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Is Trump preparing to sell out South Korea?

14 May 2018 3:19 pm

Maybe President Trump has finally given up on his cherished dream of Vladimir Putin as his new best friend. It…

America is in the middle of a Russian influence campaign – not at the end

10 May 2018 10:15 pm

We need only look to London for lessons in how oligarchs apply pressure.

Putin shows off his ‘dagger’ on Victory Day

10 May 2018 8:44 am

Then there’s the bravado that goes with it too. International Women’s Day is widely and actively observed in Russia, and though there is an official…

Is Piers Morgan the only Catholic offended by the Met Gala?

9 May 2018 12:24 pm

It will come as no surprise that something in the news has Piers Morgan deeply troubled. For the past two…

America goes rogue

9 May 2018 1:11 am

How the abandonment of the Iran nuclear deal could mark the start of a Saudi-American-Israeli axis.

Britain and France will have to learn to live with America’s new position on Iran

8 May 2018 11:01 pm

Now that the President has made his decision, it is Boris Johnson and his counterparts who are going to have to work out what they want to save and what they want to do.

Can Trump now build a better Iran deal for everyone?

8 May 2018 10:38 pm

The president can go back to the drawing board with Britain, France and Germany - all while imposing harsh sanctions.

Donald Trump pulls out of the Iran deal. Is anyone surprised?

8 May 2018 7:33 pm

Next stop, regime change, and watch how quickly the Iran hawks start pushing for it.

The truth about London knife crime – and the prejudice with which the world listens to Trump

6 May 2018 5:45 pm

I would love to undertake a behavioural experiment in which a cohort of the public were asked to watch Donald…

A storm’s a coming for Trump over the ‘dirty ops’ allegations

6 May 2018 5:37 pm

So aides to Donald Trump, the Observer reports, retained an Israeli intelligence organization to launch a ‘dirty ops’ campaign against…

Peace in Korea doesn’t make war with Iran more likely

1 May 2018 4:05 pm

Readers of Spectator’s USA’s mothership, the venerable yet sprightly London Spectator, will know that one of the secrets of the…

Trump’s Korea pact could make a new war in the Middle East more likely

30 April 2018 3:01 pm

The Trump administration may be heading into an infinity war. Europe is gearing up to retaliate against American on the…

Are Macron and Merkel playing good cop, bad cop with Trump?

27 April 2018 4:54 pm

For France and Germany, the contrast could scarcely be starker. For three days Emmanuel Macron was wooed and fêted by…

The 10 graphs that explain Vladimir Putin’s Russia

27 April 2018 12:09 pm

This is an edited version of a presentation given by Owen Matthews at The Spectator’s What does Russia want? event.…

Interview: Meet Mariana Mazzucato, big-state capitalism’s new champion

26 April 2018 8:29 pm

‘It was Plato who said storytellers rule the world,’ observes Mariana Mazzucato, her powerful voice tempered with a beaming smile,…

The disturbing case of Alfie Evans shames Britain

26 April 2018 7:45 am

There was never going to be a happy ending to the story of Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old boy treated at…

America’s media is letting Iran off the hook

25 April 2018 8:06 am

Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has spent the last few days in New York, using American media to make a…

Can Macron make his man crush with Trump pay off?

24 April 2018 4:28 pm

Call it the audacity of hope. Emmanuel Macron wants to become the savior of the West. Like Sartre, he wants…

Macron-Trump bromance blossoms as the sun sets on Special Relationship

22 April 2018 4:45 pm

The French President has shown himself to be someone who can focus on the bigger picture, despite political differences

Has Kim Jong-un finally grown up?

21 April 2018 12:52 pm

Given the mutual bluster, threats and sabre-rattling we got used to from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, it may be…

What will the next war look like?

20 April 2018 7:56 am

Conventional weapons and armies are being replaced by hacking, drones and computer-game technology

We have a moral duty to mistrust politicians over Syria

19 April 2018 10:24 am

In Britain, almost two years have passed since Sir John Chilcot produced his 12-volume report on the lessons of the…

Donald Trump is desperate for a North Korea deal

18 April 2018 5:19 pm

Uh-oh. President Trump is wading into diplomatic waters in North Korea that he may have trouble navigating. Yesterday, he proudly…

Israel at 70: there’s no failure like success

18 April 2018 10:05 am

On Wednesday, Israel marks seventy years of statehood. When David Ben Gurion declared independence on May 14th, 1948—the anniversary floats…

Is Emmanuel Macron Making France Great Again?

15 April 2018 6:12 pm

Since Emmanuel Macron became president last year, he has unashamedly courted the world’s presidents, prime ministers, sheiks and chancellors. Much…