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  1. 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...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Nick Clegg calls for Iraq war report to be published

    The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war is being delayed partly because some of those involved do not want to face further...

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  1. Brazil & the US 2013

    Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties...
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  1. April 13, 2014

    Last chance for US immigration reform

    Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, hit the right note earlier this month by stating that it was an “act of love” to...

  2. April 11, 2014

    A push for Bush in 2016 is dangerous for Republicans

    The strangest advertisements in recent US political history may have been a set of billboards that appeared in early 2010....

  3. April 4, 2014

    Bush’s brushstrokes paint a warmer legacy

    George W Bush once declared that he could peer into Vladimir Putin’s soul. More than a decade later, the former US president...

  4. March 30, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: US wants Europe to get on its bike on sanctions

    Barack Obama arrived in The Hague for the summit of G7 leading economies last week with a vast, armour-plated entourage. His...

  5. March 21, 2014

    Another outbreak of Blair Disease

    At a reception recently I met the former president of a small post-communist country. I know that’s what he was because he...

  6. The World

    March 12, 2014

    Polls apart on US backing for trade deals

    Are Americans more on board with President Barack Obama’s efforts to clinch massive deals with the Pacific Rim and the...

  7. March 3, 2014

    Sir Bill Gammell: Cairn chairman leaves the field

    In 2008, Sir Bill Gammell contributed to a motivational book called Be a Winner. The former Scottish rugby international had...

  8. February 28, 2014

    Errol Morris’s Donald Rumsfeld documentary

    For a good documentarist, truth is always stranger than fiction. Fictional events have templates and precedents: the events...

  9. February 23, 2014

    The hour of Kiev and Europe

    Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe again echoes to the sound and fury of revolution. Back in 1989...

  10. February 23, 2014

    RIP Obama’s stimulus: funeral for a policy success

    Five years after Barack Obama helped to prevent a Great Depression, his $830bn stimulus is unloved and misunderstood....

  11. beyondbrics

    February 19, 2014

    Slow painful ending for 'trial of the century'

    Is it the beginning of the end for what enthusiasts like to call “the trial of the century” in the world of sovereign debt...

  12. February 17, 2014

    ‘Fast track’ is a slow route to a trade deal

    To some, the prospects for the proposed transatlantic and transpacific trade pacts appear to have dimmed. Harry Reid, who...

  13. January 27, 2014

    Barack Obama battles a sense of drift on State of the Union goals

    President Barack Obama has fallen short of the biggest targets he set in last year’s State of the Union address by failing...

  14. January 23, 2014

    Privacy watchdog calls NSA spying programme illegal

    Just days after President Barack Obama defended a National Security Agency programme that collects the phone records of most...

  15. January 16, 2014

    Gates criticism strikes chord with UK defence chiefs

    Senior military figures have often raised concern about cuts to UK defence spending and expressed the fear that Britain is...

  16. The World

    January 13, 2014

    A clever tactician who was too clever by half.

    Ariel Sharon (right), then Israel's prime minister, shakes hands with Palestinian prime minister Mahmud Abbas as US...

  17. The World

    January 12, 2014

    McCain on Gates on McCain

    By Richard McGregor in Washington After sensitive details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden began leaking, an...

  18. January 7, 2014

    Robert Gates hits out at Obama foreign policy

    Barack Obama’s White House controlled foreign and defence policy more tightly than any other president since Richard Nixon...

  19. 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...

  20. December 13, 2013

    Intelligence: The all-seeing eyes

    Like relaxed work colleagues casually sharing the tricks of the trade, American and British intelligence officers tracking a...

  21. December 13, 2013

    Bill could repatriate half of Guantánamo Bay prisoners

    More than half of the 160-odd prisoners still held at Guantánamo Bay could be repatriated under new legislation before...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    December 10, 2013

    Clinton and Bush in South Africa

    Dai Kurokawa/EPA Former US presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Mr Clinton’s daughter Chelsea Clinton attend the...

  23. December 6, 2013

    Sean Penn on rebuilding Haiti

    The lobby of The Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel is a quiet spot where well-heeled locals or out-of-towners can take tea,...

  24. December 6, 2013

    Inequality rules

    Every generation has thinkers who support the right to accumulate great wealth. Such figures are reviled by egalitarians for...

  25. The World

    December 4, 2013

    Marco Rubio talks foreign policy in London

    Marco Rubio in Washington DC (Getty) Marco Rubio is running for president. Or, at least, that is the conclusion I drew from...

  26. November 22, 2013

    Norman Mailer: A Double Life, by J Michael Lennon

    Norman Mailer: A Double Life, by J Michael Lennon, Simon & Schuster, RRP£30/$40, 960 pages Obviously, Norman Mailer should...

  27. The A-List

    November 18, 2013

    Time for Obama to deploy his cunning in the MidEast

    Sadly, the political correctness that has swept western societies has smothered an appreciation of the virtues of cunning....

  28. November 15, 2013

    US tries to put brake on ethanol mandate

    The Obama administration has formally moved to put the brakes on US biofuels as it juggles conflicting pressures from two of...

  29. October 28, 2013

    Rights abusers can breathe more easily

    Should political leaders who have promoted or tolerated mass killings be brought to justice? Many in the west would...

  30. October 22, 2013

    The reality of America’s fiscal future

    From the frenzied political battle and clashes of opinion of recent weeks, an observer might conclude the US faces fiscal...

  31. The World

    September 25, 2013

    From Wacko Birds to Michael Phelps: 10 things you should know about Senator Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz takes the Senate floor Ten things about Senator Ted Cruz, 42, the junior senator from Texas, who has been talking...

  32. August 30, 2013

    UK vote on Syria leaves Obama all but alone on military action

    There was a time in Washington 10 years ago when US leaders loved to turn the television on to watch the British parliament,...

  33. August 30, 2013

    The Syria vote brings to an end decades of delusion

    The game is up. Britain has reached the end of a long arc of delusion. For half a century and more it has clung tenaciously...

  34. August 28, 2013

    Echoes of the Iraq war are eerie but misleading

    The parallels between the Syrian crisis today and the run-up to the Iraq war back in 2003 are almost spooky. All the...

  35. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - JP Morgan investors shrug off 27 days of bad press. - The key US economic risk. - The possible...

  36. August 8, 2013

    Out of sight, out of mind – a rotten way to quit a war

    Whatever happened to the war? You know the one. The west has been fighting it for a decade. The costs run to a trillion...

  37. August 1, 2013

    Robert Zoellick joins Temasek board

    Temasek, the Singapore state investment agency, has appointed former World Bank chief Robert Zoellick to its board as it...

  38. July 16, 2013

    Liz Cheney to challenge Wyoming Senate seat

    Liz Cheney, the daughter of former vice-president Dick Cheney, has announced she will challenge the Republican incumbent...

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