Paul Wood

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Katharine Gun: the spy who tried to stop the Iraq war

September 12, 2019 12:17 pm

As a young translator at GCHQ, she leaked a secret email

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Hold the Nobel

August 21, 2019 3:03 pm

Even before Trump and Kushner unveil their Middle East peace plan, the ‘deal of the century’ is dead

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Lebanon: the world’s best failed state

August 1, 2019 10:46 am

However bad things get, most Lebanese I speak to believe that at least they won’t get dragged into another war with Israel

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Mueller testifies – Trump wins

July 24, 2019 5:07 pm

The special counsel’s performance evokes sympathy – but the president emerges stronger as a result

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What to ask Mueller

July 19, 2019 6:47 am

The special counsel, like Garbo, just wants to be left alone. But his report leaves some very important questions unanswered

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Trump’s Iran gamble

June 21, 2019 2:20 pm

Will the first consequence of a US attack on Iran be war between Israel and Lebanon?

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The Mueller report: if not collusion, then obstruction?

April 18, 2019 2:55 pm

The 400-page document has provided plenty of ammunition for Trump’s enemies

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What to expect from the Mueller report 

April 18, 2019 3:41 am

Four hundred pages is a long report. No doubt Trump will find things in it he likes

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Barr investigates the investigators

April 11, 2019 4:03 am

The Trump administration’s counter-attack might be bad news for Christopher Steele

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How did the media get the Trump-Russia story so wrong?

March 27, 2019 11:53 am

For some in Washington, Mueller was a cross between Superman and Santa Claus

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‘The Islamic State will never die’

March 20, 2019 11:35 am

Their territory is gone but the jihadis are always with us

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Does a Democratic House win pave the way to impeachment?

November 6, 2018 10:45 pm

The Democrats are now in the majority on committees with subpoena power

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In Idlib, the final chapter in Syria’s civil war has begun

September 13, 2018 9:09 am

There are ominous signs that the regime is planning a chemical attack

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What will Michael Cohen tell the FBI now?

August 22, 2018 11:04 am

As Manafort faces life in jail, he must regret not flipping on his old boss. Cohen did not make that mistake

Did the Russian mafia help Trump along his way to the Oval Office?

August 15, 2018 5:18 pm

House of Trump, House of Putin by Craig Unger reviewed.

‘President Pussy Grabber’ has his way with the GOP

July 12, 2018 3:17 pm

A new book argues that Trump could destroy the Republican Party.

What does the British government know about Trump and Russia?

June 21, 2018 2:44 pm

A British Member of Parliament thinks that the government has not always done all it can to assist the Mueller inquiry into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.

The President vs the FBI

March 18, 2018 4:17 pm

It’s hard to stop watching cable news. Trump sues a former porn star, Stormy Daniels for $20m for saying they…

Mueller subpoenas Trump Organisation’s Russia documents

March 15, 2018 8:43 pm

When Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, went to Moscow in 2006, she did all the usual tourist things: walked around Red…

What if Pyongyang has a biological weapons ‘dead hand’ strategy?

March 6, 2018 4:46 pm

Donald Trump isn’t the only one to have prodded North Korea’s baby-faced dictator, Kim Jong-un. President Trump did it with…

What is Putin’s endgame in Syria?

March 1, 2018 5:00 pm

Familiar, depressing images emerge from Ghouta in Syria: rows of tiny white shrouds, children killed in relentless airstrikes, makeshift hospitals,…

Donald Trump should be worried by the latest twist in the Russia inquiry

February 21, 2018 8:30 am

‘If Mueller was looking at your finances and your family finances, unrelated to Russia — is that a red line?’…

The mess in Syria is putting America’s credibility on the line

January 27, 2018 9:00 am

 Beirut ‘If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense,’ said Alice. ‘Nothing would be what it…

Special counsel Robert Mueller is closing in on Paul Manafort – and Trump should be worried

November 4, 2017 9:00 am

 Kiev Before he was Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort worked for the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych started…