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Trump and Fillon mean that Britain matters far more to Eastern Europe

28 November 2016 14:46

By next summer, Britain could be the only one of the three major Western military powers unequivocally opposed to the…

Liberal ideology created Donald Trump

8 November 2016 8:45

Dear Democrat voters, You are probably the most influential and powerful segment of the human race today. In terms of…

Jeremy Corbyn lets Theresa May off the hook again at PMQs

26 October 2016 13:18

Today’s PMQs could have been a tricky affair for Theresa May. Her decision on Heathrow has seen one Tory MP…

We’re too busy vilifying Putin and Russia to notice our own misdeeds

22 October 2016 15:42

I have been wondering these last few weeks whether it would be cheaper to excavate a basement and buy a…

Stop The War Coalition Protest Against Air Strikes In Syria

Stop the War stay away from the Russian embassy – ‘we won’t contribute to the jingoism and hysteria’

12 October 2016 10:00

Although little was agreed upon in yesterday’s debate on Aleppo with regards to a no-fly zone, one thing the Foreign…

Speakers Rally To Commemorate The 80th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Cable Street

Jeremy Corbyn in the firing line over Russia at PLP meeting

10 October 2016 21:41

Although Jeremy Corbyn’s spokesman described tonight’s meeting of the PLP as barely registering on the Richter scale in terms of…

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The Spectator podcast: The age of May

29 September 2016 11:39

The Conservative party conference starts this Sunday in Birmingham. It will be the first time that Theresa May has addressed…

Vlad the corrupter and the crisis on the left

2 September 2016 14:03

Julian Assange still has not found the courage to face the women who accuse him of sexual abuse. Rather than…

Will Putin target Latvia next?

18 August 2016 11:21

The Baltic states do not feel like a front line. I did not see a police officer in more than…

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Is the era of dope-free sport over?

12 August 2016 10:55

The row about Russia’s state-sponsored doping programme will continue for years. The fact is that Russia has a long tradition…

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Is Putin and Erdogan’s bromance back on?

11 August 2016 10:07

At a luncheon to mark a thawing of relations between Turkey and Russia this week, the diners were given a…

An image which appeared online purporting to show burning wreckage from the Russian helicopter (Photo: Reuters)

Who should we support in Syria’s brutal civil war?

1 August 2016 14:52

Today, Syrian rebels in Idlib shot down a Russian helicopter; five Russians were killed and footage from the site shows…

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Is Putin eyeing up the Baltic states?

28 July 2016 9:30

For the frontline in a Cold War which has been rapidly heating up in recent years, Narva certainly does not…

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If Trump wins, Europeans will have to grow up

26 July 2016 18:02

As many people have pointed out, if someone had awoken from a coma after 30 years and learned that one…

Today in audio: Fallon says Putin would ‘Vote leave’

24 May 2016 17:34

Vladimir Putin’s name has popped up again in the Brexit debate. This time, however, it wasn’t the Prime Minister suggesting…

Liam Fox is wrong to suggest that the EU controls the Foreign Office

14 May 2016 9:07

Former Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox told an audience at the Royal United Services Institute last week that the Foreign…

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Putin’s Palmyra concert shows he is winning the propaganda war

8 May 2016 8:15

The city of Palmyra, recently liberated from Isis, has seen a return to civilisation and culture with a performance by…

The Spectator Podcast: Putin’s Endgame in Syria

18 February 2016 12:18

In this week’s issue, Owen Matthews discusses Vladimir Putin’s endgame in Syria. He says Russia’s bombing of Aleppo this week…

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Move over Royal Family. London’s oligarchs are the new tourist attraction

9 February 2016 19:13

‘And if you look to your left you will see a house once linked to Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakhstan’s former intelligence chief,…

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Is the West ever going to stand up to Vladimir Putin?

21 January 2016 15:59

If you walk down Holland Park Avenue, down the hill to Shepherd’s Bush, you’ll come across a statue wreathed with…

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War & Peace is actually just an upmarket Downton Abbey

6 January 2016 12:07

Gosh what a breath of fresh air was Andrew Davies’s War & Peace adaptation (BBC1, Sundays) after all the stale…

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Podcast special: 2015 in review

22 December 2015 15:52

Christmas is almost here, so it’s time for our annual year in review podcast. In this View from 22 hour-long…

A US air strike last year on Kobani, Syria (Photo: Gokhan Sahin, Getty)

What’s the plan in Syria? Yesterday’s debate gave us few answers

3 December 2015 11:22

David Cameron may now have his bombing mandate, but he still has no strategy. The PM’s ‘hope for the best’…

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Putin knows what he’s doing in Syria. Cameron is just flailing

30 November 2015 14:56

When MPs vote this week on Syria, they will have to decide whether intervention is right in principle. But there…

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Syrian war heats up as Turkey shoots down a Russian jet

24 November 2015 9:59

The complications of acting in Syria have just become more apparent. The Russians are fighting in support of Assad – but Turkey,…