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September 29, 2020

United States
The Dollar: The World’s Currency

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…

A man counts U.S. dollars at a market in Turkey

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.

January 11, 2011

United States
U.S. Deepwater Drilling’s Future

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

Fossil Fuels
Non-OPEC Oil Production

Non-OPEC oil producers, which turn out most of the world’s oil, are operating near capacity.

February 29, 2008

Elections and Voting
The Caucus System in the U.S. Presidential Nominating Process

Party caucuses, which date to the 1800s, have declined in importance but they could be decisive in choosing the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate.

October 18, 2007

Energy and Climate Policy
Global Oil Trends

Political volatility among the world’s leading oil producers suggests deeper causes for recent price spikes.

June 14, 2007

Iraq
Is U.S. Troop Morale Slipping?

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

Wars and Conflict
The ’Coalition of the Willing’

Backgrounder: The latest U.S. surge coincides with a drawdown of British forces. The dwindling coalition may hinder U.S. efforts to secure Iraq.

December 14, 2006

Defense and Security
Iraq’s Other Embeds: Advisers

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?

April 12, 2006

Iraq
U.S. Military Strategy in Iraq

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…