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Mary Dejevsky

@IndyVoices Mary Dejevsky is an Independent columnist on foreign affairs, having previously been the title’s foreign correspondent in Moscow, Paris and Washington. She has written about the collapse of communism from inside Moscow, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Iraq War and is a key authority on Russian politics, and on diplomatic relations between the Kremlin and the west. Voices

Trump is much stronger now than you're being told

The Democrats’ achievement in winning a majority in the House may not necessarily prove as beneficial to their cause as it might appear. Nor might it be such a harbinger of better fortunes in the 2020 presidential race as the party might hope

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The Cold War is over: Why can't the west accept it?

Four decades ago, Mary Dejevsky spent a year as an exchange student in the Soviet Union. On her return this year, she found much had changed for the better and wonders why western narratives about Russia are still stuck in the past

Voices If the migrant caravan continues, Democrats cannot expect victory Mary Dejevsky Voices Trump's plan to ditch an old arms treaty is not a disaster Mary Dejevsky Independent Minds Macedonia's identity crisis could shape the future of the EU Mary Dejevsky Voices The tough questions we should ask about the Skripals and Bellingcat Mary Dejevsky Voices Is Donald Trump the new face of global diplomacy? Mary Dejevsky Voices Corbyn proved that he can – and will – win in a general election Mary Dejevsky Voices Don't be blinded by Syria. Putin is more interested in peace Mary Dejevsky Voices More action against Russia over the Skripals will hurt the UK Mary Dejevsky Voices Putin's pensions crisis could hit his ratings – but does it matter? Mary Dejevsky Voices Trump angered the establishment – now it's biting back Mary Dejevsky

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Ireland is closer than ever to unification because of Brexit

When you travel to Derry, as I did this week, and listen to what people are actually saying about Brexit and the British government, it’s not entirely what you’d expect

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Global warming could actually be good for the UK (yes, seriously)

You may feel that the long-term survival of endangered habitats is a cause far more noble than the short-term evolution of a more laid-back and fitter Britain, but there are some upsides to a warmer climate

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In the war of words between Trump and Rouhani, context is everything

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Trump handled the press conference with Putin well

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Donald Trump's unease about Nato is neither shocking or new

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If anyone is going to protect the national interest, it's Theresa May

Voices Donald Trump should be applauded for meeting with Vladimir Putin Mary Dejevsky Voices Why lifting the NHS immigration cap is a bad idea Mary Dejevsky Voices Why David Davis should no longer be chief Brexit negotiator Mary Dejevsky Voices Why Russia can claim the moral high ground over Babchenko Mary Dejevsky Voices These are the unanswered questions surrounding Yulia Skripal Mary Dejevsky Voices Russia's World Cup is an unmissable diplomatic opportunity Mary Dejevsky

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Voices Corbyn was right to avoid blaming Moscow for the Skripal poisoning Mary Dejevsky Voices The UK overestimates its diplomatic clout post-Brexit Mary Dejevsky Voices These are the questions about Grenfell that need answering Mary Dejevsky Voices Trump proved himself in North Korea – maybe he will with Iran Mary Dejevsky Voices It's time to accept the NHS isn't always fit for purpose Mary Dejevsky Voices The Korea peace talks wouldn't be happening without Trump Mary Dejevsky

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Voices The response to Skripal proves we've learnt nothing from Iraq Mary Dejevsky Voices Sergei Skripal is not Litvinenko – and this is what that really means Mary Dejevsky Voices Putin's speech was a plea to the US to start talking again Mary Dejevsky Voices How the UK could use Brexit to get its internal affairs in order Mary Dejevsky Voices Western cynicism risks missing a chance at peace with North Korea Mary Dejevsky Voices Iran's power is growing in Syria – this is Israel’s worst nightmare Mary Dejevsky Voices

There’s no one better than Macron when it comes to smooth diplomacy

Voices What I learned from staying in Iran during the last days of the Shah Mary Dejevsky Voices How humanitarian aid for kids can make the Syrian conflict worse Mary Dejevsky Voices Boris is travelling to Russia this week – but you won't hear about it Mary Dejevsky Voices Hard Brexit can be defeated if MPs combine together Mary Dejevsky Voices The UK’s obsession with the ‘special relationship’ isn’t healthy Mary Dejevsky Voices Outside of Europe, Donald Trump isn't as unpopular as he seems Mary Dejevsky Voices

It's time to stop pandering to millennials

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We must reorientate our foreign policy away from Israel

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Theresa May had no choice but to appoint Gavin Williamson

Voices Why Putin's torn on celebrating the anniversary of the Revolution Mary Dejevsky Voices Brexit has to all intents and purposes already happened Mary Dejevsky Voices May can restore some credibility by putting Boris in charge of Brexit Mary Dejevsky Voices Russia was the target of Nato's own fake news Mary Dejevsky Voices This is how it could all go wrong for Angela Merkel in the elections Mary Dejevsky Voices Strange as it sounds, this might be a cry for help from North Korea Mary Dejevsky Voices Diana’s death didn’t change the nature of the monarchy Mary Dejevsky Voices A united Ireland is the only practical solution to Brexit Mary Dejevsky

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Voices Most politicians decrying the crisis in Venezuela don't actually care Mary Dejevsky Voices London's housing market has been revealed as a centre for dirty money Mary Dejevsky Voices Things may not be as bad as they seem between Trump and Putin Mary Dejevsky Voices Macron has never experienced war – and it shows Mary Dejevsky Voices

What's scarier than Donald Trump Jr's Russian meeting? This

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The instincts of Charlie Gard’s parents should be listened to

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A year on from the Brexit vote, the EU is more unified than ever

Voices Brexit diminished our stature. Theresa May has made things worse Mary Dejevsky Voices The election results could be drastically altered by the London attack Mary Dejevsky Voices If the polls are right, it's all over for Theresa May Mary Dejevsky Voices Jared Kushner was right to seek private channels with Russia Mary Dejevsky Voices The intelligence leaks are not a Trump problem Mary Dejevsky Voices What Macron's first Cabinet tells us about how he will govern Mary Dejevsky Voices The French will vote out of duty, not a sense of hope, this weekend Mary Dejevsky Voices Why a meeting between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump is a good idea Mary Dejevsky

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Why Theresa May shouldn't abandon the triple lock on pensions

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A Macron presidency will present France with a new start

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May should remember that 48% of her electorate didn’t vote for Brexit