Andrew Roberts

Nations United in Hypocrisy

The UN general general assembly displays the limits of multilateralism as the debate on the Palestinians' observer status showed

Republicans Must Avoid Civil War

To win in 2016, the GOP must resolve the differences between the tea party and country club Republicans, and reach out more successfully to the ethnic vote

No-Go Areas on the Campaign Trail

There are vital areas of American public life that received next to no attention on the hustings of either side, for very persuasive — if entirely cynical — reasons

Can Romney Spring an October surprise?

The presidential debates are the Republican's last chance to seize the initiative from Barack Obama. A strong performance and the race could be back on overnight

Romney Takes a Risk with Ryan

'Paul Ryan will thrash Joe Biden in debate and the Tea Party will enthusiastically endorse their poster boy but Romney's choice of running mate will attract few new voters'

Winning the Veepstakes

'Nothing could underline Romney's message on the centrality of the economy to this election better than the appointment of Rob Portman to his ticket'

Talking Tactics

'With a $15 trillion national debt continuing to grow, it's understandable if Obama prefers to shift the focus onto those social and personal areas where he regularly beats Romney'

Who’s Really Supreme?

"There are indeed activist, ambitious and imperialistic judiciaries but whatever Obama intimates and the New York Times attempts to argue, John Robert's present Supreme Court is not one of them."

Time to Crunch the Numbers

'With only a couple of hundred fewer delegates than Romney, Santorum believes there's everything still to play for—especially in a race that has already had eight frontrunners'

Wanted: A New Ronald Reagan

GOP voting this year is extraordinarily volatile: Republicans' heads and hearts are completely disconnected - really, they just want Ronald Reagan back

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"