Ganesh Janan

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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren  visits Fairfield, Iowa, US. Photograph: Rachel Mummey/Reuters

Last summer, New York magazine put a bounding Elizabeth Warren on its cover, along with the headline “Front Runner?” Even allowing for the crafty hedg(...)

US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping  in Beijing.  The absence of an international rival has been a disaster for the internal politics of the US. And the emergence of a new one, in China, might be an unexpected blessing. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/Getty Images

Outside this columnist’s residence in Washington, the power centre of the world, are potholes the approximate depth and radius of elephant footprints.(...)

Bernie Sanders participates in a news conference with Democratic politicians, in Washington, last week.  Photograph: Michael ReynoldS/EPA

Oppressive regimes hide economic inequalities with bread and circuses. The US does it with a mere idea: classlessness. It explains the national self-i(...)

Protesters gather as US president Donald Trump visits the synagogue named Tree of Life in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood of Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

The shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday was the worst attack on American Jews in the nation’s history. The past 18 months have also seen th(...)

US president Donald Trump reacts as pastor Paula White tells him she has a bible to give  him at a dinner hosted for evangelical leaders at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Donald Trump’s leaked remarks to evangelical leaders last month contained a telling choice of possessive pronoun: “I just ask you to go out and make s(...)

Paul Romer: ordered his staff to write more clearly, shut them up whenever they banged on interminably in presentations, and insisted all reports were short and lucid

The story was one of the saddest I have read in ages. The World Bank’s chief economist ordered his staff to write more clearly, shut them up whenever (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron is greeted by German chancellor Angela Merkel   upon his arrival at the chancellery in Berlin on Monday. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Getty Images

Newspaper caricatures of Emmanuel Macron show the president of France as the puppet or plaything of Angela Merkel. A lifetime since the second World W(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney leaves 10 Downing Street in London on Monday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

In the hours after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there was a hole where political command should have been. David Cameron quit as prime m(...)

In Berlin, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, French president Francois Hollande and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi set out their positions on how the European Union should proceed.

The Brexit fallout moves to Brussels on Tuesday as European leaders meet to discuss how best to proceed, and what the next steps should be as the UK w(...)

Iain Duncan Smith: his leaving the British cabinet is not Michael Jackson leaving The Jacksons. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The election-winning Conservative prime minister could carry millions. He could not carry Iain Duncan Smith. Rebellion by the MP for Chingford and oth(...)

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