March 10, 2020
The Organization of American States is an important forum for regional diplomacy and has become more assertive in promoting the rule of law, human rights, and fair elections as some states face domes…
February 24, 2020
Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.
October 29, 2019
A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, but opposition remains strong in many countries.
October 22, 2019
Violence continues to rage in Mexico more than a decade after former President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels.
July 24, 2019
Endemic to the African tropics, the Ebola virus has killed thousands in recent years, putting the World Health Organization and major donor countries in the limelight as they’ve grappled with how to …
October 1, 2019
The U.S. government is struggling to respond to another large wave of migrants fleeing poverty, violence, and corruption in the Central American region.
July 10, 2019
Political shifts and economic challenges in Latin America could either boost the region’s largest trade bloc or lead to its obsolescence.
August 15, 2019
The Muslim Brotherhood, once Egypt’s largest opposition movement and a standard-bearer for Islamist groups around the world, has been once again driven underground as Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has consolid…
July 22, 2019
Brexit supporters argue that the EU threatens sovereignty and stifles growth, while opponents counter that EU membership strengthens trade, investment, and the UK’s standing in the world.
July 2, 2019
Western leaders have long criticized OPEC’s power to raise oil prices, but the bloc’s influence is on the wane as U.S. oil production has soared and alternative energies have come to the fore.