Mary Dejevsky

Feted abroad, dismissed at home: will Germans really miss Merkel?

26 September 2021 6:00 am

As Angela Merkel finally steps down, the verdict on her leadership – at least from overseas – appears to be…

Why won't German politicians talk about migration?

23 September 2021 4:15 am

For a country with a reputation for being staid and predictable, the election campaign that closes the Merkel era in…

Hurricane Ida exposes the dire state of American infrastructure

5 September 2021 10:14 pm

Watching coverage of Hurricane Ida on both sides of the Atlantic, it was hard to escape the impression that politicians…

The descent of Afghanistan

28 August 2021 7:45 am

The bomb attacks at Kabul airport were what US and allied commanders overseeing the mass evacuation had most feared. In…

How did US intelligence get Afghanistan so wrong?

19 August 2021 7:51 am

It may well go down as the understatement of the year. In a quite extraordinary address to the nation after…

The real reason Biden was prepared to let Kabul fall

16 August 2021 5:57 pm

The speed of the Taliban’s advance, culminating in Sunday’s capture of Kabul, has been widely put forward as proof that…

Should locals be allowed to work at British embassies?

12 August 2021 7:40 pm

It is just short of 30 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union and suddenly there comes a reminder…

Is London being ‘levelled down’ already?

17 July 2021 12:15 am

In his ‘levelling up’ speech in Coventry this week, the Prime Minister insisted time and again that this was no…

Why voters should have to show photo ID

7 July 2021 6:00 pm

This week’s publication of the Elections Bill has given pressure groups and others a fresh opportunity to complain about what…

Biden and Putin have left Britain out in the cold

19 June 2021 4:11 pm

It would probably be wrong to say that Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin got on like a house on fire.…

Is it time to end the G7 spouse circus?

11 June 2021 11:00 pm

Turn on any television news broadcast and peruse any news stand on the eve of the G7 summit, and what…

Liz Cheney has lost her fight against Trump but might win the war

18 May 2021 9:12 am

When Liz Cheney, the single US House Representative for the state of Wyoming, was sacked as chair of the Republican…

The UK’s very American political realignment

12 May 2021 5:02 pm

The speed and scale with which voters, mainly but not exclusively in the north of England, have switched their allegiance…

The rise of the female ambassador

4 May 2021 4:50 pm

It is, of course, an excellent thing and a mark of social progress when an institutional bastion falls to woman-power.…

George Floyd was a victim of American gun culture

24 April 2021 3:30 pm

The triple guilty verdict on Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd was greeted with general relief across the…

What the withdrawal from Afghanistan says about us

19 April 2021 4:37 pm

When the Secretary General of Nato announced last week that all alliance troops were to be withdrawn from Afghanistan, it…

Could the Sputnik vaccine end Russia’s rift with the West?

2 April 2021 5:00 pm

Accounts differ. But it would appear that during a wide-ranging conference call earlier this week, the leaders of France and…

'Smart' motorways are an accident waiting to happen

23 January 2021 5:00 pm

If I could wave a wand and reverse just one government policy it would be the expansion of so-called ‘smart…

Is Joe Biden’s administration fit for the 2020s?

16 January 2021 6:09 pm

Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees have been warmly received by the massed ranks of anti-Trumpists in Washington. But the warmth stateside…

Why do American journalists take Trump so seriously?

9 November 2020 8:24 pm

You don’t need to know any more about Stephen Colbert than that he is an American political broadcaster and satirist…

No, the United States isn't on the verge of civil war

2 November 2020 6:07 pm

As the US enters the final straight of what has been — to put it mildly — a highly unusual…

Should the Russia Report have relied on Christopher Steele?

1 August 2020 9:00 pm

When the Intelligence and Security Committee’s (ISC) Russia Report was finally published last week, the name of one person who…

Sir David Attenborough didn’t deserve the Chatham House Prize

27 November 2019 12:23 am

Every November the London based foreign affairs think tank, Chatham House, awards a prize for ‘the most significant contribution to…

My husband was a citizen of nowhere. Where can he rest in peace?

2 March 2019 9:00 am

It is cold, dank and muddy and I’m contemplating a barely defined path from the paved road into an ever-darkening…

Make way for Ubercare

25 February 2017 9:00 am

There is much to be faulted in Uber, which has branched out from delivering people into delivering meals, under the…