Defence

What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK
UK and EU flags
In Depth

What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK

What do the extended Brexit talks mean?
Boris Johnson give a thumbs-up gestures as he greets Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
In Brief

What do the extended Brexit talks mean?

Why everyone’s talking about the EU’s no-deal Brexit plans
EU leaders meet for the final European Summit of the year in Brussels.
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about the EU’s no-deal Brexit plans

Latest

US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers
National Guard patrol outside the Capitol building.
In Brief

US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers

National Guard members under investigation as mob member claims GOP lawmakers aided Capitol siege
14 Jan 2021
Plea for public to help find secret Second World War bunkers
Sir Winston Churchill making the victory sign.
In Brief

Plea for public to help find secret Second World War bunkers

Hundreds of ‘Scallywag’ underground hideouts lie undiscovered in British countryside
4 Jan 2021
How Joe Biden will go about rebuilding the Iran Nuclear Deal
A demonstrator holds a sign calling for the US to "nuke" Iran before it can take nuclear action against the US.
In Depth

How Joe Biden will go about rebuilding the Iran Nuclear Deal

President-elect facing major challenge to keep Tehran satisfied as Europe forms nuclear strategy
24 Nov 2020
What Johnson has planned for his £16bn military spree
A British soldier on exercises
In Brief

What Johnson has planned for his £16bn military spree

Space defence, cyber-offence and artificial intelligence to benefit from funding surge
19 Nov 2020
China deploys microwave weapon to blast Indian troops
Indian army convoy carrying reinforcements and supplies drives towards a highway bordering China
In Brief

China deploys microwave weapon to blast Indian troops

The radiation technology left soldiers vomiting and incapacitated without breaking no-live-shots rule
17 Nov 2020
Could Trump’s reaction to election loss spark global chaos?
Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo
In Depth

Could Trump’s reaction to election loss spark global chaos?

Outgoing president asked for ‘options’ to target Iranian nuclear site following loss to Joe Biden
17 Nov 2020
Panic as British Army boss lost during training in Wiltshire
gettyimages-1282836039_cropped.jpg
In Brief

Panic as British Army boss lost during training in Wiltshire

Mark Carleton-Smith declared missing in action during exercise on Salisbury Plain
12 Nov 2020

An open mind on the issues that matter

The Week magazine is simple and clever. Subscribe today and your first 6 issues are completely free.
GCHQ launches war against Russian anti-vaccine propaganda
Vaccine
In Brief

GCHQ launches war against Russian anti-vaccine propaganda

State-sponsored disinformation campaigns are being blocked and agents locked out of their accounts
9 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘hug Starmer close’
Boris
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘hug Starmer close’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 14 October
14 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: can we ‘survive’ four more years of Trump?
Donald Trump at the G7
In Depth

Instant Opinion: can we ‘survive’ four more years of Trump?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 9 October
9 Oct 2020
Army major cleared of drowning Iraqi after 17-year ordeal
Iraq British Army
In Brief

Army major cleared of drowning Iraqi after 17-year ordeal

Robert Campbell was investigated for 17 years over the death of teenager Said Shabram
25 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson prefers no-deal to ‘surrender’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson prefers no-deal to ‘surrender’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 4 September
4 Sep 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Polio, virtual armies and office nomads
Polio vaccine
In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Polio, virtual armies and office nomads

What can we learn from a victory against polio? Why is the MoD building a virtual copy of Britain? And would you work from Bermuda?
28 Aug 2020
Corbyn’s refusal to condemn Russia was ‘wrong’, says ex-aide
gettyimages-1170112111_cropped.jpg
In Brief

Corbyn’s refusal to condemn Russia was ‘wrong’, says ex-aide

New book claims refusal to condemn Russia over Skripal poisoning fuelled ‘doubts’ of both Labour MPs and voters about his leadership
25 Aug 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Sovereign citizens, troops and suits
crime police line
In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Sovereign citizens, troops and suits

Could we all opt out of the legal system? Why does Germany want to keep its US troops? And why are we all giving up on the suit?
7 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: I called Trump 2016 - now I’m calling 2020
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: I called Trump 2016 - now I’m calling 2020

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 5 August
5 Aug 2020
Could squid teeth hold the secret to ‘self-healing’ robots?
Squid
In Brief

Could squid teeth hold the secret to ‘self-healing’ robots?

