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US Secret Service head resigns - where was point of no return? 02 October 2014

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.

A wing, a prayer and a US president spouting cliches 26 September 2014

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?

Iraq: why this isn't 2003 all over again 25 September 2014

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.

US air strikes: Obama lured into Syria's civil war 23 September 2014

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.

World / Iraq US air strike targets Islamic State in Iraq 16 September 2014 Channel 4 News

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

US congressman: 'We rely on Britain like no other country' 16 September 2014

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.

Syria airstrikes? Obama's buddies rush for the exit... 11 September 2014

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.

A monumentally important moment in the Obama presidency 10 September 2014

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?

Iran begins to emerge from three decades of isolation 07 September 2014

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.

World / Iraq US airstrikes signal growing role in Iraq 07 September 2014

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