Joe Biden

Joe Biden’s shabby treatment of the Afghan army

19 August 2021 12:26 am

Is a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan now inevitable? The President: No, it is not. Q. Why? The President: Because you…

Biden risks undermining America’s moral authority

17 August 2021 7:45 am

Joe Biden is facing what will likely be the defining event of his presidency. The gains made in Afghanistan are…

The real reason Biden was prepared to let Kabul fall

16 August 2021 5:57 pm

The speed of the Taliban’s advance, culminating in Sunday’s capture of Kabul, has been widely put forward as proof that…

Why Biden will not change tack on Afghanistan

13 August 2021 7:57 am

Afghanistan will be a stain on the Biden presidency. His decision to continue with a US withdrawal from the country…

What was the point of the war in Afghanistan?

4 August 2021 7:08 am

On 7 October 2001 President George W. Bush launched Operation Enduring Freedom – the invasion of Afghanistan. The operation sought…

Why Joe Biden’s Russia-bashing is a tactical mistake

29 July 2021 5:28 am

You might not think that Geoff Norcott, the self-proclaimed conservative comedian, has something to contribute to western relations with Russia,…

Immigration is Joe Biden’s Achilles heel

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Having indulged an unhealthy interest in human migration for decades, I’ve been intrigued by how the number of illegal immigrants…

George Bush's attack on Joe Biden's Afghan strategy is hard to take

15 July 2021 4:18 pm

The world doesn’t hear a lot from George W. Bush these days. The former president of the United States has…

A minimum corporation tax is nothing to celebrate

13 July 2021 8:05 am

So is this what the new era of global co-operation looks like? The EU has agreed to delay the introduction…

Biden and Putin have left Britain out in the cold

19 June 2021 4:11 pm

It would probably be wrong to say that Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin got on like a house on fire.…

The new leviathan: the big state is back

19 June 2021 9:00 am

Boris and Biden have placed their faith in the power of big government

The increasing cruelty of the North Korean regime

12 June 2021 4:15 pm

On a humid summer’s day in Singapore three years ago today, Donald Trump became the first incumbent US president to…

Boris, Biden and the orange elephant in the room

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Biden and Boris will pretend the Trump presidency never happened

Biden proves that Trump was a true British ally

11 June 2021 8:11 am

Now that Joe Biden has landed, many Brits may now be realising what a stalwart friend you had in Trump. Within minutes…

Will the G7 tax deal survive?

10 June 2021 8:35 am

What are the chances of the G7’s agreement on a minimum rate of corporation tax actually coming into effect? While…

The true cost of make-believe money

8 May 2021 9:00 am

I like Bill Maher. He’s a rare practising left-wing comic who’s actually funny. But last week, his routine on cryptocurrency…

Merkel is right to reject Biden's vaccine patent plan

7 May 2021 10:04 pm

She handed the vaccine procurement process over to the European Union. She didn’t invest much in new production. And she…

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Europe should be wary of Biden's cuddly capitalism

2 May 2021 4:15 pm

Judging by the European press’ reaction to his address to Congress this week, US president Joe Biden’s domestic agenda is…

Putin and Biden need one another

2 May 2021 4:00 pm

Does Joe Biden think that Putin is a killer? asked ABC host George Stephanopoulos. ‘Mmm-hmm, I do,’ answered the President.…

Is Joe Biden trying to make America poor again?

29 April 2021 4:46 pm

John Maynard Keynes is alleged to have said ‘When the facts change, I change my mind — what do you…

Joe Biden's skewed climate change priorities

27 April 2021 4:30 pm

It’s not hard to see why politicians like Joe Biden and Boris Johnson want to talk about climate change. First…

Can Boris Johnson's green makeover woo red wall voters?

23 April 2021 12:15 am

COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference due to be held in Glasgow, isn’t until November, but work is already…

What the withdrawal from Afghanistan says about us

19 April 2021 4:37 pm

When the Secretary General of Nato announced last week that all alliance troops were to be withdrawn from Afghanistan, it…

Joe Biden’s party is over

17 April 2021 9:00 am

  Washington, DC The Democratic party is dying. That may be hard to believe since Democrats control both houses of…

Biden's backhanded bid to kill Nord Stream 2

9 April 2021 6:00 pm

Washington, D.C. is universally known as a town divided, a place where compromise and dialogue are often sacrificed at the…