Britain's duty to the Black Sea

27 November 2021 4:00 am

With Russian troops massing on Ukraine’s borders, the Black Sea is looking choppy. While that may seem to have little…

Ukrainian annexation is already happening

18 November 2021 9:00 pm

Nato and the EU are fearing a Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine. They have reason to be concerned, given that Russia…

Is Russia preparing to invade Ukraine?

17 November 2021 8:30 am

I can still hear the battlefields of eastern Ukraine. Just a mile or so from us, thousands of Russian troops…

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…

Acorns and aliens: lunch with Vernon and the Ukrainians

16 October 2021 9:00 am

Catriona and I were late for lunch at Vernon’s because I couldn’t get out of bed. The four of them…

Letters: Don’t let the parish perish

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Parish problems Sir: Emma Thompson draws attention to a serious problem in the Church of England (‘Power to the parish’,…

The battle for Eastern Europe’s energy sector

31 August 2021 6:39 am

The fight to power eastern Europe is heating up. As Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky prepares to meet Joe Biden at the…

The EU is failing to stand up for eastern Europe

29 July 2021 8:42 am

Will the EU stand up for eastern Europe? This question is now being asked by Ukraine following the announcement of…

Inside a dictator's playground

11 July 2021 8:21 pm

Armed soldiers guard the barbed-wire compound. Helicopters buzz around the parameter, drifting above families on tandem bicycles. Groups of giggling…

HMS Defender: What's behind the Navy's Russian incident?

24 June 2021 12:25 am

Assuming that reports are accurate, the world has just witnessed the most serious escalation between the UK and Russia since the…

Russian memoirs are prone to a particular form of angst

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Perhaps the secret to understanding Russian history lies in its grammar: it lacks a pluperfect tense. In Latin, English and…

Putin steps back from the Ukrainian brink

23 April 2021 10:02 pm

After weeks building up forces in Crimea and close to the Ukrainian border — over 100,000, all told — Moscow…

The Kremlin's strategy to undermine Britain

14 April 2021 11:56 pm

The past week has seen the war in Ukraine, which has been simmering for the last seven years, once more…

How the West can respond to Putin’s military build-up

13 April 2021 4:00 pm

In the last few weeks, Russia has been flaunting its military build-up in and around Ukraine, sending 20,000 extra troops,…

Hunter and Joe Biden ukraine

Hunter Biden and the Big Tech information coup

15 October 2020 8:00 am

There is nothing to see. In 2014, Hunter Biden joined the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma on a…

hunter biden

Oh, there’s Hunter…

15 October 2020 2:38 am

Res ipse loquitur. What a card Joe Biden is. Here he is to Fox News a year ago: ‘I have…

hunter biden

Why is the media downplaying the Hunter Biden story?

25 September 2020 1:25 am

Remember the Ukraine impeachment drama? No? Cockburn can hardly blame you. But believe it or not, less than nine months…


You say you want a revolution?

24 June 2020 11:29 pm

In the early hours of May 30, after a night of violent protests in New York, two lawyers were arrested by the…

Hunter and Joe Biden ukraine

Here comes Ukraine again

22 May 2020 8:02 pm

The news about Joe Biden from Ukraine has gone strangely unnoticed in most American media. Cockburn imagines that’s because everyone…

coronavirus Donald Trump at a press briefing, Credit: Getty

Will the coronavirus succeed where Russiagate and Ukrainegate failed?

20 April 2020 4:23 am

Back on March 12, I noted in this space that one of the most potent effects of our latest Chinese…

lamar alexander

Lamar Alexander clears the way for an unbound Trump

1 February 2020 4:14 am

Lamar Alexander said that Donald Trump engaged in ‘inappropriate’ behavior as though he had yelled at a guest at a…


You call this ‘abuse of power’?

1 February 2020 3:48 am

By impeaching Donald Trump on December 18, 2019, the House of Representatives declared that the offenses contained in the articles…


Why John Bolton won’t win his war on Trump

29 January 2020 12:56 am

The first sentence of the New York Times report on John Bolton’s tell-all memoir about his time in the Trump…


The Bolton blindside

28 January 2020 3:47 am

What’s wrong with trying to sell books? President Trump and his janissaries are trying to depict Bolton as a disgruntled…


Dershowitz: if Bolton testifies, so should Hunter Biden

23 January 2020 9:38 am

The first day of impeachment hearings, and everyone has questions. I’m as confused as anyone else. So I phoned Alan…