Vice-President Al Gore's oversees the Boeing 777 jetliners deal with China.
Autumn 1974. Young Palestinian Nabil Sha'ath was sent to New York ahead of Yasser Arafat.
Details of Yasser Arafat's speech at the 1995 meeting of the UN in New York City.
Is Aung San Suu Kyi on the brink of power in Myanmar?
Aung San Suu Kyi examines what drives people to dissent in the second Reith Lecture 2011.
Aung San Suu Kyi explores what freedom means in the first of the 2011 Reith Lectures.
Does Barack Obama have what it takes to get to the White House?
Carter first sitting president to attend Met opera.
Carter Playboy interview. Public reaction to Carter's 'adultery in my heart' admission.
Carter reshuffles his team of advisers.
Christina Lamb talks to Ziauddin Yousafzai, whose daughter Malala was shot by the Taliban.
Dalai Lama makes low-key visit to US.
Former Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble meets his younger self in the archives.
President Theodore Roosevelt's attempt to unite America under the English language.
David Sneath reports on the institution of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet.
Should we remember Henry Kissinger as America's wise strategist or its ruthless operator?
A Profile of former nuclear weapons inspector Dr Muhammad ElBaradei.
Lyse Doucet meets Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first elected female head of state.
As Obama's campaign to win a 2nd term ramps up Gary Younge assesses his performance so far
The Albanian opera singer Ermonela Jaho chooses the life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Alistair Cooke criticises Bill Clinton’s appearance at Yitzhak Rabin’s memorial service.
Matthew Parris presents a dramatic account of the life and death of Dag Hammarskjold.
Matthew Parris on the life and death of Dag Hammarskjold.
How the world now sees Gorbahev and the 1991 G7 summit in London, England.
Why did Gorbachev's visit to Japan fail to encourage financial investment?
Soviet leader addresses UN as first cracks widen in the Eastern bloc.
Gorbachev's banning of a Yeltsin rally in Moscow worries Alistair Cooke.
The INF treaty signing and Mikhail Gorbachev's popularity in the US and Europe.
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