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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. Brazil & the US 2013

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

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 –...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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....

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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....

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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