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    1. March 18, 2015

      The US energy ideas too crazy for private sector money

      “We’re trying to create a market that has never existed before, because the technology has never existed before.” Phil...

    2. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Netanyahu plays Churchill in Washington

      When Benjamin Netanyahu rises to speak in Congress later on Tuesday he will become the first foreign leader since Winston...

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    1. Brazil & the US 2013

      Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties...
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    1. February 18, 2015

      Bush attacks Obama on Russia and Iran

      Jeb Bush outlined a foreign policy agenda on Wednesday that mixed red meat for the Republican Party base about the perceived...

    2. February 15, 2015

      Obama sends cabinet member to port talks

      President Obama on Saturday sought to head off a costly work stoppage at Pacific coast ports by sending his labour secretary...

    3. February 5, 2015

      Costly lockout looms on US ports

      The US economy could lose $2bn a day in economic activity during a work stoppage at west coast ports, retailers have warned...

    4. February 5, 2015

      Jeb Bush sketches out economic platform

      Jeb Bush used a speech in Detroit to sketch the broad contours of an economic platform on Wednesday, again emphasising that...

    5. January 27, 2015

      Obama rekindles relations with conservative Saudi Arabia

      Nearly four years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring protests, President Barack Obama cut short an overseas trip on...

    6. January 21, 2015

      Cameron frustrated by delayed Chilcot inquiry into Iraq war

      David Cameron has expressed frustration at delays to publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war after it emerged...

    7. January 17, 2015

      Romney shifts stance from failed 2012 bid

      Mitt Romney confirmed on Friday that he was weighing a third US presidential bid, as he tested out a campaign message that...

    8. January 7, 2015

      David Cameron ‘frustrated’ at delays to Iraq report

      David Cameron says he is “frustrated” by delays to the publication of a “largely finished” report into the Iraq war, which...

    9. December 21, 2014

      Why rage and reason are close relatives

      At some point during a summit in Slovenia in 2001 George W Bush, then US president, found an opportunity to look into the...

    10. December 14, 2014

      ‘The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind’, by Jason Weeden and Robert Kurzban

      In What’s The Matter With Kansas? , Thomas Frank found the ghost of Friedrich Engels haunting the Great Plains. The author...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. November 5, 2014

      Obama faces a serious test of his own relevancy

      Defining an electoral wave is about semantics. But the results do not lie. On Tuesday night Republicans took control of the...

    14. November 2, 2014

      Obama can learn from George W Bush

      The day after the 2006 congressional election, George W Bush admitted Republicans had received a “thumping”. President...

    15. October 31, 2014

      Eyal Aronoff: on a drive for alternatives to oil

      Eyal Aronoff’s life has been shaped by conflict in the Middle East. His father, a tank crewman in the Israel Defense Forces,...

    16. October 16, 2014

      Romney’s hints at a comeback reveal Republican weakness

      Mitt Romney, a two-time loser in presidential elections – once rejected by Republican voters and then trounced four years...

    17. October 13, 2014

      Bernanke’s failed mortgage application exposes the flaw in banking

      Banks enjoy tremendous support from governments. During the financial crisis, that assistance went well beyond protecting...

    18. October 9, 2014

      Obama’s Syria choices go from bad to worse

      Barack Obama is too much the lawyer and too little the leader. Leon Panetta, the former US defence secretary, has a memoir...

    19. October 9, 2014

      Kansas shows its independent streak

      Next month Jack Watkins, a registered Republican, will do something he has never done before: vote for the opponent of...

    20. September 19, 2014

      Why the world is getting safer

      The bad news just doesn’t seem to let up. The other day my publisher friend Mariia emailed from Kharkiv in Ukraine. When I...

    21. September 9, 2014

      Barack Obama’s restless supporters succumb to seven year itch

      In 2014 the world has grown suddenly weary of Barack Obama. The president’s sorrows are coming not as single spies but in...

    22. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2014

      Barclays' boys club

      Barclays’ most senior rainmakers held important client meetings last Wednesday. But rather than inside a wood-paneled...

    23. Material World

      August 22, 2014

      The ice bucket cometh - but so does the backlash

      The ice bucket cometh. Months after the #nomakeupselfie campaign first went viral in the name of beating cancer, and the...

    24. August 17, 2014

      ‘The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression’, by Daniel W Drezner

      I don’t agree with Dan Drezner. How could I? The thesis espoused in his latest book is that, all things considered, global...

    25. August 5, 2014

      Forty years after Nixon and the talk of impeachment goes on

      Forty years ago this week Richard Nixon resigned as president of the US, an epochal event. He thereby staved off almost...

    26. July 20, 2014

      Republicans have reneged on their pact with business

      There was a time when the US Chamber of Commerce could snap its fingers and get the Republican party to dance. The corporate...

    27. beyondbrics

      July 8, 2014

      Prabowo Subianto's US adviser denies Indonesian election smear

      Tough-talking former general Prabowo Subianto has put nationalist rhetoric at the heart of his powerful presidential...

    28. July 2, 2014

      Partisan gulf ends Barack Obama’s hopes of reforming immigration

      This week’s death of efforts to overhaul the US immigration system to accommodate 11m-odd undocumented immigrants and their...

    29. June 26, 2014

      US drones risk continual war, says report

      The routine use of drones by the US to kill alleged terrorists offshore may be creating “a slippery slope leading to...

    30. June 24, 2014

      US climate change to hit south hardest

      Southern states including Florida, Louisiana, and Texas face some of the greatest financial risks from global warming,...

    31. June 20, 2014

      Prospect of ‘soft partition’ of Iraq rears its head again

      When Iraq was facing the fiercest period of its civil war in 2006, Joe Biden, the then senator, argued that the only way to...

    32. 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...

    33. June 17, 2014

      Iraq crisis: US and Iran tread carefully to find solution

      Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the George W Bush administration received an offer of help from a surprising source –...

    34. May 28, 2014

      Obama confronts a war-weary nation

      One of the loudest cheers during Barack Obama’s speech on foreign policy came near the beginning, when the US president told...

    35. May 6, 2014

      Einhorn turns his fire on Athenahealth

      A company run by a cousin of former President George W Bush has become the latest target of the famed shortseller David...

    36. May 4, 2014

      Uncertainty, not China, is replacing US power

      First things first. China is not about to replace the US as the world’s superpower. Last week’s news that China’s economy...

    37. The World

      April 23, 2014

      The sushi summit: Obama in Japan

      If there was a prize for which US president had had the more exclusive and expensive Japanese dining experience, Barack...

    38. April 18, 2014

      Business and state are kept apart for good reason

      Whatever ultimately led to the resignation last week of Kathleen Sebelius, the health secretary who presided over Barack...

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