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  1. September 6, 2013

    White House jeweller: Obamas find the perfect present

    For centuries, the etiquette of gift giving has proved to be a diplomatic minefield for countless legions of foreign...

  2. The World

    October 4, 2012

    Gutterball blues: Obama centrists deflated by debate

    Notes from the Heartland A crunch of an onion ring breaks the silence of the Democratic debate night party at the Diamond...

  1. FT Data

    June 15, 2012

    Can markets trump election polling?

    By Jason Abbruzzese Who will you (or would you) vote for in the 2012 presidential election? Now let’s say you have $10 to...

  2. March 28, 2012

    Architects of the Atlantic Alliance

    From Mr Henry D. Fetter. Sir, That “the Atlantic Alliance, after all, was built by Republicans”, as Philip Stephens writes...

  3. February 5, 2012

    Royal survivor from world of Churchill, Truman and Stalin

    On the morning of 6 February 1952, 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth woke early, having spent the night with her dashing...

  4. January 26, 2012

    Industrial groups see strong US growth

    North American industrial companies are predicting that the US will be one of their big growth markets in 2012 for the first...

  5. Gavyn Davies

    January 20, 2012

    How the Fed defeated President Truman to win its independence

    Getty Images In 1951, an epic struggle between a US president who stood on the verge of a nuclear war, and a central bank...

  6. September 23, 2011

    Sailing away with the Nobel

    When the Nobel prizes are announced next month, the world’s research funding agencies will be watching to see whether their...

  7. June 16, 2011

    Make more of a fuss over Puerto Rico

    It takes a pretty distracted country to forget about a colony. But I think it’s fair to say that we, the people of the US,...

  8. May 6, 2011

    Outside Edge: Barking about the dogs of war

    It should come as no surprise that a dog was part of the US Navy Seal team that killed Osama bin Laden on Sunday because...

  9. March 4, 2011

    First Person: Tommy Rowles

    I was an 18-year-old kid when I came into Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle hotel one day to use the bathroom. It was 1958. I’d...

  10. February 1, 2011

    Spectre of Truman and Carter haunts US

    When protesters on Cairo’s streets cheered the military for pushing aside Egypt’s hated police, the Obama administration...

  11. Westminster Blog

    November 16, 2010

    Did Paul Wolfowitz coin "hard-headed internationalism"?

    It has been widely noted that David Cameron pinched a soundbite from Gordon Brown in his Guildhall speech on Monday...

  12. June 24, 2010

    Petraeus is seen as 'solid choice' to lead troops

    Military analysts draw parallels between the disgraced Gen Stanley McChrystal and General Douglas MacArthur, who was sacked...

  13. June 24, 2010

    Petraeus seen as ‘solid choice’

    Military analysts draw parallels between the disgraced Gen Stanley McChrystal and General Douglas MacArthur, who was sacked...

  14. April 27, 2010

    Brown gamely goes shopping for votes

    There was a crowd outside Asda, which suggested something special was happening: a 2-for-1 offer on Liebfraumilch, perhaps?...

  15. April 26, 2010

    Matthew Engel: Brown goes shopping for votes

    Gordon Brown meets voters in Weymouth on Monday. His decision to tour has left some observers with the impression that he...

  16. February 15, 2010

    The bomb that broke the constitution

    It is a long and winding road from Hiroshima to Abu Ghraib but Garry Wills walks it straight in telling how America evolved...

  17. February 14, 2010

    Bomb Power

    The story begins with the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. This was run with an...

  18. January 27, 2010

    Obama needs to reverse course

    This has been a ghastly 12 months for President Barack Obama. As he prepares to deliver his first State of the Union...

  19. January 26, 2010

    Obama needs to perform a U-turn

    This has been a ghastly 12 months for President Barack Obama. As he prepares to deliver his first State of the Union...

  20. October 2, 2009

    Defining Moment: Robin Day transforms the political interview, February 23, 1958

    When New Zealander Geoffrey Cox became editor of ITN news in 1956, he identified his young newscaster Robin Day as the man...

  21. August 24, 2009

    Truman dismissed MacArthur in 1951

    From Dr Peter Lowe. Sir, I enjoyed reading David Pilling’s article “Democracy from above will not work this time” (August...

  22. July 1, 2009

    Truman’s real legacy was atomic bomb not ‘loss of China’

    From Mr Tsunejiro Nakahama. Sir, Daniel Dombey writes that an Iranian nuclear bomb could be a failure for Barack Obama’s...

  23. May 22, 2009

    Soaring costs inject urgency into troublesome issue

    Why is US healthcare reform suddenly so important? For Democrats it has always been a priority. But the rising costs of the...

  24. May 14, 2009

    The eyes have it as US shifts Afghanistan focus

    When Robert Gates, US defence secretary, unexpectedly ousted his top US commander in Afghanistan this week, the rare move...

  25. May 13, 2009

    Afghanistan ouster underscores Pentagon shift

    When Robert Gates, US defence secretary, unexpectedly ousted his top US commander in Afghanistan this week, the rare move...

  26. February 27, 2009

    Obama's big budget

    If size is the measure of achievement, then President Barack Obama has outdone every one of his predecessors since Harry...

  27. February 26, 2009

    Obama’s big budget

    If size is the measure of achievement, then President Barack Obama has outdone every one of his predecessors since Harry...

  28. January 22, 2009

    Self-taught Truman had impressive grasp of history

    From Mr John Schuyler. Sir, Your article on the failures of the Bush years (“A tragedy of errors”, January 19) was...

  29. January 19, 2009

    A tragedy of errors

    In his farewell address last week, George W. Bush, America's 43rd president, quoted America's third, Thomas Jefferson, who...

  30. January 18, 2009

    A tragedy of errors

    Long haul? From top, anticlockwise: George W. Bush boarding Air Force One; inauguration in January 2001; with Tony Blair at...

  31. December 19, 2008

    Leader's tricky challenge of saving US from hell

    At the moment, the US is focused on what's gone wrong with the private sector. There's a lot to talk about. From Bernie...

  32. December 19, 2008

    Leader's tricky challenge of saving US from hell

    At the moment, the US is focused on what's gone wrong with the private sector. There's a lot to talk about. From Bernie...

  33. December 18, 2008

    Leader’s tricky challenge of saving US from hell

    At the moment, the United States is focused on what’s gone wrong with the private sector. There’s a lot to talk about. From...

  34. November 17, 2008

    A political animal

    Dear Book Doctor,What type of dog should Barack Obama take to the White House?Sasha O, Chicago It was Harry Truman who said,...

  35. November 15, 2008

    A political animal

    Dear Book Doctor , What type of dog should Barack Obama take to the White House? Sasha O, Chicago It was Harry Truman who...

  36. November 11, 2008

    Obama’s economic challenges

    In electing Barack Hussein Obama to the presidency, the American people have chosen an intellectual, a prophet of unity and...

  37. November 6, 2008

    Uncertainty surrounds medical reform

    In health alone, the scale of Barack Obama's ambitions and the obstacles in his way could set his presidency up for...

  38. November 5, 2008

    Uncertainty surrounds medical reform

    In health alone, the scale of Barack Obama’s ambitions and the obstacles in its way could set his presidency up for either...

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