Military scientists hope cephalopods could also be the secret to building ‘self-fixing’ uniforms
31 Jul 2020
Is the Official Secrets Act fit to counter modern espionage?
MI6 Building
In Depth

Is the Official Secrets Act fit to counter modern espionage?

Senior police, MI5 and MI6 sources call on government to update spying law
23 Jul 2020
Chinese consulate closed by Trump ‘was hotbed of spying’
chinese_consulate_houston.jpg
In Brief

Chinese consulate closed by Trump ‘was hotbed of spying’

Former CIA station chief says the move marks the beginning of a 21st-century cold war
23 Jul 2020
Inside the Russian cyberattacks on Covid vaccine research
Vladimir Putin
In Depth

Inside the Russian cyberattacks on Covid vaccine research

A cybersecurity and defence expert on the history and development of Russian cyberwarfare
23 Jul 2020
Beijing-linked hackers ‘tried to steal’ Covid vaccine data
Coronavirus vaccine
In Brief

Beijing-linked hackers ‘tried to steal’ Covid vaccine data

US charges two men accused of targeting drug companies during global cybertheft campaign
22 Jul 2020
Reaction: MI5 to get more powers following Russia report
MI5 building
In Depth

Reaction: MI5 to get more powers following Russia report

Former spy chief says outdated security laws allow foreign agents to act with impunity
22 Jul 2020
Kremlin interference: what is in the Russia report?
Vladimir Putin
In Depth

Kremlin interference: what is in the Russia report?

UK government accused of turning ‘blind eye’ to fears of foreign interference in Brexit vote
21 Jul 2020
How Russian hackers targeted the coronavirus vaccine
Vladimir Putin at a lab in Abkhazia
In Depth

How Russian hackers targeted the coronavirus vaccine

UK, US and Canada say researchers have come under attack from the Kremlin
17 Jul 2020
Why everybody’s talking about the security committee coup
Chris Grayling outside No. 10
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about the security committee coup

The ‘cloak and dagger operation’ could shake loose a long-awaited report into Russian interference in UK politics
16 Jul 2020
Dominic Cummings to tour MoD sites for security overhaul
Dominic Cummings
In Brief

Dominic Cummings to tour MoD sites for security overhaul

PM’s most senior aide to play central role in review of UK’s foreign policy, defence and security
9 Jul 2020
What is causing explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities?
Iran nuclear programme
In Depth

What is causing explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities?

Head of Israeli spy agency claims country behind attacks on Iran
7 Jul 2020
Elite Australian troops ‘committed war crimes’, says chief
Australian soldier
In Depth

Elite Australian troops ‘committed war crimes’, says chief

Major-General Adam Findlay said ‘there are guys who criminally did something’
30 Jun 2020
Behind the Russian plot to pay Taliban for killing US troops
US troops in Afghanistan
In Depth

Behind the Russian plot to pay Taliban for killing US troops

Intelligence sources says British soldiers also targeted in covert operation in Afghanistan
29 Jun 2020
High drama: India and China brawl in the Himalayas
Pangong lake, on the border between China and India
In Depth

High drama: India and China brawl in the Himalayas

Indian soldiers ‘beaten to death’ in first fatal clashes for 45 years
17 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: Trump’s Tory cheerleaders ‘shame Britain’
Boris Johnson Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Trump’s Tory cheerleaders ‘shame Britain’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 10 June
10 Jun 2020
EU commission president cleared in ‘contract scandal’
Ursula von der Leyen
In Depth

EU commission president cleared in ‘contract scandal’

The German politician has admitted ‘mistakes’ were made by her officials
10 Jun 2020
Black Lives Matter: what would US police reform look like?
Defund the police
In Depth

Black Lives Matter: what would US police reform look like?

Both protesters and politians are calling for nationwide overhaul of law enforcement
9 Jun 2020
How dangerous are US riot control weapons?
Riot police outside the White House in Washington DC
In Depth

How dangerous are US riot control weapons?

Rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades can all cause serious injury and death
5 Jun 2020
Free 6 issue trial then continue to