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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World Affairs
11 January 2012
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Mehdi Hasan
09 January 2012
The reaction to my recent blogpost, "10 things you didn't know about Rick Santorum...", has prompted me to...
09 January 2012
Can you believe in God and science? Or has science made belief in God obsolete? I, for one, find such questions...
Mehdi Hasan
06 January 2012
Jim Murphy, long regarded as the leading Blairite in Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet, has attracted a handful of headlines...
Mehdi Hasan
05 January 2012
In every area of our public life, the Left is losing the argumentproclaims the online headline to Peter Oborne's...
Mehdi Hasan
04 January 2012
On Rick Santorum
UK Politics
03 January 2012
On 15 December, the International Monetary Fund warned that, without greater co-operation and collaboration at an...
02 January 2012
You are famous for pioneering microfinance. Can you explain what that is simply?It is credit given to the poorest...
Mehdi Hasan
29 December 2011
US warns Iran over threat to block oil routescreams the headline on the BBC website. According to the report:The US...
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...