David Smith

David Smith was an award-winning correspondent for 30 years for ITN/C4News, then worked as an adviser to Kofi Annan at the UN. Now based in Latin America, he writes for The Economist. He is the author of three books, and sometime Visiting Professor in the United States.

Can the Argentinian pontiff make a difference in Ukraine?

Prevaricating UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is finally flying to Kiev — but is it too late?

The war in Ukraine shows tragic parallels to the earlier conflict

A frightening new autocratic international order is taking shape

The world has lost its only credible arena for peace

Putin learned post-Cold War warfare from the West

Going mano e mano with the malady of Montevideo

Why not flip the script, and let China lead the world out of the climate crisis?

Powell’s real legacy was Barack Obama

Abiy Ahmed has joined the long list of Africa’s “democrats” who became dictators