• 13 Jul 2018

    The President’s visit started amid controversy after his Sun newspaper interview blasting Theresa May, the London mayor Sadiq Khan – and claiming immigration meant Europe was “losing its culture.” Later came the apology, of sorts: Mr Trump stood side by side with the Prime Minister lavishing praise on her, saying “she’s a terrific woman, she’s doing a…

  • 13 Jul 2018

    Trump undermines May then praises her to the heights

    In searing heat on the lawns of Chequers, Donald Trump laid it on with a trowel to Theresa May. We are becoming used to the sequence of offence given greatly, accusations that he’s been misunderstood and then proclamations that he reveres the individual in question. We got an Olympic class display of those skills today…

  • 13 Jul 2018

    How should Theresa May handle Donald Trump?

    How to handle Donald Trump? What tactics work? How do you get the best out of him? Is there any relationship worth pursuing given how quickly he spins round and contradicts himself? If you’re part of the traditional liberal West, will he always undermine you? The grin/grimace and bear it approach has been tested to…

  • 11 Jul 2018

    The coffee had barely been poured at breakfast when Donald Trump launched his first blistering attack on his allies. They were expecting him to lambaste them for how little he feels they are contributing to NATO’s military might compared to the United States. More of a surprise was when he said Germany was “totally controlled…

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Former US Ambassador to Nato, Ivo Daalder, discusses President Trump’s approach to the summit. Are Donald Trump’s calls on NATO to spend 4 per cent of GDP on defence realistic?

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Britain’s data protection watchdog intends to fine Facebook £500,000 for failing to safeguard users’ information – the maximum amount it can levy.

  • 10 Jul 2018

    In the United States, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court has arrived on Capitol Hill for his first day of meetings with senators. Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment would cement a conservative majority on the nation’s highest court for a generation, and leading Democrats are vowing to fight it with “everything we have”.

  • 6 Jul 2018

    Owen Jones, who is part of the anti-Trump protest in London, and Drew Liquerman, the Republican Party spokesman abroad, discuss the President’s visit to the UK.

  • 6 Jul 2018

    While we’re busy in Britain pondering whether Theresa May’s Brexit plans will make it more difficult for the UK to negotiate a trade deal with the US, in America itself, President Trump is locked and loaded on waging a trade war with China. Today, the world’s two biggest economies slapped billions of dollars’ worth of…

  • 2 Jul 2018

    The EU has warned it’ll impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of US goods if President Trump puts a levy on European car imports. Europe happens to be the second most important market for that most identifiably American of companies, Harley-Davidson. And its decision to move some of its production out of the US, because…

  • 2 Jul 2018

    Ben Rhodes played a key role in crafting both the Iran deal and the historic thawing in relations between the US and Cuba – and was by Obama’s side on all but one of his overseas trips. Here he gives his views on the world after Obama. Rhodes was deputy foreign policy advisor and speechwriter…

  • 28 Jun 2018

    Donald Trump gets to pick a second Supreme Court judge. What could this mean for women’s abortion rights?

  • 27 Jun 2018

    With President Trump battling to see a new immigration bill pass through Congress, the human cost of his policy, now revoked, of taking illegal immigrant children from their families remains all too real.

  • 15 Jun 2018

    China has accused the United States of launching a trade war, after President Trump declared he would impose tariffs of 25% on Chinese imports worth $50 billion. Beijing immediately threatened to respond in kind, to defend its national interests. This was after the US imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminium from Canada and the…

  • 12 Jun 2018

    Ian Bremmer, president of the political risk consultancy Eurasia Group, and Ned Price, who served as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council spokesperson, discuss the Singapore summit.