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Democrats should look closer to home to find collusion with Russia

March 14, 2018 4:52 pm

For Donald Trump, yesterday was a bad day to bury good news. While Rex Tillerson’s resignation as Secretary of State…

Angela Merkel is back in office but not back in power

March 14, 2018 10:36 am

How did she do it? How has Angela Merkel hung on for a fourth term as German Chancellor after being…

Rex Tillerson’s sacking isn’t about Russia

March 13, 2018 1:39 pm

Sometimes it’s almost as if Donald Trump wants the world to think he’s a Russian patsy. Yesterday, Rex Tillerson, as…

No, Britain shouldn’t invoke Article 5 of the NATO treaty

March 13, 2018 11:59 am

British Prime Minister Theresa May might regret using such strong language in her statement on the Skripal poisoned spy case…

What can Britain do to punish Russia? Not much

March 12, 2018 11:28 pm

Here is an idea as to how we Brits can respond to Russia over the poison spy case. It’s the…

What is behind the British PM’s threat to Russia?

March 12, 2018 9:06 pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May has given Russia until Wednesday to explain why a nerve agent that it has developed…

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Welcome to Spectator USA

March 9, 2018 2:10 pm

Introducing a new website from the world’s oldest weekly magazine

At last, an American president grasps the North Korean nettle

March 9, 2018 12:41 pm

Does Donald Trump deserve a Nobel Peace Prize?

Maybe Kim Jong-un really is a ‘smart cookie’

March 9, 2018 10:30 am

‘Politicians — one day you’re enemies, the next you’re shaking hands. That’s politicians.’ That bit of wisdom — and despite…

Sorry folks, the populist revolution has just begun

March 8, 2018 10:00 am

Why aren’t British children called Roger any more? I wondered this when reading about the sad death of the English…

The EU shouldn’t punish Brexit. They’d soon regret it

March 8, 2018 9:30 am

Last Monday, Theresa May’s chief of staff talked junior ministers through her Mansion House speech. Gavin Barwell was frank with…

Vladimir Putin is innocent until proven guilty in the Russian spy case

March 8, 2018 9:00 am

The apparent chemical attack on a former Russian double-agent and his daughter in an English cathedral city could be straight…

Scottish nationalism declares ‘shortbread’ unpatriotic

March 8, 2018 7:42 am

Robert Welch, founder of the John Birch Society, was a red-baiter of such ferocity he made Joe McCarthy look like…

What if Pyongyang has a biological weapons ‘dead hand’ strategy?

March 6, 2018 4:46 pm

Donald Trump isn’t the only one to have prodded North Korea’s baby-faced dictator, Kim Jong-un. President Trump did it with…

Why can’t we see Russia for what it is?

March 6, 2018 9:50 am

We live in a strange era when it comes to Russia. On the one hand there are people who seem…

Meet the anti-immigrant federalist who could well be Italy’s next prime minister

March 6, 2018 7:00 am

The man who could become Italy’s next prime minister is sat just opposite the entrance to the huge US and…

Meghan Marxist!

March 5, 2018 2:30 pm

The wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry has no precedent in the history of the Royal family. How will…

Expect the Eurozone to go bananas over Italy’s election

March 4, 2018 9:00 pm

I’ve been hearing disturbing but well-informed voices about the result of the election in Italy, the Eurozone’s third biggest economy,…

Why Trump’s ‘trade war’ makes strategic sense

March 2, 2018 12:00 pm

Has Donald Trump sparked off a trade war? His plans for a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10…

Italians aren’t fascists. They’re angry about immigration

March 1, 2018 5:14 pm

 Ravenna Amid relentless propaganda about Italy being in the grip of fascism, Italians go to the polls on Sunday. It…

What is Putin’s endgame in Syria?

March 1, 2018 5:00 pm

Familiar, depressing images emerge from Ghouta in Syria: rows of tiny white shrouds, children killed in relentless airstrikes, makeshift hospitals,…

Rolling tanks, plastic flowers and madness on parade: A visit to North Korea

March 1, 2018 12:13 pm

As Kim Jong-un might blow up the world next year, if not this, and people are forever trying to work…

The lesson of the Berlin Wall: capitalism works

March 1, 2018 12:09 pm

It is now 28 years and three months since the Wall came down. For Europeans and Americans, this is a…

America’s involvement in the Yemen war is unconstitutional — and stupid

March 1, 2018 10:53 am

Only very rarely in today’s Washington, D.C. is a cause so strong that it brings together America’s most famous progressive…

Beppe Grillo and the Italian art of digital populism

February 26, 2018 7:09 pm

A couple of years back, while writing my book Radicals, I secured an interview with Beppe Grillo, leader of the…