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

Here’s how the new president can unite the country — and pick up votes

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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