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.
13 October 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: Despite President Obama's promises of openness, leakers are pursued as never before and it's harder for journalists to do their job
06 October 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: While all the talk is of shutdown, schemes for those without health cover open for business
US shutdown and looming debt crisis talks between President Obama and Congressional leaders fail to break the policy deadlock
03 October 2013 12:00 AM
Two issues become entangled as intelligence officials warned the situation 'seriously damages' their ability to protect the country
The US power failure: 800,000 face weeks of unpaid lay-offs as Republicans and Democrats force partial shutdown of government over Obamacare
02 October 2013 08:00 AM
Has the United States been more divided in living memory?
08 September 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: Horrific video of Islamist rebels murdering Syrian army soldiers prompts further questions of just where the US stands
01 September 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: 'The Onion' published a spoof headline back in 2008 which surely foresaw this weekend
30 August 2013 10:09 PM
Deal over suit brought by former players means care can be paid for immediately... but will it change anything on the field?
30 August 2013 07:39 PM
The toughest job in Washington belongs to President Obama, seemingly obliged to embark on yet another military intervention in the Middle East, but this time without America’s most faithful ally. The second most uncomfortable moment today may well have belonged to Her Majesty’s diplomats here, as they tried to explain away to their US counterparts the shock Commons’ vote against UK participation in an attack on Syria.
18 August 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: The US locks up more of its citizens than any other country, but that may be about to change
15 August 2013 07:39 PM
Even US military aid is not irreplaceable – oil-rich Gulf states are only too happy to step in
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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- 3 George Galloway left with severe bruising after attack in Notting Hill by man 'shouting about the Holocaust'
- 4 Lady al-Qa’ida: On the trail of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the world’s most wanted prisoner
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
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