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.
15 August 2013 07:39 PM
Even US military aid is not irreplaceable – oil-rich Gulf states are only too happy to step in
15 August 2013 12:37 AM
Intelligence analyst breaks silence during sentencing hearing at his court martial
11 August 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: A new book shows that Washington's booming – but only for a lobbying, lawyering elite that persists, whoever's in power
06 August 2013 07:31 PM
Its domestic political coverage and foreign affairs expertise are still excellent
06 August 2013 12:00 AM
A-Rod suspended until end of 2014 but appeal allows first Yankees game of the season last night
04 August 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: The CIA whistleblower struck a blow for us all, but his 1970s predecessor showed how to win
01 August 2013 08:38 PM
Russia’s granting of asylum to Edward Snowden may have ended nearly six weeks in airport limbo for the man who leaked some of America’s most sensitive intelligence gathering programmes. But it has further poisoned the already severely strained relations between Moscow and Washington.
30 July 2013 07:04 PM
The sticking points are familiar ones: security, borders, the right of return for Palestinian refugees since 1948, the status of Jerusalem, and a formal recognition of the Jewish state
28 July 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: The Trayvon Martin story is horrifying. But the fate of a witness to an earlier outrage helps put it in the proper context
26 July 2013 06:04 PM
There’s no one else to induct as the spectre of steroid use consigns top former players to a despised list of shame, writes Rupert Cornwell in Washington
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Abdullah Deghayes: My son was the martyr of a just cause, says father of British teenager killed in Syria conflict
Ukraine crisis: Helicopter gunships take country closer to all-out war
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- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Unbeliebable: The White House offer 'no comment' to anti-Justin Bieber petition
- 4 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 5 How We Met: Alison Moyet & Emma Kennedy: 'I knew we'd be friends because she was happy to make a prat of herself'