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  1. June 24, 2014

    Neocons alone in arguing for war as Clinton waits in wings

    Before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Paul Wolfowitz, a prominent Pentagon official, quietly called the longtime left-of-centre...

  2. June 18, 2014

    Bush acolytes use Iraq crisis to defend their records

    The former inner circle of the George W Bush administration has taken to the airwaves and the news pages in recent days to...

  1. March 18, 2013

    Contractors reap $138bn from Iraq war

    Eight days after the invasion of Iraq on March 19 2003, Paul Wolfowitz, then deputy defence secretary and a leading...

  2. May 13, 2012

    US and Europe need ‘to learn from rest of world’

    It reflects the changes in the world economy since Robert Zoellick became head of the World Bank in 2007 that these days he...

  3. February 16, 2012

    World Bank’s role

    Robert Zoellick has been a steadying force at the World Bank since he took over in 2007, after the abrupt departure of Paul...

  4. February 16, 2012

    The quiet revolutionary who saved the World Bank

    Jim Wolfensohn, the master networker who led the World Bank into this century, lined the window of his office with...

  5. February 15, 2012

    Departure leaves World Bank looking for direction

    Robert Zoellick, who on Wednesday announced his departure as president of the World Bank, calmed an institution reeling from...

  6. February 15, 2012

    Zoellick to leave World Bank

    Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank since 2007, announced on Wednesday he would step down when his current term...

  7. September 28, 2011

    Republicans eye Hispanic half of the ticket

    The Republicans have been squabbling over potential candidates for the 2012 presidential poll, lurching between established...

  8. June 17, 2011

    Republicans target expensive foreign wars

    At first glance, Washington looks like it has been turned upside down. The Republican party, indelibly tarred with the...

  9. May 26, 2011

    Don’t let usual suspects decide on next IMF boss

    From Prof Jagdish Bhagwati. Sir, The choice of a successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn has elicited predictable comments,...

  10. Westminster Blog

    November 16, 2010

    Did Paul Wolfowitz coin "hard-headed internationalism"?

    It has been widely noted that David Cameron pinched a soundbite from Gordon Brown in his Guildhall speech on Monday...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. September 30, 2009

    Wolfowitz fails to make convincing case for confrontation

    From Mr Alan Mackie. Sir, There is a depressing sense of déjà vu about Paul Wolfowitz's recipe for dealing with Iran's...

  15. September 30, 2009

    Al-Qaeda is no friend of Tehran

    From Mr S. Kaba. Sir, Paul Wolfowitz writes (September 28) and the FT highlights that "nuclear weapons might embolden Iran...

  16. September 25, 2009

    Contrarian godfather to American neoconservatism

    In the 1930s a bunch of progressive-minded students at City College of New York used to gather in the cafeteria to settle...

  17. July 1, 2009

    Oil groups resist tough bid terms

    Iraq's first big effort to attract foreign investment to its oil sector met stiff resistance from companies yesterday. Only...

  18. June 30, 2009

    Oil groups resist Iraq’s tough bid terms

    Iraq’s first big effort to attract foreign investment to its oil sector met stiff resistance from companies on Tuesday. Only...

  19. January 2, 2009

    What I will miss about the Bush administration

    It is always easier to look backwards not forwards because, as they say in Japanese politics, an inch ahead is darkness and...

  20. October 27, 2008

    IMF chief stays despite 'error' in having affair

    The head of the International Monetary Fund made a "serious error of judgment" in having an affair with a colleague but did...

  21. October 27, 2008

    IMF chief stays despite 'error' in having affair

    The head of the International Monetary Fund made a "serious error of judgment" in having an affair with a colleague but did...

  22. October 24, 2008

    Ultimate test for highest office

    From Mr V. Nagarajan. Sir, History books tell us that the wise pharaohs of ancient Egypt appointed only eunuchs (born or...

  23. October 20, 2008

    Presidential biopic veers towards frat house comedy instead of biting satire

    "When I was young and irresponsible," George W. Bush once said, "I was young and irresponsible." It was one of the outgoing...

  24. October 20, 2008

    Presidential biopic veers towards frat house comedy instead of biting satire

    "When I was young and irresponsible," George W. Bush once said, "I was young and irresponsible." It was one of the outgoing...

  25. September 27, 2008

    Loans success exaggerated at World Bank

    The management of the World Bank tended last year to inflate the reported success of its lending to the poorest countries...

  26. May 6, 2008

    World Bank hires graft chief

    The World Bank has appointed a new anti-corruption chief as it seeks to draw a line under a fractious period in which its...

  27. April 2, 2008

    Zoellick’s blueprint for global hunger

    The World Bank is a venerable institution in search of a useful role. Some clients have become too rich to borrow from it;...

  28. March 15, 2008

    Fatal errors

    The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi by Aram Roston Nation...

  29. March 14, 2008

    Fatal errors

    The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi By Aram Roston Nation...

  30. Westminster Blog

    January 25, 2008

    Hope for Hain

    I recommend that Peter Hain reads the US papers today. Instead of dwelling on his political obituary, he can take heart...

  31. January 24, 2008

    World Bank to act on anti-graft report

    The World Bank on Wednesday night said it would implement all the recommendations of the Volcker report that last year...

  32. January 24, 2008

    World Bank to act on Volcker anti-graft report

    The World Bank last night said it would implement all the recommendations of the Volcker report that last year analysed the...

  33. January 17, 2008

    Anti-graft chief quits World Bank

    Suzanne Folsom, the head of the World Bank's anti-corruption unit and a close ally of former bank president Paul Wolfowitz,...

  34. January 17, 2008

    Testing times for ADB head who aims to woo the west

    At a recent board meeting of the Asian Development Bank, the chair of the US representative was left empty for the first...

  35. January 17, 2008

    Anti-graft chief quits World Bank

    Suzanne Folsom, the head of the World Bank's anti-corruption unit and a close ally of former bank president Paul Wolfowitz,...

  36. January 16, 2008

    Testing times for ADB head

    At a recent board meeting of the Asian Development Bank, the chair of the US representative was left empty for the first...

  37. January 16, 2008

    Anti-graft chief at World Bank leaves

    Suzanne Folsom, the head of the World Bank’s controversial anti-corruption unit and a close ally of former president Paul...

  38. January 15, 2008

    Same name, new blunder at the World Bank

    From Sir Edward Clay. Sir, Your report of a leaked memo from the World Bank director in Kenya (“Leaked memo deepens Kenya...

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