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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Julia Gillard announces her resignation after being ousted as Labor Party leader by Kevin Rudd

Gillard, Bower, Shoesmith: Why can't a woman in public life be treated more like a man?

We may think the UK is far further down the line to gender equality than Australia - but our record with female leaders is itself far from exemplary

Surgeons wearing jeans to work? I don't think so...

Plus: The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demonstrated his personal touch (and drilling skills) when I saw him give a speech in London

Don't underestimate Obama and Merkel. These are serious leaders for perilous times

Their recent joint appearance at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin showed how much these two leaders have in common, but this introspection is often seen as dithering

The Pergamon Museum offers a pointed message from Berlin to Russia – give our treasures back

Plus: I'm no middle lane road hog, but do we really need all these extra driving rules?

The Coalition gives Clegg a veto on arming Syria

Nick Clegg has suffered all manner of barbs about entering a coalition, but the greatest vindication of his decision to take his party into government may still be to come

Of course immigrants have the right to a family reunion, but don't expect others to pay for it

The born romantics among us may tell you otherwise, but family reunion is not a minor detail of the immigration debate. Nor does it come without a price tag

Turkey protests: The forces that are reshaping the Middle East will reshape Turkey too

The Prime Minister has barely acknowledged their existence, while Turkey’s friends abroad have said more about what the protests were not, rather than what they were

Customer satisfaction surveys? I’d give them nought out of 10

Plus: Let's have a Protest Weekend so everyone can get it over and done with

Vincent Autin, left, and Bruno Boileau kiss at France’s first official gay marriage in Montpellier

The battle for gay marriage is a civil war, not a religious one

The protests in France stem in part from a blurring of church and state

Even with patriotic intentions and my credit card primed, I still couldn’t spend to save the economy

The rain was scything down all day, which meant that a sensible woman in possession of a major credit card must also be in want of a decent mac (and a dress with sleeves...)

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