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    1. December 12, 2013

      Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

      The second film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, is an undemanding and perfectly decent action...

    2. June 27, 2013

      UK directors’ deals: McBride, Intu Properties, Aviation, Senior

      Christopher Bull bought into household products group McBride for the second time in a year on Tuesday having lost...

    1. October 8, 2010

      My First Million: Richard Armitage

      Richard Armitage, 39, plays MI5 officer Lucas North in the current series of the BBC drama Spooks, which attracts more than...

    2. May 5, 2010

      Hatoyama struggles to unlock Futenma shackles

      Yukio Hatoyama, Japan's prime minister, yesterday went a long way to easing concerns about his commitment to a cross-Pacific...

    3. May 4, 2010

      Hatoyama struggles to unlock Futenma shackles

      Yukio Hatoyama, Japan’s prime minister, on Tuesday went a long way to easing concerns about his commitment to a...

    4. May 30, 2009

      Gates signals tougher approach to N Korea

      Robert Gates, US defence secretary, on Saturday warned North Korea that Washington would hold Pyongyang “fully accountable”...

    5. January 17, 2009

      Bush inhabits lonely White House

      George W. Bush does not formally leave office until midday on Tuesday, writes Edward Luce in Washington . But he might find...

    6. January 16, 2009

      Bush inhabits lonely White House

      George W. Bush does not formally leave office until midday on Tuesday, but he might find the White House pretty lonely in...

    7. December 1, 2008

      Obama faces plunge into fresh flare-up

      Barack Obama, US president-elect, is facing an unexpected India-Pakistan crisis as he prepares for office next month, as...

    8. August 16, 2008

      Pitfalls of close ties to Musharraf offer US a lesson

      In his recent memoirs, Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's embattled and probably outgoing president, described a key moment on...

    9. August 15, 2008

      Ties to Musharraf offer US a lesson

      In his recent memoirs, Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s embattled and probably outgoing president, described a key moment on...

    10. December 7, 2007

      Lunch with the FT: Richard Armitage

      Richard Armitage greets me with an apology when I arrive at Cafe Milano. The former deputy US secretary of state is already...

    11. November 11, 2007

      Smart power is a smart investment

      One of the chief casualties of the Bush administration’s foreign and security policies has been US standing in the world....

    12. November 7, 2007

      Study urges shift in focus from 'war on terror'

      Whoever succeeds George W. Bush as the next US president should no longer treat the "global war on terror" as the...

    13. November 6, 2007

      Change ‘war on terror’ policy, says study

      Whoever succeeds George W. Bush as the next US president should no longer treat the ‘global war on terror’ as the...

    14. March 15, 2007

      Rough justice - how Pakistan may be slipping from the grasp of the generals

      Not since September 12 2001 has Pervez Musharraf found himself under such pressure. The morning after the attacks on the...

    15. February 17, 2007

      US report urges Japan to lift curbs on arms exports

      A bipartisan Washington report on the US-Japan alliance has recommended that Tokyo reduce restrictions on arms exports and...

    16. October 4, 2006

      US warns N Korea against 'reckless' test

      The US reacted strongly yesterday to a North Korea warning that it would test nuclear weapons, saying such action would be...

    17. October 2, 2006

      Pakistan's self-proclaimed saviour

      Apart from the prospect of a lucrative publishing deal, no one is quite sure what prompted General Pervez Musharraf to rush...

    18. September 27, 2006

      Global community must penalise North Korea when it does something provocative

      From Dr Robert Madsen. Sir, Your article on North Korea's nuclear intentions ("N Korea 'more likely than not to test...

    19. September 26, 2006

      N Korea 'more likely than not to test nuclear bomb'

      North Korea will probably test a nuclear weapon, with an even chance of doing so this year, as Kim Jong-il's regime tries...

    20. September 25, 2006

      N Korea ‘likely to test nuclear bomb’

      North Korea will probably test a nuclear weapon, with an even chance of doing so this year, as Kim Jong-il’s regime tries to...

    21. September 22, 2006

      Musharraf dodges ‘bomb’ spat question

      Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s president, on Friday transformed a White House news conference into a book promotion when he...

    22. July 31, 2006

      US stance delights neo-cons

      A growing number of moderate Republicans and former Bush administration officials are alarmed by what they call Condoleezza...

    23. July 29, 2006

      US reversal on Iraq troop levels

      The US administration has quietly reversed from its goal of whittling down troop numbers in Iraq before the mid-term...

    24. July 28, 2006

      US in quiet U-turn on Iraq troop numbers

      The US administration has quietly reversed its goal from whittling down troop numbers in Iraq before the mid-term...

    25. July 6, 2006

      Events show alliance’s limitations

      In 1998, when North Korea last fired a Taepodong missile in the general direction of Japan, the weaknesses of the US-Japan...

    26. July 6, 2006

      Missile crisis highlights strong US-Japan alliance

      In 1998, when North Korea last fired a Taepodong missile in the general direction of Japan, the weaknesses of the US-Japan...

    27. April 24, 2006

      Victor Mallet: Defusing North Korea nuclear risk

      Diplomats will wince at the barefaced honesty, but it is time to admit publicly that the world is making no progress in...

    28. April 13, 2006

      US ex-official urges talks with Iran

      Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of state during President George W. Bush's first term, has urged the Bush administration...

    29. April 12, 2006

      US ex-official urges talks with Iran

      Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of state during President George W. Bush’s first term, has urged the Bush administration...

    30. May 11, 2005

      Final push in battle over Bolton nomination

      Democrats on the Senate foreign relations committee will on Thursday make a final attempt to persuade their Republican...

    31. April 1, 2005

      Bush nominates England as Rumsfeld deputy

      President George W. Bush on Thursday nominated Gordon England, secretary of the Navy, to replace Paul Wolfowitz as deputy...

    32. March 15, 2005

      Armitage's offers

      Richard Armitage, who recently resigned as deputy secretary of state, was always considered a loyal lieutenant to his boss...

    33. March 14, 2005

      Observer - US

      The key to Iger's success Robert Iger's ascent to the top job at Walt Disney is no doubt owed to years of dedication,...

    34. January 17, 2005

      Taipei’s defence bill criticised by US ally

      One of Taiwan’s strongest supporters in the US has publicly blamed the island of spending far too little on defence, in a...

    35. January 7, 2005

      Rice set to name Zoellick as her deputy

      Condoleezza Rice, due to take over this month as the next secretary of state, will name Robert Zoellick, US trade...

    36. December 3, 2004

      US ignores pleas for flexibility on N Korea over nuclear crisis

      The US signalled it would not change its hardline stance towards North Korea, despite its allies' increasing pleas for more...

    37. December 2, 2004

      US refuses to shift amid N Korea impasse

      The US signalled it would not budge from its hardline approach towards North Korea, despite its allies’ increasing pleas for...

    38. November 23, 2004

      Rice back to work and ready to cut

      Back at work yesterday after minor surgery, the newly nominated secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, will be wielding her...

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