Recommended by Lionel Barber
I was editor of the Financial Times from 2005 to 2020 and have worked as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, New York and Washington.
I studied German at Oxford. As a fluent speaker, I have a longtime interest in Germany’s fraught relationship with Russia.
These articles are endlessly fascinating. They include one on Putinversteher, who are apologists, but reflect emotional ties and economic interests.
Putin’s war forced Germany to reconsider ties with Russia. Here, the New York Times puts Gerhard Schröder, the former chancellor who was paid millions by Russian energy companies, under a microscope.