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August 6, 2019

United States
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons

High-profile mass shootings in the United States in recent years have rekindled the gun control debate and raised comparisons of policies around the world.

A gun enthusiast looks at a rifle scope

November 9, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Closing Guantanamo?

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…

May 6, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Oil Market Volatility

Though shifts in demand and reduced production by some major producers have influenced oil prices, investor behavior is also increasing market volatility.

February 23, 2010

Climate Change
Alternative Views on Climate Change

Debating global warming policy has moved to the top of agendas worldwide, but some skeptics still question whether action is necessary or possible.

February 22, 2008

Trade
The Doha Trade Talks

A profile of the Doha round of World Trade Organization multilateral trade talks.

February 15, 2005

Afghanistan
AFGHANISTAN: Nation-building

This publication is now archived. Are the problems facing Afghanistan likely to crop up in Iraq?Perhaps. Nearly a year and a half after the Taliban regime was ousted, security remains Afghanistan’s b…

February 13, 2007

Capital Flows
Foreign Ownership of U.S. Infrastructure

One year after the Dubai Ports World controversy, Congress is pushing legislation to reform the committee that reviews foreign investments in American companies. But some business groups think propos…

October 31, 2006

United States
U.S. Political Parties and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy is dominating U.S. political discourse for the first time in years. This backgrounder looks at the leading schools of foreign-policy thought on both sides of the political aisle.

June 13, 2006

International Organizations
The Rise in Bilateral Free Trade Agreements

As the Doha world trade talks founder, the United States has continued to pursue a growing number of bilateral deals. Some economists praise the trend as contributing to trade liberalization and mark…

February 8, 2006

United States
Risk-Based Homeland Security Spending

The Department of Homeland Security has changed the way it awards funds to cities. The question now is whether the new program will make America’s cities safer.