World

Strikes without strategy. What could possibly go wrong?

14 April 2018 2:44 pm

Happy now? The US-led air strikes against Syrian bases, notably chemical weapons storage facilities, near Damascus and Homs and reportedly…

Saudi Arabia must become a new Dubai

13 April 2018 2:59 pm

Although probably not possessed of the liberal sensibilities that would see him accepted for membership by, say, the Soho House…

Bombs away: Trump and Macron’s bromance is getting serious

12 April 2018 1:08 pm

Remember the never-ending handshake? It was 14 July 2017, Bastille Day, and Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump opened their formal…

Putin’s cronies take a hit from the US

6 April 2018 6:40 pm

“I’m afraid we no longer have oligarchs. That was a concept of the ’90s,” Russia’s deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich…

Why won’t America join the war on plastic bags? 

6 April 2018 9:32 am

Bangladesh was the first to ban them back in 2002. Other countries, from Rwanda to Macedonia, have followed and in many places they…

Mohammad bin Salman is the thinking man’s Kate Middleton

5 April 2018 1:10 pm

One out of every 14 Americans (myself included) watched the British Royal Wedding in 2011, which drove the other 13…

What Brexit Britain can learn from German Reunification

5 April 2018 11:11 am

Obscured by the hubbub of rolling news and the cacophony of Twitter, an important anniversary has passed by virtually unnoticed.…

London has an amazingly hopeless Mayor. Why hasn’t anyone noticed?

5 April 2018 10:54 am

According to people at City Hall, Sadiq Khan writes some of his own press releases. I can believe it: they’ve…

Macron’s Thatcher moment has arrived

5 April 2018 10:53 am

The honeymoon is over for Emmanuel Macron. His first 11 months in office have been something of a breeze —…

Mohammad bin Salman’s fake news

4 April 2018 10:53 am

Some people will believe anything, so other people will say anything, especially if they’re desperate. The headline news in Saudi…

The perfect recipe for a Trump meltdown

2 April 2018 6:10 pm

President Trump has invited Russian president Vladimir Putin to the White House. This news is rocking Washington, but it shouldn’t…

Are you a winner or a loser in Trump’s trade war?

2 April 2018 4:26 pm

China’s imposition today of tariffs on 128 imports from the US was inevitable – and is no doubt exactly the…

A trade war with China sounds terrifying – but the US is doing the right thing

2 April 2018 2:44 pm

Nobody likes the sound of trade war, and rightly so. China’s new retaliatory tariffs against US products feel like the…

Does President Trump believe in the resurrection?  

31 March 2018 6:44 am

Easter weekend must be interesting for the interfaith First Family

How Christianity saw off its rivals and became the universal church

30 March 2018 3:47 pm

It thrived by killing off the opposition, says Bart Ehrman. But it also appealed to Rome’s enslaved masses

Who knew that Arabic has more than 30 words for wine?

30 March 2018 3:31 pm

You know you’re in good hands when the dedication reads: ‘To the writers, drinkers and freethinkers of the Arab and…

The diplomat expulsion game is a pointless charade

30 March 2018 2:52 pm

Diplomats are poker chips. The pomp and mystery that accrues to the diplomatic and intelligence services en poste overseas conceal…

What are Kim Jong-un’s motives in meeting Xi?

30 March 2018 12:29 am

Kim Jong-un surprised the world—once again—by making an unannounced trip to China earlier this week, and observers in the United…

Why can’t we speak plainly about migrant crime?

29 March 2018 3:40 pm

On Wednesday, two striking events happened in France. The first was that the President of the Republic led the nation’s…

Does anybody care about persecuted Muslims?

28 March 2018 11:24 pm

Anti-Christian persecution, for so long a great untold story, has started to gain the world’s attention. But the suffering of…

Why isn’t Donald Trump tweeting about expelling Russian diplomats?

27 March 2018 3:38 pm

“President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian officials from the United States and ordered the closure of the Russian…

Donald Trump turns on Putin

26 March 2018 5:37 pm

It seems like only yesterday Donald Trump was buttering up Vladimir Putin. His congratulations on Putin’s victory and failure to…

Why John Bolton is no warmonger

24 March 2018 2:35 pm

The hysteria from the Left over Donald Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor to replace Lt. General…

Meet the Russian housewives of London

24 March 2018 8:59 am

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Knightsbridge is nestled in a maze of mews streets and embassy rows somewhere between Harrods…