February 15, 2019
The extradition process enables governments to bring fugitives abroad to justice, but it can be fraught with political tension, even when a treaty is in place.
December 1, 2013
There have long been disputes over the role of Congress and the president in waging military action.
November 30, 2010
Experts say Islamic law, or sharia, holds wide appeal for Muslim populations in many countries and is beginning to spread via democratic means, but it is also being used as a tool of Islamic militanc…
August 31, 2009
Opposition victory in Japan’s 2009 parliamentary election served as a watershed moment in the country’s electoral politics. Analysts say political change in Tokyo could result in a possible shift in …
May 12, 2009
Relations between the Vatican and Israel are a complex combination of diplomacy mixed with interfaith discussion.
March 9, 2007
Since cutting ties in 1979, U.S.-Iran dialogue has been sparse and largely fruitless.
September 26, 2006
Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC), a Brazilian prison gang, staged a series of attacks in May that paralyzed the city of Sao Paulo. Subsequent waves of violence have raised concerns about the organiz…
February 13, 2008
President Bush’s five-country trip to Africa is organized to showcase his policy successes on the continent.
March 13, 2007
No definitive estimate exists on the number of Iraqi civilians who have died from violence, largely because of the politically charged nature of the war.
August 22, 2006
Evangelical Christians have been a force in U.S. society dating back to the nineteenth century. But experts say in recent years their influence on U.S. foreign policy has grown, from humanitarian act…