Paul Wood

Low birth rates are a threat to humanity

25 February 2024 5:30 pm

The village we moved to in central Italy is lovely – old stone houses and olive trees on a hillside – but…

Taylor Swift eats her broccoli

17 February 2024 9:00 am

How low birth rates could threaten our civilization

16 February 2024 7:30 am

The village we moved to in central Italy is lovely — old stone houses and olive trees on a hillside…

Have the Houthis gone rogue?

13 January 2024 1:46 am

The US and Britain really didn’t think they had a choice about bombing Yemen in retaliation for Houthi attacks on…

Can the killing of innocent civilians ever be justified?

4 November 2023 9:00 am

Israel has made the first, rather tentative, moves of its ground operation against Hamas – but there’s nothing tentative about…

Can Israel’s hostages be saved?

21 October 2023 9:00 am

The last message that Shaked Haran saw from her father was just after 7.30 a.m. on the Saturday of the…

What Iran gains from the conflict in Israel

14 October 2023 9:00 am

What Iran gains from provoking Israel

Prigozhin sent ‘to hell’, but who gave the order?

24 August 2023 8:49 pm

As the first reports came in that Yevgeny Prigozhin had been killed, I spoke to Marat Gabidullin, who was a…

What really happened between Putin and Prigozhin?

1 July 2023 9:00 am

What went on between Putin and Prigozhin?

Prigozhin’s bid for death or glory

25 June 2023 4:28 am

Up until this point, it was possible to believe that Putin was tolerating, or even orchestrating Yevgeny Prigozhin’s increasingly outspoken…

How Saudi Arabia bought the world

17 June 2023 9:00 am

How Saudi Arabia is buying the world

The dangerous shadow war between Iran and Israel

15 April 2023 9:00 am

The covert war between Iran and Israel

Meet the architect behind ‘Putin’s palace’

11 March 2023 9:00 am

Meet the architect accused of building Putin’s $1 billion property

Is Iran at a turning point?

10 December 2022 9:00 am

Is Iran at a turning point?

How Syria became the world’s most profitable narco state

19 November 2022 9:00 am

The drug that’s funding the Syrian regime

Cornered: could Putin go nuclear?

24 September 2022 9:00 am

Will Putin push the button to save himself?

When the Queen worked her magic on the BBC

10 September 2022 4:00 pm

The Queen and Prince Philip had written their names in the visitors’ book at a country house where I was…

Is Biden ready to let MBS get away with murder?

16 July 2022 9:00 am

Is Biden ready to let MBS get away with murder?

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…