Richard Nixon

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Mike Pompeo: The rivalry with China seems personal. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/EPA

Here follow some excerpts from a speech about China by Mike Pompeo last week. The US secretary of state chose as his setting Richard Nixon’s president(...)

Police walk in front of the entrance of US consulate in Chengdu. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty

Tensions between Washington and Beijing intensified sharply on Friday after China closed the US consulate in Chengdu in reprisal for the closure of th(...)

 People walk in front of the US consulate in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Thursday. Photograph: STR China Out/EPA

China ordered the United States to close its consulate in the city of Chengdu on Friday, in a tit-for-tat response to being told to shut its consulate(...)

Deceptively radical? Former US vice-president and now candidate for the presideny Joe Biden. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Soviet Union used to alternate between bald leaders and ones with formidable hair. The US, which is seldom ruled by the smooth of pate, swings aro(...)

Federal law enforcement agents disperse crowds in Portland, Oregon. President Donald Trump has threatened to send agents to other major cities – all controlled by Democrats. Photograph: Mason Trinca/The New York Times)

As Donald Trump met with Republican senators in the White House this week to discuss the next coronavirus stimulus bill, his attention turned to an is(...)

US president Donald Trump: Scrutiny of his business dealings was always going to be a danger zone for him. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

Two long-awaited rulings by the US supreme court related to Donald Trump’s tax records may have delivered mixed signals to the president. But on balan(...)

US president Donald Trump  on the South Lawn of the White House on June 21st after his return from a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

For a long time, Republicans have brandished the same old narrative to try to scare their way into the White House. Their candidates were presented as(...)

A motorcyclist flies a Confederate flag during a protest against a coronavirus stay-at-home order  in Olympia, Washington state, on May 9th. Photograph: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images

Once in a while America’s former slave states resemble one of those horror movies in which the monster keeps lurching back to life. There have been en(...)

Boris Johnson  said Britain’s “long national hibernation” was over and the country could start going back out to enjoy itself again. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

Slapping the despatch box, joking about his urgent need of a haircut and promising to visit pubs and hostelries all over the country, Boris Johnson wa(...)

Angelica and Zayden Cuevas look at signs on a temporary security fence at Lafayette Square in front of the White House in Washington, DC, US. File photograph: Michael A McCoy/The New York Times

The handmade signs and makeshift posters were still there this week, fluttering in the breeze. Some hung on strings from trees, others were taped roug(...)

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