‘I’m not a terrorist, I just want to live and no bombing please,’ seven-year-old Bana Alabed writes in Twitter feed followed by 73,000
Oct 14, 2016
Russia accused of shipping missiles across the Baltic while U.S. continues to bang the drum about ‘war crimes’ in Syria
Oct 07, 2016
Three years ago, U.S. President Barack Obama drew what he said was his “red line” – the use of chemical weapons – regarding the war in Syria, then backed away from enforcing it
Oct 06, 2016
A Saturday vote on whether the country should accept the EU plan to settle immigrants has been the subject of a fearmongering government campaign
Sep 30, 2016
Once a ‘failed’ Liberal candidate for prime minister of Canada, Ignatieff now leads a bastion of liberal education in ‘illiberal’ Hungary
Sep 16, 2016
A charming populist with the Austrian Freedom Party, a party founded by former SS officers, Norbert Hofer is bringing soft language to hard-line politics – and next month, he might be Austria’s president
Sep 09, 2016
Mark MacKinnon reports on the relationship between seemingly unconnected events across the globe
Jul 22, 2016
, ordering the expulsion or arrest of nearly 50,000 security and civil service personnel, Mark MacKinnon
Jul 19, 2016
Turkish officials questioning friendship as Washington criticizes purges, opposes extradition of Gulen
Jul 18, 2016
Venting rage at police, a passerby on implores: ‘We have to stop letting these terrorists in. France gives too much liberty’
Jul 15, 2016
Mark MacKinnon is currently based in London, where he is The Globe and Mail's Senior International Correspondent. In that posting he has reported on the Syrian refugee crisis, the rise of Islamic State, the war in eastern Ukraine and Scotland's independence referendum.
Mark recently spent five years as the newspaper's Beijing correspondent. There he won accolades for his investigations into the garment industry in Asia - as well as the Canadian-listed companies Sino-Forest and Silvercorp - and for his reporting from the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.
Mark has also been posted to the Middle East and Moscow for The Globe and Mail. He has covered the arrival of Canada's troops in Afghanistan, the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Russia's war in Chechnya, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict.
A four-time National Newspaper Award winner, Mark is also the author of The New Cold War: Revolutions, Rigged Elections and Pipeline Politics - which was published in 2007 by Random House - and The China Diaries, an e-book of his train travels through the Middle Kingdom along with photographer John Lehmann.
He has interviewed many world leaders, including former Israeli president Shimon Peres, Jordan's King Abdullah II and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi.