July 7, 2020
The United States has long accepted hundreds of thousands of foreign workers each year, but the Trump administration has blocked many of these visas as unemployment among the domestic labor force has…
February 26, 2018
Charges of foreign power interference in the U.S. presidential election have raised grave national security concerns and touched off multiple federal inquiries that could drag on for months.
February 6, 2013
Germany’s Bundesbank remains an influential actor in eurozone policymaking, and its recent disagreements with the ECB raise concerns about managing the zone’s debt crisis. This Backgrounder explains.
October 7, 2010
Experts say instability in south Sudan should be looked at in tandem with the crisis in Darfur, and some call for addressing Sudan’s problems in a more unified way to help forestall an escalation of …
August 27, 2009
An overview of Peruvian terrorist groups, Shining Path and Tupac Amaru.
June 1, 2009
A profile of terrorism in the Philippines.
April 22, 2009
With South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya all hobbled by varying degrees of instability and infighting, experts fear Africa lacks leadership for continent-wide security and economic initiatives.
October 11, 2007
An increasingly chaotic political situation in Darfur may require a more inclusive round of negotiations than currently envisioned.
June 15, 2007
While attention is focused on deploying UN peacekeepers to Darfur, most experts say a negotiated peace agreement remains the only way to settle the crisis.
July 17, 2008
Angola, Africa’s top oil producer, is flush with money. Yet wealth remains concentrated in the hands of a very few, leaving the bulk of the population in poverty.