Russia

After flirting with Putin, is Trump putting ‘America first’?

July 16, 2018 8:09 pm

The Helsinki summit, which was intended to smooth relations with Moscow, is having the reverse effect.

What’s the purpose of Trump’s forthcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin?

July 13, 2018 4:44 pm

A diligent press corps is trying to force him to say what he will do or say when he meets his Russian chum. But Trump himself may not really know.

Do svidánija, NATO

July 9, 2018 6:16 pm

Until now, not one of our NATO allies believed the American President actively sought favour and approval from the leader of totalitarian Russia.

Why the Romanovs were doomed

July 6, 2018 3:48 pm

There never really was a moment when the Russian royal family might plausibly have been rescued.

What does Michael Cohen know?

July 3, 2018 12:41 am

He kept the President’s secrets about Russia as well as ‘the women.’

What are the odds of Trump going to jail?

June 25, 2018 6:07 pm

Runners and riders for Mueller’s next arrest.

What does the British government know about Trump and Russia?

June 21, 2018 2:44 pm

A British Member of Parliament thinks that the government has not always done all it can to assist the Mueller inquiry into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.

Why we need a big Trump-Putin summit

June 17, 2018 2:52 pm

Writing in his space last week, Jacob Heilbrunn quipped that President Donald Trump’s summit in Singapore with North Korea’s Kim…

Putin says he’s making Russia great again. In reality, it’s crumbling

June 7, 2018 12:35 pm

This is Putin’s time. Next week, the Fifa World Cup kicks off in Moscow, and the Kremlin has spared no…

The truth about Putin’s ‘chef’

June 5, 2018 5:56 pm

Yevgeny Prigozhin has been charged by Robert Mueller for interfering in the 2016 election.

Did Ronald Reagan almost spark a nuclear war?

May 28, 2018 8:18 pm

In 1983, Soviet spies skulked in our midnight streets to check the lights were out. The Kremlin, convinced the West…

For your eyes only: A short history of Democrat-spy collusion

May 25, 2018 5:56 pm

How highly placed members of one administration mobilised the intelligence services to undermine their successors.

Trump is having a very loud public meltdown – all thanks to Michael Cohen

May 24, 2018 7:46 pm

Between Ukraine and his associate Evgeny Freidman, its heating up for the president's former lawyer.

Did Ukraine bribe its way into the White House?

May 23, 2018 5:20 pm

Michael Cohen's Kiev connection could spell more trouble for his former boss.

Why Christopher Steele should spill the beans

May 15, 2018 4:36 pm

Lawyers representing the ex-spook-turned-private-investigator Christopher Steele were in action yesterday at London’s High Court. In a rather convoluted turn of…

Will Trump end the Mueller inquiry or will the Mueller inquiry end Trump?

May 15, 2018 8:10 am

May 17, 2017 started out as any other day in Donald Trump’s Washington. Men and women in suits with briefcases…

America is in the middle of a Russian influence campaign – not at the end

May 10, 2018 10:15 pm

We need only look to London for lessons in how oligarchs apply pressure.

Putin shows off his ‘dagger’ on Victory Day

May 10, 2018 8:44 am

Then there’s the bravado that goes with it too. International Women’s Day is widely and actively observed in Russia, and though there is an official…

The 10 graphs that explain Vladimir Putin’s Russia

April 27, 2018 12:09 pm

This is an edited version of a presentation given by Owen Matthews at The Spectator’s What does Russia want? event.…

Putin’s cronies take a hit from the US

April 6, 2018 6:40 pm

“I’m afraid we no longer have oligarchs. That was a concept of the ’90s,” Russia’s deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich…

The perfect recipe for a Trump meltdown

April 2, 2018 6:10 pm

President Trump has invited Russian president Vladimir Putin to the White House. This news is rocking Washington, but it shouldn’t…

The diplomat expulsion game is a pointless charade

March 30, 2018 2:52 pm

Diplomats are poker chips. The pomp and mystery that accrues to the diplomatic and intelligence services en poste overseas conceal…

Why isn’t Donald Trump tweeting about expelling Russian diplomats?

March 27, 2018 3:38 pm

“President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian officials from the United States and ordered the closure of the Russian…

Donald Trump turns on Putin

March 26, 2018 5:37 pm

It seems like only yesterday Donald Trump was buttering up Vladimir Putin. His congratulations on Putin’s victory and failure to…

Meet the Russian housewives of London

March 24, 2018 8:59 am

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Knightsbridge is nestled in a maze of mews streets and embassy rows somewhere between Harrods…