James Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

International

New world order: can America, Australia and Britain contain China?

Britain is no longer trying to stay neutral in the competition between the US and China

By James Forsyth

Science & Tech

How China tried to suppress the lab leak investigation

The dismissal of the lab leak theory back in March 2020 was a huge mistake

By James Forsyth

International

Afghanistan will be a stain on the Biden presidency

In an awful historical irony, the Taliban could once more be in control of the Afghan capital by 9/11

By James Forsyth

Europe

Boris and Merkel bid to reset Anglo-German relations

The relationship between the German chancellor and the British PM has been defined by Brexit

By James Forsyth

Europe

Life is about to get harder for Boris Johnson

‘You can’t overstate the rage of southern MPs at the moment,’ says one ‘Blue Wall’ Tory

By James Forsyth

Europe

The new leviathan: the big state is back

Boris Johnson, a Conservative, is almost as keen to spend as Joe Biden

By James Forsyth

Macron is wrong. Nato must stand up to China

If Nato is to stay relevant, it will have to become more involved in the effort to contain China

By James Forsyth

Politics

Is Biden coming around to Boris?

The US position on Northern Ireland appears to be softening

By James Forsyth

International

Why this G7 summit matters more than most

The US and UK’s foreign policy agendas are more closely aligned now than they were under Trump

By James Forsyth

China

China is not as strong as it appears

The growing plausibility that the virus leaked from a lab highlights the Achilles’ heel of the Chinese system

By James Forsyth

Europe

What’s next for the Special Relationship?

To great relief in diplomatic circles, the new US administration and the UK have got off to a good start

By James Forsyth

China

How Britain will counter China’s wolf-warrior diplomacy

Now that the West has woken up to the threat of Xi’s China, how will it respond?

By James Forsyth

Europe

The deal-or-no-deal debate is different this time

The sticking points are the same three issues — but there are some significant differences this time

By James Forsyth

Europe

Britain may benefit from a Biden presidency

Biden fiercely opposed Brexit and those around him, like many on the American left, look to London and see a mini-Trump

By James Forsyth

Europe

How will the UK government deal with Joe Biden?

The first few months of a Biden presidency would be awkward

By James Forsyth

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