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Why did McMaster go?

23 March 2018 4:39 pm

Everyone wants to know what caused President Trump to dump national security adviser H.R. McMaster. Today’s papers are saying it…

Isolationist? Donald Trump appears to be assembling a war cabinet

22 March 2018 11:47 pm

Is the third time the charm? President Trump has already run through Mike Flynn, who enjoyed the shortest tenure in…

John Dowd’s departure raises all kinds of questions

22 March 2018 4:21 pm

John Dowd, a personal attorney of Donald Trump, stepped down today from his role as head of the legal team…

From persecutor to preacher: the journey of St Paul

22 March 2018 3:56 pm

Saint Paul is unique among those who have changed the course of history — responsible not just for one but…

The great Cambridge Analytica conspiracy theory

21 March 2018 12:06 pm

This Cambridge Analytica thing is starting to sound like a chattering-class conspiracy theory. We’re meant to believe that Donald Trump…

Forget the naysayers, Saudi’s crown prince is the real deal

20 March 2018 11:02 am

In an interview this month, Mohammad bin Salman offered an extraordinarily frank assessment of how to combat terrorism. It means…

Not my president: meet the Chinese students standing up to Xi Jinping

19 March 2018 4:18 pm

At last, some students in the West are campaigning for freedom and democracy. Following years of supposedly rad students banning…

Why Trump could regret targeting Mueller

19 March 2018 3:35 pm

Throughout the course of the inquiry on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, White House lawyers have attempted…

Meet Boris Titov: the man who wouldn’t be president

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Boris Titov is running to be president of Russia, but he’s eager to talk himself out of the job. ‘I…

The Vatican’s fake news

15 March 2018 11:13 pm

Fake news is dangerous because it uses ‘distorted data’ to manipulate the public, Pope Francis warned us in January. Well,…

Donald Trump finally announces sanctions against Russia

15 March 2018 5:33 pm

Donald Trump today called it a ‘very sad situation.’ The ‘it’ in question is of course the chemical weapons attack…

Marine Le Pen’s relaunch falls flat

15 March 2018 12:16 pm

It wasn’t the weekend that Marine Le Pen envisaged. When last Saturday dawned in the northern French city of Lille,…

Is Donald Trump, like Bush, being taken over by neocons?

15 March 2018 11:35 am

The Trump administration’s foreign-policy team is beginning to look a lot like a Marco Rubio foreign policy team. It’s not…

The Special Relationship still trumps Putin

15 March 2018 10:57 am

For a president who usually tweets first and asks questions later, Donald Trump’s initial reaction to the Salisbury attack has…

Democrats should look closer to home to find collusion with Russia

14 March 2018 4:52 pm

For Donald Trump, yesterday was a bad day to bury good news. While Rex Tillerson’s resignation as Secretary of State…

Angela Merkel is back in office but not back in power

14 March 2018 10:36 am

How did she do it? How has Angela Merkel hung on for a fourth term as German Chancellor after being…

Rex Tillerson’s sacking isn’t about Russia

13 March 2018 1:39 pm

Sometimes it’s almost as if Donald Trump wants the world to think he’s a Russian patsy. Yesterday, Rex Tillerson, as…

No, Britain shouldn’t invoke Article 5 of the NATO treaty

13 March 2018 11:59 am

British Prime Minister Theresa May might regret using such strong language in her statement on the Skripal poisoned spy case…

What can Britain do to punish Russia? Not much

12 March 2018 11:28 pm

Here is an idea as to how we Brits can respond to Russia over the poison spy case. It’s the…

What is behind the British PM’s threat to Russia?

12 March 2018 9:06 pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May has given Russia until Wednesday to explain why a nerve agent that it has developed…

Welcome to Spectator USA

9 March 2018 2:10 pm

Welcome to Spectator USA, a new website from the world’s oldest weekly magazine. For 190 years, The Spectator has been…

At last, an American president grasps the North Korean nettle

9 March 2018 12:41 pm

Does Donald Trump deserve a Nobel Peace Prize?

Maybe Kim Jong-un really is a ‘smart cookie’

9 March 2018 10:30 am

‘Politicians — one day you’re enemies, the next you’re shaking hands. That’s politicians.’ That bit of wisdom — and despite…

Sorry folks, the populist revolution has just begun

8 March 2018 10:00 am

Why aren’t British children called Roger any more? I wondered this when reading about the sad death of the English…

The EU shouldn’t punish Brexit. They’d soon regret it

8 March 2018 9:30 am

Last Monday, Theresa May’s chief of staff talked junior ministers through her Mansion House speech. Gavin Barwell was frank with…