Joe Biden

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…

Boris pressgangs Biden at White House love-in

22 September 2021 12:05 pm

You can take the boy out of journalism but you can’t the journalism out of the boy. That’s the rule…

Boris is a mini-Biden

22 September 2021 4:00 am

It’s been said far too many times that Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have a lot in common. Trump himself…

You can't keep an American exceptionalist down

12 September 2021 7:34 am

Like millions of other Americans I was riveted by the images of chaos and despair at the Kabul airport as US…

The folly of American imperialism

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad Mercedes Benz heir Mick Flick and I have been friends for more than half a century. We both married…

When will Twitter treat Biden like Trump?

2 September 2021 4:12 pm

With the conclusion of the disastrously-executed Afghanistan withdrawal, the attention of Joe Biden and his loyal media apparatchiks has turned to…

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…

Iran is an immediate winner of the Taliban takeover

25 August 2021 5:00 pm

A staple of observing politics is watching rhetoric curdle into reality. Operation Enduring Freedom, thought up and slapped together in…

Joe Biden must go

23 August 2021 8:10 am

Joe Biden is unfit to be President of the United States. It was obvious when he was running for office…

Afghanistan and the end of the American hegemony

21 August 2021 4:15 pm

We used to sneer at the way the Russians were chased out of Afghanistan by a ragtag of mujaheddin armed…

Afghanistan: The error of withdrawal

19 August 2021 4:05 pm

Like many veterans, this last week has been one that has seen me struggle through anger, grief and rage. The…

Joe Biden’s shabby treatment of the Afghan army

19 August 2021 12:26 am

Is a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan now inevitable?The President: No, it is not. Q. Why? The President: Because you —…

Biden risks undermining America’s moral authority

17 August 2021 7:45 am

Joe Biden is facing what will likely be the defining event of his presidency. The gains made in Afghanistan are…

The real reason Biden was prepared to let Kabul fall

16 August 2021 5:57 pm

The speed of the Taliban’s advance, culminating in Sunday’s capture of Kabul, has been widely put forward as proof that…

Why Biden will not change tack on Afghanistan

13 August 2021 7:57 am

Afghanistan will be a stain on the Biden presidency. His decision to continue with a US withdrawal from the country…

What was the point of the war in Afghanistan?

4 August 2021 7:08 am

On 7 October 2001 President George W. Bush launched Operation Enduring Freedom – the invasion of Afghanistan. The operation sought…

Why Joe Biden’s Russia-bashing is a tactical mistake

29 July 2021 5:28 am

You might not think that Geoff Norcott, the self-proclaimed conservative comedian, has something to contribute to western relations with Russia,…

Immigration is Joe Biden’s Achilles heel

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Having indulged an unhealthy interest in human migration for decades, I’ve been intrigued by how the number of illegal immigrants…

George Bush's attack on Joe Biden's Afghan strategy is hard to take

15 July 2021 4:18 pm

The world doesn’t hear a lot from George W. Bush these days. The former president of the United States has…

A minimum corporation tax is nothing to celebrate

13 July 2021 8:05 am

So is this what the new era of global co-operation looks like? The EU has agreed to delay the introduction…

Biden and Putin have left Britain out in the cold

19 June 2021 4:11 pm

It would probably be wrong to say that Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin got on like a house on fire.…

The new leviathan: the big state is back

19 June 2021 9:00 am

Boris and Biden have placed their faith in the power of big government

The increasing cruelty of the North Korean regime

12 June 2021 4:15 pm

On a humid summer’s day in Singapore three years ago today, Donald Trump became the first incumbent US president to…

Boris, Biden and the orange elephant in the room

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Biden and Boris will pretend the Trump presidency never happened

Biden proves that Trump was a true British ally

11 June 2021 8:11 am

Now that Joe Biden has landed, many Brits may now be realising what a stalwart friend you had in Trump. Within minutes…