March 10, 2006
Peru’s upcoming presidential election could be an important litmus test in a region leaning leftward.
March 13, 2007
No definitive estimate exists on the number of Iraqi civilians who have died from violence, largely because of the politically charged nature of the war.
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.
January 24, 2008
While some reports attribute Kenya’s postelection crisis to tribalism, most analysts see weak political institutions at the root of problems.
October 16, 2008
China has grown into a trading giant, but recent concerns over the safety of Chinese food and drugs have increased worries that China’s production may have outpaced the country’s policing capacity.
November 4, 2008
The handoff of foreign policy responsibility from one U.S. presidential administration to another has proven risky in many cases. The next transition occurs at a time of extraordinary global challeng…
November 10, 2008
Non-OPEC oil producers, which turn out most of the world’s oil, are operating near capacity.
November 19, 2008
The global financial crisis threatens to hamper poverty alleviation efforts in India and China, responsible for lifting the largest numbers of the world’s poor out of extreme poverty. Political or s…
January 22, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a senator and former First Lady, has offered a tough pragmatism on national security matters and called for reviving U.S. credibility in the world.
December 10, 2008
Vietnam’s stock market has plunged and its economic growth has dwindled since 2006, when it was seen as a model for emerging country growth. The country’s experience highlights the problems confronti…