Mission accomplished: putting a positive spin on Iraq.
Journalists call it the 'dark arts', and public relations is more powerful than ever.
Will MPs get a vote on triggering Article 50?
The legal challenge over parliament's role in trigging the Article 50 process is misplaced.
The dust has yet to settle.
Scarred by disastrous wars and thousands of deaths caused by terrorism, the world is still reeling from the events of September 2001.
UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold lands in Israel.
Attempts to outlaw the practice have proven difficult, thanks to a tendency on the part of leaders to skirt around the rules.
There is a large Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The Trump campaign is adding groups of untapped, swing state voters to its Trump playbook. A political scientist examines whether the Amish vote in states like Pennsylvania and Ohio can be swung.
Two mathematicians explain why majority voting often fails to elect the candidate preferred by the majority and propose an alternative, 'majority judgment.'
Even if you’ve never read or seen any of Shakespeare’s works, his influence has touched your life.
Photo credits, clockwise from top: Kevin Lamarque, public domain, public domain, public domain, public domain, Mike Tsikas, 20th Century Fox, Mike Hutchings
In the almost 400 years since Shakespeare's death, his words have been enlisted by an extraordinary range of historical figures. Even the Nazis tried to claim him as a 'Germanic' writer.
The Crusades evoke a romantic image of medieval knights, chivalry, romance and religious high-mindedness.
Representing even the Crusades as wars between Christians and Muslims is a gross oversimplification and a misreading of history.
The leading conservative magazine National Review has played a critical role in creating modern GOP. Their repudiation of Trump signals crisis for Republicans.
Twelve years after George W Bush proclaimed a new era of peace and stability in Iraq, the Middle East is more unstable and dangerous than ever before.
Tony Blair is given the US Congressional Medal of Freedom by George W Bush.
The former British PM did not go far enough with his apology.
The Confederate Battle Flag in front of the South Carolina State House.
Historically, Republican politicians have subtly – and not-so-subtly – exploited racial fears.
Iraqi troops training with the US Army June 2015.
On the face of it, Iraq and the US Federal Reserve share little. One is a country plagued by division, war and mayhem since the US invasion of 2003. It is a brutal world where there are no friends, few…
To hug or not to hug?
The public may be warmer to big brother George than pundits believe.
It depends who you mean.
The new head of Oxford university says it did but while some took post-tragedy patriotism too far, others were pursuing an old agenda.
Who is the audience for the commencement address?
American Presidents tend to use the commencement address to address the audience outside than within the graduation hall. This changes though if they go on to a second term.
The Vietnam War memorial in Washington DC.
The US government prefers to remember the Vietnam War with a sanitised official account – and to overlook the suffering that still goes on today.
In this 2008 photograph, former ambassador to the United Kingdom Robert H Tuttle greets President George W. Bush. Prior to becoming an ambassador, Tuttle was known for his empire of car dealerships.
If you want a desirable ambassadorship, becoming a Foreign Service Officer and earning the relevant degrees – in other words, accumulating experience – might not be the best plan of action.
Read it and weep.
There are many incredible things about the diary recently published by Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi. It contains over 2,500 redactions, and was only published after a six-year legal battle…
US-run prisons were a recruiting office for Islamic State militants.
EPA/Reuters pool/Kevin Lamarque
The controversy over the CIA torture report has moved on to calls for the UK government to be open about its own involvement. The arguments have also been widened to include other elements of CIA activities…