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  1. June 17, 2014

    Iraq crisis: US and Iran tread carefully to find solution

    Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the George W Bush administration received an offer of help from a surprising source –...

  2. February 10, 2014

    Obama’s Syria policy is a deadly mistake

    A minor kerfuffle has broken out over whether, in a closed-door meeting with an American congressional delegation attending...

  1. December 27, 2013

    Why the west has not boycotted the Sochi Olympics

    With the approach of the Winter Olympics, to be held in February around the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, you can see...

  2. December 8, 2013

    Fresh US sanctions threaten to derail Iran nuclear talks

    The Obama administration is facing a critical week in Congress as it tries to fend off new Iran sanctions legislation that...

  3. November 10, 2013

    Kerry looks for allies at home and abroad

    For the past 10 days, US secretary of state John Kerry has been travelling around the Middle East trying to broker peace in...

  4. FT Alphaville

    October 17, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan looks at the record of Neil Woodford — the greatest British investor ever? NEWS...

  5. September 5, 2013

    ‘Vulnerable’ Turkey attacks US stance on Syria

    Turkey, a US ally uniquely exposed to fallout from the Syrian civil war, has vented deep frustration at the Obama...

  6. August 5, 2013

    Egypt diplomacy boosted amid fears of bloodshed at protest camps

    A diplomatic push to resolve Egypt’s political crisis intensified on Monday with the arrival of two US senators to bolster...

  7. July 22, 2013

    Libertarian Republicans delay Pentagon bill

    A bill to fund the Pentagon next year is being held up by a rebellion among libertarian Republican legislators over...

  8. May 24, 2013

    Republicans see Obama’s vow to end to ‘war on terror’ as retreat

    President Barack Obama’s pledge to wind down many aspects of the Bush-era “war on terror” is facing strong opposition from...

  9. May 10, 2013

    Silicon Valley’s artful answer to the tech talent problem

    If your political priority were to make your nation more welcoming to talented young immigrants, and if you then backed...

  10. May 5, 2013

    Gay couples gloomy over US immigration reforms

    A year ago, Martin Chavez married his British partner Adam Norbury in New York. Months later, he was promoted to Goldman...

  11. April 25, 2013

    Boston suspects planned to bomb New York, says mayor

    The two Boston bombing suspects planned to travel to New York and use their remaining explosives in Times Square, the city’s...

  12. March 14, 2013

    US assault rifle ban splits parties

    A proposal to ban assault weapons such as the type used in the Newtown school slaughter won approval from a key Senate panel...

  13. March 7, 2013

    Senate confirms John Brennan as CIA head

    The Senate confirmed John Brennan as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency in the wake of a public split among...

  14. March 5, 2013

    Obama woos foes on budget

    Barack Obama has stepped up his efforts to woo a small group of Republican senators into a budget deal, in an attempt to...

  15. March 3, 2013

    Congress to raise pressure on Iran

    The US Congress will start examining this week new measures to put more pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme even as...

  16. February 26, 2013

    Shipyard workers hear Obama warn over cuts

    Days before across-the-board budget cuts start to take effect, President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail at...

  17. February 14, 2013

    Hagel nomination on temporary hold

    Senate Republicans have put Chuck Hagel’s nomination to head the Pentagon on hold, stringing out a process that is likely to...

  18. February 10, 2013

    Defence hawk threatens to stall Obama team

    Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina and defence hawk, is threatening to block confirmation votes on...

  19. January 28, 2013

    Obama starts push for immigration reforms

    President Barack Obama will on Tuesday begin his push to overhaul the US immigration system, calling for reforms that would...

  20. January 27, 2013

    Obama pivots to immigration

    Immigration reform will take centre stage this week with President Barack Obama giving a major policy speech to relaunch his...

  21. 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...

  22. January 13, 2013

    US resistance grows to Hagel nomination

    Chuck Hagel’s nomination as US secretary of defence faced more resistance on Sunday after one senior senator suggested...

  23. January 6, 2013

    Hagel nomination expected this week

    US President Barack Obama is poised to nominate Chuck Hagel as secretary of defence, setting the stage for a tough...

  24. December 30, 2012

    US budget talks falter as clock ticks down

    Last-ditch talks in Congress over the US budget have faltered a day before the deadline for a deal, leaving financial...

  25. December 20, 2012

    Hagel defence nomination faces struggle

    The potential nomination of Chuck Hagel as US secretary of defence faces resistance from pro-Israel groups because of...

  26. November 27, 2012

    Republicans step up attacks on Rice

    Leading Republican senators stepped up their criticism on Tuesday of Susan Rice over the attack on the US consulate in...

  27. November 25, 2012

    Republicans bargain hard over fiscal cliff

    Republicans in Congress are demanding structural changes to popular government pension and healthcare schemes, including...

  28. November 15, 2012

    Obama labels threats over Rice ‘outrageous’

    Barack Obama has strongly defended Susan Rice, the UN ambassador, calling “outrageous” a threat by two Republican senators...

  29. October 21, 2012

    Obama advisers defend his record

    Barack Obama’s allies and advisers sought to preserve his advantage on national security over Mitt Romney, his Republican...

  30. October 14, 2012

    Republicans intensify Benghazi assault

    Republicans have stepped up their criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the attack last month on the US...

  31. June 4, 2012

    Syrian view will show Romney’s instincts

    Ever since he launched his bid to be president, Mitt Romney has tried to cast the incumbent as “weak” on foreign policy. His...

  32. May 22, 2012

    US senators vote to cut aid to Pakistan

    Tensions between the US and Pakistan escalated on Tuesday when a US Senate committee voted to slash aid to Islamabad unless...

  33. February 20, 2012

    McCain calls for US to support Syria rebels

    An influential US senator on a trip through the Middle East called on Washington to take a strong stance in support of the...

  34. FT Alphaville

    December 15, 2011

    Bernanke stresses no European bail-out

    US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has told Republican senators the Fed plans no additional aid to European banks amid...

  35. November 4, 2011

    Focus on failure as US budget deadline looms

    US lawmakers and budget analysts are starting to contemplate the possible failure of a special congressional committee to...

  36. June 22, 2011

    Obama sounds call for change of military tack

    At a time of fight-to-the-death partisanship in Washington, peace is breaking out across the aisles on at least one issue:...

  37. 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...

  38. May 24, 2011

    Senators back US operations in Libya

    A group of prominent senators has sought to rally support on Capitol Hill for the US military involvement in Libya, several...

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