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    1. The World

      July 22, 2016

      Why a Donald Trump victory is plausible

      By Federica Cocco Analysts are cranking up the odds of a Donald Trump presidency, with researchers at Citigroup saying...

    2. July 10, 2016

      Sinking deeper into our addiction to oil

      In his State of the Union address in January 2006, President George W Bush warned of the dangers of being “addicted to...

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    1. Brazil & the US 2013

      Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties...
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    1. July 8, 2016

      Chilcot’s Iraq war verdict needs scrutiny beyond the headlines

      There are good reasons to be critical of some aspects of the Chilcot report. If you accept, or even entertain the...

    2. July 7, 2016

      Chilcot report exposes Tony Blair’s sin of certitude

      Few adjectives, no hyperbole, no name-calling. Instead each sentence weighed in a sober narrative punctuated with...

    3. July 6, 2016

      Chilcot report rebukes Tony Blair over Iraq invasion

      Tony Blair committed to an invasion of Iraq almost eight months before receiving parliamentary and legal backing, and...

    4. July 6, 2016

      Chilcot report: excerpts of Tony Blair’s memos to George W Bush

      The Chilcot report includes a series of declassified notes from Tony Blair to US President George W Bush spanning the...

    5. July 6, 2016

      A damning indictment of Blair’s failures over Iraq

      Sir John Chilcot’s report into the Iraq war is the fifth official inquiry that has been held into the events leading up...

    6. Westminster Blog

      July 6, 2016

      Chilcot Report: Iraq inquiry puts Tony Blair under scrutiny - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 18:18 on 6 Jul 2016.Sir John Chilcot has released his long-awaited report on the UK...

    7. July 6, 2016

      The Chilcot report will change few minds about the Iraq war

      “I will be with you, whatever”. Out of the 2.6m words in Sir John Chilcot’s report on the Iraq war, these six — from a...

    8. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Chilcot: Blair committed to Iraq war 'before alternatives exhausted'

      Tony Blair committed to an invasion of Iraq eight months before receiving parliamentary and legal backing, and began...

    9. July 6, 2016

      Chilcot report: the key conclusions

      The Chilcot report will disappoint those who were seeking a clear and decisive condemnation of Tony Blair, the former...

    10. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Chilcot: Consequences of Iraq invasion 'underestimated'

      Sir John Chilcot is presenting the findings of his long-awaited inquiry into the UK invasion of Iraq in 2003, which he...

    11. July 5, 2016

      Chilcot report into the Iraq war: Four things to watch

      Sir John Chilcot’s report into the Iraq war is released online at 11.30am on Wednesday. Sir John said on Tuesday that...

    12. July 5, 2016

      Latin American co-operation scales new heights

      When Hugo Chávez, the late Venezuelan leader, shot down attempts a decade ago by President George W Bush to promote...

    13. July 2, 2016

      US releases figures of civilian deaths from drone strikes

      The US has inadvertently killed between 64 and 116 civilians through drone and other air strikes against suspected...

    14. June 29, 2016

      Obama maintains his popularity in Europe and Asia

      President Barack Obama remains hugely popular in Europe and Asia, Donald Trump has record-breaking negative ratings and...

    15. June 24, 2016

      ‘The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism’, by Yuval Levin

      Yuval Levin may be a self-avowed conservative, but he takes aim at both sides of America’s dysfunctional political...

    16. June 17, 2016

      Paul Ryan wrestles with a Trump-sized dilemma

      Two weeks ago, Republican speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he would back Donald Trump as the party’s...

    17. The World

      June 16, 2016

      White House Countdown: The return of Guccifer

      On Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee announced that its trove of opposition research on Donald Trump had been...

    18. June 14, 2016

      Obama says Trump betrays American values

      Barack Obama accused Donald Trump on Tuesday of promoting ideas that “betray” American values and called on the...

    19. May 27, 2016

      Sanders’ purism could be costly for the Democrats

      The Democrats were in just this place eight years ago. By May 2008, everyone who understood arithmetic knew that the...

    20. May 13, 2016

      Obama cements his legacy with his trip to Hiroshima

      In their final years in office American presidents inevitably focus on their legacies, recasting their accomplishments...

    21. May 11, 2016

      Blocked US deals a sign that mergers have become more aggressive

      One day after a planned $6.3bn office products merger joined a growing list of US deals killed by the Obama...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. May 1, 2016

      Donald Trump’s war with best and brightest

      Intellectuals crave doctrines. The tidier the formula, the easier it is to make sense of that messy world out there. In...

    25. April 17, 2016

      Saudi warning on 9/11 law adds to US frictions

      Saudi Arabia has warned it will protect its investments in the US if Congress passes a bill under which Saudi officials...

    26. April 8, 2016

      Halliburton’s Dave Lesar tested by $25bn bid for Baker Hughes

      One Friday in October 2014, Dave Lesar, Halliburton’s chief executive, called Martin Craighead, his counterpart at...

    27. April 7, 2016

      US takes tougher stance on deals under Obama

      The Obama administration’s bid to scuttle the $25bn takeover of Baker Hughes by Halliburton is less a sudden turn...

    28. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Jeb Bush endorses Ted Cruz for president

      Donald Trump’s position as favourite to take the Republican nomination for US president suffered a minor setback on...

    29. March 22, 2016

      Obama finds a new friend in Argentina

      When the Argentine frigate Libertad was impounded in Ghana four years ago at the behest of a litigious hedge fund, it...

    30. March 18, 2016

      ‘The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House’, by Zalmay Khalilzad

      From Dick Cheney to Donald Rumsfeld, the administration of George W Bush has come to be defined by its most abrasive...

    31. March 4, 2016

      James Comey, the lawyer doing battle with Apple

      Of all the skills a famous lawyer needs, James Comey enjoys the most elusive one: an uncanny knack for being at the...

    32. March 3, 2016

      Truth – film review: ‘A gripping tale’

      The late Pontius Pilate had some sharp things to say, or ask, about truth. I would have liked him sitting next to me...

    33. Lawrence Summers

      March 1, 2016

      Trump’s rise shows how democratic processes can lose their way

      While comparisons between Donald Trump and Mussolini or Hitler are overwrought, Mr Trump’s rise does illustrate how...

    34. February 24, 2016

      Review: ‘The Persuaders’ by James Garvey

      Those people chanting “Trump! Trump!” in packed venues during the US presidential race: who are they, exactly? The...

    35. February 23, 2016

      Republicans split on US role in the world

      The Republican presidential primaries have captured international attention in large part for their bluster and venom —...

    36. February 21, 2016

      Bush ends with a whimper after ‘shock and awe’ campaign failure

      As South Carolinians headed to the polls on Saturday, Jeb Bush rolled up at Daniel Island elementary school in his...

    37. February 19, 2016

      Donald Trump aims to knock out Jeb Bush after papal jab

      Several hours after accusing Pope Francis of “disgraceful” behaviour for declaring that he was “not Christian”, Donald...

    38. The World

      February 16, 2016

      White House countdown - Southern brawl

      Things are heating up in South Carolina ahead of the Republican primary on Saturday. Former President George W. Bush...

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