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.
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
John Walker: American naval officer who formed a family spy ring that passed highly damaging secrets to the Soviet Union
02 September 2014 12:00 AM
John Walker may not be one of the glamour names of espionage. But his 18 years of spying for the Soviet Union, in its later stages as head of a ring involving other members of his family, represented the most damaging leak in the history of the US Navy – and one which might conceivably have given Moscow the upper hand had the Cold War ever turned hot.
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 3 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights