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.

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Mehdi Hasan
19 December 2011
In his column today, the Guardian's Gary Younge writes that "withdrawing the troops [from Iraq] is about the only...
Global Issues
13 December 2011
Secular commentators dismiss religion as a malign force in the world. But from Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to the...
12 December 2011
"What is the point of the Lib Dems?" ask politicians, journalists, Lib Dem activists, Labour activists,...
09 December 2011
Last night I was a panellist on BBC1's Question Time, in Stoke-on-Trent. You can watch it, via the iPlayer, here.It was...
World Affairs
07 December 2011
Inside Al Jazeera
01 December 2011
The easiest and quickest way to expose the hypocrisy of our government's, and the wider western world's, professed...
30 November 2011
As I watched the Chancellor deliver his Autumn Statement to MPs yesterday, I couldn't help but remember his 2010...
28 November 2011
Imagine my surprise to discover that Toby Young had not just bought and read my 10,000-word ebook, The Debt Delusion,...
24 November 2011
Remember Barack Obama's speech on 1 December 2009, in which he announced his troop surge for Afghanistan? The US...
21 November 2011
Iran and my critics
UK Politics
16 November 2011
Trust the experts?
11 November 2011
The Chancellor George Osborne will have been delighted to pick up the Financial Times this morning. As the Eurozone...
09 November 2011
There was a time when I had a lot of admiration for the work of the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic...
The Staggers
09 November 2011
Ed Miliband speaking at his weekly press conference in October Source: Getty ImagesPMQs was a...