News and Features

  • Exodus: Why Europe's Jews are leaving Newsweek, July 2014
  • Hungary between Brussels and Moscow The Economist, July 2014
  • The rise of the 'managed democracies' Newsweek, May 2014
  • Serbia and Croatia sue each other for genocide Daily Beast, March 2014
  • Have a spring fling in beautiful Budapest New York Post, February 2014
  • WWII commemoration statue sparks row in Hungary The Economist, February 2014
  • The Scottish spy fighting Nazis in WWII New York Mail on Sunday, December 2013
  • The contentious legacy of Admiral Miklos Horthy The Economist, November 2013
  • Viktor Orban goes to London The Economist, October 2013
  • Thomas McKittrick: Hitler's American banker and OSS spy Tablet, August 2013
  • The Roma: a terrible waste of human potential The Economist, August 2013
  • How the Bank of England and the BIS funded the Nazis Daily Telegraph, August 2013
  • Tinker, Tailor, Reporter, Thriller: Writing spy fiction New York Times, June 2013
  • The Geneva Option: A modern thriller with Biblical roots The Times of Israel, May 2013
  • Hungary: Magyars and Moans The Economist, May 2013
  • Hungary's new constitution, again The Economist, March 2013
  • Orban's soldiers: Takeover at the National Bank The Economist, March 2013
  • Hungary vs Romania: Flag wars The Economist, February 2013
  • The new year starts badly for Hungary's PM The Economist, January 2013
  • Far-right MP calls for list of Hungarian Jews The Economist, December 2012
  • Magyar marching season: Bajnai is back The Economist, October 2012
  • The axeman goeth: Hungary hands over a killer The Economist, September 2012
  • Nazi war crimes: Hungary's toxic past The Economist, July 2012
  • Victor and Viktor: A tale of two prime ministers The Economist, July 2012
  • Hungary's new hero? Admiral Horthy returns The Economist, June 2012
  • Hungary's ailing economy The Economist, June 2012
  • Budapest: City of culture and festivals The Economist, April 2012
  • Schmitt quits: Goodbye plagiarising president The Economist, April 2012
  • Hungary and the European Union: Backing down The Economist, February 2012
  • Remembering Raoul Wallenberg: A hero of the Holocaust The Economist, February 2012
  • Hungary in crisis: Fidesz takes on the world The Economist, January 2012
  • What the Arab world can learn from Israel: Prince Hassan of Jordan interview Jewish Chronicle, December 2011
  • Comrade Karl is back in business, commodified Monocle, November 2011
  • I spy: thrillers come in from the cold. Financial Times, October 2011
  • Hungarians take to the street in mass anti-government demonstration The Economist, October 2011
  • Inside the International Criminal Court Monocle, September 2011
  • Hungary's former PMs could face debtors' prison. The Economist, August 2011
  • The return of partisan politics: Hungary after the EU presidency. The Economist, July 2011
  • The choices of war: the trial of Sandor Kepiro opens. Economist, May 2011
  • A goulash constitution but no ingredients from the opposition. Economist, April 2011
  • Hungary's Europe-wide strategy for the Roma: can it work? Economist, April 2011
  • Budapest's liberals awake: thousands demand press freedom. Economist, March 2011
  • Wiping the record clean: how Hungary will allow its archives to be destroyed. Monocle, March 2011
  • Game over for the world's dictators: Tunisia's internet revolution. The Times, via my blog, January 2011
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Commentary and Opinion

  • The bankers' bank must be held to account The Times, August 2013
  • Israel should be the first country to recognise Palestine. Jewish Chronicle, September 2011
  • Why Benjamin Netanyahu is the Nicolae Ceausescu of the Middle East. Jewish Chronicle, June 2011
  • How Libyan freedom is being bought with Bosnian blood. Financial Times, May 2011
  • Today's rebels in Libya may be tomorrow's war criminals. The Times, April 2011
  • Why the royal wedding makes me yearn for the Habsburg Empire. The Times, April 2011
  • The shame of Eilat: flying the flag against African refugees. Jewish Chronicle, March 2011
  • Why Hungary is not a dictatorship or a "Fuehrerstaat". The Times via my blog, January 2011
  • Hooray for Hungary, standing up to the IMF and EU bullies. The Times, July 2010
  • Passport wars and citizenship laws - Hungary vs. Slovakia. Comment is Free, June 2010
  • An Icelandic volcano shatters our thin veneer of modernity. Comment is Free, April 2010
  • How Britain rewrites Balkan history. Comment is Free, April 2010
  • Why Hungary was wrong to criminalise Holocaust denial. Jewish Chronicle, March 2010
  • Choosing the EU president: an absurd and opaque spectacle. Comment is Free, November 2009
  • Russia: still misty-eyed about Stalin. Comment is Free, November 2009
  • Why Radovan Karadzic is sulking in his cell. The First Post, November 2009
  • Our friend Radovan Karadzic: why is he in prison? The Times, October 2009
  • Europe does not need President Blair. Comment is Free, October 2009
  • Big Brother has moved to Britain and is thriving. The Times, August 2009
  • The Arab world needs a new 'Ijtihad' Sunday Times, December 2008

