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.
10 November 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: He has been nailed for using in a book of his a passage taken from Forbes magazine – but only in America could it threaten his promising career
09 November 2013 12:00 AM
Remarkable personal account released of Guantanamo detainee allegedly responsible for planning 9/11 atrocity and other major attacks
Chris Christie's re-election as New Jersey's governor gives Republican party major boost in battle to recapture the White House
06 November 2013 06:36 PM
In recent decades, New Jersey has turned from presidential swing state into a Democratic stronghold
03 November 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: Few US presidents have avoided failure or downright ignominy after re-election
31 October 2013 11:10 PM
Success in the World Series adds to long list of sporting glory – from football to NBA to NHL
30 October 2013 01:47 PM
List includes 17 heads of state and 28 billionaires
Pakistani family gives Congress an unprecedented account of effect of CIA drone attacks on their community
30 October 2013 12:00 AM
Politicians gather to hear startling testimony from a family on the death of a 67-year-old woman in Pakistan
29 October 2013 11:48 PM
Home advantage puts Boston in driving seat to build on brilliance of Ortiz and Lester
27 October 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: The greatest threat to the US from atomic weapons is accidental detonation. And, worryingly, it has nearly happened
24 October 2013 10:06 PM
Washington’s foreign policy these days is less about putting pressure on old adversaries than mending fences with key allies. First in the Middle East, where Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel are bewildered by US policy zigzags over Syria and Egypt, and disconcerted by a possible thaw between the US and Iran. And now even closer to home in Europe, where the revelations of massive wiretapping by the National Security Agency have angered France and Germany.
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 4 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile