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. A former diplomatic editor and chief leader writer at The Independent, she now writes a weekly column and makes regular contributions to UK and international radio and television. She is a member of the international foreign affairs think-tank, Chatham House, the Valdai Group of international Russia specialists and the Franco-British Council. She also sits on the advisory board of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London.

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As Ed Miliband found to his cost, being a moderate exposes contradictions

Sir John Chilcot opened his two-year inquiry in 2009

Most independent inquiries like Chilcot fail – we should give Parliament the job

Public inquiries are no more than a formalistic last resort, open to specious legal argument and manipulation

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A romp around a parallel universe that exists not a million miles from our own

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When they stop to commune with their selfie sticks, I don’t know whether to be proud or irritated

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In this image made available on 25 November 2006, Alexander Litvinenko is pictured at the Intensive Care Unit of University College Hospital on 20 November 2006 in London, England (Getty)

Alexander Litvinenko murder inquiry: The five unanswered questions at the end of the proceedings

Mary Dejevsky explains why the proceedings failed to get to the bottom of the former Russian agent’s death

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Calais migrant crisis: Defending borders and saving lives is a military matter

Why make such a fuss about people leaving through the front door to fight for Isis when the back door is ajar?

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Alexander Litvinenko pictured at the Intensive Care Unit of University College Hospital on 20 November 2006

Alexander Litvinenko murder inquiry: Suspect Dimitry Kovtun unsure over whether to give evidence

Dimitry Kovtun may have had late change of heart over testifying to inquiry, reports Mary Dejevsky

The middle-aged-man has a built-in obsolescence nowadays

Young people should stop complaining - it's the baby boomers who are really suffering

Enough of the sob stories about Generation Y: when you look at the facts, you see that older people in the UK have come out just as badly from the recession

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