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    1. November 11, 2014

      Unvanquished Republican neocons surge back

      F or almost a decade, the neoconservatives who championed the 2003 invasion of Iraq have been widely regarded as a spent...

    2. July 31, 2014

      US diplomat Victoria Nuland faces questions over strategy

      Victoria Nuland’s moment of cable news fame came in February when a leaked phone conversation caught her criticising the...

    1. July 31, 2014

      Republican foreign policy debate

      It used to be said that the only foreign policy an ambitious Republican needed was a noun, a verb and 9/11. Now, apparently,...

    2. July 18, 2014

      Rand Paul challenges Republican foreign policy ahead of 2016 poll

      Dick Cheney, still unrepentant about the Iraq war, called Barack Obama the “worst president” in his lifetime in multiple...

    3. June 18, 2014

      Bush acolytes use Iraq crisis to defend their records

      The former inner circle of the George W Bush administration has taken to the airwaves and the news pages in recent days to...

    4. 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...

    5. January 6, 2014

      Liz Cheney quits divisive Senate primary race

      Liz Cheney, the daughter of the former US vice-president, unexpectedly dropped out of her race for the US Senate, ending a...

    6. July 16, 2013

      Liz Cheney to challenge Wyoming Senate seat

      Liz Cheney, the daughter of former vice-president Dick Cheney, has announced she will challenge the Republican incumbent...

    7. The World

      March 19, 2013

      Iraq ten years on: what to read?

      “We have no ambition in Iraq, except to remove a threat and restore control of that country to its own people,” President...

    8. March 18, 2013

      Contractors reap $138bn from Iraq war

      Eight days after the invasion of Iraq on March 19 2003, Paul Wolfowitz, then deputy defence secretary and a leading...

    9. The World

      March 15, 2013

      Why we need a more honest conversation about Iraq

      Photo by Getty “If I had to do it over again, I’d do it in a minute.” Proud, unrepentant, unreflecting, these are the words...

    10. February 21, 2013

      Israel grants Golan exploration licence

      Israel has granted a US company a licence to explore for oil and gas in the occupied Golan Heights in a move likely to stir...

    11. October 21, 2012

      Shadow of 9/11 towers over the US election

      We are in the closing days of the third US presidential election since September 11 2001. Yet the shadow cast by the Twin...

    12. July 15, 2012

      Speculation mounts on Romney VP pick

      Speculation about who Mitt Romney will choose as a running-mate intensified over the weekend as a buzz around the unlikely...

    13. May 23, 2012

      High-profile Chicago prosecutor steps down

      Patrick Fitzgerald, the US attorney for northern Illinois viewed by many as a modern-day Elliot Ness for his prosecution of...

    14. April 23, 2012

      What if the Gipper led the 2012 GOP?

      American conservatism has no greater icon than Ronald Reagan, invoked at every turn. There can be little doubt he would be...

    15. March 25, 2012

      Cheney recovering from heart transplant

      Dick Cheney, former US vice-president, was recovering on Saturday after undergoing heart transplant surgery, a once risky...

    16. January 6, 2012

      Pizza and politerati

      Juleanna Glover’s house in Washington DC is the definition of a multi-use space. Between parties for the politerati, dinners...

    17. December 13, 2011

      Taverna talk of fiscal union will remain just that

      When people talk about fiscal union in Europe – and today they talk of little else in the bierkellers and tavernas – they do...

    18. November 28, 2011

      Tata can take a long view on succession

      The pun proved irresistible. “Mystery Ends, Mistry Begins”, ran the headline in India’s Economic Times on the appointment...

    19. November 4, 2011

      No Higher Honour

      Three days after 9/11, Condoleezza Rice sat down at Camp David with key Bush administration national security officials to...

    20. November 4, 2011

      Qatar calling

      Journalism can, at times, be a militant player in ­history’s making, through allying itself with a ­resurgent cause. The...

    21. October 20, 2011

      The reprogramming of Rick Perry

      I want to retract something I wrote a month ago, which was that Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, was “probably smarter”,...

    22. September 4, 2011

      A cold-blooded tale of two conflicts

      In the days before his autobiography was published, perhaps to pump up sales, Dick Cheney predicted that his book would have...

    23. September 1, 2011

      A campaign of would-be outsiders

      The barnstorming Texas governor, Rick Perry, has portrayed himself as an insurgent assailing the political establishment...

    24. July 29, 2011

      A test of will

      When Admiral Timothy Keating, the head of America’s Pacific command, met a senior Chinese admiral in 2008, he heard a...

    25. Gavyn Davies

      June 26, 2011

      Smart bomb or damp squib in the oil market?

      By far the most important event in the financial markets this week was the unexpected release of oil stocks by the IEA,...

    26. June 23, 2011

      Reserve action to cut risk of oil super-spikes

      The oil market is entering a new era in which the International Energy Agency, the western countries’ oil watchdog, could...

    27. June 6, 2011

      Short-term gain resulted in US long-term debt pain

      From Mr Arnold Holtzman. Sir, Is it not ironic that someone in a position to have made a difference would now write a column...

    28. May 3, 2011

      Champions of waterboarding seize on bin Laden raid

      The head of the House of Representative’s homeland security committee could barely contain himself when asked on Fox News to...

    29. May 2, 2011

      US jubilant at bin Laden’s death

      Firefighters in Times Square, New York, react to news of Osama bin Laden’s death. US president Barack Obama said justice had...

    30. May 2, 2011

      Obama unable to win over most strident critics

      Barack Obama’s most strident critics saw an opportunity to lash out at the White House on Monday even as most mainstream...

    31. April 28, 2011

      Red bellies fail to fire in presidential race

      Haley Barbour, the governor of Mississippi, announced on Monday that he would not run for the Republican party’s...

    32. February 9, 2011

      US rift opens over handling of Egypt crisis

      As the Obama administration has scrambled to respond to the unfolding drama in Egypt, political leaders and activists across...

    33. January 23, 2011

      Obama under pressure on gun control debate

      President Barack Obama is under increasing pressure to take on the thorny issue of gun control in the aftermath of the...

    34. December 2, 2010

      Cheney faces Nigeria charges

      Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency plans to bring charges against Dick Cheney in connection with a $180m graft case involving...

    35. Material World

      November 9, 2010

      George W. Bush dresses for reputation rehab

      This is interesting: as George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the US, aka “the Decider”, embarks on his book tour, the...

    36. November 8, 2010

      Bush steps out of shadows to tell it his way in memoir

      Back on centre stage: George W. Bush takes to the air with Oprah Winfrey to talk about his book and time in office If there...

    37. October 29, 2010

      Outside Edge: The curious case of the missing deerstalker

      221B Baker Street, London Watson (puts down newspaper): Biggest story in jolly old England down in Exmoor, eh, what, Holmes?...

    38. October 28, 2010

      Halliburton/BP

      It is all too familiar with public derision, but Halliburton had largely escaped the taint of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill....

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