The rise of Emmanuel Macron's party has shattered the accepted wisdom.
It is the country's capacity to change from within that will determine its economic prospects.
Why comparisons of the Socialist presidential candidate to the Labour leader don’t work.
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?
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May