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.
October 28, 2015
Projected capital outflows are placing pressure on the currencies of some of the world most dynamic emerging markets.
October 1, 2014
After decades of underinvestment and mismanagement, India’s infrastructure is posing a significant threat to its economic growth.
March 13, 2014
Sarin, one of the world’s most lethal chemical weapons, has long been stockpiled but is rarely used by states or terrorists. Allegations of attacks on civilians in Syria, if substantiated, would repr…
February 3, 2014
Income inequality is generating high-level attention and debate in the United States, but the causes are complex and the policy remedies so far are modest, explains this Backgrounder.
December 1, 2013
There have long been disputes over the role of Congress and the president in waging military action.
December 10, 2013
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"), signed into law in July 2010, is one of the most significant regulatory reform measures since the Great Depression.
February 23, 2011
U.S. Internet companies have long been accused of helping Beijing censor content. But aided by a U.S. government push for Internet freedom, some private-sector-led groups are working toward ensuring …
February 23, 2010
Debating global warming policy has moved to the top of agendas worldwide, but some skeptics still question whether action is necessary or possible.
January 14, 2010
Interest in nuclear power is increasing, but securing adequate uranium supplies for nuclear fuel faces challenges ranging from a flagging mining sector to fears of nuclear weapons proliferation.