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.
September 22, 2016
Modern vice presidents can trace much of their political influence to the broad reforms that Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale made to the second-highest elected office in the late 1970s.
September 16, 2016
One of the leading sources of refugees in Europe is the impoverished east African nation of Eritrea. Many fleeing describe chronic human rights abuses.
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…
August 12, 2015
Though polio had nearly been eradicated, the virus is on the rise amid an increase in violence against vaccine workers in conflict zones.
August 28, 2014
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors, mostly from Central America, are arriving in the United States illegally, adding severe stress to an immigration system already in need of a major overhaul…
September 4, 2014
It remains unclear whether mounting public anger and flagging growth can catalyze India to address widespread official corruption.
October 17, 2013
Postsecondary education has significant public and private benefits, but debate continues over the extent of federal student lending.
June 10, 2013
Several high-profile sexual assault cases in India have sparked a national debate over women’s rights and the need for social reform in a rapidly modernizing country.
October 31, 2012
Deterring Iran’s nuclear weapons program is a foreign policy priority for the United States. Candidates for the 2012 presidential elections debate the best options, including a military strike.