John O'Sullivan

Populism vs post-democracy

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Europeans are usually alarmed or sniffy about American concern for democracy’s fate, but this time liberal opinion on both sides…

Joseph Chamberlain, Theresa May's new lodestar

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Joseph, not Neville

This EU referendum campaign was much better than the 1975 one

25 June 2016 9:00 am

The campaign this time has been fairer, better-contested and more realistic than in 1975

Why Viktor Orban could be David Cameron’s new best friend

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Hungary’s Viktor Orban could be the PM’s most influential ally in EU renegotiations. So what does he want – and what can he get?

Russia Today is Putin's weapon of mass deception. Will it work in Britain?

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Russia Today’s mission to subvert the West from your living room

Looking beyond black and white in Ferguson

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The Ferguson riots are more than a simple case of racial division

John O'Sullivan's diary: A grand reunion for the revolutionary class of '89

28 June 2014 9:00 am

I’m an old conference hand going back to the Tories’ annual get-together of 1958. My headmaster, an Irish Christian Brother…

If you think you understand what Putin’s doing in Ukraine, you’re not paying enough attention

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Fake menace and real concessions, fake concessions and real menace… what’s behind the curtain of Putin’s grandiose foreign policy?

Europe's 'new world order' is letting Vladimir Putin run riot

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Putin has now broken the post-Cold War consensus for good. But Russia may not enjoy the results

Why zig-zagging Obama can't be taken seriously on Syria

7 September 2013 9:00 am

The West does have a dog in the Syria fight. But it’s on the losing side of the losing side

The real deal

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Tony Abbott has emerged as a role model for right-thinking conservatives across the globe

A tribute to Ken Minogue

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Remembering an antipodean founder of Thatcherism

Benedict’s reformation

16 February 2013 9:00 am

The Pope’s resignation clears the way for a mission-driven new Catholicism

US Election 2012

Obama’s new majority

10 November 2012 9:00 am

America’s voters are heading left, whoever the candidate might be

Boarding the sinking ship

12 May 2012 2:45 pm

How Obama drove central and eastern Europe towards the eurozone – at the worst possible time

Washington Diary

14 April 2012 5:00 pm

Washington, DCJohn Gross, the great literary critic and high gossip, who died just a year ago, once lamented to me…


5 May 2010 12:00 am

John O'Sullivan opens his diary

Republicans must heed the voters to beat Hillary

12 December 2007 12:00 am

The battle for the Republican nomination

How Dear Bill became editor

22 August 2007 2:08 pm

In 1974 the Daily Telegraph was teetering on the edge of unaccustomed conflict. Maurice Green’s long and successful reign as editor was ending at the very moment when the paper’s editorship was rising in significance.