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Paul Wood

Paul Wood was a BBC foreign correspondent for 25 years, in Belgrade, Athens, Cairo, Jerusalem, Kabul and Washington DC. He has won numerous awards, including two US Emmys for his coverage of the Syrian civil war.

Politics

The Kremlin, a British PR man, and a ‘chickensh*t’ meeting in Trump Tower

Pop Stars, Pageants & Presidents: How An Email Trumped My Life – Rob Goldstone

By Paul Wood

Middle East

In Idlib, the final chapter in Syria’s civil war has begun

There are ominous signs that the regime is planning a chemical attack

By Paul Wood

Russia

What will Michael Cohen tell the FBI now?

As Manafort faces life in jail, he must regret not flipping on his old boss. Cohen did not make that mistake

By Paul Wood

Books

Did the Russian mafia help Trump along his way to the Oval Office?

House of Trump, House of Putin by Craig Unger reviewed.

By Paul Wood

Books

‘President Pussy Grabber’ has his way with the GOP

A new book argues that Trump could destroy the Republican Party.

By Paul Wood

Russia

What does the British government know about Trump and Russia?

A British Member of Parliament thinks that the government has not always done all it can to assist the Mueller inquiry into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.

By Paul Wood

Politics

The President vs the FBI

It’s hard to stop watching cable news. Trump sues a former porn star, Stormy Daniels for $20m for saying they had an affair. Three other porn stars claim they were involved with Trump. No! Wait! Six more women are ready to come forward. Stormy Daniels promises a tell-all TV interview. Felix Sater – the former […]

By Paul Wood

Politics

Mueller subpoenas Trump Organisation’s Russia documents

When Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, went to Moscow in 2006, she did all the usual tourist things: walked around Red Square, visited the Kremlin… sat in Vladimir Putin’s private chair. At least she did according to Trump’s broker and business partner Felix Sater. ‘I arranged for Ivanka to sit in Putins private chair at his […]

By Paul Wood

What if Pyongyang has a biological weapons ‘dead hand’ strategy?

Donald Trump isn’t the only one to have prodded North Korea’s baby-faced dictator, Kim Jong-un. President Trump did it with Twitter – ‘Little Rocket Man’; under President Obama there were big military exercises and red-team-versus-blue-team war games at the Pentagon that led to alarming headlines about how North Korean artillery could flatten Seoul in 30 […]

By Paul Wood

Politics

Donald Trump should be worried by the latest twist in the Russia inquiry

‘If Mueller was looking at your finances and your family finances, unrelated to Russia — is that a red line?’ Trump: ‘I would say yeah. I would say yes. By the way, I would say, I don’t — I don’t — I mean, it’s possible there’s a condo or something, so, you know, I sell […]

By Paul Wood

Politics

In defence of Christopher Steele

There are two Trump-Russia ‘conspiracies’. In one, the US President is bought or blackmailed by the Kremlin. In the other, the FBI and the intelligences agencies — the ‘deep state’ — commit a monstrous abuse of power to try to overturn the election result. The first conspiracy is described in the ‘dossier’ written by a […]

By Paul Wood

The mess in Syria is putting America’s credibility on the line

 Beirut ‘If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense,’ said Alice. ‘Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?’ For the United States, and for the rest of us, […]

By Paul Wood

Special counsel Robert Mueller is closing in on Paul Manafort – and Trump should be worried

 Kiev Before he was Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort worked for the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych started out as a petty thief in the bleak Soviet city of Donetsk. He stole fur hats from men using its outside toilets. He would reach over the door as they squatted, defenceless, and flee while […]

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