Barack Obama


article 16 September 2014 UK, Iraq
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.

article 07 September 2014 UK, Iraq
US airstrikes signal growing role in Iraq

The US launches four airstrikes against Islamic State forces to protect Iraq's Haditha dam, escalating its intervention in the conflict.

post 03 September 2014
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog IS top of agenda at Nato summit

It began as an offshoot of Al-Qaeda barely 18 months ago. Now Islamic State are more successful than Al-Qaeda ever were, with over 10,000 men under their command - and a self -declared caliphate in wh

post 03 September 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog US still unsure how to deal with IS

Scan the statements and pronouncements from American politicians of all stripes today, and you'll see how the murder of Steven J Sotloff has spurred the political world here into rhetoric, if not acti

article 03 September 2014 UK
Steven Sotloff
President Obama: Islamic State a threat to entire region

The US will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants, President Obama says, after the White House confirmed that a video showing the beheading of a US journalist was authentic.