President Obama

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.

UK To Ask UN Security Council To Authorise Action Against Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Politics

Britain will put a resolution to the United Nations Security Council later on Wednesday "authorising necessary measures to protect civilians" in Syria...

Decoding the New Security System

Agnes Callamard | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Agnes Callamard

Harassment of journalists is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression, which is protected by the UK's domestic law and international law. Extending such harassment to members of a journalist's family is utterly appalling.

Obama Comes Out Against Breed Specific Legislation

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

Tonight the American Kennel Club tweeted a statement from The White House, in which President Obama stated "that breed specific legislation is a bad idea". It is not surprising that the AKC are enthused about his words.

Security Forces 'Had To Respond' Claims Ambassador

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

The Egyptian ambassador to the UK has insisted the authorities' "did not use excessive force" in a crackdown on supporters of the ousted president whi...

Cameron Hires Obama's Campaign Manager

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has hired Barack Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina to help him win the 2015 general election, it has been reported. According to t...

New US Ambassador To London: 'British Defence Cuts Of Critical Concern'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics

The next United States ambassador to the United Kingdom has said it is of "critical concern" that the British government does not cut back too far on ...

Nelson Mandela: A Hero for the Human Race

Marko Kasic | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
Marko Kasic

I am not competent enough to speak about the legacy that will survive Mandela. Nor am I versed in the study of politics to fully appreciate just how extraordinary Mandela's achievements have been. I am qualified to call Mandela one of the most iconic figures of our time and perhaps the 20th century's foremost actor for egalitarianism and liberation.

An Outsider's Perspective on the Deterioration of The Obama Administration

Jason A Murdock | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jason A Murdock

It is never easy to admit you were wrong, but today I can draw the courage to type the words I have been thinking inside my liberally infused brain for a while; I was wrong about the Obama administration.

Home of the Brave, Dave: Now's Your Chance

Laura Potts | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Laura Potts

Dear Mr Prime Minister, you've had a rough time lately. You party is in disarray. Your popularity rating has never been lower. You've resorted to acknowledging that Ed Miliband exists. So I have a solution: invade America.

Bugging Allegations 'Throw A Shadow' Over EU-US Relations

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Politics

Allegations that American intelligence agencies spied on its missions in Washington and New York "throws a shadow" over relations between the European...

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Stokes Rumours: 'I Hope There Is A Woman President'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics

Hillary Clinton has said she hopes there will be a women president in her lifetime, fuelling speculation she plans to run in 2016. The former secre...

Arm the Syrian Rebels and Forget Geneva 2

Nehad Ismail | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Nehad Ismail

I believe the US administration and the EU have welcomed Geneva 2 as a ploy to procrastinate and avoid making firm commitments to help the Syrian people.

WATCH: Obama Takes Off Jacket In Berlin, Crowd Goes Wild

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

President Obama delivered a speech at the Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday afternoon, fifty years after president John F. Kennedy's famous 'Ich bin ein B...

David Cameron Insists Assad Must Go As G8 Paves Way For Syria Peace Talks

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has insisted the G8 summit in Northern Ireland has produced a unified plan for peace in Syria, despite world leaders dodging the questio...

Ned Simons

Denying MPs A Vote On Syria 'Undemocratic', Says John Bercow

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

John Bercow has told David Cameron that it would be "undemocratic" to arm the Syrian rebels without giving parliament a vote, amid suspicions the gove...

Obama Hails 'Groundbreaking' EU-US Trade Treaty

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics

President Obama hailed the potential for a "ground-breaking" free-trade deal between the European Union and the United States on Monday, at the start ...

WATCH: Obama Says Peace In Northern Ireland 'Gave The Entire World Hope'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics

President Obama has told a hall full of school children in Belfast the peace achieved in Northern Ireland "gave the entire world hope". Speaking in...

Ned Simons

Downing Street Says 'Nothing Off The Table' After US Decides To Arm Syrian Rebels

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics

Downing Street has said "nothing is off the table" including arming the rebels or imposing a no-fly zone when it comes to dealing with the Syrian regi...

President Obama: Please Listen to John McCain and Lindsey Graham

Nehad Ismail | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

I must say this; Senator John McCain, Senator Lindsey Graham and former Senator Joseph Lieberman have got it absolutely right on Syria. President Obama must listen to them and do the right thing. John McCain told the Dead Sea Conference recently: by arming the right rebels, there will be a chance for what McCain calls "level playing field".