December 20, 2006
Two years after a tsunami devastated several Indian Ocean countries, a rudimentary warning system is in place. But coordination and funding concerns have slowed plans for a permanent regional system.
October 16, 2008
China has grown into a trading giant, but recent concerns over the safety of Chinese food and drugs have increased worries that China’s production may have outpaced the country’s policing capacity.
April 23, 2007
Rising demand stands to increase the strain on the already taxed U.S. power grid. Without intervention, the system could become even more susceptible to terrorist attacks and acts of nature.
December 1, 2013
There have long been disputes over the role of Congress and the president in waging military action.
February 1, 2017
The winner of the presidential election this spring will heavily influence how France approaches foreign and domestic issues, including its future with the European Union.
June 21, 2017
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been reoriented toward counterterrorism in recent years, but continues to face charges of overreach.