Dec 09, 2010
Republicans weighing a White House bid fiercely oppose a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia and stand in stark contrast to two presidents on a critical foreign policy issue. Read Article Likely Republican hopefuls oppose nuclear treaty
Dec 12, 2010
Mr Holbrooke, 69, the president¿s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has undergone more than 20 hours of surgery for a torn aorta, the large artery that takes blood from the heart.
Read Article Holbrooke 'stable but critical'
Dec 13, 2010
The Obama administration's announcement that it had capitulated before Israeli recalcitrance on a settlement freeze should be read as a cry for help. Read Article Obama's dose of reality may be a cure for the Palestinians
Dec 17, 2010
The United States could not achieve its global goals without the co-operation of the UAE and other countries in the region, a former US diplomat said in the capital this week. Read Article Region 'expected too much' after Obama's Cairo speech
Dec 17, 2010
President Barack Obama's sweeping tax cut compromise with opposition Republicans has cleared a final hurdle in the House of Representatives. Read Article US House passes Obama tax deal
Dec 17, 2010
Main highlights of the plan to cut the US budget deficit. Read Article US deficit commission blueprint for fiscal debate?
Dec 27, 2010
That the START treaty was hailed as a major 'foreign policy priority' was a tacit admission of just how poorly Mr Obama had fared on foreign policy challenges more pressing than regulating the balance of nuclear force with Russia. Read Article Navigating the long ebb of American global hegemony
Dec 28, 2010
Hawaii health officials have revealed that more people are requesting proof that Barack Obama, the US president, was born in Honolulu and not outside the United States. Read Article Obama birth certificate requests on rise in Hawaii
Jan 03, 2011
Those working hardest to drum up support for bombing Iran's nuclear facilities suffered a significant setback last week, with the news that Tehran is currently not capable of building a nuclear weapon - and is unlikely to be for the next three years. Read Article A moratorium for military action but not for settlements
Jan 04, 2011
These are perilous times for Yusuf Raza Gilani. After yet another political setback, the prime minister of Pakistan must be looking over his shoulder, wondering if he will see out the remainder of his term. Read Article Gilani's setback can't be Pakistan's