Edward Lucas

Edward Lucas

Standpoint goes to press as the pandemic rages. So too does the search for blame and the political fall-out

“The lethal combination of the Trump administration’s “America First” approach and many European members’ complacent, cowardly and stingy approach risks making Nato irrelevant”

‘The issues are tricky: transgender people’s understandable desire to pursue happiness as members of the opposite sex can impinge on people born that way’

Britain is under attack from Russia. And the government is blocking a Parliamentary report that details it

‘You are either awake — aware to the evils of the world and the one true path for dealing with them — or shamefully asleep. There is no room for discussion. You just have to wake up’

History was a weakness for communist regimes. Now it has become a weapon for populists

‘If the Brexit Party is strong enough to help unseat Johnson in Uxbridge, then it will do the same to other Tories, meaning a hung Parliament’

‘Standpoint is, as it has always been, a magazine for small-c conservatives and small-l liberals. But it is also for small-s socialists and small-g greens, and for those who resist pigeonholing on principle’

‘Anniversaries all too quickly become a substitute for clear thoughts about the present. As the victors of the war, for example, we have written our part in its history in rose-tinted ink’

‘Even the most patriotic Russian can see that their rulers have been lying to them about Ukraine. They may also wonder why Ukrainians can choose their rulers freely and Russians cannot’