July 22, 2019
Brexit supporters argue that the EU threatens sovereignty and stifles growth, while opponents counter that EU membership strengthens trade, investment, and the UK’s standing in the world.
July 10, 2019
Political shifts and economic challenges in Latin America could either boost the region’s largest trade bloc or lead to its obsolescence.
July 2, 2019
Western leaders have long criticized OPEC’s power to raise oil prices, but the bloc’s influence is on the wane as U.S. oil production has soared and alternative energies have come to the fore.
May 13, 2019
China’s industrial policy is aimed at rapidly expanding its high-tech sectors and developing its advanced manufacturing base. The plan is seen as a threat by President Trump, and could escalate the trade war.
November 7, 2018
Federal investigators in Brazil have uncovered corruption at the highest levels of the government and in the country’s largest corporations.
August 8, 2018
Boko Haram, known for mass kidnappings, bombings, and other acts of terrorism, remains an enduring threat to northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin.
March 12, 2018
Hobbled by foreign interventions, political instability, and natural disasters, the former French colony has long suffered from underdevelopment.
October 14, 2015
Eurasia’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization has expanded its agenda to include wide-reaching security and economic initiatives, but it remains to be seen if the bloc’s members can develop and impleme…
April 24, 2015
Nicaragua’s proposed Grand Canal would be one of the world’s largest engineering projects. Its proponents say it could transform the country’s economy, while critics say it could be an environmental …
July 4, 2014
Though toppled from power in 2001, the Taliban regrouped to resist the U.S.-led occupation of Afghanistan. As international forces draw down, the insurgency remains resilient.