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May 12, 2017

Saudi Arabia
U.S. President Donald J. Trump walks with Saudi King Salman at a summit in Riyadh. U.S.-Saudi Relations

The U.S.-Saudi relationship, long bound by common interests in oil and security, has shown strains over what some analysts see as waning U.S. involvement in the Middle East and a more assertive Saudi…

Sep 6, 2016

International Organizations
United Nations Headquarters The Role of the UN General Assembly

The seventy-first session of the UN General Assembly will be dominated by debates over the movements of refugees and migrants, antimicrobial resistance, and nuclear weapons.

Oct 28, 2015

Emerging Markets
Currency exchange in Istanbul Currency Crises in Emerging Markets

Projected capital outflows are placing pressure on the currencies of some of the world most dynamic emerging markets. 

Sep 2, 2015

Global
United Nations Security Council The UN Security Council

The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.

Jul 13, 2006

Homeland Security
Targets for Terrorism: Ground Transportation

An overview of ground transportation systems and their vulnerability to terrorist attacks.

Jan 1, 2006

Defense and Security
Targets for Terrorism: Ports

This publication is now archived. Could terrorists attack U.S. ports? Yes. Experts warn that U.S. seaports could be tempting targets for terrorists bent on killing large numbers of people, grabbing m…

Jan 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Responding to a Terrorist Attack: Hospital Emergency Rooms

This publication is now archived. What role do hospital emergency rooms play in responding to terrorist attacks?Emergency room teams treat those injured in conventional terrorist attacks—such as a ca…

Jan 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Police Departments

This publication is now archived. Has the job of America’s police departments changed since September 11?Yes. While the core mission of police departments—responding to emergencies and ensuring publi…

Jan 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Targets for Terrorism: Information Infrastructure

This publication is now archived. What is information infrastructure?A network of computers and communication lines underlying critical services that American society has come to depend on: financial…

Jan 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Targets for Terrorism: Nuclear Facilities

This publication is now archived. Could terrorists target U.S. nuclear power plants?Yes. In his January 2002 State of the Union speech, President Bush said that U.S. forces “found diagrams of America…