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 proliferation of skyscrapers in the capital is getting completely out of hand

This is no way to treat the London skyline

More than anti-EU, Nigel Farage is anti-establishment – and that’s where his real appeal lies

After these debates with Nick Clegg, the Ukip leader has to be taken seriously

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, pictured attending the closing ceremony of the Sochi Paralympic games on 16 March. The leader has given his approval to a draft treaty annexing the Crimean peninsula

The silver-bullet solution to the Crimean crisis is clear: work together with Moscow, for our benefit and for that of Ukraine

The Western objection will be that Russia should not be rewarded for bad behaviour

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a government meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on 24 March, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Strong words, but diplomacy is bound to follow

Crimea is the prize of Putin’s presidency. There is no chance he will give it up

Macho world of men and motors has had its day

Time was when the only place you would find a woman at a motor show was trailed over the bonnet of the latest sports car wearing not very much. Those days are – mostly – gone.

George Osborne described the changes as 'the most far-reaching reform to the taxation of pensions since the regime was introduced in 1921'

Let’s celebrate the Chancellor’s bravery on pensions – now
perhaps the Government can tackle other mighty vested interests

The new system means care costs for older people may be lower than feared

Crimea crisis: We're constantly spitting venom at Russia, but lack a bite to scare the Kremlin

Hague’s rhetoric is in direct proportion to the UK’s incapacity, or unwillingness, to act

President Vladimir Putin addresses the Federation Council in Moscow's Kremlin

President Putin finds his legacy in the fallout from Crimea

In his 14 years at the top of Russian politics, Vladimir Putin has become a past master at the set-piece occasion. But his speech to an enraptured audience from both houses of the Russian parliament in the Kremlin’s St George’s Hall may go down at home as his finest hour. Indeed, it may come to be what he and his presidency are remembered for.

For Putin, sanctions could be a price worth paying in exchange for the Crimea

Is there a possibility that the voters could spring a surprise? A slender one

Three cheers for the marriage tax break

Not because it rewards traditional relationships, because it means less child poverty

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Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
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