Ukraine crisis

If Putin comes, the Poles are waiting - a report from Nato's new frontline

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Late last month, on a windswept plain near the Polish town of Zagan, the defence ministers of Poland, Germany, Norway…

Wanted: a party leader willing to talk about defence

14 March 2015 9:00 am

In the 1984 US presidential election, Ronald Reagan came up with an effective way of embarrassing his rival Walter Mondale…

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…

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…

Why a City job should be graduates’ last resort

16 August 2014 9:00 am

August is the season for conversation about career choices. Every holiday party seems to include new graduates or next year’s…

I know how ineffective sanctions are – but these ones just might work

2 August 2014 9:00 am

‘Sanctions,’ said Kofi Annan, ‘are a necessary middle ground between war and words.’ Neither the EU nor the US will…

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…

Vladimir Putin’s empire of lies

26 July 2014 9:00 am

According to Russian state television, flight MH17 was shot down by Ukrainian government forces who believed they were targeting Vladimir…

Peter Mandelson’s diary: The accomplishments of George Osborne – and Vladimir Putin

31 May 2014 9:00 am

My trips to meet Russians in Russia these days are a little less controversial than my encounter with them in…

No, Putin didn’t plot to invade Ukraine. But now he might have to

10 May 2014 9:00 am

So what, exactly, does Vladimir Putin want? ‘To start World War Three,’ according to the embattled Ukrainian prime minister Arseny…

Let Putin have Crimea – and it will destroy him

29 March 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron says that Russia’s annexation of Crimea ‘will not be recognised’. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk promises that ‘we…

Cicero would have agreed with Putin

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Last September Russian President Vladimir Putin warned against a ‘unipolar’ world, saying that the national revival of Russia was in…