Alexander Woolfson

South of the border, China holds sway

Ever since John Kerry declared the Monroe Doctrine era over in Latin America, Beijing has been building influence in the region

Belated revenge of the 1968 generation

The abortive revolutions of half a century ago have had a long afterlife, resulting in an illiberal mutation of liberalism that undermines the West

Putin’s playthings

Nato's response to the Skripal poisoning has revealed its disunity

Great power politics means greater dangers

As the US confronts Russia and China, Europe is divided and Nato’s future uncertain. Britain must look for a new role after Brexit

Is Trump the man for a Korean missile crisis?

The President’s warlike response to Kim Jong-un’s threats exposes his lack of global leadership. The Trump doctrine will cost the West dear

The Atlantic alliance may be broken beyond repair

Donald Trump’s obsession with Europe paying its ‘fair share’ for Nato has undermined the common values that have upheld the organisation

Trump’s America: The End Of Exceptionalism

For all their differences, the new President and his predecessor are both committed to the same project: the US retreat from global leadership 

The West Cannot Afford To Ditch Nato

A Donald Trump presidency would test the alliance to breaking point at a time when it faces threats across a wide range of fronts

How Hawkish Is Hillary?

Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State means her reputation is inextricably bound to Obama's doctrine of retrenchment, but Mark Landler argues her own foreign policy is much more hardline

Would Brexit Play Into Putin’s Hands?

If Britain leaves the EU, the West will be weaker. Geopolitical reality makes the case for staying engaged compelling even for Eurosceptics

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"