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From Brexit, to Putin, to Trump, to China, Germany faces as many global challenges as anyone, says John Kampfner. Yet it seems more steadfast than most in dealing with them.

Paul Connew on the tragedy which is tarnishing the White House.

Twenty years since the shooting stopped in the Balkans, Denis MacShane asks if the region can yet move on from its bloody history

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

PAUL KNOTT on the descent of Zimbabwe into chaos and violence - and how the warning signs were there all along.

Why is Russia singling the UK out for special treatment? JAMES RODGERS explores the complex relationship between the two countries

Bonnie Greer on the administration-defining showdown awaiting Trump and Mueller in 2019

At the end of a momentous year, JOHN KAMPFNER surveys the febrile European political scene and finds embattled leaders, emboldened populists and a looming election in which everything could be up for grabs.

After 12 months of lunacy, Steve Anglesey names his twit parade, with JRM of the ERG at number one.

Three members of campaign group Veterans for Europe highlight different fears over the adverse impact of Brexit on the military.

Let’s not forget, peace in Europe is not a natural state. We have to fight for it, says MITCH BENN

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

Mysterious billboards celebrating the UK and Russia’s “Brexit collaboration” have been erected across London.

Brexit has reached a crunch moment. Here Progress director RICHARD ANGELL rallies the remain troops.

Britain’s declining influence has put global security in peril. And it is entirely self-inflicted, says James P. Rubin, a former aide to Bill Clinton

Never mind Brexit Britain – next year will be a defining one for the EU. Former Europe minister DENIS MacSHANE looks ahead to a momentous 2019

CHARLIE CONNELLY examines the life of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, August 30, 1958 – October 7, 2006

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

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

Donald Trump is facing the most crucial phase of his turbulent reign. PAUL CONNEW reports on the bombshell news that could see the president impeached

Michael White says all political parties have an as-yet-unfulfilled duty to think much harder about reforms.

The German chancellor has become an anachronism from a bygone Europe, writes Paul Knott.

Piers Morgan is mistaken, we’re not jealous about his interview with Donald Trump, it’s cozying up with the president which worries us, writes Mitch Benn.

Paul Connew looks at whether Donald Trump fatally wounded his presidency after his meeting with Vladimir Putin.

Michael White takes a look at the chaos derailing the government and the less than helpful visit of Donald Trump.

Donald Trump’s attacks on CNN and NBC alongside the protests surrounding Stephen Yaxley-Lennon are warning signs for a renewal of fascism, writes Alastair Campbell.

The Russian president has used previous sports tournaments to distract from aggressive actions. Is he doing the same again?

Independence Day this week only served as a grim reminder that in 2018 America has an unprecedented president who considers himself independent of all the norms of domestic and international behaviour, writes PAUL CONNEW

With rising tension over Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy, PAUL CONNEW says the Republicans are moving to drop the president for the next election.

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.

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