US foreign policy

Oxfam don’t understand the rich — but they still have a point

21 January 2017 9:00 am

I’ve objected before to the fact that supporters of Oxfam shops are unknowingly funding not only an aid charity but…

No, he didn’t: Obama’s legacy

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The irony of Barack Obama’s presidency is that while it began at a time when it seemed America’s fortunes could…

Will Donald Trump destroy America’s global role?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

On foreign policy, Donald Trump will either win big or destroy decades of American doctrine

In Syria we're not sure who we're backing, or who we're bombing

24 September 2016 9:00 am

A misdirected airstrike has exposed the West’s Syrian muddle

Syria’s warlords were nobodies. Now they are rich men with sex slaves

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Even as Islamic State falls back, the civil war is growingmore complex – and looking worse for the West

Obama’s Brexit overreach is typical of his arrogance

23 April 2016 9:00 am

The US President is in no position to lecture the British about foreign policy

I'm no fan of Obama. But on Brexit, he does speak for America

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Don’t fool yourself about the anti-Brexit consensus in the US – or the excellent reasons for it

Obama’s wrong. Americans should back Brexit – and so should you

12 March 2016 9:00 am

President Obama thinks it’s in all our interests for you to remain part of the EU. This is why he’s wrong

America would never join anything like the EU. Yet they urge us to stay

20 February 2016 9:00 am

America is urging Britain to stay in the European Union. But it would never dream of joining a comparable organisation

Ben Carson has an amazing story. How about policies?

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Republican surprise package Dr Ben Carson has an amazing story to tell. Asking him about policy is a little harder

Why Saudi Arabia is kicking back against the USA

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Why America’s once-cautious ally suddenly looks so skittish

Barack Obama: anatomy of a failure

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Whatever happened to Barack Obama?

The US military should be winning wars, not fighting Ebola

11 October 2014 9:00 am

In the case of America, the answer is now practically everything – except perhaps winning wars

What will it take for us to stop doing business with Qatar?

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Qatari money has flooded into London – but also into much less savoury places

Henry Kissinger interview: ‘I don’t see the wisdom there once was’

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Henry Kissinger on statesmanship from Richelieu to Obama

Impeaching Obama would be crazy. But the Republicans will probably try

12 July 2014 9:00 am

The Republicans would be crazy to try and impeach the lame-duck President. It would only revive him

If we have to let generals run Egypt, must we pay for them, too?

31 May 2014 9:00 am

America has let Egypt’s old military oligarchs take hold again. Must it carry on paying for them, too?

Paul Johnson’s diary: Boris would make a great PM – but he must strike now

10 May 2014 9:00 am

I feel an intense antipathy for Vladimir Putin. No one on the international scene has aroused in me such dislike…