Europe Editor Matt Frei on Europe and the world.
We are so used to politicians spinning, weaving and ducking that when they present us with the naked truth it comes as a nasty shock. It undermines our world of expectations. It’s a bit like watching your parents cry for the first time.
The authorities think that America has spawned several dozen jihadis as opposed to Britain’s several hundred. This is because America has a totally different relationship to its ethnic
By calling themselves Islamic State, the killers of James Foley have created a lie since they are neither a state nor very Islamic.
To America, the Middle East is like a balloon. If you squeeze it in one corner it will bulge in another. You just can’t be sure where.
I remember feeling faint with comic relief and thinking this man was a comical genius whose ability to make the audience laugh was like performance alchemy delivered with hysterical energy.
Four days after the shooting down of flight MH17, some forensic work is underway, but the progress has been hampered by the nastiest politics.
Four days after the downing of flight MH17 this remains the biggest crime scene in the world, with the suspected criminals in charge of guarding it. That is one of the many astonishing facts about
A tragic accident was always going to happen under the inflamed circumstances in this neighbourhood. But who could have imagined an accident like this against this ill-fated airline on such a
Now that the football is over, what to do with the millions of German flags, wing mirror decorations, rattles, bottle warmer or coolers?