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    1. July 16, 2014

      Pageant, Davenport Theatre, New York – review

      Are beauty contests too easy a target for satire? That’s the question initially raised by Pageant, an off-Broadway revival...

    2. Westminster Blog

      March 14, 2014

      Tony Benn: Tea with the FT in 2008

      This interview with Tony Benn was never published by Weekend FT: Tony Benn has not been chatting for long when my right hand...

    1. December 23, 2013

      A Christmas Story, Madison Square Garden, New York – review

      The promotional poster for Kinky Boots , which over the past year has acquired the status of the most popular new show on...

    2. January 14, 2013

      Unleash the funding dogs of political war

      The inspiration for this came from a bottle. It was a cheap South African Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay on special offer from...

    3. The World

      August 9, 2012

      Romney and the rise of Bob Zoellick

      A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a fairly critical piece about Mitt Romney’s foreign policy stance.  In my column I suggested...

    4. May 3, 2012

      We didn’t ask. But he did tell

      Whatever else you want to say about it, this US presidential campaign has been educational. In recent days, for example, we...

    5. December 11, 2011

      Gingrich promises a clash of ideas – whichever they are

      In a recent New Yorker cartoon, a couple are watching a televised Republican debate. “He could be psychotic,” says the...

    6. December 9, 2011

      Gingrich calls Palestinians an ‘invented people’

      Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential contender, dismissed the Palestinians as “an invented people” in an interview on...

    7. July 29, 2011

      Iranian exiles pay US figures as advocates

      An Iranian exile group is spending millions of dollars in a lobbying effort to be removed from the US’s list of foreign...

    8. May 11, 2011

      Liberal Leviathan

      Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis and Transformation of the American World Order, by G. John Ikenberry, Princeton,...

    9. February 9, 2011

      US rift opens over handling of Egypt crisis

      As the Obama administration has scrambled to respond to the unfolding drama in Egypt, political leaders and activists across...

    10. January 25, 2011

      An attempt at parody?

      From Mr Craig S. Tyle. Sir, I can only assume that the column purportedly by John Bolton, which assigns blame for the US...

    11. January 25, 2011

      Showcasing of Chinese goods for sale

      From Mr Matt Andersson. Sir, John Bolton’s geopolitical position on China is sober (“America is far too soft in its dealings...

    12. January 24, 2011

      Bolton fails to understand source of China’s power

      From Dr Michael Contarino. Sir, John Bolton suggests China is somehow overtaking the US militarily and must be stopped...

    13. January 21, 2011

      Don’t pretend that China is opening its markets yet

      From Mr A. Edward Gottesman. Sir, Martin Wolf seems to have been drinking Chinese Kool-Aid when he talks about “the...

    14. January 21, 2011

      Strength behind those polite tones

      From Mr Robert Cambria. Sir, John Bolton does not mince his words (“America is far too soft in its dealings with Beijing”,...

    15. January 21, 2011

      The way to make a moral difference

      From Mr Charles Scanlan. Sir, John Bolton imagines that China would be disconcerted if, two years hence, it were confronted...

    16. January 18, 2011

      The west needs to stand up to Beijing

      Mao Zedong once said that “all political power comes from the barrel of a gun”. Whether his apostolic successor President Hu...

    17. November 2, 2010

      Would-be presidents turn focus to 2012

      The US midterm election results might still be trickling in, but the Republican presidential primaries for 2012 begin on...

    18. September 20, 2010

      US Mideast arms deal aims to stop attack on Iran

      The Obama administration’s $60bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia is already being touted a domestic “jobs generator” for...

    19. FT Alphaville

      September 10, 2010

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Wall Street’s psychic. - All that glitters must be silver. - Deutsche kills two birds with one cash...

    20. April 9, 2010

      Republican mid-term win would be 2012 'nightmare'

      A big Republican victory in the mid-term US elections this November could spell disaster for the party's hopes in the 2012...

    21. April 9, 2010

      Republicans warned over mid-term win fallout

      A big Republican victory in the mid-term US elections this November could spell disaster for the party's hopes in the 2012...

    22. April 8, 2010

      Republican mid-term win ‘nightmare’ for Frum

      A big Republican victory in the mid-term US elections this November could spell disaster for the party’s hopes in the 2012...

    23. April 8, 2010

      Obama moves towards a Nobel-esque nuclear goal with little fanfare in US

      Earlier this year Barack Obama raised eyebrows among supporters when he proposed a double-digit increase in the US nuclear...

    24. April 8, 2010

      Obama closes in on Nobel-esque nuclear goal

      Earlier this year Barack Obama raised eyebrows among supporters when he proposed a double-digit increase in the US nuclear...

    25. The World

      June 12, 2009

      Iran, some weekend reading

      I would love to be in Tehran today. But if, like me, you are having to read about the Iranian election from afar, here is...

    26. The World

      May 27, 2009

      Obama's North Korean and Guantanamo headaches

      It is amazing how quickly the news cycle moves on. When I was packing my bags for Washington over the weekend, the big story...

    27. The World

      January 10, 2009

      Israel and the United Nations

      Neither Israel nor Hamas seem particularly inclined to heed the UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate...

    28. August 12, 2008

      McCain censure upstages Bush response

      John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, yesterday upstaged George W. Bush's administration over the Georgia...

    29. The World

      June 27, 2008

      Mugabe and the Hague

      As the sham Zimbabwean election proceeds, there is increasing discussion of charging Robert Mugabe with crimes against...

    30. May 30, 2008

      Man who tried to arrest John Bolton

      From Gideon Rachman's blog: I am afraid that newspaper columnists are incorrigible show-offs. As a species, we are...

    31. The World

      May 29, 2008

      George Monbiot and John Bolton

      I’m afraid that newspaper columnists are incorrigible show-offs. As a species, we are constantly trying to draw attention to...

    32. May 27, 2008

      New president to mend EU fences

      From Mr Harry C. Blaney III. Sir, Philip Stephens is right: the time is ripe for better relations between the UK (and...

    33. May 17, 2008

      'Appeasers' row unites Democrats

      Barack Obama yesterday accused George W. Bush and John McCain of trying to fool voters by comparing advocates of talks with...

    34. February 5, 2008

      Observer: Two-pronged

      Hillary Clinton is the last person you would expect to heap praise on Dick Cheney. After all, she once likened the US...

    35. The World

      January 30, 2008

      Khalilzad for Afghan president?

      Thank you to Pacifist et al, for drawing my attention to the White House’s displeasure at Zalmay Khalilzad’s decision to...

    36. December 27, 2007

      Spider-Man to come to aid of UN's own battered spin doctors

      He has fought against foes ranging from the Green Goblin to Doctor Octopus, but Spider-Man now faces an even more...

    37. December 27, 2007

      Spider-Man swoops to add some spin to the UN's image

      He has fought foes ranging from the Green Goblin to Doctor Octopus, but Spider-Man now faces an even more formidable...

    38. December 26, 2007

      UN joins forces with Marvel Comics

      He has fought against foes ranging from the Green Goblin to Doctor Octopus, but Spider-Man now faces an even more formidable...

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