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    1. May 21, 2012

      Gridlock is death for deliberation

      From Mr Michael Shank. Sir, Edward Luce is spot on regarding Capitol Hill appraisal of partisanship pulling punches on...

    2. 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...

    1. March 15, 2010

      Another option for Middle East peace

      From Dr Edward A. Tiryakian. Sir, The outcome of dispatching US Senator George Mitchell and Joe Biden, the vice-president,...

    2. July 18, 2009

      Will shorts become an office staple for men?

      When Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC, urged employers to relax office dress codes during the recent British...

    3. January 3, 2008

      CIA faces criminal inquiry into destroyed interrogation tapes

      The Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into the destruction by Central Intelligence Agency...

    4. January 3, 2008

      CIA faces criminal probe on destroyed tapes

      The Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into the destruction by Central Intelligence Agency...

    5. January 2, 2008

      DoJ opens criminal probe into CIA tapes

      The Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into the destruction by Central Intelligence Agency...

    6. August 21, 2007

      Iranian-American freed from Tehran jail

      Haleh Esfandiari, a Washington-based Iranian-American academic, was released on bail on Tuesday after spending almost four...

    7. June 26, 2007

      Pessimism mounts at US Iraq strategy

      President George W. Bush has said Congress must wait until September before it receives the US military’s assessments of...

    8. June 21, 2007

      US approves BAE takeover of Armor Holdings

      The Bush administration on Thursday approved BAE’s $4.1bn takeover of Armor Holdings, ending speculation that the...

    9. May 31, 2007

      The cost of not talking to your enemy

      Haleh Esfandiari has been imprisoned in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison for more than 25 days. She has been refused exit from...

    10. May 9, 2007

      Prominent US scholar detained in Iran

      Iranian authorities on Tuesday arrested Haleh Esfandiari, a prominent Iranian-American academic who headed the Woodrow...

    11. April 22, 2007

      America’s leaders need to work together on Iraq

      The political leaders of the United States confront a choice: seek common ground on Iraq or dig opposing trenches. They have...

    12. January 31, 2007

      Nominee to head Mideast forces warns on Iraq

      Admiral William Fallon, the White House choice to command US forces in the Middle East, on Tuesday warned that the US was...

    13. January 11, 2007

      Strategy rejects diplomatic offensive

      President George W. Bush, setting out his new strategy for Iraq on Wednesday night, appeared set to ignore the advice of...

    14. January 11, 2007

      Bush rejects new diplomatic offensive with Iraq

      In setting out a new Iraq strategy last night, President George W. Bush appeared to ignore the advice of allies and the...

    15. December 9, 2006

      Bush urged to rethink Iraq policy

      THE BIG STORY The Iraq Survey Group issued its report on US policy in Iraq, recommending that the bulk of US troops should...

    16. December 8, 2006

      A family’s candid friend

      The day after publication of the Iraq Study Group’s report this week, James Baker was asked whether the positive coverage...

    17. December 8, 2006

      Report's proposals split top Congress members

      Key lawmakers were divided over Iraq policy yesterday following the publication of the Iraq Study Group report, with...

    18. December 7, 2006

      Iraq report’s proposals split Congress

      Key lawmakers were divided over Iraq policy on Thursday following the publication of the Iraq Study Group report, with...

    19. December 7, 2006

      Baker and Hamilton set out Washington's solution to Iraq strife

      WHAT THE REPORT'S AUTHORS SAID James Baker: "Struggling in a world of fear, the Iraqis themselves dare not dream. They have...

    20. December 7, 2006

      Fresh set of eyes puts issue in focus

      Behind the Iraq Study Group's 10-member panel, the 44 experts they consulted and the 171 people they interviewed over nine...

    21. December 7, 2006

      Iraq report urges switch in policy as it details US failure

      The much-anticipated report from the Iraq Study Group yesterday called for a radical change in US policy. The...

    22. December 7, 2006

      Pragmatic panel sets out 'achievable' goals

      The Baker-Hamilton report released yesterday in effect urges the Bush administration to turn its whole Middle East policy...

    23. December 7, 2006

      Iraq Study Group Report excerpts

      Iraq Study Group Report excerpts James Baker : “Struggling in a world of fear, the Iraqis t hemselves dare not dream. They...

    24. December 6, 2006

      Baker panel went outside Congress for support

      Behind the Iraq Study Group’s 10-member panel, the 44 experts they consulted and the 171 individuals they interviewed over...

    25. December 6, 2006

      Pragmatic panel sets out ‘achievable’ goals

      The Baker-Hamilton report released on Wednesday in effect urges the Bush administration to turn its whole Middle East policy...

    26. December 6, 2006

      Baker report’s whiff of realism on Iraq

      There can be few more surreal moments in international politics than a president of the US welcoming the findings of a group...

    27. The World

      December 6, 2006

      The Baker-Hamilton report

      So it’s "troops out by 2008". That, clearly, is going to be the headline that comes out of the Baker-Hamilton report on Iraq...

    28. December 6, 2006

      Reaction from George W. Bush

      In the Cabinet Room 7:58 A.M. EST I just received the Iraq Study Group report, prepared by a distinguished panel of our...

    29. December 6, 2006

      Bush faces pressure to change tack on Iraq military policy

      The Iraq Study Group report, released today, will increase the pressure on US president George W. Bush to adjust military...

    30. December 5, 2006

      Pressure builds on Bush to change track

      The Iraq Study Group report, to be released on Wednesday, will increase the pressure on President George W. Bush to adjust...

    31. December 5, 2006

      Bush will take Iraq report ‘very seriously’

      The report from the Iraq Study group recommending that US troops withdraw from combat in Iraq over the next year to focus on...

    32. December 4, 2006

      Middle East mayhem

      As thousands of Iraqis die each month and hundreds of thousands flee the country, the Bush administration seems to think...

    33. December 3, 2006

      Leaked memo highlights president’s isolation

      Few people in Washington see the leaking of Donald Rumsfeld’s Iraq memo as anything more than a belated and probably forlorn...

    34. December 1, 2006

      Bush show of support for Iraqi premier

      President George W. Bush yesterday put on a strong show of support for Iraq's beleaguered prime minister, calling Nouri...

    35. November 27, 2006

      King of Jordan warns of 'three civil wars'

      The Middle East is on the verge of three civil wars - in Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories - King Abdullah of...

    36. November 20, 2006

      Bush denies decision on altering Iraq troop levels

      George W. Bush said he had made no decisions on altering troop numbers in Iraq on Monday following reports that the Pentagon...

    37. November 16, 2006

      Bush not ready to give up on Iraq victory

      Has anyone told the president? Word in Washington is that the grown-ups have taken charge. Every conversation is about the...

    38. November 16, 2006

      Democrats seek urgent Iraq action

      The new Democratic Congress will push George W. Bush to hold a regional conference on Iraq that would include Syria and...

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