Paul Wood

Europe’s last dictator: Lukashenko’s fate depends on Ukraine

9 April 2022 9:00 am

The fate of Lukashenko depends on Ukraine

Chernobyl Two?

11 March 2022 5:27 am

The electricity supply to the ruined nuclear plant at Chernobyl in Ukraine has been cut off. According to one knowledgeable…

Meet the 72-year-old British colonel taking on the Russians in Ukraine

7 March 2022 4:25 am

Some citizens of Nato countries are in Ukraine to fight. They are members of the new International Brigade the Ukrainians…

‘Help us, before it’s too late’

7 March 2022 12:29 am

Western Ukraine Outside a military recruiting centre in Lviv, Egor Grushin, one of Ukraine’s most famous classical pianists, was waiting…

Will Putin now roll on to Kiev?

22 February 2022 8:45 am

The White House told us with absolute certainty that there would be an invasion of Ukraine this week — instead…

Russian roulette: is Moscow’s bluff backfiring?

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Is Moscow’s bluff backfiring?

Putin’s big bluff

26 January 2022 3:18 am

My first visit to Ukraine was in 1994. We drove to a village about three hours south of Kiev. The…

Why we still need the BBC

22 January 2022 9:00 am

The BBC must ask itself if Nadine Dorries has a point

Daughters for sale: Afghans are growing desperate

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Afghans are growing desperate

Colin Powell: A great man – and a failure

19 October 2021 8:18 am

My memory of Colin Powell feels personal, even though we were 6000 miles apart at the time. I was in…

I’ve just watched Lebanon commit suicide – and it’s heartbreaking

16 October 2021 9:00 am

What has happened to Lebanon is a tragedy

America abandoned this fight before the Afghans did

21 August 2021 9:00 am

The West’s war in Afghanistan was always doomed

The crisis in Lebanon is a warning for the West

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Lebanon is trapped in a nightmare of its own making

Triumph of the Taleban: the unfolding disaster in Afghanistan

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Their patience is paying off

Is the worst yet to come in the Middle East?

22 May 2021 9:00 am

If Iran steps in, the worst is still to come

Migrant smuggling is one of Lebanon’s last businesses

3 May 2021 4:00 pm

Ibrahim Lachine sold his mother’s furniture to pay for a place on a smuggler’s boat from Lebanon to Cyprus and…

Isis’s weakness is now its strength

2 April 2021 5:00 pm

As coronavirus swept the globe a year ago, Isis began issuing pronouncements. ‘God, by his will, sent a punishment to…


Stop the real steal

19 February 2021 9:01 am

If you want to get rich, start a religion. The line actually comes from Orwell, but is ofter (and entirely…

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Biden’s speech impediment

10 December 2020 4:16 am

Does Joe Biden write his own speeches? Surely not. Yet his campaign says Biden was his own speechwriter for the address he made…

Iran vs the rest: the Middle East has reached a tipping point

5 December 2020 9:00 am

The next six weeks will be crucial for the Middle East

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The inevitability of Trump 2024

17 November 2020 1:15 am

Donald Trump’s increasingly outrageous attempts to contest the results of the US presidential election were given their absurd symbol early…

Trump 2024! He definitely lost – but he’s not finished yet

15 November 2020 8:46 am

Donald Trump’s increasingly outrageous attempts to contest the results of the US presidential election were given their absurd symbol early…

Donald Trump is preparing to strike his greatest deal yet

5 November 2020 3:59 am

A New Yorker cartoon shows Donald Trump in an orange jumpsuit. Until last night, his enemies could enjoyably salivate over…

Michael Cohen: ‘I lied for Trump, but that doesn’t make me a liar’

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Michael Cohen on the cult of The Donald


Will Trump refuse to leave?

23 October 2020 8:09 am

At a drinks party in Washington DC just after Donald Trump was elected, someone from the old regime told me: ‘This…