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  1. November 5, 2012

    Lessons from management’s wild west

    The US presidential election has heightened interest in Steve Jarding’s Running for Office and Managing Campaigns course at...

  2. September 27, 2012

    Obama revives Romney wealth attack

    Barack Obama is sharpening his attacks on Mitt Romney’s personal wealth, backing the release of campaign advertisements with...

  1. July 26, 2012

    Senate approves Obama tax cut plan

    The US Senate has passed legislation extending Bush-era tax cuts for middle-class Americans earning up to $250,000 per year...

  2. May 16, 2012

    US weighs easing more Myanmar sanctions

    The visit by Wunna Maung Lwin, Myanmar’s foreign minister, to Washington on Thursday has fuelled speculation that the US may...

  3. August 3, 2011

    You’ll believe a senator can fly

    From Mr Jonathan P. Kahn. Sir, One has to Marvel at the idea of a congressional “super committee” envisioned by the debt...

  4. beyondbrics

    July 8, 2011

    London headlines

    * Tensions increase in South China Sea dispute * China buys Japan’s long-term debt for 8th month * Singh loses cabinet...

  5. July 8, 2011

    Tensions increase in South China Sea dispute

    Senator Jim Webb grasps an electronic pointer and traces an arc on a map of the South China Sea, marking out the maritime...

  6. June 21, 2011

    US and Japan delay move of marine base

    Washington and Tokyo have agreed to delay the relocation of the US military base on Okinawa beyond the 2014 deadline in a...

  7. May 23, 2011

    Republicans on march to reclaim Virginia

    The ladies of the Goochland Republican Women’s Club do not like to harp on the fact that Barack Obama swept their home state...

  8. May 12, 2011

    US senators slam Okinawa base move

    Doubts are growing about a controversial plan to move a US marine base on Japan's southern island of Okinawa after...

  9. March 24, 2011

    Boehner presses Obama for more clarity over Libya

    Republican lawmakers are turning up the heat on Barack Obama over the US engagement in Libya, demanding more clarity on how,...

  10. February 9, 2011

    Webb announces retirement from US Senate

    Republicans gained a political advantage in another big swing state after Jim Webb, the conservative Democrat from Virginia,...

  11. June 4, 2010

    Senator raises Burma nuclear fears

    Jim Webb, a high-profile US senator who has been calling for American re-engagement with Asia, has cancelled a trip to Burma...

  12. June 4, 2010

    US senator calls off Burma visit

    Jim Webb, a high-profile US senator who has been calling for American re-engagement with Asia, has cancelled a trip to Burma...

  13. June 3, 2010

    US senator raises Burma nuclear fears

    Jim Webb, a high-profile US senator who has been calling for American re-engagement with Asia, has cancelled a trip to Burma...

  14. March 5, 2010

    UK Treasury to reap more than £2.5bn on bonuses supertax

    The bonus supertax will reap more than £2.5bn for the UK Treasury, giving the UK government an unexpectedly large windfall...

  15. March 4, 2010

    Democratic senators push 50% banker bonus tax

    Democratic senators tried to introduce a 50 per cent bonus tax on Thursday on companies that have received money from the...

  16. January 22, 2010

    The ill-health of democracy

    A week ago, Democrats in Washington were not just hoping but planning to have a comprehensive health plan enacted by the...

  17. August 19, 2009

    Hapless citizens force US to play the politics of prisoners

    Hillary Clinton has a point. Speaking to NBC News this month, the US secretary of state pleaded with American travellers to...

  18. August 18, 2009

    Hapless citizens force US to play the politics of prisoners

    Hillary Clinton has a point. Speaking to NBC News this month, the US secretary of state pleaded with American travellers to...

  19. March 5, 2009

    US urged to re-engage with Asia

    A senior US Democratic senator has said that the United States needs to re-engage with Southeast Asia or risk becoming an...

  20. September 24, 2008

    Gates defends operations inside Pakistan

    Robert Gates, US defence secretary, yesterday suggested the US was justified under international law in conducting...

  21. September 23, 2008

    Gates defends operations inside Pakistan

    Robert Gates, US defence secretary, on Tuesday suggested that the US was justified under international law in conducting...

  22. August 26, 2008

    Virginia's heated middle-ground fight

    When Mark Warner delivers the keynote address to the Democratic national convention in Denver tonight, he could be forgiven...

  23. August 26, 2008

    Virginia maps way forward in the race for middle ground

    When Mark Warner delivers the keynote address to the Democratic national convention in Denver tonight, he could be forgiven...

  24. August 25, 2008

    Virginia’s heated middle-ground fight

    When Mark Warner delivers the keynote address to the Democratic national convention in Denver tonight, he could be forgiven...

  25. August 1, 2008

    Obama Afghanistan policy criticised

    The US should avoid suggesting that the withdrawal of troops from Iraq will be followed by a surge of troops in...

  26. July 31, 2008

    Obama Afghanistan policy criticised

    The US should avoid suggesting that the withdrawal of troops from Iraq will be followed by a surge of troops in Afghanistan,...

  27. May 23, 2008

    Running mate speculation gathers pace

    Barack Obama has appointed Jim Johnson, the former chief executive of Fannie Mae, the federal mortgage giant, to head a...

  28. May 23, 2008

    Speculation on running mate picks up pace

    Barack Obama has appointed Jim Johnson, the former chief executive of Fannie Mae, the federal mortgage giant, to head a...

  29. May 23, 2008

    Running mate speculation gathers pace

    Barack Obama has appointed Jim Johnson, the former chief executive of Fannie Mae, the federal mortgage giant, to head a...

  30. May 17, 2008

    Viet hero could be fitting Obama running mate

    From Prof Ethan S. Burger. Sir, In his analysis of the relative strengths of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in the...

  31. January 17, 2008

    Union attacks Carlyle’s move on Booz Allen

    Carlyle’s plans to buy the government advisory unit of Booz Allen Hamilton, the management consultancy, are under attack...

  32. July 17, 2007

    Democrats struggle to mount Iraq challenge

    For a moment, it looked like their verbal jousting could escalate into physical confrontation live on national television....

  33. June 21, 2007

    Treasury nodded through Blackstone China deal

    Blackstone was given an informal nod by the US Treasury Department that a $3bn investment by China did not merit a national...

  34. June 21, 2007

    Blackstone IPO seven times subscribed amid overseas demand

    Blackstone's $7.8bn initial public offering was about seven times subscribed yesterday as investor demand for the units...

  35. January 25, 2007

    Bush fails to stem erosion of authority

    Although it had been billed as one of the most important speeches of his presidency, there were few signs yesterday that...

  36. January 24, 2007

    Bush fails to stem erosion of authority

    Although it had been billed as one of the most important speeches of his presidency, there were few signs on Wednesday that...

  37. January 24, 2007

    Democratic rebuttal - full text

    “I’m Senator Jim Webb, from Virginia, where this year we will celebrate the 400 anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown -...

  38. January 24, 2007

    Anti-war veteran's riposte for president

    Often referred to as the "Mommy party", the Democratic party's choice of Jim Webb - the newly elected senator for Virginia...

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