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November 16, 2021

Climate Change
UN Climate Talks

Since 1992, negotiations have produced notable accords on climate change, including the Paris Agreement. But leaders have so far failed to slow global warming. Trace the successes and failures of UN climate conferences ahead of COP26.

November 1, 2021

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.

October 14, 2021

Colombia
U.S.-Colombia Relations

Over the two centuries since Colombia’s independence, the relationship between Washington and Bogota has evolved into a close economic and security partnership. But it has at times been strained by U…

September 27, 2021

Afghanistan War
The U.S. War in Afghanistan

The Taliban surged back to power two decades after U.S.-led forces toppled its regime in what led to the United States’ longest war.

August 31, 2021

9/11
How 9/11 Reshaped Foreign Policy

The events of September 11, 2001, set in motion sweeping changes to U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism practices, launched two major wars, and altered Americans’ daily routines. This timeline tra…

August 3, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Modern Sunni-Shia Tensions

Iran’s Islamic revolution, which brought Shias to power in 1979, and the Sunni backlash have fueled a competition for regional dominance. This timeline highlights Sunni-Shia tensions in recent decade…

June 29, 2021

Energy and Environment
Ecological Disasters

Industrial disasters around the world, many involving multinational corporations, have caused significant health, environmental, and economic damages. Such tragedies have also led to lengthy legal ch…

May 12, 2021

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 26, 2021

Courts and Tribunals
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 and crimes against humanity, amid a larger struggle …

April 15, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Relations With Iran, 1953–2021

Onetime allies, the United States and Iran have seen tensions escalate repeatedly in the four decades since the Islamic Revolution.