Donald Trump

OK, I admit it, Donald Trump is an idiot. But he’s dead right about Unesco

21 October 2017 9:00 am

I have been watching Donald Trump closely for more than a year and I have come to the considered opinion…

Xi Jinping is not a reformer but China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Xi is not the reformer the West hopes for

Tech vs Trump: the great battle of our time has begun

14 October 2017 9:00 am

Social media helped Trump take the White House. Silicon Valley won’t let that happen again

Theresa May doesn’t want yes-men – and hasn’t got them

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, told her audience at the Conservative party conference that she wanted to continue, like…

Why Pakistan needs Imran Khan

7 October 2017 9:00 am

The former cricketer could well be Pakistan’s next leader

US shares are ripe for a fall

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Signs are growing that the US bull market is running out of steam. If you invested $100 at the low…

Tear down statues? At this rate, we’ll have to rename New York

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina, I took the monuments around the state capitol for granted. The first Confederate soldier…

Propositioned by the most popular tourist guide in Singapore

23 September 2017 9:00 am

I got off the plane at Changi still pleasantly sedated by Xanax, passed through the ‘nothing to declare’ channel, and…

Pussy Riot’s ‘joyous’ protest against Putin

9 September 2017 9:00 am

What makes for meaningful political protest? In regimes where ideology was taken seriously (such as the Soviet Union or America…

I like Donald Trump — but don’t tell anyone

2 September 2017 9:00 am

I arrived for lunch a bit late and was led to the dining table. Our hostess disappeared back into the…

Donald Trump and America’s identity crisis

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Long before student activists started talking about pulling down statues of Cecil Rhodes, a cultural war was being waged in…

Donald Trump keeps on blaming both sides for white supremacist violence

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Regulated rail fares will rise by 3.6 per cent in January, bringing the price of annual tickets from Oxford,…

What are the odds on Donald Trump coming out as gay?

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Big bong theory Big Ben, otherwise known as the Great Bell, is due to fall silent on Monday for renovations…

Forget Charlottesville – Russia is still the true Trump scandal

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Why has a friendly tabloid exposed a sex scandal in the President’s ranks?

Donald Trump and North Korea trade nuclear threats

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Home British negotiators are prepared to pay up to £36 billion to the EU to settle the so-called divorce bill…

Will Donald Trump’s dangerous war of words with Pyongyang go nuclear?

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Trump’s increasingly dangerous war of words with Pyongyang

Trump hasn’t drained the swamp – he’s put the military in charge of it

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Trump hasn’t ‘drained the swamp’ – he’s put the military in charge of it

Portrait of the week

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, appeared to wrest control of plans for Brexit from cabinet rivals, while…

You’re fired! Donald Trump’s theatrics vs political reality

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Trump’s theatrics vs political reality

Stop playing chicken with Britain’s free-trade future

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Besides being important in themselves, the trade talks between Britain and the United States which began this week are symbolic…

Why must I have a strong opinion about everything?

29 July 2017 9:00 am

At a party earlier this summer, I was chatting to a man who asked me how I voted in last…

If Donald Trump is a Russian stooge, why is he sabre-rattling against Putin in Ukraine?

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Why is America’s President arming Russia’s opposition in Ukraine?

Donald Trump and a very junior scandal

13 July 2017 4:00 am

There’s still no smoking gun in the Trump-Russia story

Thanks to Donald Trump, Angela Merkel is back at the centre of the international stage

Why we should care about the German elections

1 July 2017 9:00 am

A year ago, Angela Merkel looked like a dead woman walking. Not any more, says William Cook

Donald Trump’s Qatari masterstroke

1 July 2017 9:00 am

A major Greek ship owner, whose political knowledge matches his wealth and business acumen, explained to me what the Qatar…