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Trump is divisive. He splits his opposition perfectly

6 February 2019 15:26

Washington, DC Donald Trump, the unity president — doesn’t sound right, does it? Trump is, we know, divisive. Under his…

Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech changes nothing

6 February 2019 8:15

Donald Trump takes no punches. He prides himself on being a counter-puncher, a person who won’t think twice about hitting…

Why relations between the EU and US are about to get worse

22 January 2019 11:12

If you thought the last two years of transatlantic relations were bad, things are about to get even worse. Donald…

Is Mitt Romney the NeverTrumpers’ great hope?

3 January 2019 11:42

Is Mitt Romney the mouse that roared? Or does he pose a real threat to President Trump? In his Washington Post op-ed,…

Why Donald Trump will step up his feud with the EU this year

3 January 2019 10:50

For Angela Merkel, the chief guardian of Europe’s centrist politics, 2018 was a year of tribulation – and she admits…

How did people end up believing in Trump?

27 December 2018 9:00

Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America editor, has given us a pithy and perceptive account of today’s USA in his…

What does the British government know about Trump and Russia?

26 December 2018 7:10

We’re closing 2018 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 6: Paul Wood on the UK’s…

Relations between the US and EU have gone from bad to worse

13 December 2018 15:37

One of the most important duties of being an ambassador is serving as a counsellor of sorts. When relations between…

Camille Paglia: ‘Hillary wants Trump to win again’

6 December 2018 8:41

Camille Paglia is one of the most interesting and explosive thinkers of our time. She transgresses academic boundaries and blows…

Emmanuel Macron is Donald Trump in reverse

1 December 2018 9:00

Is Emmanuel Macron the oddest leader in the EU? When he became President of France last year, he made a…

Why Donald Trump thinks the Brexit deal is no good for US-UK trade

26 November 2018 21:38

Donald Trump has always been consistent on Brexit. He admired the spirit of the vote, a freedom-loving people defying their…

Macron and Trump’s doomed bromance is good news for Le Pen

14 November 2018 11:52

Emmanuel Macron’s hosting of sixty world leaders in Paris last weekend to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice has turned…

The lesson of the midterms? Trump’s crudeness works

7 November 2018 14:43

President Donald J. Trump thinks only in terms of winning and losing. On Tuesday, he won and he lost, which…

The Democrat ‘wave’ was barely a wash. The midterms will embolden Trump

7 November 2018 7:38

“Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!” said Trump before turning in for the night. “Tomorrow will be a new…

The Democrats’ dismal failure to stamp out anti-Semitism

6 November 2018 19:09

It’s been a year since I warned that the Democrats were at risk of replicating the Labour party’s lurch into…

How Democrat success in the midterms could help Trump

6 November 2018 12:19

Today’s midterm election is bound to put a bit of swagger back into the steps of Democrats. If polls are…

Could the economy rescue Trump in the midterms?

5 November 2018 17:25

The Trump economy has defied all sceptics and naysayers. Unemployment is at half-century record lows, wages are up, and Wall…

What Donald Trump gets wrong about climate change

20 October 2018 9:00

Donald Trump now says of climate change: ‘I don’t think it’s a hoax, I think there’s probably a difference. But…

As Trump cuts funding to the UNRWA, the EU must fill the vacuum

11 October 2018 22:26

On 31st August, in a move celebrated by Benjamin Netanyahu as a ‘blessed change’, the Trump administration announced it would…

Nikki Haley would make a disastrous president

10 October 2018 11:41

The most astonishing thing about Nikki Haley’s resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations is that she leaves on…