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  1. July 11, 2014

    The dissolution of the Soviet Union

    This is a narrative with a backdrop as grand as you could wish for: the end of the Soviet Union, the triumph of America, the...

  2. June 8, 2014

    The war of Clinton-Bush dynasties

    In an age of plutocracy, what could be more fitting than a dynastic contest for the White House? If either Hillary Clinton...

  1. May 29, 2014

    Sir John Major regrets Chilcot decision on Blair-Bush exchanges

    Sir John Major has warned that the decision by the Chilcot inquiry not to publish the full correspondence between Tony Blair...

  2. May 28, 2014

    Man Utd owner Malcolm Glazer dies

    Malcolm Glazer, the man who orchestrated the controversial takeover of Manchester United, has died aged 86. The death of the...

  3. March 2, 2014

    Putin cooks up Obama’s chicken Kiev moment

    In the dying days of the Soviet Union, President George H W Bush gave a speech in Kiev urging Ukrainian nationalists not to...

  4. February 25, 2014

    Vanessa Branson: Marrakech Biennale interview

    Vanessa Branson sits curled up on an electric blue sofa in her west London home like a grown-up version of Pippi...

  5. The A-List

    February 21, 2014

    How to define al-Qaeda as it continues its rise

    An intense debate has broken out among western law enforcement officials, intelligence agencies and academics about who or...

  6. January 1, 2014

    Former US first lady Barbara Bush hospitalised in Houston

    HOUSTON, December 31 – Former US first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalised in Houston for treatment of early signs of a...

  7. November 17, 2013

    Chilcot, Iraq and the need for truth

    Stately is perhaps the word that best describes the pace at which Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the Iraq war has proceeded...

  8. November 7, 2013

    How to Survive a Plague – review

    Another year, another Aids documentary. Is there enough shocked compassion left in the world? The lethality of Aids – thanks...

  9. October 18, 2013

    Tom Foley, House speaker in a more collegiate Congress

    Tom Foley, who died on Friday at the age of 84, was the gentlemanly and effective Democratic speaker of the House of...

  10. August 11, 2013

    The US president is weaker than you think

    Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era, by Joseph Nye, Princeton RRP£19.95/RRP$27.95 Having failed to...

  11. June 24, 2013

    Good leaders don’t always need a vision

    Are leaders with transformational objectives and an inspirational style better than leaders with more modest objectives and...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    April 25, 2013

    The US Presidents

    Charles Dharapak/AP President Barack Obama stands with, from second from left, former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill...

  13. The World

    April 15, 2013

    Political dynasties: what's in a name?

    Justin Trudeau with his wife Sophie Gregoire (Getty) Historically, the legislative class has often liked to keep it in the...

  14. April 11, 2013

    World leaders invited to Thatcher funeral

    A cast of world leaders past and present will be invited to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral next Wednesday, alongside surviving...

  15. April 11, 2013

    Europe, sterling and Thatcher’s handbag

    Everyone who knew Margaret Thatcher felt at one time or other the bruising force of her handbag. My turn came during her big...

  16. The World

    February 6, 2013

    Iran's Ahmadi-Nejad has shoe thrown at him

    The visit of Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad to Cairo on Tuesday marked the first time an Iranian leader has been to Egypt since Iran’s...

  17. December 28, 2012

    Retired Gen Norman Schwarzkopf dies

    WASHINGTON, December 28 – Retired Gen H Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the...

  18. December 12, 2012

    Opec unlikely to disrupt US shale boom

    Can the Opec oil cartel kill the US energy renaissance through a policy of low prices, halting the development of shale oil...

  19. December 9, 2012

    The fiscal cliff could split the Republicans

    “We like this new President Obama,” said the liberal Chicago Sun Times last week. And well it might. In contrast to his...

  20. November 30, 2012

    Norquist’s pledge on tax is unworthy

    “Fiscal cliff” is a good metaphor for the approaching clash over US budget priorities, if you think of the cliff as the one...

  21. October 30, 2012

    Frankenstorm generates ‘October surprise’

    “October surprises” – designed to influence elections – are usually the work of Man not God. But “Frankenstorm” threw a...

  22. The World

    September 6, 2012

    Obama banks on ‘big Mo’ from Charlotte

    If Twitter is any guide then Barack Obama may have extracted from Charlotte what Mitt Romney singularly failed to get last...

  23. The World

    August 9, 2012

    Romney and the rise of Bob Zoellick

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a fairly critical piece about Mitt Romney’s foreign policy stance.  In my column I suggested...

  24. The A-List

    July 25, 2012

    The peculiar case of the American vice-presidency

    Among the oddities of the US system of government is the vice president. The position was created by the Constitution, but...

  25. July 23, 2012

    America needs no more neo-imperial nonsense

    Triumphant in the first Gulf war, George H.W. Bush, in October 1991, went before the UN to declare that the US’s goal was...

  26. July 20, 2012

    Bandar appointed new Saudi spy chief

    Saudi Arabia’s “peasant prince” with the twinkling eye, hawkish views and fondness for the Dallas Cowboys football team is...

  27. The World

    June 19, 2012

    Rio+20: the basics

    Pilita Clark, the FT’s environment correspondent, is in Brazil for Rio+20. Here she gives us the lowdown on the biggest...

  28. The A-List

    April 11, 2012

    Forget Santorum: Now the US election really begins

    Credit Rick Santorum with accepting the obvious: he lost. Despite winning 11 primaries, Mr Santorum was always more of an...

  29. April 3, 2012

    Bush notable by absence in Romney campaign

    As he crawls towards the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney has picked up a slew of high-profile endorsements, including...

  30. March 28, 2012

    Romney captures Bush and Rubio endorsements

    Mitt Romney’s path to the Republican nomination has cleared further after two new high-profile endorsements and Newt...

  31. 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...

  32. December 27, 2011

    Obama in fresh move to fill Fed seats

    President Barack Obama has made a fresh attempt to fill vacant positions on the board of the US Federal Reserve, nominating...

  33. The World

    December 14, 2011

    Newt Gingrich, the human hand grenade

    The latest polls in the race for the Republican Party nomination are pretty stunning. One puts Newt Gingrich no less than 17...

  34. FT Alphaville

    November 14, 2011

    Former Treasury official for Federal Reserve -- report

    The WSJ reports that former Treasury official, and Republican, Jerome Powell is being considered for one of the two...

  35. August 1, 2011

    Beware the guns of August

    By the time this column is published I will be on holiday in France, and the US might finally have stepped back from the...

  36. June 5, 2011

    Obituary: Lawrence Eagleburger

    Lawrence Eagleburger, one of the most experienced and versatile US diplomats of the last half century and briefly secretary...

  37. May 2, 2011

    Commander-in-chief keeps cool head

    It was one of the most stinging political attacks that then-senator Barack Obama was dealt on his road to the Oval Office....

  38. FT Alphaville

    April 14, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Brent Scowcroft: Obama must broker a new Mideast peace The ‘Arab...

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