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  1. April 16, 2014

    Russia threatens US with WTO action over Crimea sanctions

    Pro-Russia forces on the move Russia has threatened to take the US to the World Trade Organisation over sanctions imposed in...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 14, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were under pressure in the face of fresh tension in Ukraine and after the S&P 500 dropped to a...

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  1. Aerospace

    All eyes are on the Asian aerospace sector as the world’s civil and military manufactu...
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  1. April 13, 2014

    Russia calls on UN as Ukraine sends troops to eastern cities

    An emergency session of the UN security council was due to meet last night after Russia denounced Kiev’s decision to crack...

  2. April 10, 2014

    UN to send troops to CAR in effort to stem violence

    The UN has taken its most decisive step yet to stop a spiral of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic,...

  3. April 3, 2014

    We betrayed Rwanda in its hour of desperation – never again

    Twenty years on, the debate about the Rwandan genocide in which up to a million people lost their lives still reverberates....

  4. March 27, 2014

    UN launches Sri Lanka war crimes investigation

    GENEVA, March 27 – The UN on Thursday launched an inquiry into war crimes allegedly committed by Sri Lankan state forces and...

  5. March 26, 2014

    N Korea fires missiles in defiance of three-way summit

    SEOUL, March 26 – North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, South Korea and the US said, a...

  6. March 18, 2014

    Iran warns of tough choices ahead for west on nuclear talks

    Western powers will have to “spend copious amounts of political capital” to get a nuclear deal with Iran done, foreign...

  7. March 17, 2014

    Preparing for Putin’s next move

    Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, has demonstrated beyond doubt his determination to be ruthless in pursuit of his...

  8. Off Message

    March 4, 2014

    When sanctions work

    The policy document on Ukraine carried by an official and photographed on Downing Street states that “the UK should not...

  9. March 4, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: US presses for Russian withdrawal from Crimea

    Ukraine: the deepening crisis The US has demanded that Moscow pull its troops out of Ukraine after Vladimir Putin appeared...

  10. The A-List

    March 1, 2014

    Russian force: how should the west respond?

    The Russian decision to authorise troop deployment in Ukraine raises profound questions – for Russia, for Ukraine, for the...

  11. 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...

  12. February 27, 2014

    Ukraine’s new premier invokes treaty in bid to resist Russia

    Ukraine’s new prime minister invoked a 20-year-old international agreement as he appealed for western powers to help him...

  13. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2014

    New Ukraine premier calls for help

    Ukraine’s parliament appointed in a near unanimous vote on Thursday afternoon Arseniy Yatseniuk, one of the country’s...

  14. February 22, 2014

    UN Security Council unanimously approves Syria aid access resolution

    UN, February 22 – The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution to boost humanitarian access in Syria...

  15. February 20, 2014

    First round of Iran nuclear talks in Vienna leads to ‘timetable’

    World powers and Iran agreed a timetable and framework to find a comprehensive solution to the dispute over the Islamic...

  16. February 17, 2014

    UN panel urges justice for North Korea ‘crimes against humanity’

    A UN panel has called for atrocities in North Korea to be judged by the International Criminal Court, telling the country’s...

  17. February 10, 2014

    US ‘pivot’ to Asia has yet to reassure allies

    When Barack Obama began his second term as US president in January 2013, he signalled that a “pivot” to Asia would be a...

  18. February 6, 2014

    Obama walks into crossfire of Asian tensions

    US President Barack Obama has been drawn into the tense relations between Japan and South Korea, America’s two closest...

  19. January 28, 2014

    Ending Syrian carnage requires a rapid deal with Iran

    The talks in Geneva between Bashar al-Assad’s functionaries and mainly émigré opposition leaders – even if they marginally...

  20. January 19, 2014

    Syria needs a truce before talks about its future can begin

    Syria’s 23m people have little to gain from the talks that are scheduled to begin in Switzerland on Wednesday. Until the...

  21. January 13, 2014

    ICC trial of Kenya’s president being undermined say lawyers

    Lawyers for the victims of Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence have appealed to the International Criminal Court to proceed...

  22. January 9, 2014

    Modern India and medieval values

    Since the end of the cold war, the US has striven to build a strategic partnership with India. Washington has invested...

  23. The A-List

    January 9, 2014

    Watch the rise of Asia's national security councils

    China and Japan have little in common these days. But in one area the two countries appear to be proceeding along similar...

  24. January 7, 2014

    Robert Gates hits out at Obama foreign policy

    Barack Obama’s White House controlled foreign and defence policy more tightly than any other president since Richard Nixon...

  25. January 2, 2014

    Fighting intensifies in Central African Republic

    Intensifying fighting in the Central African Republic is posing a serious challenge to thousands of French and African...

  26. December 16, 2013

    Scots independence threat to UK influence, says Sir John Major

    Britain could lose its permanent seat on the UN Security Council if Scotland votes to become independent next year, Sir John...

  27. December 10, 2013

    French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

    France has suffered its first casualties in the Central African Republic but Paris insisted it remained committed to its...

  28. December 8, 2013

    Stand by the ICC

    Eleven years ago the International Criminal Court was established to prosecute individuals for genocide, war crimes and...

  29. December 5, 2013

    Clashes in Central African Republic highlight risk to France

    The gunfire that erupted across the Central African Republic on Thursday is a powerful reminder of the heavy risk France is...

  30. December 4, 2013

    UN set to approve troops for Central African Republic

    The UN is this week set to approve the deployment of thousands of African and French soldiers to restore security in the...

  31. December 1, 2013

    Japan to take up spat over China air zone with US

    Japanese politicians will take up their anxieties over China’s controversial new air defence zone with US vice-president Joe...

  32. November 25, 2013

    Africa’s new crisis

    In the summer of 2012 France warned its allies that al-Qaeda was taking root in northern Mali and could establish a base for...

  33. November 21, 2013

    Central African Republic on the verge of genocide, France warns UN

    The Central African Republic is “on the verge of genocide”, according to its former colonial master, France, which is urging...

  34. November 15, 2013

    Kenya fails to delay President Kenyatta trial

    Kenya failed to win a year-long delay to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s impending trial for crimes against humanity at the...

  35. The World

    November 14, 2013

    The new fashion for National Security Councils

    Most of the interest in the outcome of the Communist Party plenum in Beijing has focused on the economic decisions. But the...

  36. FT Alphaville

    November 13, 2013

    The morning after the plenum before...

    Some reaction to the relatively small amount of information that can be gleaned from the summary document released by...

  37. November 8, 2013

    Iran timeline: Quest for agreement

    2002: Iran’s nuclear plans are made public by an opposition group. 2003: Iran agrees to suspend uranium enrichment and...

  38. November 1, 2013

    Rescuing Obama’s second term

    Having won the epic shutdown battle with Republicans last month, President Barack Obama had a chance to get a grip on his...

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