• 13 Jul 2018

    As he prepares to meet Vladimir Putin on Monday, President Trump has doubled down his attack on America’s NATO allies and now the European Union too. Then his day got even more complicated by the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents accused of hacking the Democratic party during the 2016 election.

  • 11 Jul 2018

    The coffee had barely been poured at breakfast when Donald Trump launched his first blistering attack on his allies. They were expecting him to lambaste them for how little he feels they are contributing to NATO’s military might compared to the United States. More of a surprise was when he said Germany was “totally controlled…

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Former US Ambassador to Nato, Ivo Daalder, discusses President Trump’s approach to the summit. Are Donald Trump’s calls on NATO to spend 4 per cent of GDP on defence realistic?

  • 30 Jun 2018

    As the football world cup continues to play out, our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson looks at whether this new look Russia, all welcoming hospitality and shiny new facilities, is anything more than just a façade – and asks what will happen once the competition comes to an end.

  • 31 May 2018

    As we heard earlier, much of the world is still trying to work out exactly what happened yesterday with the death and resurrection of  Arkady Babchenko. Meanwhile Moscow says the whole escapade is proof of fake news against them. It’s John Le Carre meets Carry ON. Who better to decipher fiction from fact than Andrei…

  • 31 May 2018

    When someone comes to you and says here’s an order for your killing, do you say: “I’m thinking about the media’s reputation! Let me be killed”? That was the question posed by unrepentant Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who has faced widespread criticism for working with the Ukrainian authorities to fake his own death. The plan…

  • 30 May 2018

      The Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko – reportedly murdered in Kiev – turned up alive and well at a news conference in Ukraine. The Ukranian security services said the murder had been staged to expose Russian agents in their country. Mr Babchenko’s wife was not ‘in’ on the subterfuge – she’d said her husband was shot in…

  • 29 May 2018

      “You have turned it into a death Camp” – the United Nations verdict on the Syrian government. For five years Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces besieged and bombarded Yarmouk, the largest Palestinian camp in Syria. The assault was designed to drive out militant Islamic State fighters holding onto what was to become the last…

  • 28 May 2018

    The United States has warned the Syrian government not to launch a major new offensive against mostly Islamist insurgents in the southern province of Daraa. With the Syrian government and its Iranian and Russian allies increasingly confident of winning the seven year old war, our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson has been to a previous battlefield…

  • 18 May 2018

    Two and a half months after being poisoned, the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was discharged from hospital today. He’s been taken to an undisclosed location for the next stage of his recovery It’s not been announced whether he’ll be joining his daughter, Yulia, who was also exposed to the deadly nerve agent attack in…

  • 18 May 2018

      While Britain places the blame for the Skripal poisonings firmly on Russia, we went to meet the exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky to ask about the Kremlin’s continuing strained relationship with the West. He was once Russia’s richest man, as head of the oil giant Yukos, before spending 10 years in prison for tax evasion.…

  • 24 Apr 2018

    Media reports claimed a “government analysis” had linked specific Twitter accounts to the Kremlin – and highlighted two “bot” accounts in particular. But people who run these accounts have both denied it, and even appeared on camera to prove they are real people. So what’s caused the confusion?

  • 12 Apr 2018

    Independent inspectors have confirmed the UK’s analysis of the type of nerve agent used on the Skripals in Salisbury. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons did not name the chemical used as Novichok or point the finger at any country for using it. Our Home Affairs Correspondent Andy Davies is in Salisbury for…

  • 7 Apr 2018

    The Russian embassy in London has called for a meeting with the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over the Salisbury poison attack – claiming its dealings with the UK had been “utterly unsatisfactory”. The Foreign Office hit back, saying it was Russia’s response that had been unsatisfactory – accusing them of failing to answer numerous questions…

  • 4 Apr 2018

    The head of Porton Down, the government’s military research facility, appears to have contradicted claims by the foreign secretary over the poisoning of a former spy, Sergei Skripal. Boris Johnson seemingly confirmed that scientists had “no doubt” that the nerve agent used was made in Russia. But Porton Down now says it has “not identified the precise source”.