Kenyon illustration

Obama’s long, hot Iranian summer

A US rejection of the deal would give Tehran a green light to revive their nuclear agenda

From the blogs

The moment must not be wasted just building military alliances but be seized to forge a diplomatic strategy
– The Exchange: Ahmed Rashid
Fed’s economic staff is closer to markets’ dovish view of next few years than to FOMC’s path
– Gavyn Davies
A nuclear bomb would disconnect Iran from global arteries and hinder its natural rejuvenation
– The Exchange: Kishore Mahbubani

The shady life and death of Mullah Omar

The best outcome would be for most Taliban to join the peace process, writes Ahmed Rashid

Berlin’s devotion to rules harms EU

A confident leadership sets the manual aside in moments of crisis, writes Mark Mazower

Barclays and UK say goodbye to big time

Shrink and swim strategy leaves the City without a global investment bank, writes Philip Augar

‘The Conservative Heart’, by Arthur Brooks

Happy days for America’s angry party

FT Editorial
Illustration of Jeremy Corbyn by Joe Cummings

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leadership hopeful

The radical MP surprised even himself by becoming bookies’ favourite, writes George Parker

Why Long Island wide boys love London

Much market malfeasance involves Big Apple-area riff-raff doing bad and/or dumb things in the UK

China’s market upset is bad for the world

Global prosperity may ultimately be the loser, writes Jonathan Fenby

What students should really be learning

‘By using the wisdom of cyber crowds, the hope is that we can all shape education in a way that reflects economic change’

Abdul Kalam, Indian aeronautical engineer and president, 1931-2015

Rocket science hero who soared to head of state

US free markets tied down by red tape

More needs to be done to slash a costly occupational licence system in America

The Calais migrants are Europe’s shame

Asylum seekers must be offered legitimate routes to settlement if they are not to cross the Channel

Cameron should stand up to the eurozone

UK business worries euro countries could impose their will on the whole EU, writes Charles Grant

Palmer alone not to blame for lion’s death

Zimbabwe’s government has starved wildlife protection of funds, writes Marian Tupy

A disaster’s lessons for Dodd-Frank

Beware of unintended consequences and cost-benefit trade-offs, writes Randall Kroszner

Walter the dentist: new face of a hunter

The matinee idol notion of masculinity attracts less obviously virile figures to the pursuit

Cull their Lordships to save the chamber

A revising House must be a ‘think again’ not a ‘yield or we veto’ place, writes Julian Grenfell

HBO could learn from Netflix’s ambitions

Streaming services offer growth potential for rival companies

Why summer storms loom for investors

Pressure on EMs, concerns on China and US rate make explosive package

Robots can kill but they do not understand us

Despite rapid advances in machine learning, androids remain a distant prospect



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