May 24, 2019
Since 1949, U.S.-China relations have evolved from tense standoffs to a complex mix of intensifying diplomacy, growing international rivalry, and increasingly intertwined economies.
April 17, 2019
Since India’s independence, ties with the United States have weathered Cold War-era distrust and estrangement over India’s nuclear program. Relations have warmed in recent years and cooperation has s…
April 27, 2017
The United States' dependence on oil has long influenced its foreign policy. This timeline traces the story of U.S. oil development.
March 5, 2019
Trump's unprecedented summit with Kim has opened an uncertain chapter in the long, mistrustful history of nuclear negotiations with North Korea.
September 12, 2018
The financial meltdown that started with the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble had worldwide economic repercussions, including recessions, far-reaching regulations, and deep-seated political discon…
July 10, 2018
Immigration has been an important element of U.S. economic and cultural vitality since the country's founding. This interactive timeline outlines the evolution of U.S. immigration policy after World …
December 12, 2017
Timeline examines foreign policy milestones from Donald Trump’s first two years in office.
May 1, 2017
The quadrennial U.S. presidential nominating conventions are usually dominated by domestic themes. But they have at times been flavored by global economic concerns and national security threats, offe…
June 20, 2017
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…
June 16, 2017
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…