Owen Matthews

Where’s Putin? The Russian leader is losing control

17 June 2023 9:00 am

The Russian leader is losing control

Erdogan made himself indispensable – to Turkey and the West

30 May 2023 12:21 am

Some Turks voted for the devil they knew. More voted for the hero they knew. Either way, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s…

Lithuania’s PM: ‘If Russia is not defeated it will come for somebody else’

20 May 2023 9:00 am

Lithuania’s Prime Minister on what a Ukrainian victory would look like

Vladimir Putin must be praying that Lukashenko survives

16 May 2023 2:22 am

Belarus’s president Aleksandr Lukashenko has been missing from public view since being taken ill during a Victory Day parade in…

Erdogan faces runoff vote in the Turkish elections

15 May 2023 4:02 pm

Turkey is a strange kind of democracy. But nonetheless it is a democracy where an apparently invincible strongman can –…

Is Europe returning to business as usual with the Kremlin?

9 May 2023 4:42 pm

Before Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, some of the Kremlin’s staunchest friends in Europe were the energy executives who lobbied for…

The terrible choice facing Russia’s opposition – stay, or go?

29 April 2023 9:00 am

The terrible choice facing Russia’s opposition

‘Navalny is ready to fight and win’: meet the Russian rebel’s chief of staff

8 April 2023 9:00 am

The Russian rebel’s chief of staff on standing up to Putin

The mild-mannered economist who could end Erdogan’s rule

25 March 2023 9:00 am

Could a mild-mannered economist put an end to the Turkish leader’s 20-year rule?

Were Ukrainians behind the Nord Stream bombings?

21 March 2023 5:00 pm

Vladimir Putin has his story, and he’s sticking to it: the destruction of three of the four Gazprom-owned Nord Stream…

Is Georgia seeing a ‘colour revolution’?

14 March 2023 8:00 am

On the face of it, the protests that rocked the Georgian capital of Tbilisi last week looked a lot like…

China is playing the long game over peace in Ukraine

20 February 2023 5:00 pm

At the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi announced that his country was currently in…

One year on: how will the Ukraine war end?

4 February 2023 9:00 am

One year into the war, where does Ukraine go from here?

Boris Bondarev: Why more Russians aren’t defecting

18 January 2023 10:00 pm

Russian diplomat Boris Bondarev on his decision to defect

Wasted energy: Putin’s plan to freeze Europe has failed

14 January 2023 9:00 am

Putin’s plan to freeze Europe has failed

Voices in the wilderness: Russia’s exiled media

17 December 2022 9:00 am

Russia’s exiled media should be protected, not shut down

The red line: Biden and Xi’s secret Ukraine talks revealed

26 November 2022 9:00 am

Beijing’s secret role in the Ukraine war

Russian roulette: what ‘tactical’ nuclear war would mean

12 November 2022 9:00 am

The evolution of ‘tactical’ nuclear war

What Zelensky has taken from his former TV career

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Volodymyr Zelensky is one of the few leaders of modern times whose charisma, determination and sheer cojones can be said,…

Kremlin crack-up: who’s out to get Putin?

15 October 2022 9:00 am

Inside the power struggle at the heart of Russia

Who really blew up the Kerch Bridge?

11 October 2022 12:13 am

Who blew up the Kerch bridge? One of President Zelensky’s most senior advisers, Mikhailo Podolyak, has suggested that the Russians…

War has come home to Russia

1 October 2022 9:00 am

  Moscow A week of somewhat mixed messages from the Kremlin. One day Vladimir Putin opened Europe’s largest Ferris wheel…

Europe should welcome fleeing Russians

23 September 2022 3:05 am

In the wake of Vladimir Putin’s surprise announcement of partial mobilisation on Wednesday, thousands of young Russian men decided that…

More mad than Vlad: Russia’s ultra-nationalist threat

17 September 2022 9:00 am

Putin’s most dangerous opposition comes from Russia’s ultra-nationalists

Nothing is certain in Russia, where the past is constantly rewritten

20 August 2022 9:00 am

Nothing is certain in a country where the past is constantly rewritten, says Owen Matthews