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June 20, 2017

Cuba
U.S.-Cuba Relations

Since Fidel Castro’s ascent to power in 1959, U.S.-Cuba ties have endured a nuclear crisis, a long U.S. economic embargo, and political hostilities. The diplomatic relationship remained frozen well b…

April 27, 2017

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.

May 1, 2017

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.

May 1, 2017

Heads of State and Government
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, corruption, and crimes against humanity, amid a lar…

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…

May 1, 2017

Energy and Environment
Ecological Disasters

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster involving Britain's BP has direct implications for the environment and economy of at least four U.S. states and could have a lasting impact on U.S. offshore dril…

April 27, 2017

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…

May 1, 2017

United States
U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Control

The nuclear arms race was one of the most alarming features of the Cold War superpower competition between the United States and Soviet Union. Both sides rapidly expanded their nuclear stockpiles, bu…

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.