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post 29 August 2014
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Faced with Russia's Putin, 'no drama Obama' doesn't look good

The US may have become more cynical about the impact of a president. But it still cherishes the aura of the office - which means "no drama Obama" simply won't do.

post 28 August 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Obama's plan for Middle East no clearer

Obama admitted 'we don't have a strategy yet', which is why there was no need to put anything before congress, or bring the American people into the debate. He didn't want to put the cart in front of

post 27 August 2014
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Why there are fewer jihadis from the US than Britain

The authorities think that America has spawned several dozen jihadis as opposed to Britain's several hundred. This is because America has a totally different relationship to its ethnic minorities.

video 26 August 2014 World, United States

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US launches surveillance flights over Syria - video

US officials say manned and surveillance flights over Syria will prepare the way for potential air strikes on Islamic State militants, following the brutal murder of James Foley.

article 24 August 2014 UK, United States
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Ice bucket challenge - who'll be the spoilsport?

George W Bush has done it, but Barack Obama won't budge. David Cameron has just been nominated to get soaked in ice-cold water too - so who'll be first to step up to the bucket?

post 22 August 2014
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Why US foreign policy is like 'smoking without inhaling'

To America, the Middle East is like a balloon. If you squeeze it in one corner it will bulge in another. You just can't be sure where.

article 21 August 2014 World, United States
Fifty years since the US civil rights act, why have the parents of black teenagers who have been killed taken their case to the UN? Symeon Brown reports (Getty)
How Mike Brown's death exposes US race inequality

Fifty years since the US civil rights act, why have the parents of black teenagers who have been killed taken their case to the UN?

post 19 August 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Twitter and tear gas - why Ferguson won't stop yet

Social media and police tactics have combined to turn the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, into an intractable conflict that shows no sign of going away.

post 19 August 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog What I saw in Ferguson last night

There were more standoffs between police and protesters overnight in Ferguson, as tensions continue to rise after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Kylie Morris was there.