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  1. July 24, 2014

    Europe needs a cold war lesson in deterrence

    Europe faces a realist moment. Nearly 25 years have passed since US President George HW Bush saw an opportunity for a new,...

  2. January 13, 2014

    Progressives should be pro-market too

    From Prof Robert H Wade. Sir, Michael Ignatieff frames politics as a clash between two orientations: conservatives are...

  1. January 9, 2014

    Free polarised politics from its intellectual vacuum

    Cynics who say power is all that counts in politics forget that power without ideas is just improvisation. It is ideas that...

  2. November 22, 2013

    Fire and Ashes, by Michael Ignatieff

    Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics, by Michael Ignatieff, Harvard University Press, RRP£18.95/$24.95, 224 pages...

  3. June 14, 2012

    Democracies just as likely to go to war

    From Mr Mark Lemmon. Sir, Michael Ignatieff (“Drones give democracies no reason to wage war”, June 13) finds hope for the...

  4. February 28, 2012

    Do we sit back and let Homs burn?

    Anyone with a political memory is thinking about Sarajevo these days as President Bashar al-Assad’s artillery shells blast...

  5. January 17, 2012

    Canada’s cautionary tale for Scottish secessionists

    Now that Scotland has launched itself down a path towards a referendum on independence, London and Edinburgh are battling...

  6. November 22, 2011

    Europe’s voters are not blindsided into technocracy

    From Mr Pierpaolo Barbieri. Sir, Though I profoundly respect Michael Ignatieff’s academic and political work, it is...

  7. FT Alphaville

    November 18, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Michael Ignatieff: Listen to the people, or fail Politicians in...

  8. November 17, 2011

    One professor to another: listen to the people, or fail

    After economic default comes political default. Politicians in Greece and Italy have failed. Now it’s the technocrats’ turn....

  9. October 21, 2011

    Guilt and glory

    In 1929, two years after he resigned from his job as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell settled, in his mind at least, the...

  10. May 6, 2011

    Out with the intellectuals

    There are defeats in politics and there are landslides. But not for years has a mainstream political party received the...

  11. May 3, 2011

    Tories seal majority as Canadian centre fades

    Canadians will face an un­usually polarised political landscape for at least the next four years after one of the most...

  12. May 3, 2011

    Harper’s Conservatives win majority

    Canada’s Conservative party, led by Stephen Harper , turned its five-year-old minority government into a solid majority in a...

  13. May 1, 2011

    Rise of Canada’s NDP set to upset political landscape

    Canadians are bracing for a seismic change in their political landscape on Monday as they vote in the fourth general...

  14. April 29, 2011

    The oddly mean streets of Ottawa

    On Monday, Canadians will head to the polls for yet another general election. On the right, Stephen Harper will try to hold...

  15. April 24, 2011

    Canada’s big parties wary as left advances

    The campaign leading up to Canada’s May 2 general election has taken a surprise turn with a surge in support for the...

  16. April 6, 2011

    Liberals narrow gap on Canada’s Tories

    Canada’s ruling Conservatives are unexpectedly on the defensive in the campaign leading to the May 2 general election. The...

  17. April 1, 2011

    Canada’s parties target big ethnic vote

    Canada’s prime minister and opposition leader had the same target audience this week as they launched their campaigns in...

  18. March 25, 2011

    Canadian government falls after contempt findings

    Canada’s opposition parties have joined forces to bring down the five-year-old minority Conservative government, setting the...

  19. March 22, 2011

    Opposition to budget threatens Canada government

    Canada’s minority Conservative government is likely to fall within the next few days, setting the stage for a spring...

  20. September 16, 2009

    Canada’s opposition leader faces test

    The next few days will be critical in judging whether Michael Ignatieff has succeeded in making the transition from media...

  21. September 2, 2009

    Canadian PM loses opposition leader support

    Canada moved closer to its second election in a year – its fourth since 2004 – after the main opposition leader withdrew...

  22. April 21, 2009

    Probe creates rift within Canadian party

    An inquiry into the business dealings of a former Conservative prime minister is creating rifts within the ranks of current...

  23. January 28, 2009

    Canada seeks to avoid downturn with tax cuts

    Canada's minority Conservative government yesterday unveiled a C$49bn stimulus package of tax cuts and new spending,...

  24. January 27, 2009

    Canada set to unveil stimulus package

    Canada’s minority Conservative government was set to unveil a sweeping stimulus package of tax cuts and new spending...

  25. December 11, 2008

    Ignatieff new Canadian Liberal leader

    Michael Ignatieff - the former Harvard scholar, author and television presenter - was elected yesterday to lead Canada's...

  26. December 10, 2008

    Ignatieff set to lead Canada’s Liberal party

    Michael Ignatieff – the former Harvard scholar, author and television presenter – was set to take the helm of Canada’s...

  27. December 9, 2008

    Canada’s Liberal leader resigns

    Last week Stéphane Dion, Canada’s opposition leader, expected to find himself on the brink of power by Monday. Instead, he...

  28. December 3, 2008

    A shot at prime minister for Dion

    Liberal leader Stéphane Dion's political obituary had already been written following his resignation in October, writes...

  29. December 3, 2008

    A shot at prime minister for Dion

    Liberal leader Stéphane Dion's political obituary had already been written following his resignation in October, writes...

  30. October 21, 2008

    Canada's Dion to step down as Liberal leader

    Stéphane Dion was expected to step down as leader of Canada's opposition Liberal party last night after less than two years...

  31. October 21, 2008

    Canada's Dion to step down as Liberal leader

    Stéphane Dion was expected to step down as leader of Canada's opposition Liberal party last night after less than two years...

  32. October 21, 2008

    Defeated Dion quits as head of Canada Liberals

    Stéphane Dion said on Monday he would step aside as leader of Canada's opposition Liberals less than a week after the party...

  33. October 21, 2008

    Canada Liberal leader resigns

    Stéphane Dion said yesterday he would step aside as leader of Canada's opposition Liberal party less than a week after it...

  34. March 19, 2008

    Observer: Second chances

    But Spitzer should take heart. Just north of New York, a once-reviled politician has shown that it is possible to rise from...

  35. January 25, 2007

    Polish writer who turned reportage into literature

    Ryszard Kapuscinski, the celebrated Polish journalist who earned a worldwide reputation for his reports from Africa, Asia...

  36. December 4, 2006

    Canada Liberals choose new leader

    Stéphane Dion, a proponent of the environment and national unity, was elected the leader of Canada's Liberal party on...

  37. November 30, 2006

    Canada’s Liberals seek to revitalise

    Canada’s Liberal party will choose a new leader this weekend in Montreal in a contest that members hope will restore the...

  38. November 29, 2006

    Vote on Quebec raises fears of divisive debate on sovereignty

    Canadians are pondering whether their country is on the verge of another divisive debate over the status of Quebec...

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