Mary Dejevsky

United Kingdom

Chief editorial writer and a columnist at The Independent.

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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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Whatever Happened to the Refugee Crisis?
18.07.2017
While Europe’s refugee crisis two years on may look somewhat different now it is broken up into constituent parts, the original problem remains. The Schengen agreement, which abolished border controls

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Brexit One Year on: if Anything, the United Kingdom Is Even Less United Than It…
30.06.2017
It is hard to believe that it is a year since the UK voted to leave the European Union. In some ways it seems only like yesterday: the surprise and the shock are still so raw. In other ways, it seems

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Brexit Has So Far United, Not Divided, the EU
01.06.2017
The immediate effect of the Brexit vote on the rest of the EU seems to be the opposite of the fragmentation that was forecast. And perhaps, without the UK cuckoo in its nest, the EU can actually

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Renewed Focus on Security Makes Theresa May’s Position Stronger Ahead of…
23.05.2017
The Manchester attack came at a time when Theresa May was trying to recover from a serious misjudgement on social and health policy. That mistake – which called into question the Conservatives’ claim

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