Obama needs Mideast allies of convenience

British history offers the president some lessons, write Francis Fukuyama and Karl Eikenberry

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China’s rebalancing has been the downside risk to the global economy in 2014, but recent data suggest it is holding up
– Gavyn Davies
There are growing fissures in the foreign policy consensus that cannot be papered over
– Kurt Campbell
To understand how energy markets will develop, start with China
– Nick Butler

President Bling-Bling heeds France’s call

Sarkozy explains his return to politics as a way to save France, writes Adam Thomson

Miliband’s charm gets lost in transmission

The Labour leader’s ratings lag the success of his ideas, writes John McTernan

Scots’ No starts rather than ends debate

The fiscal settlement will not be able to survive the scrutiny it will now receive

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Counter Google with a European version

Brussels should create conditions where a strong alternative can thrive, says Evgeny Morozov

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The strange revival of nationalism

Separatist movements have a pull for voters even in a world of bits and bytes

Miliband and the English question

Party leader should avoid giving Labour a reputation as the self-described second party of England

Samba socialism

How Marina Silva has set Brazil’s election on fire, writes Misha Glenny

Kashmir’s floods leave a watery Doomsday

Agreement centres on the government’s failure to prepare for the damage caused by the deluge, writes Victor Mallet

Heat rises for fossil fuel industry

World leaders in UN meeting to set out planned climate action

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