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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. 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...

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    1. Brazil & the US 2013

      Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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 –...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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....

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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....

    38. 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...

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