Ukraine

Don't call him an oligarch - meeting Dmitry Firtash

19 April 2014 9:00 am

A rare interview with billionaire Ukrainian power broker Dmitry Firtash

Portrait of the week

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, made ‘a commitment to fight for full employment in Britain’ and for…

Putin's aggression is the price of western weakness

29 March 2014 9:00 am

One cannot legislate for a quiet world. When a former Princeton University college professor was elected president of the United…

Portrait of the week

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that inheritance tax ‘shouldn’t be paid by people who’ve worked hard and saved…

The Spectator's Notes: If Putin can have a referendum, so can Boris

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Everyone can see that the West has no idea what to do about Russian power in the Ukraine. Britain, in…

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Just as every child now thinks he’s going to die of global warming, so those of us who grew up…

Let Putin have Crimea – and it will destroy him

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Losing Crimea will be the making of Ukraine. And gaining it might well destroy the Russian president

Portrait of the week

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said that the economy was working but the job…

Putin is making the West's Cold Warriors look like fools

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Russia is making the West look posturing, weak and divided

Portrait of the week

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Home Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour party, promised that, if elected, his administration would hold a referendum on…

Crimean notebook: ‘They’ll have to break all my bones to make me a Russian citizen’

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Vladimir Putin still swears that there are no Russian troops in Crimea, so their mission is to say as little…

Where to open your brothel: an international comparison

8 March 2014 9:00 am

The best places to open a brothel The Commons all-party group on prostitution has called for a Scandinavian-style law where…

Leave Ukraine to the Russians

8 March 2014 9:00 am

‘You can’t always get what you want,’ chorused Mick Jagger, ‘but if you try some time/You just might find/You get…

Any other business: Britain’s chaotic energy policy puts us in Putin’s hands

8 March 2014 9:00 am

To have written last month that the headline ‘Kiev in flames’ looked like a black swan on the economic horizon…

Portrait of the week

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Home Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo detainee who won substantial compensation after suing the British government, was arrested in Birmingham…

If Ukraine’s protests were a revolution, why wasn’t the Stop the War march?

1 March 2014 9:00 am

It’s ages since I last went on a decent demo and had a bit of a dust-up with the pigs.…

The Today programme's 'Phwoof!' moment

1 March 2014 9:00 am

‘Phwhoof!’ exclaimed Evan at 8.27, before reluctantly turning us over to the sport report on Saturday morning’s Today (Radio 4).…

Vladimir Putin's new plan for world domination

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Russia is returning as an ideological force in the world – to champion conservative values

'She's the most important Jewish writer since Kafka!'

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Ian Thomson on the turbulent life of Clarice Lispector