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.
Ukraine crisis: ‘We will stand with Ukraine’, says President Barack Obama as Russian troops mass on Crimean boarder
12 March 2014 07:24 PM
Barack Obama held a high-profile meeting with Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, at the White House in a calculated display for the Kremlin of the West’s backing – moral, financial and diplomatic – for the embattled new government in Kiev.
09 March 2014 12:00 AM
Americans are very unimaginative at being rude about people. As with Hillary Clinton last week, it always comes back to the Nazis
04 March 2014 08:01 PM
His state was halved in size by the collapse of the Soviet Union barely two decades ago. The economy he presides over ranks a mere eighth or ninth in the world – and that is thanks almost exclusively to the oil, gas and mineral wealth below its soil. The average life expectancy of his country’s males is only 60 years and its population is in long-term decline.
01 March 2014 07:15 PM
Five years of arch-conservative revolution has left the party exhausted by infighting
26 February 2014 07:29 PM
The new government in Kiev is extremely unlikely to do anything to directly provoke the Kremlin
23 February 2014 12:00 AM
Few states still have capital punishment, and even those that do are finding it difficult to find the drugs needed for lethal injections
17 February 2014 07:29 PM
The 19-year-old has claimed more than two dozen murders, beginning when she was just 13
16 February 2014 12:00 AM
Washington's deadlocked political class can only envy the ruthlessly effective machinations of Kevin Spacey in 'House of Cards'
Which part of town will he choose for his museum piece? Chicago universities lead the battle for Barack Obama’s presidential library
13 February 2014 06:58 PM
But they could be pipped by an outsider, as Rupert Cornwell discovers
11 February 2014 08:17 PM
Warm welcome for French President who has stood by America over intervention in the Syrian civil war, nuclear negotiations with Iran and on countering terrorism in north Africa
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
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