Washington Correspondent Matt Frei leads coverage of the Americas, from business and culture to the US foreign policy and its view of the world.
One of the best pieces of writing advice I once got from someone was “show, don’t tell.”
It’s the same with the “special relationship” and I am cringing even writing these two outworn words.
The fallout from the Boston Marathon bombing has been a new line of communication between Russia and the USA. But can it help bring a diplomatic push to end the Syria crisis?
You can compare President Obama’s second term with the fate of the cicada swarms that hit Washington in May: a lot of preparation, but within weeks the frenzy has gone.
Deadly bombings, fire disasters and ricin threats remain less toxic to the US psyche than the bitter argument over gun control, writes Matt Frei in Boston.
Despite an outpouring of public anguish after the Newtown massacre, gun control measures called for at the time now seem impossibly ambitious in the face of US political realities.
If Washington was conspicuous by its eagerness to intervene in Iraq it is equally conspicuous by its reluctance to do so in Syria. The words bitten and shy come to mind.
Despite years in the limelight as president of the US, George W Bush is now proving rather elusive- even in his home state of Texas, finds Matt Frei.
Writing from Caracas Matt Frei reveals how in 1998 he was given one of the most bizarre and memorable assignments he has ever been on – spending a week with Imelda Marcos.
The US spending “sequester” that could come into force later today stands to shave as much as half a per cent off the country’s GDP growth. And its impact on the UK could be