US Politics

Miliband's Visit to Washington Provides a Timely Reminder of the Post-Crash Challenges Faced on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Stewart Wood | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Stewart Wood

Ed Miliband's visit to Washington DC provides a timely reminder of the new post-crash challenges faced by both our nations and our progressive movements. But beyond that, it is an opportunity for two leaders who both understand that economic growth comes from not the top down, but the middle out, and who share with common values, to share ideas on how to meet these challenges.

Intervention or Isolation - US Foreign Policy Just Got Interesting

Paul Vale | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Vale

A year later and the black flags of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS), currently fluttering across lands from from northern Syria to the Iraqi province of Diyala north-east of Baghdad, have once again pushed the noxious issue of intervention to the forefront of the US foreign policy debate - a discourse that is further dividing an already fractured Republican Party, with the question of action versus non-action likely to run all the way to the 2016 election.

The Threat of Isis Cannot Be Overstated

James Snell | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Conventional wisdom, steeped as it is in years of de facto political homogeneity, would have you know that the 'War on Terror', as that nasty man George Bush grandly called it, was either misguided, pointless or actively detrimental towards the end it was claimed to champion.

Obama's Diplomatic Coalition of the Willing - Or Else!

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

An all out war in the Middle-East, creating more failed states, will not only effect the US economy, it is also likely to pose a real safety risk to US citizens both here and abroad as terrorists entities like ISIS pledge to annihilate those who do not follow their path to salvation.

As the Islamic State's Threat Grows, Israel and Jordan Seek Security Ties

Nikita Malik | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

In the long term, both Jordan and Israel will structure their partnership to be one that is devoid of any possible peril... Living apart together, Israel and Jordan are two partners that won't welcome the conflict coming closer to home.

Ann Coulter Is Wrong, Soccer Is The Most American Sport Imaginable

Paul Vale | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport
Paul Vale

Coulter knows nothing about football, but has attacked "soccer" because of it European heritage, arguing that it represents the collective over the individual. This plays into the conspiratorial mindset of many conservative Americans who fatuously believe that the European nations, with their mixed economies and socialised medicine, are Bolshevik enclaves, while bemoaning "Communist fifth columnist" Barack Obama for attempting to bring down the American way of life by reforming the beleaguered US healthcare system in the form of the Affordable Care Act.

Joining ISIS: My Meeting With Aseel Muthana

Tam Hussein | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

There are an estimated four hundred British fighters currently fighting in Syria. The question as to how the Muthanas of this world join designated terrorist groups like ISIS is more complicated than the media would like you to think. The story of Aseel and Nasser Muthana illustrates this point well.

Obama - Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Along with the hope that "The Arab Spring" gave the world, it now seems that attempts at establishing some form of democracy in Lebanon, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere have not worked out so well for the US and the West. Perhaps it is time for the US and the West to rethink its mission as "Champion of Democracy" and "Keeper of World Peace".

Nasser Muthana's Family 'Heartbroken' About Student's Appearance In ISIS Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

The family of a British jihadi featured in a recruitment video urging UK Muslims to join insurgents in Iraq and Syria said they are "heartbroken" that...

Who Is The Mystery British Lad Fronting Recruitment Campaign For World's Most Feared Terrorists?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

Isis is proving as capable on the internet as they are on the battlefield. The world's most feared terror organisation have launched an uncontroll...

Why Elizabeth Warren Should Take on Hillary Clinton and Run for the US Presidency

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Will Warren dare to run against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the presidency? She repeatedly tells reporters that she is "not running" for president, but hasn't ruled it out. She is 64. If Clinton runs, wins and serves two terms, there won't be a White House vacancy until 2024, when the Massachusetts senator will be 75. It's 2016 or never.

Obama Just Said This About Climate Change Deniers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Politics

Barack Obama has compared climate change deniers to people who believe the moon is "made of cheese". Addressing thousands of graduates in Californi...

'This Is Our Ball. It's Made Of Skin #WorldCup,' Isis Boast (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

Horrifying footage has emerged showing Sunni insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) beheading a police officer. In a shockin...

Two Very Old Enemies Could Join Forces To Save Iraq

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

In foreign policy, politics sometimes comes down to necessity. Iran has said it is willing to co-operate with the United States to help Iraq in its fi...

Tea Party Candidate Thinks People Have A Right To Stone Gays To Death

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

A Tea Party candidate running for office in Oklahoma has faced a fierce backlash after he appeared to endorse stoning gay people to death. Last yea...

What Would Ronald Reagan Make of Today's Republican Party?

Robert Philpot | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Politics
Robert Philpot

Having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, it is unsurprising that Republicans are desperate to bask in a few rays from Reagan's reflected glory. In 2011, he ranked third in a poll of the most popular US president of the past 50 years behind Jack Kennedy and Bill Clinton. But, as America marks the 10th anniversary of his death, just how comfortable would Reagan himself be in today's Republican party?

Campaigner-in-Chief Bill Clinton Makes Way for Hillary

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Did anyone ever think that Bill Clinton, perhaps the greatest politician of our time, even rivaling LBJ, would ever go "gently into that good night"? WJC now seems to be in his element, relishing the fact that GOP hitman-in-chief Karl Rove has thrown down his chain-mailed gauntlet and gone after his beloved Hillary, questioning her health and ability to serve as president.

The Syrian Crisis Is Not Over - And Assad Is Winning

James Snell | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Syria has been, by and large, relegated from the front page to the 'World News' sections of quality papers. Politicians no longer mention the fate of that nation and its occupants - and, if they can summon up the courage, they do so in mundane statements, of the sort which bloodlessly assert how truly awful it all is.

Alabama Republican Steve Hurst Takes Part In Parade With Oversized Handgun Float

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

What a heart-warming sight for the attendees of a parade in Talladega, Alabama this weekend. Perched between the more traditional floats rendering The...

America for Sale: The Best Government Money Can Buy

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

With the latest Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v FEC the flood gates for personal wealth to influence the outcome of US elections have swung wide open and some would say American democracy itself is now up for sale.

Martin Scorsese Doesn't Live Here Anymore and More's the Pity

Jason Holmes | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The question is, where has he gone? These words don't come easy, but Martin Scorsese, at this current juncture in cinematic history, has disappeared. Once a maestro film-maker who advocated anarchy of the soul - see De Niro's Johnny Boy in Mean Streets or Joe Pesci in GoodFellas - Scorsese delighted in holding up a mirror to America's underbelly, and he did so with that most subversive of narrative tools: humour.

Putin's Dangerous Folly

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

With Russia integrated into the borderless world economy, all sides have a great deal to lose. Unless the West is willing to engage militarily, the only obvious way to get Putin's attention is by imposing real economic sanctions that have a real effect. However the New Russia cannot be isolated by sanctions without severely damaging Russia's trade partners and investors in the West.

7 Quotes From Russian And US Politicians That'll Make You Think The Cold War Never Ended

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK

Hello there Russian and US senators, 1983 called. It wants its rhetoric back. Things have got incredibly tense between two of the worlds sparring s...

Obama and the Power of the Pen

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Up till now, President Obama has used his executive power sparingly compared to his recent predecessors. However, President Obama needs to chose these battles wisely and make sure he is on the right side of history when he acts alone.

US Mid-Terms - A Congressional Brain Drain

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The 2014 Mid-Term Elections is not just about control of Congress. No matter which party wins, we will all be losers. Due to an unprecedented amount of retirements from both parties this year the US Congress is losing a tremendous amount of experience, knowledge and ability to get things done.