Russia

Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on Russia is bad for Parliament

12 March 2018 20:58

Theresa May did a good job in uniting the House of Commons today, but someone who did an even better…

Will Theresa May invoke Nato’s Article 5 on collective defence?

12 March 2018 19:13

There was a striking use of language in Theresa May’s statement to the House of Commons on the Salisbury nerve…

Theresa May accuses Russia of an unlawful use of force against Britain

12 March 2018 18:14

Theresa May has given Russia until Wednesday to explain why a nerve agent that it has developed was used in…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Russia hypocrisy

12 March 2018 17:52

It’s safe to say that Jeremy Corbyn’s response to Theresa May’s statement on Russia has divided opinion this afternoon. The…

With 240 potential witnesses, were Skripal’s poisoners trying to send a message?

10 March 2018 19:20

‘Any fool can commit murder, but it takes an artist to make it look like suicide’ the KGB used to…

Vladimir Putin is innocent until proven guilty in the Russian spy case

7 March 2018 15:25

The apparent chemical attack on a former Russian double-agent and his daughter in an English cathedral city could be straight…

Morally bankrupt sport fans will forgive any abuse

6 March 2018 15:55

The death of Zac Cox is more than a horrible industrial action but a metaphor for modern sport: the scale…

Watch: Bercow bashes Boris

6 March 2018 15:11

It’s safe to say that Boris Johnson is not having a good day. As well as finding himself in a…

Will Britain stand up to Russia?

6 March 2018 15:09

A Russian man convicted of spying for Britain has mysteriously been taken ill due to an ‘unknown substance’ – I…

What the suspected poisoning of Sergei Skripal tells us about Russia

6 March 2018 8:58

We live in a strange era when it comes to Russia. On the one hand there are people who seem…

Caption contest: Putin in cold water

19 January 2018 14:30

Next week at Davos, world leaders – including President Trump and Emmanuel Macron – will gather at the elite meet-up…

The Spectator Podcast: The digital inquisition

12 January 2018 17:08

On this week’s episode, we examine Twitter’s mob mentality, get to the heart of PTSD, and look at how Russia…

Russian fake news is causing trouble in Latvia

27 December 2017 20:14

In the historic heart of Riga, Latvia’s bustling capital, there’s a boulevard that doubles as a timeline of this proud…

Books Podcast: How totalitarianism reclaimed Russia

7 December 2017 13:40

In this week’s Spectator Books Podcast, I’m talking to Russia’s most prominent dissident journalist, Masha Gessen, about her National Book…

England are probably going to win the World Cup

2 December 2017 8:20

England, Belgium, Tunisia, Panama: it doesn’t make an acronym as alluring as the ‘England Algeria Slovenia Yanks’ headline The Sun…

Can you distinguish between a bot and a human?

20 November 2017 15:42

We’ve all gone a bit bot-mad in the past few weeks. Automated accounts have invaded our civic life – especially…

The riddle of Theresa May’s Russia policy

20 November 2017 13:05

It is just a week since Theresa May used her Mansion House speech to launch a broadside on Russia. During…

Putin’s cranks and creeps are winning the day

17 November 2017 16:16

Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters announce themselves to be the leftist of the left: a band of brothers, who have…

How Russia stands to profit from Austria’s new government

25 October 2017 12:35

Yesterday, Sebastian Kurz, the leader of Austria’s conservative People’s Party, announced his intention to form a new coalition government with…

Freedom of speech and Russia Today

25 October 2017 10:38

Russia does much worse than suppressing dissident opinion and manufacturing fake news. Putin has aided and abetted the vast crimes…