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    1. July 14, 2016

      US election: Unconventional times

      What began 13 months ago as something of a joke when Donald Trump launched his improbable candidacy will reach a...

    2. The World

      June 4, 2016

      White House Countdown: Californication

      The three remaining candidates in the race – Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders – are all out in...

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    1. Turkey and the World

      Turkey’s current political outlook is fraught with tension. The country looks both iso...
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    1. May 25, 2016

      Somalia reaps rewards of Ankara’s investment

      After touching down at Aden Adde international airport in Mogadishu, arrivals enter a gleaming terminal run by Favori,...

    2. May 6, 2016

      US Republicans: Only the brave can afford to snub Donald Trump

      At the height of the Watergate scandal, Republicans found themselves facing an unenviable dilemma: whether to break...

    3. May 5, 2016

      Bush family refuses to back Trump

      The two living Republican presidents have made clear they will not support Donald Trump as the property mogul seeks to...

    4. February 21, 2016

      Trump’s hostile takeover gains pace

      Much like Donald Trump, facts are stubborn things. No Republican has ever won both New Hampshire and South Carolina and...

    5. The World

      February 19, 2016

      It's the candidate stupid

      (Charleston, South Carolina) Jeb Bush is wobbling. The last thing he needed the day before the crucial South Carolina...

    6. February 2, 2016

      Political groupthink is bad for our universities

      The American social psychologist Jonathan Haidt recently reported a study by Bill von Hippel and David Buss of the...

    7. January 26, 2016

      Bloomberg weighs lesson of Roosevelt’s failed run for presidency

      In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt launched what is considered to be the most successful third-party presidential bid in US...

    8. beyondbrics

      November 11, 2015

      Putin should make Assad an offer he can't refuse

      To hear some Russia watchers say it, Vladimir Putin will fight to the last Russian air bomb to keep Bashar al-Assad of...

    9. November 8, 2015

      Read my lips: the Bush era is over

      Jeb’ll fix it” is the latest mantra of Jeb Bush’s flailing campaign. Whatever problem America faces, Florida’s former...

    10. October 25, 2015

      Endurance is Clinton’s real weapon

      The most telling moment in last week’s Congressional grilling of Hillary Clinton was when she mentioned insomnia. “I...

    11. September 1, 2015

      Clinton and Bush test America’s appetite for dynasties

      In Britain, the princess is a commoner. But in the Land of Opportunity, the Republican frontrunner for president is the...

    12. July 9, 2015

      Bush’s Maine event points to value of small donors

      In Kennebunkport, Maine, the coastal retreat where members of the Bush family have long spent their summers, donors...

    13. May 29, 2015

      Crowded Republican field as candidates eye lucrative future

      When Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, and George Pataki, a former New York governor, this week joined the...

    14. MBA blog

      April 22, 2015

      Live Q&A: Why MBA curriculum needs politics

      This Live Q&A session ended at 15:00 on 22 Apr 2015. How should business schools teach public policy? On Wednesday,...

    15. April 15, 2015

      Timeline: Segway’s journey from Good Morning America to China

      December 2001 Dean Kamen, a US inventor, unveils his Segway Personal Transporter, which he dubs the world’s first...

    16. April 5, 2015

      America’s coming presidential game of thrones

      In its early days, the United States was beset by rumours about plots to install a monarchy. Thankfully, in George...

    17. February 18, 2015

      New Bush sweeps clean on foreign policy

      Jeb Bush knows George W Bush, he was raised with George W Bush and can safely declare that he is no George W Bush. That...

    18. February 5, 2015

      Get ready for tax rises, whoever wins

      George Bush went into the 1988 US presidential election with the words: “Read my lips. No new taxes”. John Major cut...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. May 30, 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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 –...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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