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.
Michael Scheuer led the CIA’s hunt for Osama Bin Laden, until he scolded his superiors for missing the signs.
Those who suggest Libya could be a template for intervention are deluded. War should be a last resort.
In the aftermath of the riots, Tariq Jahan’s quiet dignity over his son’s death made him a national hero. Here, he speaks movingly about losing a child, and the radical Islamist past he abandoned to become a father.
An intriguing new report from an unlikely source.
The debate about the riots is being hijacked by those who want to push partisan agendas and narratives.
Failing to understand the need to return quickly was a huge misjudgement by Cameron.
Seal Team 6 members among the 38 killed in Afghanistan.
Standard and Poor's decision to downgrade the United States's credit rating is outrageous and undemocratic.
The deal is done and the cuts are coming. But perhaps, to paraphrase Tony Blair, it's worse than we thought.
Whether it's tweeting about his enemies, or using his children as advisers, Donald J Trump is not a conventional president. We need a strong media to hold the new US president - and other world leaders - to account.
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