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July 5, 2018

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Nato The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO is girding up for what some believe is a new Cold War with Russia, but President Trump’s criticism of longtime allies has unsettled the twenty-nine-member bloc.

September 15, 2017

Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in parliament. What’s at Stake in the German Elections?

Germany’s elections will determine whether Chancellor Angela Merkel remains in power, with ramifications for the migration crisis, the future of the European Union, and U.S.-German relations.

April 11, 2017

United States
Foreign-Aid-BGR-Header-1160x630.jpg How Does the U.S. Spend Its Foreign Aid?

With President Donald J. Trump advocating for deep cuts to U.S. foreign aid, debate has renewed over the role of foreign assistance funds in boosting growth, promoting democracy, and saving lives.

September 28, 2015

Russia
Russian military jets The Russian Military

Military power has reemerged as an important component of Russian foreign policy, which some believe aims to reestablish Russian hegemony in the region.

February 11, 2015

Eurozone
Euro currency sign in front of ECB The Eurozone in Crisis

The eurozone, once seen as a crowning achievement in the decades-long path toward European integration, continues to struggle with the effects of its sovereign debt crises and their implications for …

September 4, 2014

India
Protesters hold placards against corruption in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, April 7, 2011. Governance in India: Corruption

It remains unclear whether mounting public anger and flagging growth can catalyze India to address widespread official corruption.

August 15, 2014

United States
Ballistic Missile Defense Ballistic Missile Defense

U.S. missile defense in the twenty-first century is focused on emerging threats from North Korea and Iran, but critics say these systems are too costly and largely unproven.

March 13, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
Europe Ukraine The European Union’s Eastern Partnership

The most recent crisis in Ukraine has invited closer scrutiny of the European Union’s approach to its Eastern neighbors.

December 11, 2013

Egypt
A military vehicle drives through northern Sinai. Security in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

The Sinai Peninsula has in recent years become a haven for transnational crime and Islamist militancy, posing new security challenges to Egypt and Israel.

January 3, 2014

Lebanon
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut Hezbollah

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 …