Senior International Correspondent for The Globe and Mail. Now based in London, after stops in Moscow, the Middle East, and Beijing. DMs open.
“Even in the civil war, there was nothing so bad as this.” Lebanon faces a currency crisis, shortages of electricity, fuel, and medicines - and growing fears of violence. My long read on a disaster created by corruption and geopolitics
Afghanistan and the world's deadliest urban-rural divide. (Map via )
There’s a new Top Gun movie coming out. And Maverick is wearing the same leather jacket - only this time it’s Communist Party of China-approved, so the Japanese and Taiwanese flag patches are gone (screenshot on right is from the new trailer)...
The moment Serbian President Vucic realizes that the statement he just signed (apparently without reading) commits his country to moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem...
Very dark - @navalny says not to believe it if he “accidentally” dies in jail. “Just in case, I am announcing that I don’t plan to either hang myself on a window grill or cut my veins or throat open with a sharpened spoon. I use the stairs very carefully.”
Alexey Navalny’s spokeswoman says the Russian opposition leader is now unconscious after his suspected poisoning.