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    1. October 19, 2014

      Jimmy Carter flashback – US midterms malaise

      It was the corn state of Iowa that in 1976 gave an obscure governor from Georgia his springboard to the White House. Long...

    2. October 16, 2014

      Carter Center withdraws from Egypt amid rights crackdown

      The Carter Center, a democracy and human rights charity founded by Jimmy Carter, the former US president, said it is closing...

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      While nobody questions the horror of the Ebola epidemic sweeping west Africa, the deat...
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    1. October 9, 2014

      Jimmy Carter’s foundation is close to eradicating a deadly disease

      Becoming US president from a humble farming background in rural Georgia is hard to surpass. However, the biggest achievement...

    2. October 9, 2014

      Environmental and educational efforts lead assault on trachoma

      Some diseases are devastating because of their symptoms, some because of their outcome. Blinding trachoma is both:...

    3. September 26, 2014

      Obama tries to shake off Jimmy Carter aura

      Barack Obama’s first speech to the UN was filled with the giddy hopes that won him the presidency in the first place. “More...

    4. September 12, 2014

      No country for old statesmen

      Almost 30 years ago Harold Macmillan, the former Conservative prime minister, stood up at a dinner in London and made a now...

    5. September 12, 2014

      France – the way the French see it

      François Hollande was two hours late but still everyone waited. It was 2011, and a salon full of Parisian intellectuals was...

    6. August 8, 2014

      James Brady, presidential official, 1940-2014

      Fate, in the form of a bullet, meant James Brady lived two lives. The first was as a burly wisecracking politico-about-town...

    7. May 8, 2014

      German angst is leading Europe back to Yalta

      Ukraine burns; and Germany is gripped by angst. Angela Merkel has a choice to make. Did the German chancellor mean it when...

    8. October 25, 2013

      Lawrence Klein, economist, 1920-2013

      If one person put together the plumbing from which modern economic forecasts flow, it was Lawrence Klein. The statistical...

    9. August 28, 2013

      Obama tells of ‘unfinished business’ in King commemoration

      Barack Obama, the first black US president, cast economic inequality and income stagnation facing Americans of all races as...

    10. The World

      July 31, 2013

      In the Picture: Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

      Dreamstime Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met for two days of talks in Washington this week to discuss restarting the...

    11. May 1, 2013

      Global Insight: Barack Obama faces going on the road to get round Congress

      Perhaps because his style is so hard to pigeonhole and his biography so unique, Barack Obama has been lumbered with...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      April 25, 2013

      The US Presidents

      Charles Dharapak/AP President Barack Obama stands with, from second from left, former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill...

    13. April 11, 2013

      World leaders invited to Thatcher funeral

      A cast of world leaders past and present will be invited to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral next Wednesday, alongside surviving...

    14. April 5, 2013

      Second coming

      The only picture on Jerry Brown’s desk in the California state capitol building in Sacramento is a black-and-white...

    15. The World

      March 20, 2013

      A short history of US presidential visits to Israel

      Barack Obama is only the fifth serving US president to visit Israel since the state was founded in 1948. As Marvin Kalb...

    16. February 7, 2013

      African ‘barons’ seek firmer foundations

      Like their American counterparts did in the 19th and early 20th centuries some of the richest Africans are beginning to look...

    17. January 29, 2013

      Tom Clausen, admired World Bank chief

      Banker, 1923-2013 Top bankers who make the transition from private to public sector and back again, rarely draw equal...

    18. The World

      January 2, 2013

      Newsweek's end and the future of foreign reporting

      (Getty) Flying back from JFK airport just before the new year, I picked up the latest – and last – edition of Newsweek. The...

    19. Gavyn Davies

      November 4, 2012

      Bonds should vote for Obama, equities for Romney

      The two candidates in the American Presidential election are ideologically as far apart as any I can remember since Ronald...

    20. October 30, 2012

      Romney’s threat to the gold price

      If it were down to gold investors to decide the US election, Mitt Romney would walk it. Gold bugs, always worried about...

    21. October 1, 2012

      A presidential demeanour still counts

      I have two confessions to make concerning presidential candidate debates, of which the first of this year’s election...

    22. September 25, 2012

      Obama seeks initiative on foreign policy

      President Barack Obama has used a speech to world leaders at the UN to try to regain the initiative on foreign policy after...

    23. September 18, 2012

      Carter grandson proud of Romney leak role

      For James Carter, a self-described opposition researcher, releasing videos of Mitt Romney belittling 47 per cent of...

    24. September 17, 2012

      Obama not to blame for Middle East anger

      Turmoil in the Middle East looked like a gift to the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney. With unseemly eagerness, the...

    25. August 24, 2012

      Tied to the election

      Is it possible to call an election based on clothes? This is the kind of question that occupies my mind as I sit idly by the...

    26. July 26, 2012

      ‘Suddenly, it wasn’t work any more’

      Maryam Kennedy grew up with a strong sense of the importance of never making assumptions. Born in Iran, she was also brought...

    27. June 7, 2012

      The wise fool of Google

      Chade-Meng Tan, it occurs to me after spending an hour talking to the man, is a fool. Not a fool in the dunderhead sense, as...

    28. April 22, 2012

      Obama needs to find a theme soon

      By this stage in the 1984 election, Ronald Reagan was proclaiming “Morning in America”. Barack Obama has so far had no such...

    29. April 8, 2012

      A new dystopia: America the Flaccid

      Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World, by Ian Bremmer, Portfolio Penguin, RRP£14.99 Dystopias in the...

    30. March 29, 2012

      The endless quest for a US energy strategy

      In April 1977, as a young energy correspondent for The New York Times, I watched Jimmy Carter label the energy problem the...

    31. January 18, 2012

      Tax brouhaha may not be boon for Obama team

      The White House and Democrats generally have jumped enthusiastically on Mitt Romney’s disclosure that he pays an effective...

    32. January 13, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Zbigniew Brzezinski

      For most people in their eighties, life is a gradual winding down. For Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of the key architects of...

    33. January 10, 2012

      US housing

      It was 35 years ago that US president Jimmy Carter declared the energy crisis “the moral equivalent of war”. His use of...

    34. December 24, 2011

      Cuba set to release 2,900 prisoners

      HAVANA, December 23 – Cuba, which is preparing for a visit by Pope Benedict XVI next spring, will release 2,900 prisoners in...

    35. October 5, 2011

      Carter Centre calls for wider immunisation programme

      The long-running and expensive campaign to eradicate polio – which costs about $1bn a year – is likely to fail unless it is...

    36. September 15, 2011

      It’s cool to quit on Capitol Hill

      They’ll never put his face up on Mount Rushmore. But if you are looking for a symbol for the way politics is being practised...

    37. The World

      July 11, 2011

      A man on Mars, and other fiscal follies

      The space shuttle is in its last ever flight, and Washington is locked in debt talks that now resemble a Samuel Beckett play...

    38. July 9, 2011

      Reagan doctrine is at the heart of US’s credit problem

      From Mr Jan van Veelen. Sir, An amazing article from Stephanie Kirchgaessner on Michele Bachmann (“Lord is this what you...

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