Paul Wood

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…

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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

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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…

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The hostages’ president

8 October 2020 6:06 am

President Trump has tweeted that, among other things he’s best at, he is ‘the greatest hostage negotiator in the history…

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Pardon Edward Snowden

22 August 2020 3:06 pm

Edward Snowden says he didn’t mean to end up in Russia when he fled the United States to leak secrets…

The mood in Lebanon is for revolution

15 August 2020 9:00 am

The mood in Lebanon is for revolution

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The war for your mind

13 August 2020 1:57 am

The romantic plans of a Kazakh bodybuilder named Yuri Tolochko have become one more casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. He…

Was the ‘pee tape’ a lie all along?

12 August 2020 7:10 pm

Sir Anthony Eden’s wife, Clarissa, famously said that at times she’d felt as if the Suez Canal was flowing through…

How much worse can things get for Lebanon?

5 August 2020 2:29 pm

Just before Twitter started firing out messages about a ‘bomb’ in Beirut, our cleaner rang us in tears, shaking, telling…

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How rich is Trump?

10 July 2020 1:53 am

The celebrations by Donald Trump’s opponents may be premature. Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that he is not above the…

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Prodigal son-in-law

3 July 2020 2:12 pm

A friend in Washington saw Jared and Ivanka at a couple of smart DC dinner parties in the first year…

Should we be testing everyone?

2 May 2020 9:00 am

The case for universal testing

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What if a virus were ever used as a WMD?

21 April 2020 2:56 am

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Faced with the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump…

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Will coronavirus lead to a US war with Iran?

13 March 2020 9:53 pm

In a roundabout way, coronavirus may have been responsible for the deaths of two American service personnel and a British…

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Andy Khawaja: ‘The whistleblower’

25 February 2020 1:50 am

This article is in The Spectator’s March 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. It’s after 2 a.m. in Club 38, a nightspot in…