Two months after 55 per cent of Scots voted to remain int he United Kingdom, talk of a second refendum has been fuelled by recent polls
Nov 23, 2014
Nicola Sturgeon’s elevation to the office of First Minister illustrates how candidate quotas are helping women climb in politics
Nov 20, 2014
Employees at cultural institutions in Donetsk are committed to keeping the city’s history and arts alive, despite constant shelling
Nov 07, 2014
Rebel leaders in the breakaway “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Lugansk got set to swear in the winners of hotly disputed elections and President Petro Poroshenko threatened to repeal a law granting the two regions temporary self-government
Nov 03, 2014
The United States and European Union have denounced as illegitimate the vote which is sure too to stoke tensions further between the West and Russia
Nov 02, 2014
The Agency for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or ASCE, was unveiled Saturday evening at a bewildering press conference here in the centre of war-battered Donetsk
Nov 01, 2014
While Ukraine’s civil war still rages in some pockets, something like peace has settled over other front lines since a September ceasefire
Oct 31, 2014
Mustafa Nayem says parliament needs to undertake rapid political reforms
Oct 29, 2014
Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk capture lion’s share of Sunday’s parliamentary vote, despite country’s economic turmoil
Oct 27, 2014
Mourning for the stance of the past
Oct 26, 2014
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.