February 9, 2009
Retired Adm. Dennis C. Blair, President Obama’s director of national intelligence, is a former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command with long military experience.
March 12, 2019
The Good Friday Agreement has dampened sectarian tensions and brought stability to Northern Ireland since 1998, but Brexit negotiations and local political paralysis are throwing the region’s hard-wo…
March 3, 2014
After more than three decades of existence, the Group of Eight (G8) is struggling to defend its relevance amid criticism of its limited membership and lack of a compliance mechanism.
June 6, 2012
A profile of the international terrorist network that the United States has singled out as the most serious threat to U.S. security.
February 3, 2009
China’s growing military capabilities pose a concern for U.S. security interests. Experts say the United States must push for greater engagement with China’s military to reduce the potential for misu…
December 26, 2006
The conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region increasingly threatens two neighboring countries—Chad and the Central African Republic. Here is a look at the major actors and how each country’s government has …
October 5, 2007
Chinese entry into the manufacturing of commercial vehicles and aircraft has the potential to reshape the competitive landscape in two industries still dominated by G8 nations.
November 9, 2007
Countries increasingly employ public relations firms and the techniques of brand marketing to build cohesive images for their nation.
March 2, 2007
Backgrounder: Detroit’s woes coincide with a blossoming of Asian automakers.
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.