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post 02 October 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog US Secret Service head resigns - where was point of no return?

After an unenviable roll-call of gaffes, it seemed unavoidable Julia Pierson would have to step down as head of the unit which guards the President.

post 26 September 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog A wing, a prayer and a US president spouting cliches

The simple and obvious question to ask today is this: would parliament be discussing bombing Iraq for a third war if the USA were not already doing so?

post 25 September 2014
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog Iraq: why this isn't 2003 all over again

The legality of any future British air strikes on Iraq may be clear - but the justification for US intervention in neighbouring Syria is much less obvious.

post 23 September 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog US air strikes: Obama lured into Syria's civil war

The expansion of the US-led air war to Syria is a powerful display of America's bona fides to the allies it says it needs for the fight against Islamic State.

article 16 September 2014 UK, Iraq
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US air strike targets Islamic State in Iraq

The US carries out its first air strike against Islamic State (IS) militants under a new strategy to defeat the group in Iraq.

post 16 September 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog US congressman: 'We rely on Britain like no other country'

On UK independence, it's clear where Washington sits. It's all about ensuring that the country with which it enjoys a "special relationship" stays as strong and reliable as possible.

post 11 September 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Syria airstrikes? Obama's buddies rush for the exit...

When the leader of the free world declares his country is going to war you'd hope his international partners might be reliable. At least for 24 hours. Just to be polite.

post 10 September 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog A monumentally important moment in the Obama presidency

With US public opinion increasingly favouring intervention against Islamic State militants, how far is President Obama prepared to go in his speech to the nation tonight?

post 07 September 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Iran begins to emerge from three decades of isolation

Iran's Chief Negotiator Abbas Araghchi tells me that there is a genuine negotiating bond of respect with the United States, but the negotiations are hard.