March 5, 2020
With the United Kingdom moving forward with Brexit, London hopes its Commonwealth partners can help boost trade, but critics say the group is outmoded and ineffective.
January 10, 2020
Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a long-running African Union offensive against the Islamist group.
June 10, 2019
The Group of Twenty, an informal gathering of many of the world’s largest economies, is the premier global forum for discussing economic issues. But it faces challenges from U.S. protectionism and th…
December 7, 2018
Relations between the two countries, long bound by common interests in oil and security, have strained over what some analysts see as a more assertive Saudi foreign policy.
July 12, 2017
One of the world’s most-watched news networks is at the center of a geopolitical rift between a Saudi-led bloc and the broadcaster’s funder, Qatar.
June 19, 2015
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has emerged as one of the most dangerous al-Qaeda affiliates, strengthening amid political unrest in Yemen.
June 10, 2015
Hydraulic fracturing has unlocked huge reserves of shale gas and oil, transforming the energy outlook in the United States and the world, even as local opposition and falling world prices threaten th…
March 27, 2015
Algerian and Western counterterrorism efforts, along with an African-led peacekeeping force in Mali, have shifted the North African al-Qaeda franchise’s criminal and terrorist activities to remote ar…
June 6, 2012
A profile of the international terrorist network that the United States has singled out as the most serious threat to U.S. security.
November 9, 2011
President Obama vowed in January 2009 to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. Two years later, the White House continues to face challenges to that promise, leaving critics to suggest the facilit…