State of the Union The regime is a bandit state that will stop at nothing to build a nuclear arsenal. There are fears it will send plutonium to Iran. State of the Region US policy on North Korea has been a complete failure and the regime has blackmailed South Korea into sending aid.
State of the Union President Bush sees new Prime Minister Stephen Harper as an ally on issues including abortion. Mr Harper criticised Canada for not joining Iraq war.
State of the Region Mr Harper's first move was to say he rejected the US assertion that the Arctic North-west Passage was "neutral waters".
State of the Union Enlargement of EU protects friends of the US: Poland, the Czech Republic and the' Baltic states. Nato shares the burden in Afghanistan.
State of the Region Merkel supplanting Blair in "special relationship". Use of European airports for "rendition flights" has damaged US.
State of the Union US trumpets progress, pointing to $5bn spent on the country. Afghan government committed to improving security and economic affairs.
State of the Region President Karzai confined to his palace as the insurgency spreads in the south where UK troops will be deployed.
State of the UnionAnother An ally in the "war on terror" and a source of enormous potential profit for corporate America.
State of the Region China is poised to challenge the US global leadership and overturn international standards. Economically and militarily the Middle Kingdom is bursting outward.
State of the Union A problem. Socialist candidates topped the poll in 11 elections
past year. But US investment in region is strong. The market economy safe. …