World

Angela Merkel has created Germany’s far-right

February 22, 2018 4:57 pm

Bankruptcy, wrote Ernest Hemingway, happens in two ways — ‘gradually and then suddenly’. By now, Angela Merkel will be beginning…

After Zuma: what next for South Africa?

February 22, 2018 4:50 pm

In recent years, living in South Africa has been a bit like having cancer. The malaise eating us from within…

The majesty of Vienna

February 22, 2018 4:45 pm

Two things always strike me when I visit Vienna. The first is how easterly the city lies. This was more…

Violent crime in Sweden is soaring. When will politicians act?

February 21, 2018 3:40 pm

January was a particularly violent month in Sweden. A 63-year-old man was killed in Stockholm by a hand grenade lying…

What is Marion Le Pen doing in America?

February 21, 2018 9:02 am

The news that Marion Maréchal-Le Pen will share a stage this week with US conservatives, addressing the annual Conservative Political…

Freddy Gray

My trip to Pakistan’s ‘Jihadi Disneyland’

February 15, 2018 12:43 pm

Not so long ago, Barack Obama called Waziristan ‘the most dangerous place in the world’. It was the losing front…

International aid

Does international aid do more harm than good?

February 15, 2018 12:34 pm

What a scandal for our times. Oxfam, that upholder of modern-day virtue, unassailable in its righteousness, buried for seven years…

The conservative case against Catalonia’s separatist narrative

February 14, 2018 12:34 pm

Daniel Hannan has written, compellingly and eloquently as usual, about the constitutional crisis taking place in my country, Spain. In…

Boris Titov

Boris Titov doesn’t want to be president but he’s still taking on Putin

February 14, 2018 12:30 pm

Boris Titov is running to be president of Russia, but he’s eager to talk himself out of the job. ‘I…

Sharia law and the relative mercies of French justice

February 14, 2018 11:55 am

For many years, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Tariq Ramadan, has been one of my closest…

China vs America: the espionage story of our time

January 29, 2018 1:00 pm

Why aren’t spy stories sexy anymore? The revelations last year that Beijing destroyed America’s espionage ring inside China a few years ago,…

Iran

Don’t forget Iran’s rebels

January 24, 2018 9:00 am

If there is one lesson the world should have learned from Iran’s ‘Green Revolution’ of 2009 and the so-called Arab…

Child drinking water

The green lobby’s energy obsession is harming the world’s poorest

January 24, 2018 12:05 am

Access to an abundance of clean water has been pivotal for the public health miracle that has taken place in rich…

Russia

Putin’s great soccer game

January 24, 2018 12:02 am

Authoritarian regimes love grand international sporting events. There’s something about the mass regimentation, the set-piece spectacle, the old-fashioned idea of…

Meghan Markle and the return of American anglophilia

January 23, 2018 11:54 pm

Prince Harry’s imminent wedding to Meghan Markle will reinvigorate the dying special relationship between Britain and America. It is a…

Is social media doing the Devil’s work?

January 23, 2018 2:58 pm

Twitter brings out a mean streak in some people that can take the breath away. And I should know. I…

Franco’s fascism is alive and kicking in Spain

January 23, 2018 2:55 pm

After the demonstration in Barcelona on Sunday, I happened to walk past the city’s main police station. A unionist crowd…

If China backs Trump on North Korea he won’t like the quid pro quo

November 11, 2017 9:00 am

The first election day since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago brought a funereal mood to Washington that…

Russia damaged Turkey’s economy in the name of diplomacy. Is the US about to do the same?

October 11, 2017 12:00 pm

Istanbul President Erdogan has spent much of this year slinging muck at Europe’s heads of state, and he has damaged…