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: Vladimir Putin closes in on $400bn gas deal with ‘reliable friend’ China and announces pull-back of Russian troops
20 May 2014 09:20 AM
Russia ramps up trade to the east in a bid to shield itself from impact of EU and US sanctions
US declares cyber war on China: Chinese military hackers charged with trying to steal secrets from companies including nuclear energy firm
19 May 2014 02:51 PM
Tensions between the two superpowers explode as a Pennsylvania court accuses military officials of trying to steal secrets from six companies, including a nuclear energy firm
18 May 2014 12:00 AM
11 May 2014 12:00 AM
08 May 2014 08:16 PM
As Obama aides refer darkly to ‘red lines’ rarely crossed before in decades of mutual eavesdropping, Rupert Cornwell investigates a diplomatic bust-up that reveals how even the closest relationships between allies have unspoken limits
04 May 2014 12:00 AM
01 May 2014 02:04 AM
Lockett’s lawyer decribed his ordeal as ‘torture’. The incompetence is breathtaking
US foreign policy: President defends his 'Obama doctrine' where military intervention is a last resort
30 April 2014 08:00 AM
Mr Obama is confounding impatient critics by failing to intervene in the situations in Syria and Ukraine
27 April 2014 12:00 AM
20 April 2014 12:01 AM
UK politicians have long been in thrall to imported US consultants, but will it work for the 2015 general election?
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
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- 4 Germanwings crash: 'Andreas Lubitz planned to marry pregnant girlfriend', claims German report
- 5 Germanwings plane crash: Transcript reveals passengers 'screamed for over five minutes' before plane crashed into mountain