August 19, 2019
The U.S. Navy’s dominance of the world’s oceans has made it an indispensable foreign policy tool as well as a guarantor of global trade, but a mix of challenges is raising difficult questions about i…
January 19, 2018
The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…
July 25, 2016
This regularly updated guide features transcripts from the Republican and Democratic presidential debates as well as select foreign policy speeches, op-eds, and interviews of the candidates.
June 30, 2015
A recent avian flu outbreak in the United States has forced agriculture officials to destroy tens of millions of birds and has cost hundreds of millions of dollars. These are the public health and fo…
June 19, 2012
A profile of the Japanese religious cult that carried out the 1995 subway sarin attack.
January 11, 2011
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill spotlights the growth of deepwater drilling and the challenges of balancing strong environmental regulation with efforts to expand U.S. domestic oil production.
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.
January 4, 2007
The Democrats now leading both houses of Congress will exercise strong influence on U.S. trade matters. Experts expect a slowdown in action on trade deals and a tough battle for renewal of the presid…
November 16, 2007
Technology plays an increasing role in Homeland Security efforts, spawning a growing U.S.industry for everything from biometrics to cargo screening at ports.
February 14, 2007
Backgrounder: Lingering resentment over NATO’s expansion has strained U.S.-Russia relations.