Vladimir Putin

Islamic State is making its threats a reality

14 November 2015 9:00 am

When the creation of a new caliphate was announced last year, who but the small band of his followers took…

How Putin outwitted the West

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Saddam Hussein hanged: is Iraq a better place? A safer place? Gaddafi murdered in front of the viewers: is Libya…

Portrait of the week

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Home In the shadow cabinet chosen by the new Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, the Exchequer went to John McDonnell, a…

Can Putin ban homosexuality and endorse polygamy? Yes he can

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Homosexuality may not be tolerated in today’s Russia, nor political dissent. Polygamy, though, is a different matter. Ever since news…

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…

Charles Moore’s notes: Does Chuck Blazer exist?

6 June 2015 9:00 am

We in the West all hate Sepp Blatter, so we pay too little attention to the manner in which the…

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…

How Vladimir Putin is waging war on the West – and winning

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Last month, the speaker of the Russian parliament solemnly instructed his foreign affairs committee to launch a historical investigation: was…

How Putin turned Russian politics into reality TV

14 February 2015 9:00 am

‘We all know there will be no real politics.’ A prominent Russian TV presenter is speaking off the record at…

The fallen idol: seeing Putin in a new light

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The way to think about Russia, Bill Browder told me in Moscow in 2004, using a comparison he recycles in…

Taki’s recipe for the survival of the Greek nation

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The good news is that a Greek suppository is about to relieve the EU’s economic constipation. The bad is that…

Playing chicken with Vladimir Putin

29 November 2014 9:00 am

An official end to the Cold War was declared at a summit between President George H. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev…

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

18 October 2014 9:00 am

After months of escalating tensions over Ukraine and talk of a new cold war, Russia and the West could soon…

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…

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

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…

Paul Johnson’s diary: Boris would make a great PM – but he must strike now

10 May 2014 9:00 am

I feel an intense antipathy for Vladimir Putin. No one on the international scene has aroused in me such dislike…

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…

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

22 March 2014 9:00 am

William Hague was on rather shaky ground when he argued this week that Moscow has chosen ‘the route to isolation’…

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…

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…

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…