Features

Both US parties are seeking to be tough on Beijing — but at what cost?

Seventy-five years ago this month, peace finally came to a destroyed Europe

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

The country of understatement and the stiff upper lip responds well in a crisis

Oliver Letwin compares and contrasts two conservative philosophers, the late Roger Scruton and Michael Oakeshott

Syria’s civil war is the latest grisly chapter in more than a millennium of conflict

A vigorous debate is under way about the future of the American right — and it is a mistake to question its survival

How a stiff, gangly, middle-aged Englishman fell for the seductive rhythms of Cuba

Divorced from aesthetic considerations, the modern art business is a refuge for the uber-rich

David Pryce-Jones recalls a life of literary friendships and the defence of Western civilisation