Mark MacKinnon

Mark MacKinnon


Senior International Correspondent for The Globe and Mail. Now based in London, after stops in Moscow, the Middle East, and Beijing. DMs open.

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Facing the Belarusian embassy in Warsaw - photographs of protesters who have died during the regime’s post-election crackdown. (There are seven photos in all.)

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Q. A revolution-in-a-box? A. Not so much. These are all different countries, with different reasons for rising up. The NED and Open Society can help a few key groups along along with grant money, but they can’t make 100,000 Belarusians stand in the streets every weekend. (10/12)

Q. Wow, it sounds like you wrote an interesting book that's suddenly relevant again. A. What a valid point you raise! If enough of you order The New Cold War at they might even have to print another edition. Perhaps with a juicy new epilogue!

Thursday, China’s @globaltimesnews  is talking war with India. Friday, it’s Taiwan

China is “amazing. It is horrible. It is encouraging. It is incredibly depressing,” said a Canadian diplomat who recently served there. “How do you calibrate a foreign policy for a country like that?” @nvanderklippe ⁩ ponders the question...

Pro tip: don’t eat a Caesar salad if you have to keep your mask on for several hours afterwards.

In Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko’s security forces have carried out their growing crackdown while wearing balaclavas. Now the opposition is unmasking them - naming and shaming those who have helped the regime cling to power. My report

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The US is now on pace to have the worst coronavirus outbreak anywhere...

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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...

What's clear is Trump doesn't trust the US intelligence community, the State Department, or the country's media. But if Erdogan, Putin or MBS tell him something, it's gotta be the truth.

Man accidentally comes up with perfect metaphor for 14 years of the "War On Terror."

Refugee centre in Winnipeg, Canada says it's full and can take in no more refugees fleeing the United States

Israel just allowed the mail to be delivered in Palestine. Ten tonnes of it just arrived in Jericho for sorting, some of it eight years old...

Carney asks room of reporters, bankers whether any feel Bank of England's warnings about Brexit have not proven correct. Response is silence

Alexey Navalny’s spokeswoman says the Russian opposition leader is now unconscious after his suspected poisoning.

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