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May 1, 2017

Venezuela
Venezuela’s Chavez Era

Hugo Chávez assumed Venezuela's presidency in 1999 on a populist platform. But critics say three terms under his "socialist revolution" have made the country increasingly resemble an authoritarian st…

May 1, 2017

Greece
Greece's Debt Crisis Timeline

Since the creation of the European Union in 1992 and the subsequent launch of the euro, Greece’s economic relationship with the rest of Europe has been a turbulent one. Greece’s chronic fiscal mismanagement and resulting debt crisis has repeatedly threatened the stability of the eurozone—and the country’s troubles are far from over.

May 1, 2017

Iraq
The Iraq War

In March 2003, U.S. forces invaded Iraq vowing to destroy Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and end the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein. When WMD intelligence proved illusory and a violent i…

May 1, 2017

Politics and Government
Political Conventions and Foreign Policy

The quadrennial U.S. presidential nominating conventions are usually dominated by domestic themes. But they have at times been flavored by global economic concerns and national security threats, offe…

April 26, 2021

Courts and Tribunals
Leaders Facing Justice

Since 1945, many regime leaders and key figures have been brought before domestic and international courts to answer to charges including genocide and crimes against humanity, amid a larger struggle …

June 29, 2021

Energy and Environment
Ecological Disasters

Industrial disasters around the world, many involving multinational corporations, have caused significant health, environmental, and economic damages. Such tragedies have also led to lengthy legal ch…

March 31, 2022

Somalia
Al-Shabab

The Somalia-based Islamist insurgent group al-Shabab has proved resilient, committing brazen terrorist attacks at home and abroad, despite strategic setbacks in recent years.

June 14, 2022

Energy and Environment
Oil Dependence and U.S. Foreign Policy

The United States' dependence on oil has long influenced its foreign policy. This timeline traces the story of U.S. oil development.

July 20, 2022

Japan
Last Days of Imperial Japan

Japan experienced unparalleled destruction by U.S. military forces during World War II, resulting in its complete capitulation. Washington played a decisive role in Tokyo’s postwar transition and rec…