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.
16 October 2012 06:05 PM
Our writer has written at length about aircraft noise in the past. Here she reflects on a recent study on the subject. Below: the fuss over sexist front pages
11 October 2012 06:13 PM
During conference season our leaders presented arguments, defended positions and engaged in debate. Are we finally ready to have a real conversation?
09 October 2012 06:06 PM
The new system of phonics angers me as much as it did when it was first introduced.
04 October 2012 06:49 PM
Yet again, when Britain is forced to choose between a special relationship with America and cultural affinity with Europe, it chooses dithering and delay instead
01 October 2012 08:06 PM
Is the cover-up - if there was one - really so incomprehensible?
27 September 2012 06:27 PM
US talk shows are a test even for politicians with real charisma - and a British Prime Minister has no need to recast himself as a celebrity
26 September 2012 12:22 PM
A look back at the surreal history of these creatures shows them to be the most surreal in the natural world.
20 September 2012 04:58 PM
Sometimes, the best solutions to common political problems lie outside politics. By banging our heads together we can reach better results. Let's do it more often
31 August 2012 12:00 AM
Why can someone shovel cash into the UK without any enquiry into its provenance?
27 August 2012 08:00 PM
Maybe I'm wrong, but I suspect that my generation of women is uniquely bad at delegating. We came on the scene far too late to have servants – oh, how we need them! – and just too late to be satisfied with staying at home as wives and mothers. A combination of self-reliance and, often justified, concern that no one else would meet our exacting standards left us with the idea that if we didn't do something, no one else would.
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