Known for his commentary on international relations and US politics, Rupert Cornwell also contributes obituaries and occasionally even a column for the sports pages. With The Independent since its launch in 1986, he was the paper's first Moscow correspondent - covering the collapse of the Soviet Union – during which time he won two British Press Awards. Previously a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and Reuters, he has also been a diplomatic correspondent, leader writer and columnist, and has served as Washington bureau editor. In 1983 he published God's Banker, about Roberto Calvi, the Italian banker found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge.
30 September 2014 06:36 PM
The last time a team from Washington DC won the World Series was 1924. Season-ticket holder Rupert Cornwell dares to dream they can repeat it
28 September 2014 12:00 AM
25 September 2014 05:26 PM
President Obama’s longest-serving senior cabinet member fought for civil rights and oversaw a reduction in prison inmates
Syria air strikes: ‘Peace President’ Obama had to take stronger action against Isis after beheadings
23 September 2014 07:26 PM
He was supposed to be the “peace President” who would end America’s entanglements in the Middle East and forge a new and better relationship with the Arab world. Now, US policy has gone full circle.
21 September 2014 12:00 AM
A television series reveals the flaws of a great political dynasty – flaws that would now bar them from taking office
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
The outcome of a Midwest senate race may reinvigorate US populism – or leave Obama a-mouldering in the White House
11 September 2014 10:35 PM
After seeking to end America’s wars in the Middle East the President is now being forced to launch a new one
09 September 2014 08:37 PM
Peruse the headlines and the conclusion is inescapable: the National Football League is populated by overpaid thugs who carry the sport’s on-field violence into their private lives – and, once their careers are over, are likely to end up with brain damage and dementia.
07 September 2014 12:00 AM
05 September 2014 06:47 PM
The new NFL season has begun
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The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Former Tory donor Arron Banks ups his Ukip donation to £1million following William Hague 'nobody' comment
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
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