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    1. November 14, 2014

      ‘41: A Portrait of My Father’ by George W Bush

      41: A Portrait of My Father, by George W Bush, WH Allen, RRP£20/Crown, RRP$28, 304 pages When the grapevine reported that...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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....

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