Cold War

The career of the genius Paul Keres was tragically interrupted by war

A lesser-known Cold War chess clash which left Bobby Fischer the worse for wear

Alarmingly, there are credible Western voices advocating a grand bargain with Russia

The 44th President of the United States replaced Pax Americana with a new world disorder. Will the 45th learn from his mistakes?

The book is beautifully done, but it is long and feels uneven

Would a more Churchillian prime minister have reacted more robustly to Russia going rogue?

The surprising story of Britain’s first animated feature, Animal Farm

Henry Kissinger’s latest book is a reminder of the timeless question of international relations

How chess became a tool of totalitarian Communism

James Naughtie’s spy thriller, The Madness of July, is the work of a man steeped in the politics of the BBC