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The Balkan country’s emergence from its own peculiar brand of communism has been long and faltering. STAN ABBOTT visits and finds a people still yearning for a brighter future

The UK government is barrelling down the Brexit motorway while ignoring the no-deal shaped brick wall in front of it, writes MICHAEL WHITE.

American reluctance to fulfil its previous international role is leaving the global stage open to dark forces, says PAUL KNOTT.

Richard Holledge​ on a new exhibition at the British Museum which takes in thousands of years of defiance.

If Pyongyang is to emerge from the cold, it will be because it has revolutionised its railways. says HUSSEIN DIA

It is a familiar brand in the UK but almost unheard of in the US, where it is tainted with accusations of Chinese espionage. CHARLES TURNER reports.

It will be an encounter between two of the world’s most unpredictable leaders. But former diplomat Paul Knott has some idea of what we might expect​ when Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un

Britain was arguably the birthplace of Artificial Intelligence. But ANGELA ​ JAMESON reveals, we are now losing ground

“If you thought the Ides of March have been bad enough, beware the Ides of May” – the private words of one senior Trump-sceptic Republican senator with a passion for Shakespeare and a profound fear that all is not destined to end well.

MICHAEL WHITE on those ludicrous spy stories . . . and why Labour’s leader must come in from the cold over Brexit.

The Iran nuclear deal is hanging by a thread, says former diplomat PAUL KNOTT​, who worked on the agreement. If it fails, the world becomes a much more dangerous place.

President Trump’s plans for a mammoth military procession would represent ‘a toxic combination of genuine alarm and mockery marching side by side’, writes PAUL CONNEW.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are playing a very dangerous game of nuclear poker, argues Paul Connew. But does either leader have the cards that could avoid destruction?

There is a rare chance of peace in Syria. But, Hamish De Bretton-Gordon writes, Brexit is getting in the way of the UK and the EU playing the role we should.

Dukla Prague were one of
football’s giants of the Eastern Bloc. But, as NEIL FREDRIK JENSEN explains, the club’s cult status abroad is in contrast with how the former state side is regarded closer to home

Trump, with his appetite for diversionary tactics, could see a pre-emptive strike against North Korea as the ultimate diversion from his domestic problems

In an uncertain global landscape, the former deputy prime minister outlines reforms needed to safeguard the international order against nationalism and ‘strong man’ politics

Forget what you’ve seen so far, the biggest tumult he has planned is relations with China. So what we can expect? How China might react and what it will mean for the world?

Do recent events mean we are set for international peace or international conflict?

Neither side is all right, nor all wrong. That includes Donald Trump

Trump’s victory will bring the end of Anglo domination and hand global leadership to China, says Michael White

Can America recover, regardless of who ends up in the White House? Michael White explores the deeps roots of America’s current predicament

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