World

africa fishermen

How China’s fishermen are impoverishing Africa

June 9, 2020 9:38 am

Tragedy looms for fish stocks and fishing communities unless African politicians learn to say no to foreign trawlers

london graffiti

What the response to London’s young graffiti cleaners reveals

June 7, 2020 4:52 pm

Yes — the memorials on Whitehall are precious: even the one to Earl Haig

manchester protest

The point of protest

June 7, 2020 4:32 pm

After a murder in Minneapolis, some ask: why take to the streets in Manchester?

shinzo abe

Can Shinzo Abe’s COVID bung save him?

June 6, 2020 10:50 am

The Japanese still view dependence on the state with great suspicion

doubt

Science, doubt and the second wave of COVID

June 6, 2020 10:19 am

What most people do is take a position and then accumulate evidence and reasoning to justify that position

sweden

Fact check: has Sweden really just renounced its anti-lockdown strategy?

June 5, 2020 3:22 pm

Was something lost — or, rather, added — in translation?

jacinda ardern woman

Is the Great Woman Theory of coronavirus leadership true?

June 5, 2020 2:33 pm

Other factors better explain which countries are totally girlbossing the virus

hong kong

Don’t compare the nationwide riots to Hong Kong

June 5, 2020 10:13 am

It’s facile and divisive

russian pandemic

Could the key to COVID be found in the Russian pandemic?

June 4, 2020 3:20 pm

From lethal pandemic to common cold: what we can learn from the events of 1889-90

hong kong

Britain’s duty to Hong Kong: the case for granting full UK citizenship

June 4, 2020 2:32 pm

The time has come to right an historic wrong

north korea

What’s the truth about coronavirus and North Korea?

June 4, 2020 1:44 pm

North Korean state media is presenting a rosy picture of a coronavirus-free state benefiting from medical aid from South Korea and China

care home

Dying of neglect: the other COVID care home scandal

June 4, 2020 1:11 pm

Out of sight, the elderly have remained out of mind during this crisis

whitehall

Whitehall on trial: how the UK government is preparing for the COVID inquiry

June 4, 2020 11:50 am

For the first time in living memory No. 10 is involved in delivering policy, not just making it

hong kong

The Spectator’s proud history of standing up for Hong Kong

June 4, 2020 11:23 am

Even in 1989, when communist China was much poorer and less powerful than today, lots of businessmen were overanxious not to displease it

protesters

Why are protesters exempt from lockdown restrictions?

June 3, 2020 11:15 pm

Like America, Britain is still meant to be in lockdown

brexit drama

Inside the final act of the Brexit drama

June 3, 2020 9:31 am

In truth, the two sides are too far apart for a deal to be feasible

china

Dear dictators: don’t lecture the US on how to treat its people

June 2, 2020 6:00 pm

Russia, China, Iran and, worst of all, Canada, are all seeking to exploit the rifts in US society

london

Rioting is contagious

June 1, 2020 11:41 am

London protesters are outraged about events in the US

ma jian wuhdunnit wuhan

Wuhdunnit? We have only suspicions, not proof

May 31, 2020 4:55 pm

The idea that the virus is man-made is not just a crazy theory that Trump got from one of his golf buddies

germany

Is this why Germany has escaped lightly from coronavirus?

May 31, 2020 2:48 pm

It is hard to explain different death rates simply by the different approaches taken by governments

brexit

A no-deal Brexit is now all but inevitable

May 30, 2020 12:28 pm

In reality, each Brexit negotiator is merely going through the motions

polish politics Jarosław Kaczyński

Did the most polarizing man in Polish politics breach lockdown?

May 29, 2020 3:11 pm

Across Europe, a grim sport has been made out of catching experts and authorities not following their own rules

merkel germany

Can Germany spend its way out of the corona crisis?

May 29, 2020 11:44 am

Merkel’s generosity on behalf of the German taxpayer is reaping its rewards

hong kong

Will Boris Johnson stand with Hong Kong?

May 28, 2020 12:06 pm

The Chinese government have blatantly violated the handover treaty

dominic cummings

It’s not only Dominic Cummings whose fate is at stake

May 28, 2020 11:54 am

Boris’s critics have been given their biggest chance yet at destabilizing his operation