September 29, 2020
The dollar’s role as the primary reserve currency for the global economy allows the United States to borrow money more easily and impose painful financial sanctions. But some experts say the costs to…
May 6, 2011
Though shifts in demand and reduced production by some major producers have influenced oil prices, investor behavior is also increasing market volatility.
January 11, 2011
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill spotlights the growth of deepwater drilling and the challenges of balancing strong environmental regulation with efforts to expand U.S. domestic oil production.
November 10, 2008
Non-OPEC oil producers, which turn out most of the world’s oil, are operating near capacity.
October 18, 2007
Political volatility among the world’s leading oil producers suggests deeper causes for recent price spikes.
December 14, 2006
Whatever emerges from the current review of U.S. Iraq policy, embedding more U.S. military advisers with Iraqi forces will be a vital component. But can this training effort help secure Iraq?
June 14, 2007
Despite eroding public support for the Iraq war, troop morale remains high. Experts warn that could change as U.S. forces get further bogged down in Iraq.
February 22, 2007
Backgrounder: The latest U.S. surge coincides with a drawdown of British forces. The dwindling coalition may hinder U.S. efforts to secure Iraq.
February 3, 2005
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Did the war with Iraq begin as expected?No. Pentagon officials had said before the war started on March 19 that it would begin with an intense "shock and awe" assaul…
April 12, 2006
With all the talk of drawing down U.S. forces in Iraq, the U.S. military is quietly adopting a strategy that gets more U.S. soldiers onto the streets to interact with Iraqi locals and forces. Experts…