What Zelensky has taken from his former TV career

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Volodymyr Zelensky is one of the few leaders of modern times whose charisma, determination and sheer cojones can be said,…

What does Russia really want?

22 October 2022 7:00 pm

The question of ‘why’ Russia invaded Ukraine has been forgotten amid war’s fog. Greed and malice partially explains it. History, geopolitics…

The US knows the main threat is China

22 October 2022 4:00 pm

China’s President Xi Jinping opened the CCP’s 20th party congress by doubling down on four key issues: no let up…

Tsar Vladimir brings in martial law

20 October 2022 3:10 am

Martial law can arrive with a bang: tanks on the streets, Swan Lake on the TV. It can also creep…

The trouble with Nick Robinson’s Thoughts for the Day

8 October 2022 9:00 am

Thought for the Day appears every morning on BBC Radio 4. This preachy slot is hallowed by longevity, if not…

Will guns from Ukraine end up on the streets of Britain?

8 October 2022 9:00 am

Will guns from Ukraine end up on the streets of Britain?

How should the West respond to Putin’s threats?

8 October 2022 9:00 am

How should the West respond to Putin’s threats?

Portrait of the week: Tory party conference, gas supply warning and Denmark’s royals stripped of titles

8 October 2022 9:00 am

Home Liz Truss, the Prime Minister, came up with a message for the Conservative party conference: ‘Whenever there is change,…

What Elon Musk doesn't get about peace

8 October 2022 2:58 am

The power one person can hold should never be underestimated. They can take people’s lives, as Vladimir Putin does, or…

Putin at 70: How The Spectator has covered his life

7 October 2022 8:00 pm

Vladimir Putin turns 70 today. Since he became Prime Minister of Russia in 1999, some of The Spectator’s greatest contributors…

Does Ukrainian exist?

2 October 2022 5:00 pm

After six months of war in Ukraine, most observers agree that the roots of Russian aggression lie in the country’s…

War has come home to Russia

1 October 2022 9:00 am

  Moscow A week of somewhat mixed messages from the Kremlin. One day Vladimir Putin opened Europe’s largest Ferris wheel…

Will Nato accept Ukraine?

1 October 2022 4:03 am

Shortly after the invasion of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky made an offer to Vladimir Putin. Ukraine would drop its ambition to…

Life among the Russian refuseniks

26 September 2022 10:40 pm

Yerevan, Armenia It was getting dark outside Yerevan Airport when I arrived, but there were still a dozen flights from Russia…

Exhilarating, frightening and hilarious: Made in Leeds – Three Short Ballets reviewed

24 September 2022 9:00 am

Good, better, best was the satisfying trajectory of Northern Ballet’s terrific programme of three original short works, which moves south…

What's behind Putin's no-show?

21 September 2022 5:43 am

Has Vladimir Putin carried out a cynical stunt, or ducked out of a seismic decision? That’s the debate among Kremlinologists…

More mad than Vlad: Russia’s ultra-nationalist threat

17 September 2022 9:00 am

Putin’s most dangerous opposition comes from Russia’s ultra-nationalists

I’ve become a war addict

12 September 2022 5:00 pm

It is an almost unquestioned orthodoxy that war is hell, and that every needless death in a needless war diminishes…

Why the Baltics fear Russia

3 September 2022 4:00 pm

In the historic heart of Riga, Latvia’s lively capital, there is a building that reveals why the Baltic States remain…

What young Ukrainians will learn from reading Joseph Roth

3 September 2022 9:00 am

Joseph Roth’s writing about interwar Europe speaks to present-day Ukraine

What did Nasa achieve last time it visited the Moon?

3 September 2022 9:00 am

Of mice and Moon What did Nasa achieve last time it visited the Moon? Apollo 17, in December 1972, involved…

Ukraine stuns Russia with a counter-offensive in Kherson region

29 August 2022 11:05 pm

The southern city of Kherson, which fell to Russian forces in the first few days of the war, is one…

Why Crimea could be key to Ukraine winning the war

29 August 2022 6:00 pm

Over the six months since Russia invaded Ukraine, the ambitions of President Zelensky and his compatriots have only grown. From…

Portrait of the week: Drought in Europe, property crisis in China and barristers and binmen strike

27 August 2022 9:00 am

Home Inflation would reach 18.6 per cent by January and the energy price cap £5,816 in April, according to a…

What’s on Ukraine’s new school syllabus

27 August 2022 9:00 am

Ukrainian schools are starting to re-open, but will they be safe?