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Washington’s two foreign policies

The question is whether Iran will have enough trust in Obama’s ability to co-opt Congress

From the blogs

Strategic vision, humility and cultural empathy are the key attributes to look for
– Nick Butler
For Beijing’s reforms to work, domestic and foreign private interests must play a bigger role
– Yukon Huang
The number of net victories for the main opposition party has declined over the decades
– Jim Pickard

It is time to offer Putin a deal

Ukraine will never succeed with a hostile Russia on its borders, writes John Thornhill

Radical left is right about Europe’s debt

It is logically inconsistent for the eurozone to enter secular stagnation and not restructure

We risk turning UK into new eurozone

We must make sure that reform is coherent and we understand its consequences, says Alistair Darling

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life cover

‘How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life’, by Russ Roberts

The softer side of the grandfather of economics. Review by David Brown

Jerusalem is no place to play with fire

Netanyahu’s slow strangulation of Palestinian aspiration can only fan the flames of extremism

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Telecoms struggle with content strategies

Companies compete for programming and push up prices

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Carolyn McCall: Flying high at easyJet

Initially seen as an outsider, the airline’s chief executive has won over staff and investors

America excels at absorbing immigrants

There is simply no precedent in US history for deporting so many people in one fell swoop

Yes I can, says Obama

President puts it all on the table with immigration action


Smiles and jokes mask danger in UK politics

Behind the grins of Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson lies a Berlusconi-style bluster, writes Bill Emmott

What Ukip’s win means for 2015

A much larger number of seats will now fall under the party’s radar, writes Matthew Goodwin

Main parties to blame for Ukip agonies

Rochester election result highlights the culture wars dividing UK

Slow pressure best way to change Fifa

A World Cup boycott by the west sounds superficially plausible but would fail

Marley and the birth of Big Weed

The African Herbsman was willing to compromise in return for market reach, writes Jonathan Guthrie

How YouGov’s addictive profiler app works

Polling company’s latest tool reveals interesting data about the great British public, writes John McDermott

Johanna Weber, mathematician and aerodynamicist, 1910-2014

Wing woman whose sums let Concorde take to the skies

Gold: worth its weight?

Ordinary people are unnerved about how money works in a bottomless cyber space. Gold seems tangible, clear and timeless

Breaking the white male grip on markets

If a market is dominated by any ethnicity, it tends to make worse decisions

The fine line between privacy and secrecy

Data concerns have become a distraction from the need for transparency


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