Max Jeffery

Can independent candidates pose a threat to Labour?

29 June 2024 9:00 am

Nigel Farage says that Britain is ready for a ‘revolt’, and he’s not the only candidate in this election committed…

Would you dare to wear a Rolex?

8 June 2024 9:00 am

‘London has become a jungle, right? Anyone with anything nice risks having it taken.’ Bobby, the manager of one of…

Ahmad Massoud: ‘I’m 100% sure I can topple the Taliban’

18 May 2024 9:00 am

It’s fighting season in Afghanistan again. When the Americans were in charge, after the poppy fields had been harvested in…

My night with Youth Demand

20 April 2024 9:00 am

‘Won’t you take me to… Funkytown!’ At around 10 p.m., in a bar under a railway arch in south London,…

How to get rich quick

9 March 2024 9:00 am

The tragedy of Blackpool

24 February 2024 9:00 am

It’s mid-afternoon in the Royal Oak pub in Blackpool and Liv has arrived to sell a bag full of stuff…

Dmitri Trenin: the pro-West Russian radicalised by Putin’s war in Ukraine

6 February 2024 6:00 pm

The circus of American and European diplomats in Moscow loved Dmitri Trenin while he was on their side. Trenin was…

Are the Saudis really ruining boxing?

18 January 2024 11:35 pm

There’s a new mantra in championship boxing. Try speaking to anyone from that world – a big-time promoter, trainer or…

The depressing world of influencers

8 January 2024 12:05 pm

Walid Sharks is taking a nasty beating at the AO Arena in Manchester. It’s the second round of his fight…

The sad world of the online influencer

6 January 2024 10:26 pm

Walid Sharks is taking a nasty beating at the AO Arena in Manchester. It’s the second round of his fight against…

‘It’s a necessity that the Middle East fears us’

18 October 2023 5:00 pm

Micah Goodman is done being nice and even-handed. He became a best-selling philosopher by telling Israelis that the Palestinians needed…

Zelensky was right to feel cheated by Nato

15 July 2023 3:20 am

Gitanas Nauseda stood outside his palace and checked his watch. The Lithuanian President’s guests – the leaders of the other…

Should Ukraine show more ‘gratitude’?

13 July 2023 3:39 am

Ben Wallace thinks Ukraine needs to be careful. The West has used a whole load of political energy this week…

How landmines scar a country

9 July 2023 5:00 pm

Afternoon is boom time in Quang Tri, Vietnam. Fifty years since the war here ended, and they’re still getting rid…

Letter from Abu Dhabi

4 March 2023 9:00 am

Mohammed bin Salman doesn’t care what the West thinks of him

24 November 2022 12:06 am

Saudi Arabia is a bit like us. It’s decent at football. It holds conferences to talk about things like ‘investing in humanity’.…

Meet Israel’s 21-year-old TikTok firebrand

5 November 2022 3:37 am

Hadar Muchtar is angry because Benjamin Netanyahu has won a sixth term as prime minister of Israel and she hasn’t…

Africa's zone of anarchy is getting worse

22 October 2022 4:00 pm

In the most violent region in the world, the West is realising that it messed up. Protestors in Burkina Faso…

Will Chad become Africa’s next warzone?

4 September 2022 4:30 pm

If you went to Doha this summer, you may have seen some militiamen from Chad. Perhaps at breakfast. For the…

Why Saudi Arabia is trying to take over the world of golf

15 May 2022 4:00 pm

Golf came to Saudi Arabia in the 1930s. American expats, working in the nascent oil industry, brought their clubs with…

Could Iran come between Israel and its new Gulf ally?

23 November 2021 7:02 am

When Israel and the United Arab Emirates first started speaking in 1994, the meetings were kept secret. The Emiratis, like…

In Israel, there’s never an easy fix

30 October 2021 9:00 am

From an Israeli army base on the border with Lebanon, I can see the village of Maroun al-Ras. An Iranian…

The strange tale of NEOM: Saudi Arabia’s struggling desert megacity

24 April 2021 4:30 pm

Prince Mohammed bin Salman is desperate to shake Saudi Arabia’s addiction to oil. Its price has still not recovered from…