Luke Harding on the Ukraine War
Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent with the Guardian. He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and has also covered wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Libya and Syria. Between 2007 and 2011 he was the Guardian’s Moscow bureau chief. The Kremlin expelled him from the country in the first case of its kind since the cold war and in summer 2022 put him on an official blacklist. He is the author of Mafia State and co-author of WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy, The Liar: The Fall of Jonathan Aitken (nominated for the Orwell Prize) and The Snowden Files. Two of Harding’s books have been made into films; The Fifth Estate and Snowden.
Gideon Rachman is the FT’s Chief Foreign Affairs columnist. His new book The Age of the Strongman examines the new nationalism in Russia, Europe, and beyond, asking what forces are in place to keep these strongmen in check? In 2016 Gideon was European Press Prize’s Commentator of the Year.