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The Iranian crisis has revealed a quiet truth: the UK’s foreign policy remains more aligned with Europe than the US.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email email@example.com to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
Is he a lawyer who stood up for the powerless? Or is he the tough-as-nails director of public prosecutions who stood firmly behind the police?
The Middle Eastern cold war is multidimensional, is more likely to escalate and is less predictable.
I knew there was no defence against the fires, only faint hope.
As conflict escalates in the Middle East, once more America lacks a strategy.
I was almost always sexualised, which was no hardship because I fancied everyone like mad.
The Oval Maidan in the heart of south Mumbai, flanked by law courts and the university, hosts dozens of overlapping matches.
The afterlife of the Armenian genocide.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The Astronomer Royal on why artificial intelligence and biotechnology lay the foundations for unimaginable advances in our societies.
We are as guilty as the Chinese over emissions.
As an outsider, the former director-general for public spending may be better placed to make significant changes to the chain of department stores.
The US assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani has lit a tinderbox in the Middle East. Until wounded pride is replaced by sober strategy in Washington and Tehran, the world is braced for further conflict.
Forty years ago this week, my dad and grandpa went on the 1980 National Steel Strike, the first of the Thatcher era. That strike is overshadowed by what later happened to the miners, but it set the template for the decade to come.
The fundamentals that will decide global affairs in the year ahead.
Malcolm Gladwell’s cool, playful intelligence has made him one of our leading public thinkers, and he has a host of imitators. But, in a time of antagonistic debate and polarised opinion, does he still have something to say?
Bourne’s affinity with outsiders drove his vision of making North America a united states of communities. A century on, his writings have become more relevant than ever
A small patch of London encouraged high thoughts and hard work in the unconventional female writers who made it their home.
A study of 21st-century pop music by Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding allows readers to ask more of pop by explaining how popular music works, and why it matters.
Two new books explore the 20th-century individuals and collectives that opposed fascism.
This is a memoir of a tormented, abusive relationship she experienced with a woman, compelling as any thriller.
From the planet’s last days to Thomas Cromwell’s: a 2020 reading list.
A new take on the sulking scarecrow is funny and contemporary.
Made to appear as though it was shot in just one take – the question is not how the makers of 1917 achieved this coup, but why.
It’s hard to tear your eyes away from White House – but this doesn’t make it acceptable. Not to me.
Along the mooring of boats where I live, the conversation these days is near-exclusively of rats.
As a new year begins, allow me to offer veteran gardeners (and former MPs at a loose end) a few suggestions.
In December, I retreat back into the past.
Ah, New York, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
They were on something called Amazon Prime Video. What the feck is that when it’s at home?
The writer talks Ivan Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons, George Orwell and Donald Trump.
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