• 19 Jun 2015

    Was the Charleston shooting an ‘act of terror’?

    Gun violence is an epidemic in America. But every time there is a school, cinema or restaurant massacre, the sale of guns and ammo increases and the gun control debate gets drowned out.

  • 16 Mar 2015

    Is it the end of the road for Tony Blair as Middle East envoy?

    If Tony Blair was ever considered an honest broker as Middle East envoy, it is a title he may well have lost – even if most of what has gone wrong is not his fault.

  • 15 Jul 2014

    When a cicada tried to get into my boxer shorts on live TV

    Sky News’s Adam Boulton swallowed a fly during a live broadcast today. It reminded me of an incident 10 years ago, in the US, when a cicada edged towards my underwear as I spoke on camera.

  • 14 Jun 2013

    Spinning Syria as US claims red line crossed

    Spin is what it is all about when it comes to Syria. If the regime is only using chemical weapons on a “small scale”, why has the US “red line” on taking action now been crossed?

  • 3 Nov 2012

    ‘If a state doesn’t swing, the voter’s phone won’t ring’

    In the final feverish days of the campaign both Obama and Romney are outdoing each other in air miles, rally counts, hands shaken, cheeks squeezed and flossed smiles flashed across this vast country.

  • 30 Oct 2012

    Sandy humbles New York, but not for long

    “The struggle between man and elements helps to define America’s character. Some day it might even define this country’s policies towards the environment.”

  • 18 Jul 2012

    Questions mount for trade minister Lord Green

    The Trade Minister Lord (Stephen) Green was today refusing to answer questions about what he knew about the large-scale money laundering at HSBC exposed yesterday by the US Senate Investigations Committee in a damning report.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    Expect more posturing over Afghanistan

    Will the Taliban renounce “international terrorism” as the US demands? Will they get their prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay? And will they recognise the Karzai regime in Kabul at all? Once you see movement on this you can start taking matters seriously.

  • 15 Dec 2011

    The art of diplomacy

    Matt Frei visits an exhibition of art normally confined to the offices and homes of British officials around the world with its curator the historian Simon Schama.

  • 29 Jun 2010

    Petraeus is a bullet-proof general and there should be a relatively seamless handover between McChrystal and Petraeus, but will the US public back a new approach to the Taliban, asks Sarah Smith.

  • 6 Jan 2010

    Washington is a town where proximity to power is considered all that matters. So no wonder the stories about just how many people managed to gatecrash President Obama’s official state dinner for the Indian prime minister in November have everyone gripped.

  • 30 Jun 2009

    Running round LA for the last few days covering Michael Jackson’s death, I’ve been amazed about how polite, pleasant and accommodating the LAPD have been. They might not have told us all the details of their investigation (although they seem to obligingly leak quite a lot of info) but they have been doing their best…

  • 11 May 2009

    WASHINGTON DC, USA – Is there nothing that Barack Obama can’t do effortlessly well? This weekend he’s had a lot of praise for his comic timing as he pulled off a very assured performance at his first White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Traditionally the president makes a comic speech. Some do better than others –…

  • 24 Apr 2009

    1989-2009: inauguration day dawns

    Perhaps inevitably, my final highlight from the last 20 years is from the day an African American man became president of the United States. I was out on the streets early in the morning encountering the people from near and far who’d come to share in the moment. – See the whole of Jon’s first show…