Nato

Italy’s hostility to Nato is building

21 May 2022 9:00 am

  Ravenna, Italy   The war in Ukraine has caused an unholy convergence of the left and right in Italy.…

Cold Turkey: why is Erdogan resisting Nato’s expansion?

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Why is Erdogan resisting Nato’s expansion?

The problem with Macron’s vision for Europe

14 May 2022 9:00 am

The Ukraine crisis has transformed international affairs, forcing countries the world over to rethink their alliances and interests. New patterns…

Why the new Anglo-Swedish pact matters

11 May 2022 12:55 am

Boris Johnson will arrive in Stockholm tomorrow to sign a defence agreement with Sweden to tide the country over until it…

The age-old story of strongmen

16 April 2022 9:00 am

The only good news, after the massacres in Ukraine, is that so many ugly behemoth super-yachts have been seized and…

Is this the birth of a Nordic Nato?

14 April 2022 5:30 pm

In the past six weeks, Finland and Sweden’s security policies have changed more than they have over the past six…

Was Biden's chemical weapons threat a gaffe?

25 March 2022 11:56 pm

Did Joe Biden mean to threaten Russia with a chemical weapons attack? That seemed to be what he implied at…

The folly of Nato enlargement

19 March 2022 9:00 am

If western universities were not brimming with leftist professors, the present situation in Ukraine would surprise no one. History would…

The war is redefining Poland’s place in the world

12 March 2022 9:00 am

The war is redefining Poland’s place in the world

Russia’s war on Ukraine: the lessons so far

8 March 2022 10:20 pm

The sheer complexity – and horror – of Russia’s war on Ukraine makes it difficult to distil the essential points. To take…

Putin's plan for Ukraine

15 November 2021 1:36 pm

Vladimir Putin’s message was as clear — and familiar — as his method. The Kremlin has begun another major build-up of troops…

Biden is losing Nato

19 September 2021 4:00 pm

The forming of the Australia-UK-US (Aukus) military alliance in the Pacific shows how everything Trump can say, Biden can do.…

The real reason Putin targeted HMS Defender

24 June 2021 3:57 pm

When military personnel talk of ‘theatres’ they mean a zone of conflict. Moscow seems to take the term increasingly literally,…

Why is New Zealand afraid of criticising China?

2 April 2021 2:27 am

It is becoming harder and harder to ignore China’s aggressive behaviour. As I say in the magazine this week, China…

Tanking the tanks could be a big mistake

29 August 2020 9:00 am

That an abundance of tanks is no guarantee of a happy and secure nation was evident from the Soviet Union’s…

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How do you like US now?

14 June 2020 3:48 am

It’s that time again when newspapers tell us that America’s standing in the world has substantially declined under Donald Trump.…

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…

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Trump is saving Nato

5 December 2019 4:32 am

It’s almost Nato as usual when Emmanuel Macron calls Nato ‘brain dead’. It’s Nato as usual, and Donald Trump as…

Trump’s visit couldn’t come at a worse time – for Boris and for Nato

30 November 2019 9:00 am

In the next few days, on 3 and 4 December, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host a grand international conference…

endless wars

Does Trump have a better idea than endless wars?

22 October 2019 4:02 pm

This article is in The Spectator’s November 2019 US edition. Subscribe here. ‘WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND…

Letters: Nato’s broken promise

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Nigel’s nakedness Sir: Rod Liddle is right to be wary of the hubris that Nigel Farage, the Brexit party leader,…

It’s judo, not chess, that’s Putin’s game

18 May 2019 9:00 am

These two refreshingly concise books address the same question from different angles: how should we deal with Russia? Mark Galeotti…

Why women make better senior bankers than men

4 May 2019 9:00 am

If you’re a bloke in a suit who’d like to apply for the governorship of the Bank of England (deadline…

How to solve Europe’s Nato problem

23 February 2019 9:00 am

There are four major power blocs in the world — the United States, Russia, China and the EU. Of these,…

What Britain needs is a disruptor-in-chief like Donald Trump

14 July 2018 9:00 am

It is appropriate that the 45th President of the United States has come to Britain this week on a working…