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How Putin came to rule the Middle East

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Russia has pulled off a diplomatic coup and emerged with superpower status in the Middle East

The special envoy is on his way... and Boris is in his swimming trunks

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Boris Johnson is inspecting the guard of honour and we are doing our best not to giggle. The Foreign Secretary…

Madness in the Med: how charity rescue boats exacerbate the refugee crisis

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Humanitarian efforts are creating an even greater migrant crisis

A feminist, magic-realist trip through the Arab Spring: Women Who Blow on Knots reviewed

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Imagine if Kathy Lette — or possibly Julie Burchill — had written a feminist, magic-realist saga that sent four women…

Why is no one talking now about the security of the West?

1 July 2017 9:00 am

At Guildhall on Tuesday, the Centre for Policy Studies held its Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security. Its title is an…

Why I’ve had it with Donald Trump

3 June 2017 9:00 am

I feel like an obituary writer, what with Nick Scott, Roger Moore, Alistair Horne — all great buddies — and…

Letters: Why a Royal Commission is not the answer to the NHS’s problems

27 May 2017 9:00 am

NHS in a mess Sir: Max Pemberton is quite right to say that the NHS is close to collapse, but…

Spectator Letters: Libyan oil must be allowed to flow freely

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Libyan solution Sir: Boris Johnson correctly reports glimmers of hope in Libya, but to say its problems can be solved…

Boris Johnson: This is a moment of hope for Libya. We can’t afford to miss it

13 May 2017 9:00 am

This devastated country can have a great future – but it must compromise

Are we helping desperate migrants — or just people smugglers?

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Are aid agencies colluding with people smugglers?

Execution of Algerian rebels in Sétif

The scandalous scramble for Africa

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Empires in the Sun might conjure up romantic visions for some, but this book’s essence is distilled in its subtitle,…

Gloriously compulsive and maddening: Adam Curtis’s HyperNormalisation reviewed

29 October 2016 9:00 am

‘Adam Curtis believed that 200,000 Guardian readers watching BBC2 could change the world. But this was a fantasy. In fact,…

Appointing a former Labour cabinet minister to oversee radio is not just odd but alarming

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Quite how one person is expected to oversee not just radio but also ‘arts, music, learning and children’s departments’ was…

Team GB is a near-perfect post-Brexit ideal

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Throughout our holiday, reports from Rio rippled in — last thing at night, first thing in the morning — a…

Italy’s migrant purgatory

20 August 2016 9:00 am

The car park near Dante’s tomb is full of the young menwe have encouraged to flee to Europe for a better life

How my father plotted against Gaddafi — by Hisham Matar

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Hisham Matar’s family memoir of terrible deeds — and of love, loyalty and courage — simply must be read, says Horatio Clare

Portrait of the Week: doctors on strike, President Obama’s Brexit threat

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Home Junior doctors went on strike for two days, refusing to provide even emergency treatment. The 96 Liverpool fans who…

Portrait of the Week

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Home Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, prepared a paper on the four areas of concern between Britain…

Corbyn’s turn on Today was as graceful and twinkle-toed as Bowie himself

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Some might say that Jeremy Corbyn is cloth-eared, tone-deaf, socially inept but on Monday morning, as the death of the…

Letters: What Blair omitted to mention

2 January 2016 9:00 am

What Blair omitted to say Sir: Mr Blair’s latest in these pages, like his recent Foreign Affairs Committee appearance on…

Voices from Benghazi: ‘We have lived through the worst five years’

2 January 2016 9:00 am

In their interview in the Christmas edition of The Spectator, Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth asked the Prime Minister whether…

Portrait of the week

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Home After the killings in Paris, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that seven terrorist attacks on Britain had been…

Isis takes its British schoolgirl jihadis seriously. Why don’t we?

10 October 2015 9:00 am

When the first schoolgirls ran away to Isis I had some sympathy for them — at least, I could see…

Why the Middle East needs more kings

26 September 2015 8:00 am

What the Middle East needs is more constitutional monarchies