Ukraine

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1 November 2014 9:00 am

Home The last British combat troops turned over Camp Bastion in Helmand to Afghan forces and withdrew from Afghanistan after…

Europe will reconcile with Russia, and soon. It can’t afford not to

18 October 2014 9:00 am

The West will have to drop sanctions on Russia – or face another global economic crash

Here’s how to remain cheerful in the face of such a multitude of scares

18 October 2014 9:00 am

I don’t think I can remember a time when there have been so many scares about. They come at us…

Letter from Donetsk: peace, with missile attacks

11 October 2014 9:00 am

For what is technically peacetime, there’s a lot of shelling going on round here. Donetsk airport is still held by…

Michael Fallon: parliament needs the 'courage' to vote for war

27 September 2014 8:00 am

The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is an eager interventionist

Portrait of the week

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Home England suddenly began to take the prospect of Scottish independence seriously after a poll of 1,084 people by YouGov…

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6 September 2014 9:00 am

Home Britain’s terror threat level was raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’ in response to fighting in Iraq and Syria, meaning…

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30 August 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said that Britons who went to Syria or Iraq to fight could be stripped…

The wars that really are about the oil

30 August 2014 9:00 am

You can’t understand any of the world’s crises without understanding petropolitics

Portrait of the week

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, writing of the Islamic State in northern Iraq, said: ‘If we do not act…

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16 August 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, resisted calls for Parliament to be recalled to debate the crisis in Iraq. Philip Hammond,…

A world crisis with no world leader

9 August 2014 9:00 am

No one wants to pay the price of speaking for the free world

The MH17 disaster

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, told Parliament that President Vladimir Putin of Russia should end his country’s support for…

Sanctions won’t tame Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Talking might

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Sanctions won’t help. One thing might

Portrait of the week: ministerial musical chairs, women bishops, giant snails

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Home In a ministerial reshuffle, William Hague, who promised to leave Parliament at the election, was made Leader of the…

An anti-Soviet rally in Moscow, February 1991: Gorbachev’s reforms resulted in the rise of his nemesis, Yeltsin

It's not just Putin who misses the Soviet empire. President Bush did, too

12 July 2014 9:00 am

In the latest – and best – of the books on the end of the USSR, Victor Sebestyen finds that the only good thing about the Soviet empire was the manner of its passing

Portrait of the week

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, rang Jean-Claude Juncker to congratulate him on being nominated by EU heads of government…

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31 May 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, responded to the triumph of the UK Independence Party in the European elections (which…

Viktor Yanukovych’s palace is full of tasteless treasures – and London auction-house tags

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Quite a few of the former president Yanukovych’s ‘treasures’ seem to carry tags from London auctioneers

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17 May 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said on television that he was ‘bullish’ about negotiating change for Britain in the…

Ukraine vs Sparta

10 May 2014 9:00 am

As rebels, terrorists, fascists, foreign forces, activists, separatists, militants, militias, nationalist groups, Neo-Nazis, Right Sector forces — take your pick — spread…

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

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Further Russian military intervention would be a disaster. But Putin might have to do it anyway

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3 May 2014 9:00 am

Home The British economy grew by 0.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2014, disappointing hotheads who’d expected 1 per cent. It…

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26 April 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, appeared in public with George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer — the first…

Ancient and Modern: a war for ‘human rights’

26 April 2014 9:00 am

What a splendidly liberal leader Mr Putin has turned out to be, desiring nothing other for his fellow Russians than…