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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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”,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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?...

  37. 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....

  38. September 27, 2010

    US can make savings to avoid defence cuts

    From Mr Joseph J. Honick. Sir, Two stories in September 15’s Financial Times should have stirred more attention: on page one...

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