In the magazine this month

April 2014

The Ukraine crisis has revealed the incoherence of the Obama doctrine. Until the US reasserts itself, liberal democracy is in danger
Russia's invasion and annexation of Crimea has overtly challenged the familiar contours of the post-Cold War world. The inadequacies of the Obama doctrine and lack of strategic thought have brought Europe to the most dangerous point since the end of the Cold War. Critics of American power have found in Barack Obama the leader they have clamoured for since President Carter — and the results are calamitous.
ANNA REID
The West still sees Ukraine through Russia's eyes
PATRICK HEREN
It will be another decade before the Continent can substitute the product of American fracking for Russian energy piped via Ukraine
LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN
Putin's ideology can be traced back to Sergey Uvarov
 
SIMON WINDER
Alex Salmond’s blend of flag-waving and leftist economics is all too similar to the ideologies that ravaged 20th-century Europe
JEFFREY MEYERS
Unpublished documents reveal how the brilliant 4th Marquess of Dufferin and Ava met his end on a wartime mission in Burma