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Russian reasons

There is a new optimism about Russia. Douglas Hurd, who here recalls his meetings with Gorbachev and Yeltsin, says it is justified. Even the prospect of a populist president should not alarm the west
Douglas Hurd  

The Whig illusion

The fashionable Whig view that the executive is secretive and tyrannical and the House of Commons impotent is nonsense. That does not mean that all is well with our parliamentary system or our MPs
Douglas Hurd  

Dealing with the Russians

Whoever wins the election, Russia will remain an unpredictable neighbour for the west. Nato must expand eastwards but should encourage some states to become partners, not members
Douglas Hurd