America

Why won’t the US media talk about trans issues?

23 October 2021 9:00 am

The wonderful thing about woke narratives is that you only have to wait a while until they collapse. The core…

Colin Powell: A great man – and a failure

19 October 2021 8:18 am

My memory of Colin Powell feels personal, even though we were 6000 miles apart at the time. I was in…

The rise and rise of hate hoaxing

3 October 2021 3:00 pm

Last week, some racist graffiti was found at Parkway North and Parkway Central schools in the Midwest American state of…

Gripping slice of old-fashioned entertainment: Old Vic's Camp Siegfried reviewed

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Boy meets girl. Girl gets pregnant. Then the entire world collapses. That’s the story of Camp Siegfried, which is set…

How 19th-century gold rushes led to a distrust of China

2 October 2021 9:00 am

For a brief moment three summers ago it seemed that the clear Idaho air wafting through the Sun Valley Literary…

No, America couldn’t have been Canada

29 September 2021 4:56 am

What if William Howe, the dithering British commander, hadn’t let the American army escape in the Battle of Long Island…

The Covid pantomime at my father’s memorial

25 September 2021 9:00 am

This last weekend I attended the memorial service for my father, who died in July. This isn’t a bid for…

Joe Biden is everything Trump wanted to be

22 September 2021 7:00 pm

Do you remember the president who gave Vladimir Putin everything he wanted in Europe? The president who consistently ignored the…

Biden is losing Nato

19 September 2021 4:00 pm

The forming of the Australia-UK-US (Aukus) military alliance in the Pacific shows how everything Trump can say, Biden can do.…

Aukus is a disaster for the EU

18 September 2021 10:05 am

It is hard to overstate the importance of the so-called Aukus alliance between the US, the UK and Australia —…

How the good intentions of Title IX ended up punishing the innocent

18 September 2021 9:00 am

How do we have difficult conversations? Especially in an age of polarisation, where everything is immediately politicised? But also where…

Macron's ambitions have been torpedoed by Aukus

17 September 2021 6:50 am

Today France is outraged. First, explicitly because Australia has broken a large contract to have a French company design their…

America's Covid rules are for serfs, not celebrities

15 September 2021 6:35 am

Amid the ridiculous outfits at the Met Gala last night, between the faux-socialist in her absurd ‘Tax the Rich’ dress…

How the left thought they were right to fight the war on terror

11 September 2021 9:00 am

How the left thought they were right to fight the war on terror

Is it time to defund the world’s policeman?

11 September 2021 9:00 am

It gets lost in the many creative purposes successive American administrations invented to justify remaining in Afghanistan, but the primary…

The West's Islamist capitulation

9 September 2021 8:12 am

On Monday, Tony Blair addressed a military think tank in London and stated that the West should continue to intervene…

Portrait of the week: Britain leaves Afghanistan, hurricane hits New Orleans and Gove goes clubbing

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Home Britain brought its last troops home from Afghanistan, having flown out more than 15,000 people since 14 August; but…

‘Britain is not a superpower’: an interview with Ben Wallace

4 September 2021 9:00 am

The Defence Secretary on Afghanistan and the questions facing the West

Is the world we value falling apart?

4 September 2021 9:00 am

From time to time, people get worried and ask one another: ‘Is the world falling apart?’ I imagine this is…

America, the Taliban and a farewell to arms

4 September 2021 9:00 am

It was quite the handover at Kabul airport this week. The last American troops to exit Afghanistan reportedly left facing…

How China drove a wedge between America and Israel

30 August 2021 5:09 pm

Two weeks ago, CIA director William Burns – who has rather a lot on his plate just now – had…

The descent of Afghanistan

28 August 2021 7:45 am

The bomb attacks at Kabul airport were what US and allied commanders overseeing the mass evacuation had most feared. In…

Western deterrence now looks hollow

17 August 2021 5:50 pm

The efforts of a 20 year war took only a few weeks to overturn: the Taliban has completed its takeover…

A new world order will emerge from America’s humiliation

17 August 2021 4:41 pm

When America decided to save Afghanistan from the tyranny of the Taliban, it acted on two major beliefs. The first…

Cuomo, Trump and the secret of eternal political life

14 August 2021 9:00 am

There are many in Donald Trump’s inner circle who have tried to read his mind these past four years, together…