Richard Cockett

Richard Cockett is a senior editor at the Economist and was formerly a lecturer in British politics and history at the University of London

China’s Covid belligerence will only isolate it further

How the pandemic exposed some leaders’ bluster and might yet undermine authoritarian regimes

India is gripped by a “rape emergency”, a brutal conflict that is escalating

Neither Roy Jenkins nor Enoch Powell became prime minister, but they are our two most influential postwar politicians