America

Al-Jazeera is not a new BBC World Service

2 February 2011 18:04

Egypt has made al-Jazeera English. The Qatari satellite channel has been the “go-to” channel; it has had more reporters on…

From the archives: Christopher Hitchens on the Challenger shuttle disaster

28 January 2011 12:42

It is 25 years, to the day, since the Challenger shuttle tragically disintegrated over Cape Canaveral. Here is the deeply…

A tale of ego and hypocrisy

6 January 2011 18:01

Sarah Ellison has profiled Julian Assange and his relationship with the Guardian for Vanity Fair. Read the whole piece for…

A debt-filled New Year

30 December 2010 17:18

The Spectator is out today, with a cover story that I would commend to CoffeeHousers. Failure to learn from history…

There was more to Blair than a winning smile

20 November 2010 14:36

Following Sir Christopher Meyer’s review of George Bush’s Decision Points, here is the other half of the double act. The…

Sir Christopher Meyer reviews George Bush’s memoirs

18 November 2010 13:18

Sir Christopher Meyer, the former British Ambassador to the United States, has reviewed George Bush’s biography for the latest issue…

Playing with fire

11 November 2010 9:07

As the G20 summit begins in Seoul, the emphasis in much of the papers is on the economic hostility between…

Pastures new for David Miliband?

29 September 2010 18:15

David Miliband’s logic is difficult to fault. If he stayed, he would be treated as the torch bearer for those…

Building on the coalition’s good start

15 May 2010 13:01

A week in, and I am loving the Conservative-led government. The new line-up of Secretaries of State is very impressive…

NATO – with or without the US?

2 March 2010 15:54

Over on Foreign Policy magazine, Andrew J Bacevich and I are going at each other. Topic: the nature of the…

Wanted: The Hague Doctrine

1 March 2010 12:29

Out of the conference hall, and back on to the campaign trail, it would nice to see the Tories talking…

How British: a tea party

25 February 2010 11:16

Don’t you think that ‘The Ship Money Movement’ is a more appropriate name for a British anti-tax forum? You know,…

Worse off than you were in 2005

24 February 2010 19:17

The obsession of British politicians – and political journalists – with American politics is often mocked. But there’s a clarity…

Decision time for Obama

21 September 2009 11:17

Bob Woodward has the scoop that General McChrystal’s review of Afghan strategy calls for more troops. McChrystal is direct, stating…