Akhmed Abdul Qader arrived in the small Baltic country in January
Jun 28, 2015
Until now, the official reason Canada has hesitated to arm Kiev has been concern that such a move could inflame the conflict in the east of the country
Jun 25, 2015
‘After decades of peace, that peaceful period after the Cold War is now over,’ Poland’s defence minister said
Jun 24, 2015
A leading expert on Syria said the class divisions have been intentionally sowed by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, which has targeted the economic infrastructure in rebel-held areas
Jun 23, 2015
President Vladimir Putin, like many Russians, has made it clear he mourns the downfall of the USSR
Jun 15, 2015
Soccer’s governing body remains split between two opposing world views
Jun 02, 2015
When police arrested nine current and former FIFA officials accused of involvement in what the FBI called a ‘World Cup of fraud,’ Russia’s President saw another American plot against Russia
May 28, 2015
The referendum, which could make Ireland the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage via a nationwide vote, is leaving deep and very personal bruises on both sides of the argument
May 21, 2015
Abuse scandals have nurtured a widespread view that the once-powerful clergy are wrong about many things, including gay unions
May 17, 2015
Prime Minister bows to Conservatives’ restive right wing to avoid party split – or worse
May 14, 2015
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.