Are various factions taking advantage of an America too distracted by domestic turmoil to act as policeman to the oil-rich region?
Jun 09, 2017
Group to audit railways unit to determine whether bribery or collusion was involved in consortium’s contract win in Azerbaijan
Jun 09, 2017
Trump’s willingness to abruptly break U.S. policies, Mark MacKinnon writes
Jun 06, 2017
Sixteen years after the U.S. and its NATO allies launched Operation Enduring Freedom, the country’s unity government is dangerously fragile, and its army controls a shrinking share of territory
May 31, 2017
As the Globe and Mail’s senior international correspondent, Mark MacKinnon has been witness
May 26, 2017
Salman Abedi, born in Manchester to parents who fled Moammar Gadhafi’s Libya, was identified Tuesday as the suspected bomber of an Ariana Grande concert
May 23, 2017
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
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.