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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Isis conference: International co-operation can only work if all the key players are invited, and that means Russia

The crisis in Ukraine is confusing minds in the West

What's Prince Andrew doing in Davos anyway?

His presence is a sign of the event’s degeneration

In a media age, the public will judge Cameron as ‘frit’ if he doesn’t debate

Voters deserve to see each political contender have their claims tested

Times have changed – and Tony Blair is very much behind them

New Labour’s policies have reached the limit of their electoral acceptability

A 'brutal clarity' emerges from show trial of Vladimir Putin's arch-enemy Alexei Navalny

The Kremlin doesn't want him to become a martyr to the anti-corruption cause, but nor do they want to leave him free to campaign

at 28, Austria's Sebastian Kurz is the youngest foreign minister in the EU

World leaders in their 30s? Change is in the air and we’d better get used to it

A new generation is shaking up the way politics is conducted

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual press conference in Moscow

Putin speech: President says Russian bear 'won't be chained' by the West as he warns of tough two years ahead

Vladimir Putin’s annual press extravaganza held out hopes for a thawing of relations, but his colourful use of a Cold War stereotype risks eclipsing his conciliatory signals on Ukraine and regional security

Vladimir Putin, pictured during a meeting in Moscow's Kremlin, on Tuesday

Omens look bleak for Vladimir Putin: Can the president ride out the storm?

As the Russian government raises interest rates to combat falling oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine, Mary Dejevsky wonders how far the rouble will fall and whether the Russian president can ride out the storm

A wheelchair user

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Disabled lifts are lifts on the cheap: they send a message that disabled people are different

Some assume that a frozen conflict – to be switched on and off at Moscow’s behest – is the Kremlin’s preferred outcome for the region

Ukraine analysis: Russia may prefer an extended 'frozen conflict' but freezing conditions loom for all

Some assume that a frozen conflict – to be switched on and off at Moscow’s behest – is the Kremlin’s preferred outcome for the region

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