World

The nowhere man of the French Left: Jean-Luc Mélenchon

October 4, 2018 8:03 am

The former darling of the French far left is now a hopeless irrelevance

Half the world is middle class

October 2, 2018 7:04 pm

War zones apart, people are getting richer almost everywhere in the world

The Catholic right will go to any lengths to discredit the Pope

October 1, 2018 3:52 am

The late Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has been smeared

Why is Canada letting off ISIS fighters so lightly?

September 29, 2018 3:48 pm

Returning Islamic State fighters murdered 90 people in the Paris Bataclan

Why the Ryder Cup is great

September 28, 2018 5:44 am

The bi-annual clash between Europe and the US is the greatest show in golf

Of course Russians have a sense of humour – just look at the Salisbury ‘tourists’

September 27, 2018 6:36 am

The two Russians may not have been much of a joke. But British viewers fell on their lacklustre performance with delight

Was Theresa May attacking Trump, or a blond populist closer to home?

September 27, 2018 4:53 am

The Prime Minister’s UN gambit exposes her as an unreliable, unsuitable partner

Trump’s phony anti-globalism should fool no-one

September 26, 2018 6:17 pm

The President recognises the political utility of pretending he has instituted a hard philosophical break from prior administrations

Donald Trump refuses to ‘imagine there’s no countries’ — and the UN hates him for it

September 26, 2018 10:44 am

The President talked to the United Nations like a grown-up. They didn’t like it

How China sees the trade war

September 26, 2018 8:26 am

Beijing will seek friends in defence of globalisation and the other mantras Xi likes to unroll

The art of taking offence

September 26, 2018 6:25 am

We have encountered a new kind of predatory censorship

Did you hear the one about the anti-Semite in Sweden?

September 25, 2018 2:16 pm

Like many other newly ‘diverse’ societies, Sweden keeps supplying the world with paradox-jokes

Brexit: a beginner’s guide

September 24, 2018 12:52 pm

Americans often ask me ‘what is happening?’ in British politics at the moment. Well, here is my answer...

What is motivating Macron’s self-destructive Brexit position?

September 24, 2018 10:33 am

A few weeks ago he was talking about defining a new strategic relationship with the UK. What happened?

North Korea can host the Hunger Games

September 23, 2018 6:22 am

The modern Olympics give fool’s gold to despots and dictators

How Viktor Orbán duped the Brexiteers

September 22, 2018 6:45 am

Why are members of the old regime so attracted to the police institutions of the new illiberal states?

Can nationalists of the world unite?

September 21, 2018 2:31 pm

Interests, not ideologies, seem to be the driving force behind nationalist movements worldwide

Putin is at it again – this time with the midterms

September 20, 2018 12:56 pm

If both Republicans and Democrats are being targeted, that’s because Putin doesn’t care who wins

Macron is quick to take on nationalism. What about Islamism?

September 19, 2018 11:40 am

The Salafists are not only increasing in number, they’re here to stay and there’s little anyone can do about it

Why Steve Bannon’s fireside chat with The Economist is so grimly watchable

September 18, 2018 2:13 pm

It appears that to allow Bannon to make any point (let alone win it) would be to risk the total and utter death of Zanny Minton Beddoes

Brazil’s explosive election: democracy at stake in a pillar of the West

September 18, 2018 1:12 pm

Emotional fissures, dissatisfaction with politics as usual, the Brazilian election campaign echoes the challenges bedevilling liberal democracies around the world

Boris Johnson summons the spirit of Churchill in Washington DC

September 14, 2018 5:15 am

‘The last thing we want is for us, the Brits, having made a momentous decision, to be drawn back into the tractor beam of Brussels.’

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

Selling Europe’s new Muslim vote

September 11, 2018 6:54 am

Electoral fraud in Botkyrka would have changed the result

Will Sweden pour ‘alcohol on the fire’? Or oust the politicians who struck the match?

September 9, 2018 11:33 am

Prime Minister Lofven has made a last-ditch effort to scare voters away from the Sweden Democrats