Donald Trump

Portrait of the week: Harry and Meghan quit, America avoids war and the Labour leadership race begins

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Home The Queen agreed to ‘a period of transition’ during which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would spend time…

I was joking about Meghan and Harry becoming king and queen of Canada

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Washington, D.C. On 8 January, I tweeted about the Sussex-Markles: ‘Obviously the plan is to return to Canada, lead a…

iowa

In Iowa, Democrats tell farmers no new jobs until Greta Thunberg is happy

15 January 2020 9:12 pm

We were four minutes in, somewhere on the outskirts of Mideast foreign policy, when the boredom began to take hold.…

sanders

Bernie Sanders is back — and Donald Trump is delighted

14 January 2020 10:30 pm

Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign looked listless back in October. Sure, the Vermont senator and 2016 Democratic party runner-up still had…

Could this be the beginning of the end for Iran’s mullahs?

11 January 2020 11:51 pm

It is easy to construct a scenario in which tit for tat actions by the Americans and Iranians lead to…

Portrait of the week: Crisis in Iran, fires in Australia and Manchester rapist jailed

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Home Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, who had not been told in advance of America’s killing in Iraq of Qassem…

All forecasts are off if Iran shuts the Strait of Hormuz

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… Late last year, a range of forecasts…

Donald Trump has just blown up his goal of isolating Iran

11 January 2020 9:00 am

A blood-red flag was raised over the Jamkaran mosque in the Iranian holy city of Qom last week, one normally…

Is there method – or madness – behind Trump’s actions in Iran?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Leaders are often accused of escalating a conflict abroad in order to distract from headaches at home. On Tuesday, before…

The Middle East for dummies

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Gstaad   The French have a saying: ‘Il n’y a rien de plus bête que le sourire du gagnant.’ In…

lose

How to lose votes and bore people

11 January 2020 3:54 am

This article is in The Spectator’s January 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. If we can’t be governed, we may as well be…

My despair at those who weep for Quassem Soleimani

9 January 2020 7:01 pm

A few hours into the new year, pro-Assad forces targeted a school in southern Idlib with a cluster bomb. The bombing took…

Soleimani’s assassination has exposed the EU’s big weakness

8 January 2020 11:02 pm

What a difference a day makes. When I went to bed on 2 January what seemed to be the most…

Could Iran’s retaliation against the United States lead to war?

8 January 2020 7:11 pm

So it happened. Iran has just struck back against the United States for its killing of Quds force chief Qassem…

genghis

The case for Genghis Trump

8 January 2020 1:50 am

This article is in The Spectator’s January 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. America has a problem, and it’s not Donald Trump. Suicides…

2020

Why Trump will win again in 2020

2 January 2020 7:44 pm

This article is in The Spectator’s January 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. My reasons for thinking Trump was going to be…

troops

Trump and the troops

29 December 2019 3:34 am

This article is in The Spectator’s January 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. Thanksgiving Day, the most American of holidays, found President Trump…

impeachment

The ‘impeachment’ of Donald Trump

23 December 2019 5:07 am

Did we just witness an historic event, the impeachment of only the third president in the entire history of the…

nancy pelosi impeachment spectacle

The real impeachment scandal

19 December 2019 8:29 pm

I am so glad that Nancy Pelosi has finally come to her senses and declared — on the floor of…

Andrew Sullivan: The evidence against Trump is overwhelming

14 December 2019 9:00 am

When people ask me what the mood is in DC these days, the only word I can come up with…

Does the truth about Ukrainegate even matter?

14 December 2019 9:00 am

If you think the election here has been a disorientating exercise in post-truthiness, try following the latest twists in Washington.…

Dave Eggers’s satire on Trump is somewhat heavy-handed: The Captain and the Glory reviewed

14 December 2019 9:00 am

A feckless moron is appointed to the captaincy of a ship, despite having no nautical experience. The Captain has a…

Trump’s impeachment can only go one way – in his favour

11 December 2019 9:55 pm

After 17 witnesses, weeks of closed-door depositions and public hearings and a lot of heated back-and-forth between the parties, it…

Portrait of the week: Terror in London, Trump in London and a resignation in Malta

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Home Usman Khan, aged 28, out of prison on licence after serving eight years of a 16-year sentence for preparing…

impeachment rush

Pelosi’s rush to impeachment

6 December 2019 4:54 am

‘Breaking news’ sirens sounded over the Twitter webs when Nancy Pelosi announced she is instructing House Democrats to draft articles…