Obama’s Asia policy is ambiguous

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The rise of China is the big strategic challenge facing the US and should focus its attention

An unrepentant defence of globalisation

A post-crisis study of economic integration. A review of Michael Mandelbaum’s ‘The Road to Global Prosperity’

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‘Whatever it takes’ may not be enough

The eurozone faces problems that are beyond the control of the president of the ECB

A Ukraine deal is ugly but unavoidable

The west must show that it has real leverage over Russia and is prepared to use it

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A Ukraine war would be ruinous for Russia

The economic blowback from more military action would threaten the Kremlin leadership

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History textbooks can start wars

The imposition of an authorised version of events turns education into brainwashing

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Ukraine is a test case for American power

If the Chinese leadership were ever to ‘do a Putin’, how could the US and allies react?

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Russia cannot fight a new cold war

Putin and his allies have talked tough while enjoying the comforts of globalisation

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A battle over Ukraine can be avoided

To stop the country being torn apart its fate must be decided by the Ukrainian people

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Scotland can be a model for how to split

There are remarkably few examples of nations breaking up in a civilised way

The threat of another euro crisis

Two German institutions have now objected to the policies underpinning the euro

Future belongs to the emerging markets

Just as the west has emerged from crisis before, the newcomer economies will return to growth

Globalisation and growth are no cure-all

New forms of political conflict have emerged that are resistant to traditional prescriptions

Abe and Rouhani delight Davos

WEF crowd aware two leaders could be transformative figures

Get ready – America is pulling back

The rest of the world is adjusting to an emerging political and security vacuum

Bullingdon bust-up masks a real problem

A pragmatic pro-European should acknowledge that democratic systems must adapt

Take inspiration from Sarajevo, not Munich

Pointless aggression belongs in the playground, not in international affairs

The US has pivoted to the Middle East

America is obsessed by a region with a population one-third the size of China’s

Israel’s paranoia masks complacency

Looking around, Israelis see many developments that are positive for the Jewish state


Gideon RachmanGideon Rachman became chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times in July 2006. He joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington and Bangkok.

He also edited The Economist’s business and Asia sections. His particular interests include American foreign policy, the European Union and globalisation.

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