March 2005
Almost ten years ago to the day, the Clinton administration discovered a new cause: it decided it would bring peace to...
International Politics
14 March 2005
A senior member of the British intelligence services once told me that when he has a job vacancy, he always gets...
Politics
07 March 2005
Who was having earnest talks the other day with the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai? Who was also in Iraq last month and...
Human Rights
28 February 2005
I took some film to my local drugstore to be developed at the weekend. What surprised me was that, when I started...
International Politics
21 February 2005
I have never been one of those who have said that the Bush administration, had it been more competent, could and should...
Politics
14 February 2005
There is a hint of spring in the air in Washington these days, and that may be why I am suddenly seized with optimism...
Ideas
07 February 2005
I visited Princeton University the other day for the first time in 30 years. It was remarkably refreshing to be in what...
Politics
31 January 2005
I have a friend here who is an Anglican clergyman, the father of three children, and the rector of a thriving parish in...
International Politics
24 January 2005
You always know something dodgy is going on when Dick Cheney, the vice-president, is wheeled out to argue for some...

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