Mary Dejevsky

One of the country’s most respected commentators on Russia, the EU and the US, Mary Dejevsky has worked as a foreign correspondent all over the world, including Washington, Paris and Moscow. She is now the chief editorial writer and a columnist at The Independent and regularly appears on radio and television. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham.

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While Kensington & Chelsea is home to Britain’s most expensive street, Kensington Palace Gardens, left, there are pockets of deprivation in the constituency

General Election 2015: Could Kensington and Chelsea become the unlikeliest of gains for Labour?

Traditionally a Tory stronghold, Ed Miliband's party has the seat in its sights

Migrants rescued in recent days originated from countries in the Horn of Africa, Subsaharan Africa and West Africa

Isn’t it time Europe was honest with itself about migrants?

We need to radically rethink our approach and do our best to save more lives

Miliband boards his General Election battle bus for the first time

Can someone please tell me where this election is happening?

Voters deserve better. For a start, it would be nice to know where the battle buses are actually going

Richard II (left) and Prince Charles (right)

One by one, the final remains of the British monarchy's power are being buried

Past and future kings are now where they should be – in the hands of the people

Dmitry Kovtun, one of the two men accused of murdering the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko

Alexander Litvinenko murder inquiry: Suspect’s evidence could radically change the final outcome

Dmitri Kovtun’s 11th-hour request to testify could drastically change the inquiry's results

Tunisia shooting: It was clear from my recent visit where country's problems lay

Tunisia is stuck somewhere between a developed and developing country, with some of the worst features of both

Beaten: Boris Berezovsky after losing his lawsuit against Roman Abramovich. Soon afterwards, he wrote his first begging letter to Putin

The weird world of Boris Berezovsky: Alexander Litvinenko's inquest has provided an intriguing insight into the dead tycoon

The Litvinenko inquest has a gripping subplot: the extraordinary life and death of Boris Berezovsky. After sitting through hours of evidence, Mary Dejevsky reveals a new portrait of the oligarch who became an enemy of the Russian state

Public to private sector is OK for civil servants, so why not for MPs?

The recent vilification of MPs with second jobs has revealed a clear double standard

Thousands of Russians gathered in a central Moscow square to protest the killing of leading opposition politician Boris Nemtsov

Boris Nemtsov shot dead: This form of political lawlessness appeared to be in the past. No longer

Nemtsov's death could give the liberal opposition both new unity and new heart

After Savile, we must devote our energies to stopping child abuse taking place right now

Ongoing inquiries into decades-past events can only achieve so much

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Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders