April 29, 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.
July 18, 2019
Since its postwar founding, the UN agency has garnered both praise and criticism for its response to international public health crises.
July 16, 2019
Kim Jong-un hopes a summit with President Trump will lead to sanctions relief, while experts disagree over whether increased pressure would push Pyongyang toward denuclearization.
July 11, 2019
U.S. space exploration inspired a generation of students and innovators, but NASA’s role has diminished, and the number of global space competitors is growing.
July 9, 2019
Kim Jong-un has accelerated North Korea’s buildup of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, while also modernizing its large conventional force.
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.
June 27, 2019
The EU’s authority has steadily expanded as its members have passed more and more decision-making power to the union. How do its institutions work?
Differences over Taiwan’s status fuel tensions between the island and mainland, yet cross-strait economic ties continue to deepen.
June 25, 2019
China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and has leverage over Kim Jong-un’s regime, yet its policies focus more on border stability than nuclear threat.
June 12, 2019
The Chinese telecommunications company faces accusations from President Donald J. Trump and other leaders that Beijing could use it for cyber espionage. The outcome of the struggle could shape the wo…