Heidi Kingstone

Marie Colvin’s myth

‘Marie Colvin created herself in the image of the ideal war correspondent. She crafted a one-of-the-boys persona: she was tougher than the toughest’

The road to redemption

Two zeitgeisty novels about belonging

Refugees are big business for the UN

In Nairobi, there is resentment that asylum-seekers are treated better than local people

The Bursting Of Our ‘Kabubble’ Fantasies

A small army of Western expats and oddballs arrived in Afghanistan dreaming of creating a new modern state. It has all come to nothing

Blitz Spirit

For those trapped in Westminster after the recent attack, the Blitz spirit prevailed

Do Svidaniya, Olga!

The hearty icons of Soviet womanhood have vanished

Dating Dilemma

Could the greatest dilemma faced by men and women today come at the end of a meal when the waiter appears with the bill?

Canada’s First Nations Come Last

The problems faced by indigenous communities in Canada have no easy answers

Myth Of Stressed-Out Soldiers On The Street

Some troops return from war with post-traumatic stress disorder, but veterans are not victims. There is no epidemic of men damaged by war

The Land Where History Repeats Itself As Tragedy

As Nato forces leave and Isis gains ground, Afghanistan continues to fascinate, inspire and dismay the West. We ignore it at our peril

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"