US politics

Bombing Syria would be a grave mistake

13 April 2018 15:55

‘The whole of the Balkans,’ Otto von Bismarck said, ‘is not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier.’ He…

Donald Trump’s love-in with Putin comes to an abrupt halt

11 April 2018 14:44

In his inimitable fashion, President Trump has put Russia on notice that the era of playing kissy-face with the Kremlin…

On foreign policy, Trump is far more like Obama than either would admit

11 April 2018 13:32

You could call it the John Bolton effect. The President’s new National Security Adviser has only been in the job…

Trump warns Russia: the missiles are coming

11 April 2018 12:39

Not content with firing his Secretary of State by Twitter, Donald Trump is now issuing warnings of forthcoming US military…

Why May must back Trump on Syria

10 April 2018 14:20

It is inconceivable that Theresa May will refuse support to Macron’s France and Trump’s America in any military action –…

Donald Trump would be foolish to rush into the Syrian conflict

10 April 2018 13:44

Donald Trump has promised Syria’s bloody regime that it will pay a ‘big price’ for the chemical weapons attack in…

The West’s defeat in Syria is complete

10 April 2018 11:02

The Syrian civil war is in its endgame, and the ‘political solution’ that the leaders of the Western democracy talk…

Parkland’s secular saints shouldn’t be immune to criticism

3 April 2018 13:35

Oh America, what have you done to your kids? Consider David Hogg, the 17-year-old survivor of last month’s massacre at…

Donald Trump’s ‘bimbo eruptions’ are mounting

26 March 2018 8:30

Bimbo eruptions is the term that Betsey Wright, Bill Clinton’s longtime gubernatorial aide, coined to describe the multifarious women who…

John Bolton’s appointment is a warning to America’s enemies

23 March 2018 17:26

John Bolton – owner of the finest moustache in American politics since Teddy Roosevelt – has been appointed Donald Trump’s…

Did Trump appoint John Bolton to distract from his spending bill failure?

23 March 2018 8:49

Another massive America news blizzard yesterday: Trump lawyer quits, tariffs tariffs tariffs, stock-market slide, former alleged mistresses of the President…

Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook is straight from Obama’s playbook

19 March 2018 14:00

Every few weeks, it seems, Carole Cadwalladr drops a long piece for the Guardian or the Observer about how the Trump and Brexit campaigns…

The Special Relationship still trumps Putin

15 March 2018 9:23

For a president who usually tweets first and asks questions later, Donald Trump’s initial reaction to the Salisbury attack has…

Steve Bannon: Brexit is down to Nigel Farage

14 March 2018 18:20

During the EU referendum, there was a fierce rivalry not just between Leave and Remain but between the two groups…

With Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, Trump will be more hawkish

13 March 2018 13:38

The surprising thing isn’t that Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It is that it took this long.…

Rex Tillerson’s sacking isn’t about Russia

13 March 2018 13:36

Sometimes it’s almost as if Donald Trump wants the world to think he’s a Russian patsy. Yesterday, Rex Tillerson, as…

Britain should rise above Trump’s trade war

7 March 2018 11:10

The stock market is reeling. The White House has already witnessed the resignation of the President’s most senior economic adviser.…

Another ‘Goldman Sachs guy’ resigns from Team Trump

7 March 2018 7:24

After Gary Cohn, does chaos follow? 

Christopher Steele comes up Trumps

6 March 2018 17:45

Crikey! Did the Kremlin put the kibosh on Mitt Romney’s hopes to become Secretary of State in the Trump administration?…

Netanyahu reaps the benefits of treating Trump with respect, rather than contempt

6 March 2018 7:57

Not many world leaders can claim to be on friendly personal terms with Donald Trump. There are fewer still who…

How Theresa May can take advantage of Trump’s trade wars

2 March 2018 12:04

It speaks volumes about protectionism that while the share prices of steel and aluminium makers rose on the news that…

Why Trump’s ‘trade war’ makes strategic sense

2 March 2018 7:51

Has Donald Trump sparked off a trade war? His plans for a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10…

Trump loses 4th spin doctor as Hope Hicks quits

1 March 2018 7:29

Every week is extraordinary in the Trump administration — but this week seems stranger than most. Matters are rumbling in…

American gun reform is close to happening

28 February 2018 14:48

But hardliners are increasingly encouraging the GOP to toe the line as Democratic demands escalate.

Is Jared Kushner’s power really waning?

27 February 2018 23:00

It was always ridiculous that Jared Kushner, an amiable 37-year-old who had no diplomatic, political or military experience, should have…