Michael Burleigh

Michael Burleigh

Michael Burleigh is an historian and commentator on world affairs. His 12 books include The Third Reich: A New History (Samuel Johnson Prize 2001) ; Moral Combat; Small Wars and Faraway Places and The Best of Times, Worst of Times: The World As It Is which appears in November.

Michael Burleigh is an historian and commentator on world affairs. His 12 books include The Third Reich: A New History (Samuel Johnson Prize 2001) ; Moral Combat; Small Wars and Faraway Places and The Best of Times, Worst of Times: The World As It Is which appears in November.

Which is the greater threat to the West, Saudi or Iran?

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

How Juncker got the better of Trump

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

What is Putin’s pipeline plan?

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

There are few heroes in Europe’s migration saga

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

China’s entrepreneurial state has lessons for the West

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

Can Erdoğan transform Turkey?

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

Trump and the rise of the tyrants

BY Michael Burleigh / 6 mins

China’s campaign for moral restoration

BY Michael Burleigh / 4 mins

Has populism failed in Italy?

BY Michael Burleigh / 4 mins

The German hard right’s immigration fixation is missing the point

BY Michael Burleigh / 4 mins

Why Trump dropped the bomb deal

BY Michael Burleigh / 6 mins

How a handful of elites gave Germany to the Nazis

BY Michael Burleigh / 4 mins

Ever since medieval times, angry men have been inciting mobs

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

What the Syrian strikes tell us about herd mentality

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

Putin’s response to the West’s expulsion of his ‘diplomats’ will be on a global stage – starting with his key aim of detaching Turkey from NATO

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

The dark side of Buddhism

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

Saudi’s Crown Prince is hardly a safe bet for the British

BY Michael Burleigh / 6 mins

We will never not feel tired. We will never feel hopeful. We will never not be poor.

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

Is crony capitalism trumping US nuclear strategy?

BY Michael Burleigh / 7 mins

China’s rise has been stunning – and we shouldn’t be afraid of it

BY Michael Burleigh / 13 mins

China: unique in the world and longest-standing guardian of high civilisation

BY Michael Burleigh / 4 mins

Who’s afraid of the big bad Russian bear?

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

Merkel pins her Italian hopes on the tax-dodging, womanising, Putin-backing, brown paper envelope-trading “Al Cafone”

BY Michael Burleigh / 7 mins

Why are Russia and China investing in the Arctic? Could it be the oil, gas, gold and diamonds?

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

Do diplomats matter as much as they once did?

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

Under-reported: Nuclear terrorism (and its simpler bedfellows)

BY UnderReported contributor / 4 mins

The Iranian regime is secure for now but will economic integration with the West help or hinder? Its leaders cannot decide.

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

Don’t be distracted by endless talk of Russian bots. Prising Turkey out of NATO is Putin’s main aim

BY Michael Burleigh / 8 mins

Don’t underestimate resistance to the march of the robots

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

Brexiteers shouldn’t blame Ireland for this predictable border dispute

BY Michael Burleigh / 6 mins

Reports of Merkel’s demise have been exaggerated. And the same is true of Germany’s interest in Brexit.

BY Michael Burleigh / 6 mins

The loneliness of the long-suffering British farmer

BY Michael Burleigh / 6 mins

Is MbS a religious reformer, or just an ambitious Saudi technocrat?

BY Michael Burleigh / 7 mins

Wars and words: a crude history of oil prices

BY Michael Burleigh / 9 mins

Remembrance Sunday is a noble tradition. But there’s also a compelling case for forgetting

BY Michael Burleigh / 6 mins

When businessmen go into politics, don’t get your hopes up

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

Autocratic Macron must remember his popularity is paper-thin

BY Michael Burleigh / 6 mins

What’s next for Xi? China’s most powerful leader since Mao

BY Michael Burleigh / 7 mins

Beep-beep: how Sputnik shook America

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

Is President Xi a moralist like Gertrude Himmelfarb?

BY Michael Burleigh / 9 mins

Catalonia, like Belgium, is a weak link in Europe’s war on terror

BY Michael Burleigh / 5 mins

When poverty was often blamed on moral failings

BY Michael Burleigh / 4 mins

One Belt, One Road: How China’s ambitions span the globe

BY Michael Burleigh / 6 mins