Foreign Policy

Brexit is about renewal, not just leaving the EU. And there’s no time to waste

15 December 2018 9:00 am

None of us can predict the potential fallout from Brexit, good and bad. What began as a vote of confidence…

The great EU power trap

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Soon after the date for the EU referendum was set, Timothy Garton Ash published a piece in this magazine under…

Why leaving the EU wouldn’t make Britain any more free

19 March 2016 9:00 am

One of the most appealing arguments for Brexit is that it will make British citizens freer than they are now.…

Donald Trump's angry America

5 March 2016 9:00 am

It was, in the end, the best possible night for Donald Trump. On Super Tuesday, 11 American states voted for…

George Osborne’s epic kowtow to China

26 September 2015 8:00 am

Any British Prime Minister who meets the Dalai Lama knows it will upset the Chinese government — but for decades,…

‘Money, money, money: where is morality?’: the Dalai Lama on David Cameron’s China policy

26 September 2015 8:00 am

The Dalai Lama is a connoisseur of absurdity. When we met in London on Monday I reminded him that two…

Calling all British tourists — Ukraine needs you!

23 May 2015 9:00 am

 Kiev ‘What the hell’s going to happen to your poor country?’ I ask the man in the flea market not…

It’s Nato that’s empire-building, not Putin

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Just for once, let us try this argument with an open mind, employing arithmetic and geography and going easy on…

Shelling, militiamen and shattered villages: welcome to eastern Ukraine’s ceasefire

7 March 2015 9:00 am

  Eastern Ukraine For a moment, the sound of shelling is drowned out by a thumping beat coming from a…

Europeans no longer fear Germany. But do the Germans still fear themselves?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

In the old Death Strip between East and West Berlin, which runs through the centre of the city, there is…

Violence, fear, confusion: this is what comes into a leadership vacuum

16 August 2014 9:00 am

The old cliché that ‘nothing happens in August’ has again been brutally disproved. From the centenary of the outbreak of…

Sanctions won’t tame Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Talking might

26 July 2014 9:00 am

The civilised world felt as if its heart had been touched by an icicle. Photographs of murdered children. Biogs of…

Hillary Clinton’s autobiography seems destined to join her husband’s - in a bin marked ‘Free’

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Last year a Washington-based journalist called Mark Leibovich wrote This Town, a book whose thesis was, roughly, that Washington-based journalists…

David Cameron’s wars: How the PM learned to love precision bombing

31 August 2013 9:00 am

What is the one consolation for an MP who has beaten all their colleagues to the top job? It can…

As an Anglican ex-bishop, I can tell you: Iran's new president could be our best hope for peace

27 July 2013 9:00 am

The installation of Hassan Rouhani as President of Iran next month heralds a new chapter for the country. It is…

Does the EU really need 32 diplomats in Mozambique? And 44 in Barbados?

20 July 2013 9:00 am

The Prime Minister recently professed himself shocked at waste in the European Union. In particular, he was incensed by an…

Foreign Policy Begins at Home, by Richard N. Haass - review

6 July 2013 9:00 am

A year or so after the ‘liberation’ of Iraq, an unnamed senior Bush administration official (later revealed to be Karl…