Book Reviews

  • One Kick: Chelsea Cain's new thriller series The New York Times, August 2014
  • The Counterfeit Agent: Alex Berenson's latest thriller The Economist, March 2014
  • The Brothers: the toxic legacy of Allen and John Foster Dulles The New York Times, November 2013
  • I Am Pilgrim: Terry Hayes' blockbuster thriller ($$ sub) The Times, August 2013
  • The Night Ranger: Alex Berenson's new John Wells thriller The New York Times, March 2013
  • Rock Creek Park: genre-fusing thriller and police procedural The Economist, August 2012
  • The 500: conspiracy thriller reveals the real Washington DC The Economist, July 2012
  • The Golden Scales: intrigue, murder and mystery in Cairo The Economist, January 2012
  • Time travel with Stephen King in 11.22.63 Financial Times, November 2011
  • Bryant and May and the Memory of Blood Financial Times, September 2011
  • A deniable death: Gerald Seymour still thrills. The Economist, August 2011
  • Shake Off: Mischa Hiller's gripping new thriller. The Economist, May 2011
  • Oily conspiracies: Lee Vance's Garden of Betrayal. The Economist, September 2010
  • Lebanon's laboratory of modernity and violence. New York Times, June 2010
  • No Enchanted Palace: Mark Mazower on the United Nations. Jewish Chronicle, April 2010
  • Arthur Koestler: a dazzling intellectual legacy. The Economist, February 2010
  • Israel is real: Rich Cohen on the Jewish State. Jewish Chronicle, December 2009
  • Lisbeth Salander: The girl not to be messed with. The Economist, October 2009
  • Myths, Illusions and Peace: U.S. Foreign policy in the Middle East. New York Times, July 2009
  • Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire. Sunday Times, July 2009
  • Voodoo histories and conspiracy theories. The Jewish Chronicle, June 2009
  • One State, Two States: Benny Morris on Israel and Palestine. Sunday Times, June 2009
  • Madame Prosecutor: Carla Del Ponte and the world's worst war criminals. New York Times, January 2009
  • Friends and Enemies, Enemies and Friends. New York Times, January 2009
  • From Charles I to Slobodan Milosevic: political trials. Sunday Telegraph, August 2008
  • Israel's identity crisis: A Hebrew Republic. The New York Times, June 2008

Favourites

  • Iceland: catalyst for creativity Daily Beast, May 2014
  • Dessa Trevisan: mentor, friend, colleague The Economist, March 2013
  • Midnight in Budapest: a short story Autograph, July 2012
  • Love lessons at the Hungarian honey trap school The Times, September 2011
  • What Richard Holbrooke didn't do: memories of a master diplomat The Economist, December 2010
  • The marvellous Magyar micro-cars The Economist, December 2010
  • Bernard Madoff: The Fiddler on the inside of New York's Jewish community. The Times, September 2009
  • Lord Jacobs: I invested with Bernard Madoff because I was risk-averse. Mail on Sunday, September 2009
  • Viva Tel Aviv: Happy 100th birthday. Conde Nast Traveler, June 2009
  • Life imitates art: How the Budapest Protocol is coming true. The Times, June 2009
  • The 1944 US intelligence document that reveals the secret Nazi plans for the 4th Reich. Mail on Sunday, May 2009
  • Divided we stand: The UN is failing. Monocle, June 2008
  • The Magyar Garda on the march. Dissent, Spring 2008
  • Pining for the border guards: travel after Schengen. More Intelligent Life, January 2008
  • Panties or thong? Government spokeswoman answers crucial question. The Times, March 2007
  • How the United Nations betrayed Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. The Sunday Times Magazine, October 2006
  • War, death and mystery in the flow of history: the Danube and Europe. The Times, April 2006
  • Writers choice: Dark Star, by Alan Furst. Normblog, April 2006
  • The dictator who got away: reflections on Slobodan Milosevic. New York Times/International Herald Tribune, March 2006
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