March 12, 2018
Hobbled by foreign interventions, political instability, and natural disasters, the former French colony has long suffered from underdevelopment.
January 11, 2018
Federal investigators in Brazil have uncovered corruption at the highest levels of the government and in the country’s largest corporations.
December 26, 2017
Political shifts and economic challenges in Latin America could either boost Latin America’s largest trade bloc or lead to its obsolescence.
June 9, 2017
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.
October 14, 2015
Eurasia’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization has expanded its agenda to include wide-reaching security and economic initiatives, but it remains to be seen if the bloc’s members can develop and impleme…
July 4, 2014
Though toppled from power in 2001, the Taliban regrouped to resist the U.S.-led occupation of Afghanistan. As international forces draw down, the insurgency remains resilient.
January 3, 2014
Hezbollah’s long-standing resistance to Israel gained this Lebanon-based Shiite political party and militant group broad support, but its involvement in Syria’s civil war may jeopardize its domestic …
June 14, 2013
Conceived as principal defenders of the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has evolved into a vast institution with political, economic, and military power.
June 12, 2013
Global support for the "responsibility to protect" doctrine weakened after the UN-endorsed no-fly zone that helped topple Libya’s regime, and debate continues over the threshold for mounting armed hu…
May 23, 2013
Targeted killings, especially those conducted by drone strikes, have become a central component of U.S. counterterrorism operations around the globe.