President Obama

Non-Intervention in Syria Was a Grave Mistake

James Snell | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

When the House of Commons voted to reject military action to protect the citizens of Syria from tyranny - both political and religious - MPs plunged this country, and the world, into the terrifying situation that exists in the region today. Non-intervention has cost Britain and NATO respect on the international stage...

White House May Ban Obama Selfies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics

Good news. The White House may ban people from taking selfies with president Obama. Which is great. Because this politician selfie thing is getting ou...

Some Pity for Putin

Gregor Smith | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

Good old Vlad is propping up the news again as the shiftiest world leader. Apart from Kim Jong Un. Or Xi Jinping. Or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Or - who's that bloke who controls the biggest, most notorious 'intelligence' agency in the world? Oh, of course, US President Barack Obama. Or, for that matter, his chum David Cameron...

Obama To Ellen: 'Oscars Selfie Was A Cheap Stunt'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Barack Obama has clearly not taken having his Twitter record broken by Ellen DeGeneres very well, joking that her infamous Oscars selfie was a "cheap ...

Obama: 'We're Building Iron Man'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

It's official: America is building Iron Man. Well, kinda. President Obama recently said it - but as we know, in politics that's rarely a guarantee ...

Beyoncé Dismisses Rumours Of Affair With Barack Obama As 'Absurd'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Are Beyonce and Barack Obama dangerously in love? The short answer – no, they are not. In the wake of their own president being surrounded by sca...

Solving the 'Big Brother Problem' That Affects Every One of Us

Salil Shetty | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Salil Shetty

Some of the most memorable headlines of 2013 involved personal privacy, data security and intelligence gathering issues from all corners of the globe - from the US to Brazil, from Australia to India. But what has bothered me about the conversation to date is the way it has been framed by some defenders of mass surveillance programmes. We must choose, they say, between security or privacy, protection or liberties.

Paul Vale

American Politicians Finally Come Together -- But Can The Truce Last?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

In the five years since Barack Obama became the American president, the government has virtually come to a standstill. The daily business of Congress ...

WATCH: Nelson Mandela 'Belongs To The Ages', Says President Obama

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

"He no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages." President Obama paid tribute to Nelson Mandela on Thursday evening following the news the iconic...

Iraq War Inquiry Not Subject To American 'Veto'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Politics

The British government has denied reports that the United States has vetoed the public disclosure of documents included in the inquiry into the Iraq W...

President Obama Must Understand Nuri Al-Maliki Is the Cause of Violence in Iraq not the Solution

Lord Maginnis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

As long as the hostages are unjustly held, and suffering through abhorrent conditions, the U.S. should not adopt silence in dealing with the captors. Instead they must demand that Maliki releases the hostages now or future bilateral relations could be harmed.

Syria: Seven Questions the Saudis Should Ask John Kerry

Nehad Ismail | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

The U.S. recognizes that defeating the Syrian regime and the toppling of Bashar al Assad is an important Saudi strategic objective to protect Saudi regional interests. The recent spat between the two allies over Syria is still reverberating and has not died down yet...

US Should End Its Cold War Stance on Cuba

Lee Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lee Brown

When the UN votes on the US blockade of Cuba this week, the US is likely to face opposition from nearly every other government in the world. But, if past experience is any guide, the US will simply ignore this. It will continue exacting unnecessary suffering on the Cuban people through a cruel and counter-productive policy.

The Nuclear Thaw of The Fall

Harry Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

Fifty years ago to this very day, President Kennedy signed into law the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Today, we no longer live in a bipolar world, the political actors have changed, but the threat from nuclear weapons remains strong.

Learning the Wrong Lessons From Iraq in Syria

Gary Kent | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

It is rare for an opposition to stop a government and, given its angst over Iraq, Labour heralded it as a triumph for multilateralism. It also chimes with most British people who, like the Americans, are weary of foreign entanglements.

The Lavrov-Kerry Deal is a Green Light for More Massacres

Nehad Ismail | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

The Security Council Resolution number 2118 is a victory for Russia, a defeat for the USA and a green light for Bashar Al Assad to kill more Syrians with conventional weapons.

Paul Vale

How Does Atheism In Parliament Compare To Congress?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

Few outside the US would have heard of Congressman Pete Stark, a Democrat who served in the House of Representatives for 40 years before losing to a r...

David Cameron: Syria UN Resolution To Test Russian Chemical Weapons 'Ruse'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

Britain, the United States and France are to table a UN Security Council resolution on Syria today, David Cameron told MPs on Tuesday afternoon. Ap...

John Kerry Insists UK-US Special Relationship Will Survive Syria Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics

John Kerry has insisted parliament's decision to block British involvement in a military strike on Syria has not damaged the UK's relationship with Wa...

Progress on Syria Is Vital but G20 Must Not Forget Longterm Crises

Christina Chang | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics
Christina Chang

In such a context, it would be wrong to suggest that those leaders should not make the space to work towards a solution for peace in Syria, but it is also right to remind them that it should not be used as an excuse to neglect the chronic problems of the global economy.

Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics

Vladimir Putin has welcomed President Obama to the G20 in St Petersburg, amid increasingly tense relations between Russia and the United States over p...

Ken Clarke Says President Obama Pressured David Cameron Into 'Quick' Syria Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics

Ken Clarke has blamed pressure from President Obama for last week's humiliating Commons defeat preventing David Cameron from launching military strike...

Putin 'Doesn't Exclude' UN Strikes

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

Vladimir Putin has warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia "doesn't exclude" supporting a U.N. resolution on pun...

Ignore Miliband and the Cruise Missiles, President Obama Must Arm the Free Syrian Army

Nehad Ismail | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Arm the Free Syrian Army and Let Them Do the Job: The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent Sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus las...

In Going To Congress, Obama Has Boxed in His Enemies

Bonnie Greer | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Politics
Bonnie Greer

Obama sees Syria as one of the definitions of his presidency. But Syria is the battleground for a 21st Century proxy war. Iran, Saudi Arabia, many major players are there. And there is something else: Obama can't afford to do a 'W' and go in with all guns blazing. The president's past, steeped in vociferous opposition of the Iraq War, won't allow it.