Mary Dejevsky

United Kingdom

Chief editorial writer and a columnist at The Independent.

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Where Is the West As Endgame in Syria Looms?
18.09.2018
It is high time that the US, and especially the UK, accepted that their war in Syria has been lost – or at least that their original objective, the removal of Bashar al-Assad has not been achieved.

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Brexit and the Irish Question
21.08.2018
Like Scotland, Northern Ireland voted to remain in the European Union. But the subsequent complexities derive not only from the vote, but from the fact that Northern Ireland has a land border – the

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Trump-Putin Summit: Apprehension in the UK And Europe
10.07.2018
It is true that many EU countries harbour misgivings about Donald Trump, especially on the matter of trade tariffs and the extent of his commitment (or not) to NATO. And they, too – especially

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The New World Order? G7 Becomes G6 Plus 1
11.06.2018
No summit in the past half century can have gone as spectacularly awry as this year’s G7 gathering in Canada. Canada, of all places – a country that prides itself on its general niceness – found

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UK as Spearhead of Anti-Russian Alliance
15.05.2018
Every now and again you hear a snatch of a radio bulletin or glimpse a newspaper headline and wonder where on earth it might have come from – so disconnected does it seem from everything else that is

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Russia and Abroad Over Five Years
05.04.2018
Even in current circumstances, where the West seems on the point of declaring a new Cold War, appearance may diverge from reality. There are long-standing hawks about Russia – such as the UK and some

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Two Views of the Syria Conflict that Seem Never to Meet
01.03.2018
“Our” version is that Russia’s “peace efforts” are merely an attempt to keep Assad in power at all costs, and that his departure must still be a precondition for peace. “Their” version is that there

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What Lies Behind the UK’s Warnings about Russia?
01.02.2018
If you had spent the past few weeks in the United Kingdom as a visitor from outer space, you could have been forgiven for thinking that Russian barbarians were at the gates. From land, sea, and air -

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2017: The Year in Which Europe’s Future Turned
30.12.2017
If you had looked into 2017 last December and tried to forecast Europe’s political weather in the year to come, the tone would have been grim. All manner of tempests seemed to be heading Europe’s

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French-English Diplomatic Rivalry
29.11.2017
The Entente Cordiale, signed in 1904, was supposed to end centuries of British-French antagonism, and to an extent it did. Despite periodic scrambles for influence in the Middle East, a particularly

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Whither Germany?
22.09.2017
Will there, or will there not, be a surprise? That is the question. A few days before Germany’s 2017 election, Angela Merkel looks certain to be returned as Chancellor for a fourth term. The lead for

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How the New US Sanctions Could Rebound
23.08.2017
With Germany among its strongest supporters, Nordstream II is unlikely to be derailed by US sanctions. But this does not mean there will be no damage to EU-US relations. As Juncker’s words show, some

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