January 24, 2019
Venezuela’s descent into economic and political chaos in recent years is a cautionary tale of the dangerous influence that resource wealth can have on developing countries.
Violence continues to rage in Mexico more than a decade after former President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels.
October 1, 2018
With President Donald J. Trump advocating for deep cuts to U.S. foreign aid, debate has renewed over the role of foreign assistance funds in boosting growth, promoting democracy, and saving lives.
June 26, 2018
Violence and rampant crime have driven asylum seekers from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to the United States, which is seeking to help address the root causes.
April 11, 2018
The Organization of American States is an important forum for regional diplomacy, but it has been hesitant to censure member states for violating democratic principles.
December 6, 2017
President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy there could set back the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
January 11, 2017
The Colombian government and FARC rebels have signed a historic peace agreement that charts a path to sustainable peace after decades of civil war.
October 5, 2016
A leading killer among diseases is now targeted for eradication by the middle of this century. Efforts to combat malaria are costly and challenging.
September 22, 2016
Modern vice presidents can trace much of their political influence to the broad reforms that Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale made to the second-highest elected office in the late 1970s.
August 11, 2016
The Zika virus, which has been found to cause severe birth defects, has spread across the Americas, prompting the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency.