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Are Trump’s tariffs a good idea? The arguments for and against

June 7, 2018 12:35 pm

Yes Supporters of the global free-trade regime that has been built up over the past 25 years like to think…

The age of incivility: how social media amplifies our differences

June 7, 2018 12:35 pm

How long ago it now seems that the big political worry was apathy. Today, wherever you look — Brexit negotiations,…

Musically, politically and culturally, Kanye West is uncontrollable and unignorable

June 7, 2018 12:30 pm

Kanye West is more than halfway in to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame — if his politics don’t block the…

Orban and Salvini are redefining democracy in Europe

June 7, 2018 12:29 pm

By 25 May the world was learning of the Italian populist parties’ plans to form a coalition government. This would…

Steve Bannon on ‘masturbatory’ Emmanuel Macron, elites, and old Etonians

June 7, 2018 12:32 am

A conversation with the former White House chief strategist in Rome.

What’s the real reason Jared Kushner lost his security clearance?

June 6, 2018 3:47 pm

Qatari ministers, Chinese conglomerates and 666 Fifth Avenue could have something to do with it.

The truth about Putin’s ‘chef’

June 5, 2018 5:56 pm

Yevgeny Prigozhin has been charged by Robert Mueller for interfering in the 2016 election.

How Trump changed his tune on Saudi Arabia and Qatar

June 5, 2018 12:45 pm

Today marks the first anniversary of an ongoing embargo more familiar to the 19th Century than the 21st. Last June, Saudi…

Should Germany expel American ambassador Richard Grenell?

June 4, 2018 8:10 pm

The diplomat’s comments to Breitbart have caused German politicians to question his suitability.

Will the real Mohammed bin Salman please stand up?

June 1, 2018 9:13 pm

For someone supposedly and hopefully alive and well, it is proving remarkably hard to find footage of him that can be dated.

What’s the New York Times’s problem with Britain?

June 1, 2018 6:20 pm

When Mark Thompson, a Briton, took over as CEO of the New York Times in November 2012, he was under…

Spartacus wasn’t Stanley Kubrick’s only slave

June 1, 2018 5:04 pm

Leon Vitali is an actor who passed through the looking glass of Stanley Kubrick’s camera and became Kubrick’s right arm.…

If this is a trade war, the United States will win 

June 1, 2018 10:25 am

Donald Trump is following through on his threat—or promise, as his voters see it—to impose steep tariffs on foreign goods…

Social conservatism is dead

May 31, 2018 8:01 pm

Pope Francis’ modus operandi is to leave the reporting of his views to third parties and then sit back and enjoy the storm.

Europe has a democracy problem

May 31, 2018 7:49 pm

The EU was meant to be a unifying force. Yet look what is happening now.

Why are we rolling out the red carpet for one of North Korea’s most brutal men?

May 31, 2018 4:11 am

Kim Yong-chol is believed to have ordered the sinking of a South Korean ship, killing 46.

Don’t blame the populists for Italy’s chaos

May 30, 2018 11:51 am

Bond yields are soaring. Stock markets are tanking. The banks are looking wobbly, and money is starting to drain out…

Fact check: New York Times’ ‘Austerity Britain’ report

May 28, 2018 9:53 pm

It’s safe to say the New York Times doesn’t take a particularly fond view of Britain these days. Whether it’s…

Did Ronald Reagan almost spark a nuclear war?

May 28, 2018 8:18 pm

In 1983, Soviet spies skulked in our midnight streets to check the lights were out. The Kremlin, convinced the West…

Why Italy’s new populist government collapsed before it even began

May 28, 2018 5:51 pm

Two parties from opposite sides of the political spectrum were set to unite over a mutual disdain for the euro.

How I became Peter Fallow

May 28, 2018 4:20 pm

Arranging a dinner between Tom Wolfe and Christopher Hitchens led to my immortalisation in literature.

What does Ronan Farrow want next?

May 25, 2018 8:12 pm

The ‘Hollywood prince who torched the castle’ is to this decade what Samantha Power was to the last.

Meet Orbannon — the hottest couple in populism right now…

May 25, 2018 6:53 pm

Steve Bannon and Viktor Orban snapped together in Hungarian Parliament.

For your eyes only: A short history of Democrat-spy collusion

May 25, 2018 5:56 pm

How highly placed members of one administration mobilised the intelligence services to undermine their successors.

What happens when you give Steve Bannon a platform? Fascinating television, apparently

May 24, 2018 8:31 pm

The BBCs segment with the former White House strategist wasnt a gotcha interview and it was the better for it.