Obama

Portrait of the week

16 August 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, resisted calls for Parliament to be recalled to debate the crisis in Iraq. Philip Hammond,…

The West isn't the solution in Iraq. It's the problem

16 August 2014 9:00 am

Hawks are mistaking military action for strategy

A world crisis with no world leader

9 August 2014 9:00 am

No one wants to pay the price of speaking for the free world

Spectator letters: In defence of women ministers, Handel and lefty sex

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Give the women a chance Sir: Melissa Kite’s article about the reshuffle seems downright unfair (‘A misogynistic reshuffle’, 19 July). Whatever…

Please, Cameron – no moral grandstanding over Iraq

21 June 2014 8:00 am

If there’s a bright spot in the murky mess of Iraq, it’s that finally we have a war that it…

A Russian occupation and a veterans' revolt – it's D-Day all over again

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The phrase ‘ring of steel’ hardly begins to describe the operation here in Calvados country as we await the 70th…

Clinton vs Bush — again

26 April 2014 9:00 am

American politics looks increasingly like an oligarchy

Portrait of the week

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said that the economy was working but the job…

Spectator letters: Slavery continues to this day; and why Russia’s re-emergence as a world power is down to Obama’s apathy

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Slavery isn’t over Sir: I was alarmed to read Taki’s piece in this week’s High Life (8 March) which claimed…

Ahmed Rashid: The five things that must go right for Afghanistan to prosper

14 December 2013 9:00 am

All bets are off when the US troops pull out

Portrait of the week

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Home Having recalled Parliament to debate British military action over Syria, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, found the government defeated,…

You can’t demand democracy in Syria but ignore it at home

7 September 2013 9:00 am

After David Cameron’s decision to seek parliamentary approval for air strikes against Syria, two lobbies came charging in, banners aloft.…

By all means wring your hands over Syria. Just don’t ask me to trust you

31 August 2013 9:00 am

They’re getting the rebuttals in early, have you noticed that? You might call them a pre-emptive strikes. Here’s William Hague,…

Portrait of the week

22 June 2013 9:00 am

Home On the eve of the G8 summit, at a press conference with David Cameron, the Prime Minister, President Vladimir…

The Spectator’s notes

22 June 2013 9:00 am

When he arrived for the G8 in Co. Fermanagh, President Obama told the people of Northern Ireland that those living with…

The Spectator’s Notes

1 June 2013 9:00 am

The website of the Security Service (MI5) says that since the end of the Cold War, the threat of subversion…

Fall from grace

28 January 2012 5:00 pm

Barack Obama is not up to the job. That is Ron Suskind’s oft-repeated contention. The President, he states, compromised with,…

Lucky miss

9 July 2011 12:00 am

In Dreams From My Father, his exploration of race and roots, Barack Obama recalled the tales heard in childhood about the man who gave him his name.