With a Canadian-led mission set to unfold in Latvia, soldiers will soon be permanently garrisoned in what was once the USSR. With tensions at a fever pitch between Russia and the West, many Latvians are viewing NATO as an aggressor – one that could incite all-out war
Apr 15, 2017
The Russian President has pursued an overarching geopolitical goal: to see his country treated with the same respect the Soviet Union received during the Cold War
Apr 12, 2017
The Kremlin spent Friday protesting as loud as it could without shutting the door on the hoped-for détente with Trump’s White House
Apr 07, 2017
Corporate documents seen by The Globe shed new light on how one of Canada’s most visible multinational companies does business in an important but complicated market
Mar 20, 2017
The long-time boss of Russian Railways is the often-unsaid name at the centre of questions surrounding the way Bombardier’s rail division does business in Russia
Mar 13, 2017
Scotland, which voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU during the Brexit vote, must choose whether it wants to be part of post-Brexit Britain, Sturgeon says
Mar 13, 2017
all else. Mark MacKinnon and Geoffrey York explore how that could set back struggles for human rights
Mar 12, 2017
Swedish prosecutors allege at hearing that Bombardier unit struck deals with a shell company that existed only ‘to produce invoices’
Mar 10, 2017
Stockholm case involves equipment to Azerbaijan, dealings with shell company linked to Putin confidante
Mar 10, 2017
Freed from Putin’s Russia, a Ukrainian pilot puts Poroshenko and his party – ‘enemy No. 2’ – in her sights
Nadiya Savchenko believes Ukraine needs ‘more or less a dictatorship’ to stand up to Russia and win – and if that means she should be the next president, she says she’s ready to take the job
Feb 27, 2017
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.