NATO

Donald Trump is wrong about Germany being a ‘captive’ of Russia

12 July 2018 15:22

“What good is Nato if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy?” tweeted Donald Trump on…

Trump surprises Nato members with demand that they should spend 4% on defence

11 July 2018 18:26

Donald Trump has demanded that Nato members spend four percent of their GDP on defence. He is proposing a doubling…

Donald Trump goes to war with Nato

11 July 2018 10:04

Don’t say you weren’t warned. Ahead of the Nato summit in Brussels today, Donald Trump had spent the last two…

How will the markets react to Trump’s upcoming talks?

5 July 2018 14:55

This week NATO meets. Mr Trump will want more progress with increasing spending by European allies. Many of them are…

Nato’s Trump trouble is music to Putin’s ears

28 June 2018 12:44

Is the Nato summit going to precipitate the greatest crisis for the Western alliance since 1966? Senior figures in the…

The Spectator Podcast: Next up, Nato

14 June 2018 11:47

In the last few days, world order seems to have been turned on its head as Trump antagonised his western…

How Nato is fighting back against Russian fake news

9 June 2018 11:00

At first, the Spanish marines are just a distant dot on the horizon. A few minutes later their speedboat is…

France and Brexit: lessons from history

18 January 2018 9:00

Almost 50 years before Brexit, there was a ‘Frexit’: France shocked her allies in March 1966 by giving notice of…

Labour Youth vote to leave Nato

15 October 2017 22:15

Oh to be young and free and a member of Young Labour. Labour’s youth wing held its annual conference this weekend.…

Ukraine’s slow war of attrition still rumbles on

19 August 2017 10:30

Towns on Ukraine’s ceasefire line are marking three years since some were retaken by government forces from pro-Russian separatists. But there is little…

Donald Trump will rejoice if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister

26 May 2017 17:31

If, as seems increasingly likely, Jeremy Corbyn becomes British Prime Minister in June, his victory should be greeted not simply…

What the papers say: The ‘enemies of the people’ row rumbles on

17 February 2017 8:37

The Article 50 court cases sparked an angry backlash in the newspapers, with the judges involved famously labelled ‘enemies of…

What the papers say: Britain’s defence spending isn’t enough

15 February 2017 8:44

A key part of Theresa May’s strategy for wooing Donald Trump was making it clear that Britain was pulling its…

A US / UK free trade deal is the big prize for Theresa May

28 January 2017 10:40

Theresa May’s team will be basking this morning in the write-ups of her successful visit to Washington. As I say…

Why the Germans are so worried about the Trump administration

23 January 2017 18:31

One of the advantages for Theresa May in being the first foreign leader to visit the Trump White House is…

What does President Trump do to Brexit?

21 January 2017 10:32

With Theresa May expected to head to Washington next week to see President Trump, I have a look at what the…

Michael Gove’s interview with Donald Trump: main points

15 January 2017 22:11

Michael Gove has landed the first British interview with Donald Trump for The Times (where he is, now, a columnist).…

Marine Le Pen causes a stir on Marr

13 November 2016 10:59

It’s Remembrance Sunday and Marine Le Pen has just appeared on the Andrew Marr show to hail a new world order. The timing…

Theresa May now has some Trumps in her Brexit negotiating hand

12 November 2016 10:05

Britain’s position heading into its Brexit talks is far stronger than it was a week ago, I argue in The…

Donald Trump won’t be as bad as you think

9 November 2016 14:54

This piece is from the new issue of The Spectator, out tomorrow.  This week’s cover: Planet Trump, with @Freddygray31, Rod…

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…

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…

Ken Livingstone makes Labour’s bad week even worse

7 January 2016 14:34

Funnily enough, after Ken Livingstone told the Daily Politics that the defence review that he is co-chairing with the new…

Michael Fallon: Russian air strikes in Syria are ‘extremely unhelpful and dangerous’

7 October 2015 9:53

Michael Fallon has been touring the broadcast studios this morning to send Russia a warning about its bombing campaign in…

Cheat sheet: what Jeremy Corbyn stands for

18 August 2015 14:16

Given by most metrics Jeremy Corbyn is on track to win the Labour leadership contest, his policies deserve to be…