US power: Waging cold wars without end

July 5, 2014
Nicholas Wapshott
US power: Waging cold wars without end

Suddenly, it seems, the world is at war. In Iraq, armed and angry militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
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Where is Ukraine’s Lech Walesa?

February 27, 2014
Nicholas Wapshott
Where is Ukraine’s Lech Walesa?

The popular pro-Western revolution in Ukraine that has deposed pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovich is part of a far wider
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Message for Clinton: Look before you leap

January 29, 2014
Nicholas Wapshott
Message for Clinton: Look before you leap

Two magazine covers last week heralded the arrival of the fully fledged Clinton campaign-in-waiting, outing the nation’s worst-kept
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How King’s speech took the world

August 28, 2013
Nicholas Wapshott
How King’s speech took the world

It would be easy to assume that the stirring words of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech affected Americans most of all.
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When Thatcher met Reagan

April 10, 2013
Nicholas Wapshott
When Thatcher met Reagan

When Margaret Thatcher met Ronald Reagan in April 1975, neither was in their first flush of youth. She was 50 and he 65. She was the leader of Britain’s opposition
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How the NRA hijacked the Republican Party

January 20, 2013
Nicholas Wapshott
How the NRA hijacked the Republican Party

There are few better ways of grasping how far the Republicans have abandoned the middle ground, where they used to win elections,
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The Oscars: Reflections of America

January 13, 2013
Nicholas Wapshott
The Oscars: Reflections of America

When the Oscar presenters rip open the envelope for best picture at the Academy Awards next month they will be offering a rare glimpse into the soul of America.
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After Newtown, guns are one more rift in the GOP

December 22, 2012
Nicholas Wapshott
After Newtown, guns are one more rift in the GOP

When political parties lose after a bitterly fought electoral battle, they prefer to lick their wounds in private. The glare of publicity is not helpful in exploring what went wrong and charting a fresh course.
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What should Mitt Romney do next?

November 8, 2012
Nicholas Wapshott
What should Mitt Romney do next?

Amid the triumphant acclamation and the reluctant resignation of the two presidential candidates’ early morning speeches was the hint that politics is about to take a strange turn.
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Economic recovery may come too late for Obama

October 28, 2012
Nicholas Wapshott
Economic recovery may come too late for Obama

The green shoots of recovery are growing a little taller. Newly released gross domestic product estimates measuring consumer
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Romney’s auto bailout dodge strains credulity

October 22, 2012
Nicholas Wapshott
Romney’s auto bailout dodge strains credulity

There is the truth. Then there is the whole truth. Mitt Romney is still lagging behind the president in Ohio, the weather-vane state that has voted for every president since Abraham Lincoln
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