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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. July 1, 2011

    Power dressing: Lucy Walker

    Lucy Walker is an Academy Award-nominated British-born film documentary director based in London, New York and LA. Her...

  35. July 1, 2011

    Fresh blow for NY prosecutor

    The apparent weakening of New York’s sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn has put an uncomfortable spotlight...

  36. June 20, 2011

    Hawks attack Republican isolationism

    Republican hawks have launched a concerted pushback against what they call a “growing isolationist” trend within their party...

  37. June 8, 2011

    Syria can prove that sanctions do work

    As the death toll in Syria approached 1,000, President Barack Obama finally announced sanctions against the regime. His move...

  38. June 5, 2011

    Obituary: Lawrence Eagleburger

    Lawrence Eagleburger, one of the most experienced and versatile US diplomats of the last half century and briefly secretary...

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