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Mary Dejevsky

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.

Mary Dejevsky Is Russia really the big winner in the Middle East?

While the nation may find itself in a happier position than it expected over Syria, it did not plan for the US withdrawal, nor the Kurdish-led SDF’s decision to seek government protection rather than face Turkey alone


Mary Dejevsky In the end, Northern Ireland will be the price Britain pays for Brexit

Johnson has moved quite a distance towards what has long been the most elegant and obvious solution: running the customs border down the Irish Sea


Mary Dejevsky While Jeremy Hunt runs for PM, who is our foreign secretary?

At a time of high international tension and with no Brexit deal in sight, we have a foreign secretary whose mind clearly isn’t on the job


Mary Dejevsky Relax everyone, the intergenerational wars are over

The tendency to see older people’s often modest gain as younger people’s loss has fuelled a misplaced and increasingly toxic resentment between young and old. New evidence may change that