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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.

April 14, 2021

Afghanistan War
The U.S. War in Afghanistan

The Taliban insurgency remains resilient nearly two decades after U.S.-led forces toppled its regime in what led to the United States’ longest war.

March 2, 2021

United States
U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Control

The nuclear arms race was perhaps the most alarming feature of the Cold War competition between the United States and Soviet Union. Over the decades, the two sides signed various arms control agreeme…

February 22, 2021

Kurds
The Kurds’ Quest for Independence

The Kurds are one of the world’s largest peoples without a state, making up sizable minorities in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Their century-old quest for independence is marked by marginalization …

November 4, 2020

India
U.S.-India Relations

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…

November 12, 2019

Ukraine
Ukraine’s Post-Independence Struggles

Ukraine has been dogged by corruption scandals, economic mismanagement, and Russian interference since it achieved independence in 1991. At the same time, it has cultivated relations with the United …

July 2, 2019

North Korea
North Korean Nuclear Negotiations

Trump's unprecedented summit with Kim has opened an uncertain chapter in the long, mistrustful history of nuclear negotiations with North Korea.

May 1, 2017

Border and Port Security
U.S.-Mexico Relations

After Mexican independence in 1810, Mexico and the United States had numerous territorial disputes. Political upheaval in Mexico and economic opportunity across the border spurred migration to the Un…

May 1, 2017

Politics and Government
Political Conventions and Foreign Policy

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…

May 1, 2017

Venezuela
Venezuela’s Chavez Era

Hugo Chávez assumed Venezuela's presidency in 1999 on a populist platform. But critics say three terms under his "socialist revolution" have made the country increasingly resemble an authoritarian st…