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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In France there are fewer waiters per diner than you would find in most UK establishments

High productivity or low unemployment? You can't have both

It is no coincidence that in Britain we take five days to produce what French workers get through in four

Sepp Blatter and Vladimir Putin. Was Russia awarded the 2018 World Cup unfairly?

Fifa arrests: Is it the final whistle for corruption in world football?

Dawn raid in Switzerland at behest of US adds new meaning to the term ‘global policeman’

Ukraine’s hope of a future with the West has ended with death and annexation in the east

Ukraine’s tragedy casts a pall over the EU summit

It will not be a happy gathering in Riga. The mess in Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership constitutes a huge policy failure

British Navy personnel stand atop the Trident Nuclear Submarine, HMS Victorious, on patrol off the west coast of Scotland on 4 April 2013 before the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Trident whistle-blower and the SNP allow us to reconsider our nuclear deterrent

A first step might be the transfer of the submarine base from Scotland

The considerable talents of Nick Clegg shouldn’t go to waste

Clegg comes across as affable, trustworthy and relaxed –  a combination many official Britons find nigh-impossible to muster abroad

We should give credit to Obama for bringing an end to America's foreign wars

We’ve seen a transition to a new, more enlightened way of engaging with abroad

Thousands of Russian troops marched on Red Square in the annual Victory Day parade in a proud display of the nation's military might amid escalating tensions over Ukraine

Once again, the West fails to understand Russia

Western leaders are staying away from this year’s Victory Day, which  mourns the loss of 20 million Russians who died to defeat Nazi Germany

Canary Wharf rises above an area of council housing in Tower Hamlets

The real victims of London's housing aren't the poor, but the squeezed middle

Callous though it sounds, it is rank extravagance to spend a lot of public money enabling jobless poor people to remain in expensive areas

Jess Asato instructs her team in Norwich North

General Election 2015: Jess Asato - the candidate for Norwich North who could give Labour the majority it needs

Mary Dejevsky spends a day with an energetic candidate juggling political ambition with a 17-week-old daughter

General Election 2015: E-voting, PR and other ways to shake up future elections

I know all the objections to such ideas, but the health of our democracy is too important for changes not to be made

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