Soviet Union

The Russian ruler’s strategy is short-termist, simple and successful, says John Kampfner. But it is ultimately hollow

As Estonia celebrates its 100th anniversary, SI HAWKINS finds an unusual national symbol at the centre of commemorations, which chronicles every twist of the country’s exceptionally eventful century

Far-flung Svalbard might seem one of the globe’s backwaters but the pace of change here is far from glacial

STEVE ANGLESEY crowns another Brexiteer of the Week.

Hillary Clinton says she cannot understand why the press and political establishment are “so reluctant to call out what the Russians have been doing”.

European Council president Donald Tusk has used his latest speech to respond to comments made at Conservative party conference.

You don’t obstruct an investigation which you will believe will clear your name, says MITCH BENN

Putin is not as powerfulas he pretends, says prominent critic OLIVIER VEDRINE. And there is a way to get him...

A deluded Nigel Farage has told the European Parliament in Brussels that the European Union now fears Britain.

The European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt has hit out at Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt and Jacob Rees-Mogg in a scathing speech in Brussels.

After Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt’s arrival at the Foreign Office suggested Britain’s diplomatic standing might improve a little. But his comments to the Conservative Party conference have put paid to that, says DENIS MACSHANE, a former minister for Europe.

Politicians have turned fire on Jeremy Hunt, after the foreign secretary compared the EU to the Soviet Union.

Anti-Western philosopher Aleksandr Dugin is said to hold sway over Vladimir Putin. But it is not just the Russian president who is in thrall to him. PAUL KNOTT reports

A former Fleet Street editor explains how the national press has abandoned its duty to inform in favour of printing propaganda

MICK O’HARE tells the story of a revolt that figures as no more than a footnote in the wider history of the Second World War. but arguuably led to the creation of a nation 50 years later.

RICHARD LUCK on a forgotten chapter in tennis history and the man who became the unexpected beneficiary of the Grand Slam glory at SW19.

The World Cup has never lived up to its lofty ideals, says GLENN MOORE, as he recounts a history of corruption, match-fixing, boycotts and giving succour to dictatorships.

George Walden reviews recent books on Brexit and finds himself asking who can truly consider themselves patriots.

Three decades after the death of Kim Philby, perhaps Britain’s most notorious spy, CHARLIE CONNELLY ponders the changing nature of espionage

With the UK entry in Lisbon this weekend unlikely to go with a boom-bang-a-bang, Roy Delaney investigates the reasons behind Britain’s malaise and wonders whether the country can transform its fortunes

Just how much blame for the disasters of the last two centuries can be placed at the feet of this overbearing gang?

In the 1940s, the Santa Monica house of the Austrian actress and screenwriter Salka Viertel and her screenwriter and director husband Berthold, became a literary and artistic salon for a community of exiled writers, artists, thinkers and scientists, who had all fled from the Nazis.

As relations with Russia become ever chillier, PAUL KNOTT unearths a document from the 1940s with advice on dealing with Moscow which seems remarkably relevant today.

It is time to face the fact that Washington’s ‘special relationship’ is now with Moscow, writes MITCH BENN.

In this week’s Brexit Deconstructed, JAMES BALL reflects on world events and the challenge Britain faces protecting itself post-Brexit.

On television, on the big screen and in books, a mythologised view of Britain is becoming endemic, says PETER MILLAR.

Troubling as it may be, Putin is the politician best attuned to the state of the world today, says JAMES RODGERS.

Between the gung-ho calls for regime change from the US, and the muted response from Europe, there is another way to respond to the protests in Iran, says Labour MP Mike Gapes.

There was no more brutal expression of the divisions of the Cold War than the Berlin Wall. IAN WALKER looks back at the moment the barrier went up, and how the world reacted.

As Hull relinquishes its title as the UK’s City of Culture, ANTHONY CLAVANE​ visits and finds a Brexit heartland ​looking to the future – with trepidation.

ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.

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