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.

War has had its opportunity, and it has failed

A brutal conflict seems unlikely to be winnable any time soon

A substantial and growing minority of Americans hate both presidential candidates

It is time not just for strong words but for serious demands

It should take more evidence to strip the Palestinians of essential support

Javier Milei and Pope Francis represent very different and often hostile elements of Argentinian cultural life

Diplomatic vacillation is enabling the spread of armed conflict

It will take imagination and cooperation to secure a lasting peace

Bolivia’s future could be bright if it forges its own bold path

Ukraine is struggling and the West is distracted