September 18, 2020United States
The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 73 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …
September 17, 2020Coronavirus
The experiences of dozens of countries offer lessons for U.S. officials as they prepare for the presidential election during the coronavirus pandemic.
September 16, 2020Currency Reserves
Joe Gagnon and Fred Bergsten have called the years from 2003 to 2013 the decade of manipulation, as a host of Asian countries protected their competitive position of their exporters by intervening ma…
September 15, 2020Nigeria
In the face of apparently soaring levels of crime and violence, the Nigerian government has launched a community policing initiative. Abuja has set aside N13 billion (about $35 million) to fund the launch and is recruiting some 10,000 constables.
September 15, 2020Afghanistan
Afghanistan Peace Talks Have Begun, Major Pitfalls Await
September 15, 2020Middle East and North Africa
The United States has long tried to negotiate a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but several factors, including deep divisions between and within the parties and declining U.S. interes…
September 14, 2020United Nations General Assembly
Despite limitations, the UN will still sponsor a few notable events and initiatives at this year’s General Assembly, but do not expect any breakthroughs.