July 22, 2010
The global financial crisis prompted Congress to press for stronger U.S. financial regulations. But experts debate what level of government involvement will help the economy long term.
October 7, 2009
Pakistan’s poor public education system has been exploited by extremist groups and slowed the country’s development. Analysts say education reform is an essential element in stabilizing the country.
February 22, 2008
A profile of the Doha round of World Trade Organization multilateral trade talks.
May 29, 2007
Some U.S. analysts recommend a national ID database with biometric cards to identify insurgents in Iraq, but the proposal faces resistance from the U.S. military.
October 3, 2008
Sen. John McCain’s Republican presidential campaign has a group of foreign policy advisers reflecting both realist and neoconservative views of the world.
March 11, 2008
Estimates of the total long-term economic costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars vary wildly and remain hotly disputed among experts.
November 17, 2006
Despite a spotty record of effectiveness, Western states continue to promote UN sanctions in cases ranging from North Korea to Iran. But the UN Security Council is more divided than ever about implem…
February 13, 2007
One year after the Dubai Ports World controversy, Congress is pushing legislation to reform the committee that reviews foreign investments in American companies. But some business groups think propos…
November 7, 2006
With U.S. forces mired in Iraq, the cost of war has escalated. But some critics decry the manner in which the war is being funded more than the price tag itself.
November 6, 2006
Counterterrorism agencies in the United States proudly point to the lack of a “second 9/11 attack” in response to critics of their methods. Here’s a look at the continuing debate over the proper orga…