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  1. September 1, 2014

    N Ireland visit a sign of US frustration at stalled peace process

    Two months ago, Victoria Nuland, an assistant US secretary of state, visited Northern Ireland with a message from the Obama...

  2. June 7, 2014

    US seeks to break Iran nuclear impasse

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - Senior American and Iranian officials will meet on Monday and Tuesday in Geneva, the US State...

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  1. The President's New Challenge 2013

    Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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  1. June 3, 2014

    US-Israel rift develops over Palestinian unity government

    The inauguration of a Palestinian unity government backed by the militant Islamist group Hamas has opened a public rift...

  2. April 25, 2014

    A nice investor-friendly pipeline crisis

    Anyone who has seen the stack of regulatory filings and public statements for projects such as pipelines could be forgiven...

  3. April 21, 2014

    Israel’s silence on Ukraine puts country at odds with US

    Benjamin Netanyahu is not known for the subtlety or restraint he uses when finding the words or – as needed – crudely drawn...

  4. March 25, 2014

    Europeans feel ‘upstaged’ by US sanctions drive against Russia

    Two hours before the US Treasury published its sanctions blacklist targeting high-ranking Russians last week, Finland’s...

  5. March 20, 2014

    The Russian challenge for America’s odd couple

    Picture Barack Obama in the White House. The US president is closeted with advisers, examining and re-examining every...

  6. beyondbrics

    March 15, 2014

    On a wing and a prayer over Argentina debt

    What a headache debts can cause. No one knows this better than Cristina Fernández, who after receiving mixed messages...

  7. Westminster Blog

    March 6, 2014

    What happened to Britain's role as the Atlantic Bridge?

    For many years, and most noticeably during the tenure of Tony Blair, the UK used to pride itself on acting as a bridge...

  8. February 28, 2014

    Errol Morris’s Donald Rumsfeld documentary

    For a good documentarist, truth is always stranger than fiction. Fictional events have templates and precedents: the events...

  9. December 21, 2013

    India transfers diplomat to UN in bid to defuse row with US

    NEW DELHI, Dec 21 – India said on Saturday that it had transferred the diplomat at the centre of a row with the United...

  10. December 20, 2013

    Maid in Manhattan drama exposes rift

    Caught between fury in India at the arrest of one of its diplomats in New York and an unapologetic US Attorney in Manhattan,...

  11. December 20, 2013

    American Statecraft, by J Robert Moskin

    American Statecraft: The Story of the US Foreign Service, by J Robert Moskin, Thomas Dunne Books, RRP$40, 944 pages It is...

  12. December 7, 2013

    N Korea frees 85-year-old US war veteran

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old Merrill Newman on Saturday, ending the saga of the US...

  13. November 25, 2013

    Impact of Iran deal on oil supplies to be limited

    The diplomatic deal on Iran’s nuclear programme has triggered a sell-off in crude prices as the geopolitical risk perceived...

  14. November 22, 2013

    Iran faces oil exports squeeze

    Several of the remaining major importers of Iranian crude have made fresh deep cuts in their purchases in order to satisfy...

  15. The World

    November 20, 2013

    Australia's Abbott has his Merkel moment

    By Richard McGregor When the US and Australia hold their annual top-level security consultations in Washington on Wednesday,...

  16. FT Alphaville

    October 29, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian bourses were decidedly mixed as investors waited for earnings releases from some of the biggest companies in...

  17. October 15, 2013

    Refugees caught in transit trap during ‘political maelstrom’

    Thousands of refugees from countries including Iraq, Somalia and Myanmar have had their resettlement to the US frozen as the...

  18. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    US-Egypt: aid cut is symbolic, tourism is material

    As the FT reports, the US has suspended part of its aid to Egypt in an effort to put pressure on the military to move...

  19. October 3, 2013

    US shutdown hits ability to impose sanctions on Iran

    The US government shutdown is hampering the administration’s ability to enforce sanctions on Iran in advance of crucial...

  20. The World

    October 3, 2013

    Obama pivots away from Asia

    Barack Obama with Mahmoud Abbas at the UN (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Image) “Let there be no doubt: in the Asia-Pacific of the...

  21. Nick Butler

    September 22, 2013

    Will Keystone be beaten by US politics ?

    The moment is coming for a Presidential decision on the Keystone XL project – the extension of a existing pipeline system...

  22. The World

    September 19, 2013

    Is the Iranian hype justified?

    It’s not all bad news from the Middle East. Amid the tragedy in Syria and the bloody repression in Egypt, Iran is providing...

  23. August 10, 2013

    US to reopen most of embassies closed due to security concerns

    WASHINGTON, August 9 – Eighteen of the 19 US embassies closed this month due to worries about potential terrorist attacks...

  24. July 30, 2013

    Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding enemy

    A US military court has found Bradley Manning, the army intelligence analyst accused of divulging classified documents and...

  25. June 4, 2013

    US offers $3m-$7m rewards for terror information in west Africa

    The US State Department has offered rewards of between $3m and $7m for the leaders of four Islamist militant groups in west...

  26. May 20, 2013

    Fox News reporter may face leak charges

    An FBI agent investigating a national security leak has suggested that a Fox News reporter could be charged with being a...

  27. May 19, 2013

    John Kerry’s vaulting ambitions for US diplomacy

    Nobody ever accused John Kerry of lacking self-belief. Nor are they ever likely to. This week, for the fourth time since...

  28. May 10, 2013

    Republicans use Benghazi assault to put heat on Hillary Clinton

    When Gregory Hicks appeared before Congress to testify on last year’s attack on the US consulate in Libya, he resembled...

  29. February 28, 2013

    Senator takes Todd death to White House

    A senior US senator has raised questions surrounding the death of a young US engineer in Singapore with the White House and...

  30. February 1, 2013

    Clinton leaves without big breakthroughs

    Four years is an eternity in politics, especially for a 65-year-old who has just had a serious health scare, yet Hillary...

  31. January 17, 2013

    Tourism: Officials work to win back travel bucks

    For foreigners, travelling to the US during the post 9/11 years was hardly considered to be a pleasant experience. On...

  32. January 3, 2013

    Clinton released from New York hospital

    Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, was released from hospital in New York on Wednesday, four days after doctors...

  33. December 15, 2012

    Clinton recovering from concussion

    WASHINGTON, Dec 15 – Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who cancelled a planned overseas trip last weekend because of...

  34. December 12, 2012

    Turkey and Iraq Kurds close to energy deal

    Turkey and the Kurdish regional government of Northern Iraq are in the final stages of talks on a giant Turkish investment...

  35. The World

    December 2, 2012

    The Susan Rice dilemma

    (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) It is looking increasingly probable that President Obama is going to nominate Susan Rice as...

  36. November 16, 2012

    Iraq frees mastermind of troop attack

    A Lebanese militant who was among the masterminds of one of the most brazen and deadly attacks on US troops in Iraq has been...

  37. November 15, 2012

    Obama labels threats over Rice ‘outrageous’

    Barack Obama has strongly defended Susan Rice, the UN ambassador, calling “outrageous” a threat by two Republican senators...

  38. November 2, 2012

    Election jibes cap Kremlin critique of US

    American voters worried about the integrity and fairness of the US electoral process, take heart. You have a friend in the...

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