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    1. July 14, 2015

      Timeline: attacks on federal agencies

      August 2014 The Department of Health and Human Services announced that a hacker breached part of HealthCare.gov the...

    2. July 14, 2015

      IT budgets cut even as cyber threat grows

      IT spending at many of the US government agencies hit by devastating cyber attacks is being cut, even as the threat to...

    Special Reports

    1. Managing Risk in a Globalised World

      Risk in the 21st century has become a global challenge that respects no boundaries. Ou...
    2. 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 18, 2015

      Technical glitch cripples US government visa system

      The US government’s visa system, crippled by a technical glitch, will not be back up and running until next week,...

    2. May 31, 2015

      John Kerry cancels Europe tour after bicycle crash in France

      John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has cancelled the remainder of his European diplomatic tour after breaking his...

    3. May 19, 2015

      Clinton tries to draw line under email saga

      Hillary Clinton has urged the state department to quickly release emails she sent from a personal account during her...

    4. May 11, 2015

      John Kerry set for first Moscow visit since start of Ukraine war

      John Kerry is to visit Moscow on Tuesday for the first time since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis that left...

    5. April 23, 2015

      Fresh scrutiny over Hillary Clinton’s financial dealings

      It is not what Hillary Clinton would have chosen for the second week of her presidential campaign. After months of...

    6. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2015

      Russia's silent war against the west

      As revelations about cyber-attacks launched against the US last autumn show, Russia is engaged in a relentless...

    7. March 10, 2015

      Clinton defends use of personal email

      Hillary Clinton on Tuesday defended her use of a personal email account during her time as US secretary of state,...

    8. March 3, 2015

      Hillary Clinton defends use of personal emails

      Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has been engulfed in fresh controversy...

    9. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2014

      How cheaper oil changes the calculus for Keystone XL

      By James Benton With oil hovering around $57/barrel (for WTI) as of late Monday afternoon, now might be a good time for...

    10. October 24, 2014

      White House hopes all politics stays local for Keystone XL

      Wall Street and Washington are already drawing up their post-midterm election schedules based on the assumption that...

    11. September 8, 2014

      Tax inversion makes a tempting M&A bet

      Americans wanting to follow in the footsteps of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin or pop diva Tina Turner and...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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