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  1. March 17, 2014

    White House relies on Merkel to maintain sanctions

    When Barack Obama bestowed the presidential medal of freedom on Angela Merkel at the White House in 2011, he had the German...

  2. December 2, 2011

    Domestic policy

    In the mid-1990s when Russia’s foreign minister Yevgeny Primakov wanted to signal his alarm at Nato’s expanding girth, he...

  1. November 2, 2010

    Obama’s visit raises New Delhi’s UN hopes

    Barack Obama will aim to deepen the US strategic relationship with India when he visits over the weekend and is likely to...

  2. May 17, 2010

    No excuses for a world in denial

    "Everyone talks about the weather," Mark Twain observed, "but nobody does anything about it." The aphorism rings true today...

  3. May 17, 2010

    Fast Forward

    . Instead, they argue, the world’s most important powers, particularly the US, China, India and the European Union, should...

  4. March 13, 2010

    Clinton strikes back at Israel in drive to restore Obama's clout

    Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, hit back strongly at Israel yesterday following its humiliation of Joe Biden, the...

  5. March 13, 2010

    Israel spat fuels view of Obama as pushover

    Earlier this year, Barack Obama admitted he had overestimated his powers of persuasion with the Israelis and Palestinians....

  6. March 12, 2010

    Clinton rebukes Israel over new settlements

    Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, hit back strongly at Israel on Friday following its humiliation of Joe Biden,...

  7. September 20, 2009

    A better base for cutting nuclear weapons

    President Barack Obama’s announcement of a new system for protecting America’s allies against Iranian missiles has ignited...

  8. September 10, 2009

    Afghanistan doubts

    Gideon Rachman blog: Over the next month or so, President Barack Obama is going to have to make a big decision about...

  9. September 7, 2009

    President procrastinator

    From the deserts and mountains of Afghanistan to the nuclear laboratories of Iran and the lands fought over by Arabs and...

  10. The World

    September 7, 2009

    Opinion shifts on Afghanistan

    Over the next month or so, Obama is going to have to make a big decision about whether to commit more troops to Afghanistan....

  11. August 20, 2009

    BJP expels MP for sympathetic portrayal of Pakistan's founder

    India's Hindu nationalist party has expelled one of its senior leaders for writing a book sympathetic to the founder of...

  12. August 19, 2009

    BJP expels member over book on partition

    India’s Hindu nationalist party has expelled one of its senior leaders for writing a book sympathetic to the founder of...

  13. The World

    July 20, 2009

    Three views on American foreign policy

    I wrote a long review for the Weekend FT about three new books on America and the world. It began: “There are still a few...

  14. July 18, 2009

    Drive time

    The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation By Strobe Talbott...

  15. July 16, 2009

    Clinton can deliver a tough message to India

    When Hillary Clinton arrives in India on Friday, the US secretary of state will no doubt strike the upbeat tone that befits...

  16. April 4, 2009

    A hands-on approach to politics

    At the end of Barack Obama's press conference after the Group of 20 summit on Thursday, a large crowd of journalists did...

  17. April 4, 2009

    Overtures to ovations

    At the end of Barack Obama's press conference following the Group of 20 summit on Thurs day, a large crowd of journalists...

  18. February 26, 2009

    Washington also needs to change the way it engages

    From Dr Susan Allen Nan. Sir, Strobe Talbott (“A Russian ‘reset button’ based on inclusion”, February 24) neglects the...

  19. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s  FT, Gideon Rachman ponders the question of a nuclear Iran The world...

  20. February 23, 2009

    A Russian ‘reset button’ based on inclusion

    Three weeks ago, Joseph Biden, US vice-president, made headlines by proclaiming the Obama administration’s intention to...

  21. January 13, 2009

    Leaning closer

    In June 2002 Robert Kagan, the conservative US scholar, published a now famous article asserting that "on major strategic...

  22. January 12, 2009

    Leaning closer

    Nicolas Sarkozy, French president, welcomes Barack Obama to the Elysee Palace in July last year during his campaign for the...

  23. December 22, 2008

    Rice reflects on how her term shaped US standing

    The day before Condoleezza Rice sat down with the Financial Times, the outgoing secretary of state posed for some 600...

  24. December 21, 2008

    Rice reflects on her impact on US standing

    The day before Condoleezza Rice sat down with the Financial Times, the outgoing secretary of state posed for some 600 photos...

  25. November 6, 2008

    'Most daunting' foreign policy list

    The aftershocks of the financial crisis are spreading across the world. Iran is forging ahead with its nuclear programme....

  26. November 6, 2008

    The 'most daunting' foreign policy challenges in history

    The aftershocks of the financial crisis are spreading across the world. Iran is forging ahead with its nuclear programme....

  27. November 5, 2008

    The ‘most daunting’ foreign policy list in history

    The aftershocks of the financial crisis are spreading across the world. Iran is forging ahead with its nuclear programme....

  28. November 2, 2008

    A need to master the tyranny of the urgent

    Last summer, which already seems like a long time ago, it was commonplace to wonder why anyone would want to be the next...

  29. August 25, 2008

    Washington is forced to watch other powers shape events

    The days when George W. Bush was riding high on the world stage seem a long time ago. This month, the US president watched...

  30. March 30, 2008

    Out of the woods? Shifts by Bush ease the way for his successor

    Few US presidents have had foreign policy records as chequered or as controversial as that of George W. Bush – even leaving...

  31. March 19, 2008

    US pays a price in power

    US power and prestige around the world continues to suffer from the war in Iraq and its aftermath, and the next president...

  32. March 18, 2008

    US pays price in power for Iraq role

    US power and prestige around the world continues to suffer from the war in Iraq and its aftermath, and the next president...

  33. August 3, 2007

    Technology graduates feature prominently among America's richest ethnic group

    Two years ago, just before work began in earnest on the Indo-American nuclear deal, the US House of Representatives passed a...

  34. May 11, 2007

    Smooth-talking premier gave tongue-tied president an easy ride

    Whenever Tony Blair needed to escape his domestic woes, Washington was the preferred bolt-hole. In spite of his tattered...

  35. May 10, 2007

    Was Blair Bush’s poodle?

    Whenever Tony Blair needed to escape his domestic woes, Washington was the preferred bolthole. In spite of his badly...

  36. December 22, 2006

    Bush and Cheney are incapable of recognising disaster

    From Mr John Lichter. Sir, Strobe Talbott ("How Bush can start fixing his policy failures", December 19) writes that "the...

  37. December 18, 2006

    How Bush can fix his policy failures

    The US faces in Iraq what could be the most consequential foreign-policy debacle in its history. The only other contender...

  38. December 12, 2006

    Washington looks to 'blame Iraqis and run'

    As George W. Bush agonises over which bits of last week's Baker-Hamilton re-port to adopt for his forthcoming "new way...

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