How the Brexit vote has reopened deep wounds of empire and belonging, and challenged the future of the United Kingdom.
My Ukip lover just wanted to kick against authority. I do not know how he would have coped with the reality of Brexit.
Ahead of the socialist candidate in the polls, the leftwinger has become a YouTube star and has more followers than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Laurence Rees has probably interviewed more people who lived through the Holocaust than anybody else.
Twenty-five years after the demise of the Soviet Union, Russia is consumed by an insatiable desire for recognition as the equal of the USA.
After all, Northern Irish voters forgave Martin McGuiness his spell in the IRA. Plus: why did Boris Johnson get a pass on Brexit bungling?
The attempt by the liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt to form a controversial alliance with the populist Italian movement has failed, giving Ukip cause for celebration.
As Putin’s relationship with the rest of the world grows ever more significant, what destabilising powers does his regime really have?
Our special correspondent looks ahead.
Our best pieces from the past year. In this selection, our favourite writing about foreign affairs.
Berliners know that extremist attacks are aimed at disrupting Germany’s welcoming attitude to refugees and asylum seekers.
Whether it's tweeting about his enemies, or using his children as advisers, Donald J Trump is not a conventional president. We need a strong media to hold the new US president - and other world leaders - to account.
So subscribe to the New Statesman today and help us produce more of our signature blend of comment, reporting and criticism.