Mary Dejevsky

Mary Dejevsky is a writer and broadcaster who engages in national and international debate on a wide range of issues. As a former foreign correspondent in Moscow, Paris and Washington, and a special correspondent in China, she has an international perspective that also informs her writing on Britain. Never afraid to challenge the consensus, she has the knack of being in the right place at the right time. She was in Moscow during the collapse of communism and the dissolution of the Soviet Union; her five years in Washington culminated in the tied election of 2000 that brought George W Bush to the presidency; and she was diplomatic correspondent and editorial writer for The Independent before, during and after the Iraq War.

Mary Dejevsky Tony Blair's decisions are what gave us Brexit and Isis

Allowing free EU movement led to the vote for Brexit. Peace through power-sharing in Northern Ireland may have opened the way for unity. A military mission intended to bring freedom and democracy to Iraq set off a civil war, contributed to the rise of jihadism, and helped discredit elites in the US and here