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.
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.
The Telegraph blogger's response to my ebook on austerity is interesting but ill-informed.
The biggest question, of course, is how you define "victory": now or in a decade.
A response to the distortions and misrepresentations.
Experts aren't infallible. Prone to overconfidence and groupthink, some of them make catastrophic errors.
But low gilt yields aren't a vote of confidence in the UK economy.
An attack on Iran would prompt an enraged Iranian government, backed by a united Iranian public, to return fire.
Don't believe me? Ask the Americans.
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