Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12.
There seems scant hope of an economic revival in the year ahead.
“I said: I can create a kind of business based on selflessness”.
The Islamic Republic's vow to close the Strait of Hormuz, in response to sanctions, could give an excuse for action.
We can't afford the hawks to use withdrawal as an opportunity to airbrush blood-drenched history.
Secular commentators dismiss religion as a malign force in the world. But from Burma’s Aung San Suu to the Arab Spring, it is clear it can inspire.
They have sacrificed their distinctive beliefs and principles and received little in return.
The facts and figures of last night's debate.
Al Jazeera is an enigma – although owned by an absolute monarch, it’s hailed as an independent voice.
Our second-best friend in the Middle East continues to violently resist the Arab spring.
Not only has growth stalled and austerity failed but the Tories can't even win the economic argument.