US politics

The West must prepare contingency plans to bomb Iran

7 August 2009 18:49

Chuck Wald, a retired US Air Force General who was the air commander for the US response to the 9/11…

Mehsud’s death is a massive blow to the Taliban 

7 August 2009 13:53

If Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, has been killed that is a major success which should help…

Damaging revelations make the CIA more risk averse

14 July 2009 11:53

The latest revelations about the CIA’s prospective covert assassination program is yet another nail in the coffin of US intelligence…

Who watches the watchmen?

13 July 2009 13:40

In the US, a storm is brewing over Dick Cheney’s alleged role in concealing an intelligence programme from Congress. Whatever…

Not a patch on our scandals

11 July 2009 10:17

Inspired, perhaps, by The Spectator’s list of the top 50  political scandals, Bloomberg has run a list of the ten best…

Is General Jones on his way out?

9 July 2009 16:38

With Obama’s administration gradually filling up, problems appear to be brewing at the centre. Though picking ex-General James Jones as…

The consequences of Johnson’s cowardice

8 July 2009 22:01

There was great excitement here in Old Queen Street when Lord Carlile, the Government’s own adviser on anti-terror law, announced…

Obama’s bear-hug

8 July 2009 10:21

Presidents Obama, and Medvedev (and Prime Minister Putin) seem to be having a good summit. Nuclear talks look like they…

Gary McKinnon is a victim of injustice

5 July 2009 10:32

Well done to the Mail for their continued support for Gary McKinnon, whose case featured on their front page a…

The greatest edit in history

4 July 2009 20:37

Seeing as it is the Fourth of July, I hope Coffee Housers will indulge me in a quick post on…

Palin resigns. Pundits ask, what did she mean by that?

4 July 2009 13:38

Sarah Palin’s decision to quit as governor of Alaska is perplexing. It is hard to see how she can be…