James Snell

As China rises and Russia rattles its sabre, the Germans will hope that the younger generation have as much ease learning Mandarin as Merkel’s generation did English

There is an ignoble history of outgoing administrations making things harder for their unwelcome successors – and Trump’s departure was no exception

As much as Navalny believes in his work, he believes more strongly in the need to be a participant in Russia’s political drama

Syria’s drug problem undermines the rule of law, empowers militia leaders, and shifts money away from a legitimate economy

Unfortunately for Britain, those things which might be hoped to constrain a budding imperial power do not hold China back

Sheldon Adelson, one of Trump’s largest individual donors, has died; leaving his wife to continue their high-stakes political influence over America and Israel

The Arab Spring didn’t amount to much, but when the US killed Soleimani last year it was a unexpectedly positive counterpoint

John le Carré’s voice of old-fashioned English authority was one acquired through merit and bearing rather than birth

The end of one writer’s life as a vivid dream

Despite dying suddenly and younger than many of his contemporaries, Robert Fisk undoubtedly outlived his era