Paul Wood

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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

russians

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…

Iraq may now have to choose between America and Iran

3 January 2020 9:51 pm

To be fair to president Donald Trump, he has not rushed to confront with Iran. Last June, he stopped airstrikes…

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Where did the money come from for Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine operations?

10 December 2019 3:35 am

Donald Trump is about to become only the third US president to be impeached —or charged with a crime —…

Oz

31 October 2019 3:00 pm

Kurdish politician Hervin Khalaf, who was apparently pulled from her car and executed last week by Turkish-backed paramilitaries [Photo: Getty]

Pax Russica: as Trump abandons Syria’s Kurds, Russia is ready to expand its empire

19 October 2019 9:00 am

While American troops were hurriedly leaving north-eastern Syria, a young female Kurdish politician called Hervin Khalaf was pulled from her…

presidency

Donald Trump’s blunderful presidency

1 October 2019 6:49 am

There’s a story about Donald Trump during the 2016 election campaign that, apocryphal or not, explains why he’s now facing…

Holidays

19 September 2019 1:00 pm

Katharine Gun: the spy who tried to stop the Iraq war

14 September 2019 9:00 am

In his memoir of office, Decision Points, George W. Bush writes about going to see Tony Blair in the Azores…

Lebanon: the world’s best failed state

3 August 2019 9:00 am

Look down from the mountains outside Beirut and, on most days, you’ll see a grey blanket of smog choking the…

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Mueller testifies – Trump wins

25 July 2019 7:07 am

Robert Mueller’s appearance before two Congressional committees today was something close to a disaster for the Democrats. The former special…

Doubles

11 July 2019 1:00 pm

The brutality of the Isis Beatles

22 June 2019 9:00 am

 Beirut Television cameras get everywhere these days. Or maybe that was always true. Gore Vidal, the grand old man of…

Good News

6 June 2019 1:00 pm

What one activist’s death tells us about war crimes in Syria

18 May 2019 9:00 am

In the 1990s film The Usual Suspects, the detective character explains how to spot a murderer. You arrest three men…