Putin

Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

25 July 2020 9:00 am

How Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

These Russian cyber-attacks are a wake up call for the UK

17 July 2020 3:26 am

Days before the release of the becalmed Intelligence & Security Committee (ISC) report on Russian political interference, we suddenly started…

Britain's Magnitsky sanctions will hit Putin where it hurts

7 July 2020 11:52 pm

It’s rare for a Government minister to make an announcement that is universally welcomed in the House of Commons. But…

Can Putin survive the coronavirus stress test?

2 May 2020 9:00 am

Coronavirus is a double whammy for his regime

Covid-19 is testing Putin's regime

30 April 2020 1:12 am

Vladimir Putin is observing the old adage that you should never let a good crisis go to waste. With the…

Putin's plan to exploit coronavirus

28 March 2020 8:00 pm

Vladimir Putin knows a thing or two about a crisis, having caused a number of them over recent years. And…

Exclusive: Dominic Cummings’s secret links to Russia

16 November 2019 9:00 am

This week, a malign foreign actor invaded the British media, spreading disinformation and seeking to meddle in the general election.…

‘The only place I can’t get my plays on is Britain’: Sir Peter Brook interviewed

2 November 2019 9:00 am

‘Everyone of us knows we deserve to be punished,’ says the frail old man before me in a hotel café.…

Who poses a greater threat to the West: China or Russia?

12 January 2019 9:00 am

At the height of the Cold War, as the West faced off against Red China and the Soviet Union, people…

Trumpworld is spinning out of control

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Donald Trump’s Twitter feed was oddly silent as the news came that his former campaign manager and his former lawyer…

Putin says he’s making Russia great again. In reality, it’s crumbling

9 June 2018 9:00 am

This is Putin’s time. Next week, the Fifa World Cup kicks off in Moscow, and the Kremlin has spared no…

The long arm of the Russian super mafia

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Mark Galeotti’s study of Russian organised crime, the product of three decades of academic research and consultancy work, is more…

What the Windrush scandal reveals about Theresa May

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Everyone speaks about the Windrush. The boat was actually called the Empire Windrush. The full name reveals what the story…

Putin follows the example of Octavian

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Barely a day passes without yet another Russian explanation for the Salisbury nerve agent attack. What’s new? Such disinformation has…

For Putin, the World Cup is not about football but global respect

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Authoritarian regimes love grand international sporting events. There’s something about the mass regimentation, the set-piece spectacle, the old-fashioned idea of…

Viktor Orbán meets with Theresa May late last year (Photo: Getty)

The problem with Hungary

14 October 2017 9:00 am

The name of the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, is on the lips of most left-wing, liberal politicians and intellectuals…

Escalators in the atrium of Richard Rogers’s Lloyds building

Lost in the metropolis

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Richard Rogers is to architecture what Jamie Oliver is to cookery. It is not enough for either of them just…

Punks vs. Putin

9 September 2017 9:00 am

What makes for meaningful political protest? In regimes where ideology was taken seriously (such as the Soviet Union or America…

Lomasko gives a voice to the invisible and the unheard in her graphic novel, ‘Other Russias’

Beyond the pale

15 July 2017 9:00 am

You can tell everything you need to know about what Victoria Lomasko thinks of her homeland by the titles of…

The hopeless wasteland of modern Russia

4 June 2016 9:00 am

‘Gilded doorknobs,’ spits a Party diehard as she contemplates the blessings of the Soviet Union’s collapse. ‘Is this freedom?’ Dozens…

Might Eurovision determine the outcome of the EU referendum?

14 May 2016 9:00 am

You might not think that the Eurovision Song Contest (screened live from Stockholm tonight) could have any connection with how…

Martin Neely as Jeremy Corbyn and Natasha Lewis as Diane Abbott

The time when Putin seduced Corbyn in an East Berlin nightclub

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Corbyn the Musical feels like it comes from the heart. Did the writers live through the 1970s when the hard-left…

Marina Litvinenko: a tireless campaigner for justice for her late husband

The Litvinenko case: Mayfair murder most foul

26 March 2016 9:00 am

On 1 November 2006 Alexander Litvinenko, ex-KGB officer and by then a British citizen, met two of his former colleagues,…

Portrait of the week

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, kept talking of the ‘next generation’. He outlined cuts…

Neil Jordan: as seductive a novelist as film-maker

12 March 2016 9:00 am

The first and most important thing to say about The Drowned Detective is that it’s a very good novel and…