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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Three cheers for the marriage tax break

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

Warning: President Grybauskaite at an emergency summit on Ukraine last week

Ukraine crisis: Russia's neighbours are nervous - but the huge costs of intervention beyond Crimea are likely to make Moscow think twice

Despite the fears of small states, President Putin is unlikely to seek to redraw his country's borders

Ukraine crisis: If we treat Vladimir Putin as a leader who wants to grab Russia’s empire back, we will be inviting him to do exactly that

A Cold War bogey of Putin and Putin’s Russia is lodged in Western minds

Russia Today anchor Abby Martin voiced her personal views live on air

Ukraine crisis: One person’s saviour is another person’s conqueror

The images in Russian minds are those of the pogroms and general lawlessness that Ukraine suffered before and after the First World War

Putin now seems to be on the verge of plunging the region if not into World War Three

Ukraine crisis: Nato ‘betrayal’ and Brussels rhetoric pushing Vladimir Putin to act

The popular pressure on the Russian president will be for action, not restraint

As a key suspect in the 1982 Hyde Park bombing walks free, it’s worth remembering what mediation between once sworn enemies really means

Seeing the world as others see it is a skill Britons have had less need to develop

Divisions exist but a sense of Ukrainian national identity is still strong

It’s too simple to describe this crisis as a case of east vs west

Fly-unders are the future

Bring on the 'fly-unders'. It’s the flawed plans that make us Nimbys

No more US interventionism. No more Washington as the world’s policeman. What’s wrong with that?

The talk is of dangerous vacuums that malign forces will rush in to fill

Kevin Pietersen walks during his final Ashes

A farewell to Kevin Pietersen, and border-hopping sportsmen

Apparently the problem, if there was one, was that he was too good for us

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