January 21, 2009
The Bush administration’s approach to the detention and prosecution of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. But the battle continues.
July 14, 2009
U.S.-Vatican relations remain uneven following Joseph Ratzinger’s accession as Pope Benedict XVI, particularly as the Obama administration pursues a more liberal social agenda.
April 27, 2005
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What is the status of Iraq’s constitution?After failing to meet the original August 15 deadline, Iraqi leaders pushed the due date to August 22. The 71-member consti…
October 18, 2007
Political volatility among the world’s leading oil producers suggests deeper causes for recent price spikes.
December 4, 2007
Iran’s alleged meddling in Iraq and Afghanistan and its defiance of orders to halt uranium enrichment have drawn sharp criticism from the west. Amid the rhetoric some analysts and policy makers conti…
February 22, 2008
The division of Iraq’s oil wealth is an important obstacle to a power-sharing deal. At issue is whether revenues should be regionally or centrally controlled.
March 3, 2008
Iran’s influence in Iraq is the subject of enormous speculation. The United States is taking steps to counter that influence.
March 11, 2008
The U.S. government has set a number of benchmarks on security, economic performance, and governance for the Iraqi government to determine progress.
March 14, 2008
Despite their deep economic ties, animosity between China and Japan periodically resurfaces over territorial, historical, and economic disputes.
March 30, 2009
U.S. and Western military officials are calling on Iran to help stabilize Afghanistan, but historic tensions and allegations of arming militants raise doubts about Tehran’s intent.