Owen Matthews

Cold Turkey: why is Erdogan resisting Nato’s expansion?

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Why is Erdogan resisting Nato’s expansion?

The new White Russians: the fate of émigrés fleeing Putin

7 May 2022 9:00 am

The fate of Russia’s émigrés

Cross to bear: can Russia ever atone for Putin’s sins?

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Can Russia ever atone for Putin’s sins?

Turkey’s dilemma: whose side is Erdogan on?

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Can Turkey’s President broker a peace deal?

My one-way ticket out of Moscow

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Things fall apart. Moscow friends call to say that I have to urgently send my 19-year-old son out of Russia.…

Putin’s rage: the Russian President won’t be easy to topple

5 March 2022 9:00 am

Despite western hopes, the Russian President won’t be easy to topple

Will western sanctions really hurt Putin?

28 February 2022 2:07 am

Boris Johnson has announced that the UK will impose personal sanctions on Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister Sergei Lavrov…

Has Putin lost the plot?

26 February 2022 9:00 am

Has the Russian President gone mad?

The western press is giving Putin what he wants

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Is Putin playing with the western press?

The phoney war: what’s really going on between Boris and Putin

29 January 2022 9:00 am

It suits both Boris and Putin to pretend that Russia may invade Ukraine

Haunted: the spectre of revolution is stalking Putin

15 January 2022 9:00 am

The spectre of revolution is stalking Putin

Putin is more rational than Nato realises

11 December 2021 9:00 am

The dangers of Nato’s Ukrainian policy

Russia syndrome: it’s easy to blame Putin for everything

20 November 2021 9:00 am

It’s easy to blame Putin for everything

Putin's plan for Ukraine

15 November 2021 1:36 pm

Vladimir Putin’s message was as clear — and familiar — as his method. The Kremlin has begun another major build-up of troops…

How Rome’s rubbish became a political problem

23 October 2021 9:00 am

‘Excommunication,’ reads a stone plaque on the wall of the church of St Theodore in Rome, ‘and a fine of…

The mystery of Vladimir Putin’s mistresses

12 October 2021 8:29 am

There’s an odd thing about 18-year old Luiza Rozova’s instagram feed. You can see photos of her breakfasts (sliced exotic…

Journey to the end of the world: the full horror of the Belgica’s Antarctic expedition

3 July 2021 9:00 am

The epic story of the Antarctic voyage of the Belgica (1897-9) has all the ingredients of a truly glorious misadventure:…

Why sanctions against Putin and his allies don’t work

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Sanctions against Putin and his allies don’t work

Putin and Biden need one another

2 May 2021 4:00 pm

Does Joe Biden think that Putin is a killer? asked ABC host George Stephanopoulos. ‘Mmm-hmm, I do,’ answered the President.…

The truth about Russia’s hidden Covid deaths

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Putin’s hidden Covid deaths

Betrayal was a routine business for George Blake

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Kim Philby once remarked to the journalist Murray Sayle that ‘to betray, you must first belong. I never belonged’. Kim,…

Protests for Navalny sweep Russia

24 January 2021 5:00 pm

The protests began in Vladivostok, on Russia’s Pacific coast, and spread Westwards across 85 cities across the country’s nine time…

Navalny and Putin: the next chapter

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Navalny’s return to Russia is brave – and provocative

Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

25 July 2020 9:00 am

How Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

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Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

23 July 2020 1:52 pm

There’s only one person who’ll be genuinely pleased with the UK Intelligence and Security Committee’s Russia report, finally revealed on…