US politics

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…

Trump talks tough on North Korea. Does he mean it?

3 April 2017 9:16

Donald Trump once said that he wanted to share a hamburger with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Now that he’s…

Is Trump leading America to war?

2 April 2017 13:00

Michael Howard (the good one, OM, CH, MC) is 94 and still razor-sharp, but depressed by echoes of the 1930s…

How good a businessman is Donald Trump?

2 April 2017 10:00

How good a businessman is Donald Trump? Maybe the answer doesn’t matter, since barring death or impeachment he’ll be the…

Watch: Jean-Claude Juncker threatens to promote the break-up of the USA

30 March 2017 18:35

He’s unstable. He’s an irrational hothead who is by some freak a president. And his inability to control his mouth…

The flight ban for laptops is a classic protectionist scheme

22 March 2017 11:32

First they came for your nail scissors, then your liquids, and now they’re after your electronics. The news this week…

Tintin is an EU hero - but is Captain Haddock on Britain's side?

21 March 2017 16:42

Blistering barnacles! Thundering typhoons! What dastardly double-dealing! To bolster their puny team of pen-pushing, quota-quoting civil servants, those fiendish Brussels…

Whatever happened to Trumpism?

18 March 2017 9:35

Well, that was quick. Along with President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget proposal, Trumpism as a radical new governing philosophy is…

Brexit, Ireland and the Trump question

17 March 2017 21:00

We all have our roles.  In the world order which we inhabit, Ireland has one chief international responsibility: each St…