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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The attacker Philip Spence pictured on a night bus (PA)

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in the plush London Cumberland hotel?

Mary Dejevsky listens in court as a dark, disquieting side of the capital is revealed

Redrawing borders is dangerous. But so is leaving them alone

Though few in number, stateless nations account for a degree of suffering and armed conflicts out of all proportion to their size

An elderly woman receives treatment in an NHS hospital

What the final months of my mother’s life revealed about the NHS

Is the service showing sufficient care in the way it treats the information it has on patients?

Moazzam Begg has walked from jail after a string of terrorist charges linked to the civil war in Syria were dramatically dropped

Will we ever find out what really happened in the case of Moazzam Begg?

I suspect that the intelligence services have been up to their old tricks again

A demonstrator gestures opposite policemen during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: Why Beijing should be very worried indeed

Just because other democracy movements have failed doesn’t mean this one will

Isis fighters in Syria’s northern Raqqa province

Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it

It’s absurd to suggest that we are fighting them ‘over there’ so that we won’t have to fight them ‘over here’

A survey by Which? found that some of the UK’s biggest airports, including Heathrow, left travellers the most agitated

Momentum is gathering behind Heathrow's third runway. We need to stop it in its tracks

Noise and pollution are bad enough blights on Londoners as it is

London's New Year's Eve fireworks event is going to be ticketed this year for the first time at £10 a head

London’s far too exclusive already, so don’t start charging people for the New Year’s Eve fireworks

It may seem like a sensible idea, but Boris Johnson's plan sets a worrying new precedent

Councils have drastically raised the threshold for when they are prepared to help elderly people or those with disabilities

Merging social care services with the NHS makes sense

And anyone who is really in the business of serving the public will agree

Putin faces domestic pressure to both scale down and ramp up the conflict

Ukraine crisis: A ceasefire suits both parties – but how long will it last?

The question is: is this more than a publicity stunt?

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