US politics

Donald Trump is right to ditch the Paris Agreement

2 June 2017 15:48

Yesterday’s announcement by Donald Trump that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is truly historic. The Paris accord was…

Trump’s Paris deal reversal should have conservatives jumping for joy

1 June 2017 20:49

When Donald Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, he fulfilled what is…

Merkel is right about Trump – so where does that leave Britain?

30 May 2017 11:46

Angela Merkel has never been a showboating politician. Public speaking isn’t her forte – she prefers to work behind the…

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…

The strange similarity between Donald Trump and Pope Francis

24 May 2017 17:38

Donald Trump’s verdict on his audience with Pope Francis – ‘fantastic meeting’, ‘honor of a lifetime’ – may disappoint those…

Pope Francis’s liberal fan club visibly upset after he hits it off with Trump

24 May 2017 16:15

Pope Francis met President Trump this morning and they appear to have hit it off. After a 30-minute meeting in…

Trump is winning friends abroad – while alienating them at home

22 May 2017 17:47

In 1981, when President Reagan lifted the grain embargo on the Soviet Union, Washington Post columnist George F. Will went on…

Trump and Erdogan: the new populists

18 May 2017 17:17

Istanbul The most dramatic part of President Erdogan’s visit to Washington this week was the punch-up between his security guards…

The real radicals are now on the right – and the left can’t stand it

18 May 2017 14:00

The apparent success of the ‘alt-right’ and ‘populist right’ movements in Europe and the US has analysts scratching around for explanations.…

Does Donald Trump have dementia?

17 May 2017 14:05

This is an extract from Lionel Shriver’s diary, available in the new issue of the magazine, which is out tomorrow.…

Private Manning’s freedom comes at the expense of US security

17 May 2017 12:07

Barack Obama’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Private Manning was a final, disgraceful undermining of American interests by…

What’s Donald Trump’s Russia secret?

16 May 2017 10:31

Donald Trump either has nothing to hide about his relationship with Russia — or he is hiding in plain sight,…

Is Trump’s decision to fire James Comey a ‘Nixonian’ cover up?

10 May 2017 8:44

What to make of the shocking news that Donald Trump has fired the director of the FBI James Comey? Senior…

Trump’s first 100 days: triumph or disaster?

3 May 2017 10:03

One hundred days is way too short a time to assess a presidency. On this, if little else, there was…

Taking Ivanka Trump seriously is a masterstroke by Angela Merkel

26 April 2017 15:03

Is Ivanka Trump’s visit to Berlin a triumph for Angela Merkel, or a diplomatic disaster? As always, that depends on…

The Hitler analogy has become a symbol of political ignorance

13 April 2017 11:41

Man, the brass neck of Trump’s media critics. They’ve spent the past 24 hours tearing into Trump’s media man Sean…

Donald Trump turns on Steve Bannon

12 April 2017 13:05

Steve Bannon fast became the most powerful person in the world you’ve never heard of. The man behind the Breitbart…

The G7 proves too weak to hold Putin to account

11 April 2017 12:28

The G7 has failed to agree on any new sanctions on Russia following the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons…

The enigma of the Trump-Putin story

9 April 2017 11:00

Donald Trump’s Washington is a city of many secrets, but no mysteries. So much about the Trump-Putin story remains unknown,…

Is US foreign policy being directed by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner?

7 April 2017 11:56

If you want to know where President Donald Trump will bomb next, follow his daughter on Twitter: Heartbroken and outraged…

Jeremy Corbyn’s response to US airstrikes in Syria

7 April 2017 11:47

The US missile attack on a Syrian government air base risks escalating the war in Syria still further. Tuesday’s horrific…

Donald Trump enforces Obama’s ‘red line’ in Syria

7 April 2017 8:14

On Donald Trump’s orders, US forces have struck the airfield from which the Syrian military launched Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack.…

Watch: Donald Trump’s full statement on US airstrikes in Syria

7 April 2017 8:04

My fellow Americans, on Tuesday Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using…

The Spectator Podcast: Trump’s wars

6 April 2017 12:54

On this week’s edition of The Spectator Podcast, we consider President Trump’s growing military ambitions, dissect the problem of radical Islam…

Has Steve Bannon been sidelined?

5 April 2017 18:13

Perhaps Steve Bannon isn’t quite as all-powerful within the Trump administration as everybody believed. He’s just been removed from the…