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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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