World

parisians

Macron’s ‘war’ on coronavirus is bringing out the best and worst in Parisians

March 17, 2020 4:49 pm

I had intended to return to Britain at the end of last week but I've decided to stick it out

samuel pepys

What Pepys’s plague diaries can teach us about coronavirus

March 16, 2020 12:47 pm

The diarist was afraid to wear a new wig in case it became infected

chinese

We’re all Chinese now

March 16, 2020 8:50 am

The international coronavirus response marks a huge breakthrough moment for Chinese soft power

slavoj Žižek

‘What I like about coronavirus’ by Slavoj Žižek

March 14, 2020 2:51 pm

The Slovenian philosopher discusses George Clooney, populism and why the Democrats prefer Trump to Bernie

boris johnson

Boris Johnson knows the risk he is taking with his coronavirus strategy

March 14, 2020 1:28 pm

Why isn’t the UK doing what so many other countries are doing?

boris huawei

Washington is furious at Boris’s Huawei bid

March 13, 2020 4:23 pm

The 5G deal is putting the UK-US trade deal in jeopardy

oil

Crude tactics: Russia and Saudi Arabia are at war over oil prices

March 13, 2020 1:52 pm

Their game of chicken has hit world markets almost as hard as coronavirus has

war with iran coronavirus

Will coronavirus lead to a US war with Iran?

March 13, 2020 6:53 am

Tehran’s virus troubles could allow Shia militias to attack US forces in Iraq

huawei

Coronavirus is a metaphor for Britain’s vulnerability over Huawei

March 12, 2020 1:14 pm

Why are we making ourselves dependent on a country, China, which is not far short of being our enemy?

entrepreneurs

The antidote to virus panic is in the hands of entrepreneurs

March 12, 2020 12:43 pm

Forty-five years’ observation of markets has taught me to hold my breath and wait for the bounce

eu travel ban

Can the EU really complain about Trump’s ‘unscientific’ travel ban?

March 12, 2020 11:46 am

Why should EU leaders be so upset and surprised when others decide to act by the precautionary principle?

coronavirus

How coronavirus could change the global order

March 11, 2020 10:03 am

Western diplomacy might, if used judiciously, change Chinese behavior while Beijing is on the defensive

iraq

Shia chaos

March 5, 2020 5:25 pm

The militia that’s holding Iraq hostage

italians

Italians believe the coronavirus outbreak shows their superiority

March 5, 2020 1:38 pm

Here in Ravenna, many public places are closed: cinemas, museums, theaters and discotheques

coronavirus

Will coronavirus push globalization into reverse?

March 4, 2020 11:43 pm

The infection has exposed the vulnerabilities in our supply chains

paris

Paris is increasingly lawless — but the middle-classes don’t seem to care

March 3, 2020 12:23 pm

Paris is not yet burning, but it will need a tough, honest and determined mayor to make the people feel more secure

brexit nanny

Britain must fight the EU’s nanny state urges

March 3, 2020 12:05 pm

Brexit means the world of regulation is about to face drastic changes

macron

Macron lacks Boris’s Napoleonic flair

March 3, 2020 11:27 am

For all his success in battle, a question mark hangs over Macron’s ability to win the all-important war of 2022

boris johnson trade

What does Britain want from a trade deal with the US?

March 2, 2020 1:47 pm

Unpacking the UK’s opening position

coronavirus crash

Could coronavirus really trigger the next crash?

February 29, 2020 11:08 am

There could well be a rapid catch-up in production

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

BREAKING: Pompeo to sign historic peace agreement with Taliban

February 28, 2020 2:45 pm

Talks resumed after the Taliban promised that they would be open to reducing violence

barnier

Frost vs Barnier: who will triumph in the Brexit trade talks?

February 28, 2020 12:57 pm

For the moment they are on opposing pathway

keir starmer

What would a Keir Starmer Labour party look like?

February 27, 2020 12:13 pm

Expect some strategic ambiguity in the early stages

guinea

Where did it all go wrong in Guinea?

February 27, 2020 11:59 am

President Condé has begun to succumb to African Strongman Syndrome

sinn fein

How Sinn Fein got away with murder

February 27, 2020 11:18 am

One of the great mysteries of Ireland is how a people famous for remembering everything can have forgotten so much