Politics

Votes for sugar

Egypt’s President – once General, now Field Marshal, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi – has earned another title: Mr 97 per cent. In an election held at the end of March, Sisi...

Politics

Fences built of bones

The response was as brutal as it was shocking. When, on August 25, 2017, a militant Rohingya Muslim group called the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacked a police base in...

  • MYANMAR’S ENEMY WITHIN

    Francis Wade

Politics

Freedom to suppress

Everyone lies to you in Thailand”, a former Bangkok resident told me at a recent gathering of Asia correspondents. When you ask a local when the next bus arrives, for...

  • BLOOD AND SILK

    Michael Vatikiotis

Politics

Not exactly fair play

It’s the screams I remember the most”. Joanne Bland was recalling the incidents of the “Bloody Sunday” that took place in Selma, Alabama, in 1965. The brutal crackdown the local...

  • TEAR GAS

    Anna Feigenbaum

Politics

Spooks and criminals

With Russian death squads apparently roaming the streets of Britain and relations between London and Moscow at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War, these two books...

  • THE VORY

    Mark Galeotti

  • ORDERS TO KILL

    Amy Knight

Politics

Un-liberty

For liberals the recent transformation of universities into institutions devoted to the eradication of thought crime must seem paradoxical. In the past higher education was avowedly shaped by an ideal...

Politics

Who are the patriots now?

Feelings about the European Union tend to be personal, and in the early years mine were positive. When the UK joined the Common Market in 1972 I was Soviet desk...

  • AFTER EUROPE

    Ivan Krastev

  • HOW TO STOP BREXIT

    Nick Clegg

  • WTF

    Robert Peston

  • WHERE WE ARE

    Roger Scruton

  • BREXIT AND BRITISH POLITICS

    Geoffrey Evans and Anand Menon

  • LA FIN DE L’UNION EUROPÉENNE

    Coralie Delaume and David Cayla

  • IN DEFENCE OF EUROPE

    Loukas Tsoukalis

Politics

Project retro?

In the event of a nuclear attack on Britain in the Cold War, the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service, invaluable during the Blitz, was meant to continue its good work by...

  • THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE

    Daniel Ellsberg

Politics

Getting on the news

Be warned: when I become world dictator, there are going to be big changes around here. The Kurds will get their own state. My son’s primary school will receive proper...

  • STUDENT REVOLT

    Matt Myers

  • HOW TO RESIST

    Matthew Bolton

Politics

Residents rest in front of a wall with a mural of late President Hugo Chavez, in Caracas, Venezuela, 2014

Revolution is not a dinner party

John Bew on attempts to understand the relationship between idealists and the powerful

  • FROM BENITO MUSSOLINI TO HUGO CHÁVEZ

    Paul Hollander

  • LABOUR AND THE GULAG

    Giles Udy