America

Whither North Korea after Kim Jong-il’s death?

19 December 2011 12:21

The photographs and video footage show North Koreans weeping in their hundreds at the news of Kim Jong-il’s death. But…

Austerity is not enough

3 December 2011 13:03

The Euro crisis is terrifying, as Peter Oborne rightly says in today’s Telegraph. But what scares me even more is…

How European sovereign debt became the new sub-prime

11 November 2011 15:13

The New York Times has a great piece today on how banks became so exposed to the sovereign debt of…

Reigning for dummies

22 October 2011 18:24

  What is the Queen’s secret? She seems to defy political gravity. Right now, an English monarch is in Australia being…

The last of England

15 September 2011 17:18

Martin Vander Weyer’s column in the latest issue of the magazine is essential reading. It features five current stories from…

The fallout from the DSK affair

24 August 2011 9:18

It was an eventful day in New York yesterday. The rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn collapsed and, soon after, an…

The markets rout

18 August 2011 17:59

The recent rally on the markets is now the most distant memory. Stocks continued to fall today amid concerns about…

Dark days

18 August 2011 15:02

There’s a pessimistic mood in Westminster at the moment, a sense of gloom about the economic prospects of the West.…

From the archives: the Bill Bratton edition

14 August 2011 13:48

As James Forsyth says today, No10 wants Bill Bratton to not just take charge of the Met but start a…

An American context for UK defence cuts

4 August 2011 17:42

Yesterday’s defence select committee report provoked stern critiques of the government’s defence policy from Alex Massie and Matt Cavanagh. It…

From the archives: Touching the face of God

22 July 2011 18:42

This week will be remembered in history as the moment that America’s ambitions in Space ended. It’s an event that marks America’s…

"Why I hit Murdoch"

20 July 2011 15:25

The Guardian’s Comment is Free has given a platform to the self-styled comedian Jonnie Marbles, who attacked Rupert Murdoch with a…

Stand up for freedom and freedom will stand up for you (eventually)

4 July 2011 10:32

It was hard to be a supporter of U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Western Europe. As a student living in…

Britain makes new senior diplomatic appointments

24 June 2011 14:53

From the Number 10 website: The Prime Minister is pleased to confirm the following senior appointments: Sir Peter Ricketts, currently…

Meeting Christine Lagarde

28 May 2011 15:01

The FT has been speaking to Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister tipped to become managing director of the IMF. A…

DSK resigns from IMF

19 May 2011 8:18

The IMF has issued three press releases on Dominique Strauss-Kahn since his arrest last week, but none more resonant than…

The world’s most wanted man becomes the world’s most wanted photograph

2 May 2011 11:12

Will we see pictures of the dead Bin Laden? When Saddam’s sons were killed, pictures of their corpses were released…

How about reintroducing conscription?

8 April 2011 15:11

The American academic and foreign policy realist Stephen Walt has put an interesting idea on his blog: would re-introducing the…

Now the questions are Nato’s to answer

25 March 2011 9:12

Now, at least, we know: Nato will be taking charge of the no-fly zone that has been erected around Libya.…

The UN decides to take "all necessary measures" against Gaddafi

17 March 2011 22:36

“There will be no mercy. Our troops will be coming to Benghazi tonight.” Perhaps it was the murderous threat contained…