When Mark MacKinnon reported on the story of Mikahil Akbary in 2015, the Afghan refugee had found
Feb 17, 2017
is now home to those fleeing war, oppression and economic deprivation, Mark MacKinnon reports.
Feb 12, 2017
Nowhere in the world is tension higher than in this Southeast European region, where peace has largely been maintained by U.S. political will, and the possibility of its military intervention
Feb 06, 2017
Tearing a page from Donald Trump’s populist playbook, far-right politicians from across Europe are meeting this weekend to plot the next big shocks to the international system
Jan 20, 2017
With the arrival of Donald Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must cajole the U.S. behemoth, while courting a rising, assertive China
Jan 13, 2017
Russia’s dezinformatsiya and kompromat are part of Western politics now, too
Jan 11, 2017
The real shock of Moscow’s actions isn’t their scope or intent, but how well they worked
Jan 09, 2017
With Brexit looming, Trump rising, Putin flexing his muscles, and Europe tilting rightward, Germany is a rare island of stability. But its Chancellor has challenges ahead as she faces re-election to a fourth term
Dec 30, 2016
A single mention in the Panama Papers and a Russian middleman’s mysterious exclusion from Canada’s sanctions list triggers a round-the-world chase for answers
Dec 16, 2016
A press conference at the Sputnik News headquarters did little to soften the perception that the Kremlin holds too much sway over the incoming Trump administration
Dec 12, 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.