November 1, 2006
Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega leads the polls ahead of November 5 presidential elections and appears on the verge of an extraordinary political comeback. It remains unclear what an Ortega presidenc…
The flow of Russian conventional weapons to Iran—notably sophisticated surface-to-air defense missiles—has increased markedly of late, complicating U.S.-led efforts to tamp Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
February 13, 2007
One year after the Dubai Ports World controversy, Congress is pushing legislation to reform the committee that reviews foreign investments in American companies. But some business groups think propos…
November 18, 2005
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What recent developments have upset U.S.-Venezuelan relations?Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made headlines at the November Summit of the Americas by helping to un…
April 11, 2007
President Bush, in his January 31, 2006, State of the Union address, proposed an Advanced Energy Initiative to reduce American dependency on foreign energy sources. The following is a summary of U.S…
October 18, 2007
While some experts fault demand increases for record-high oil prices, others say production and market issues reflect price hikes are more complicated.
December 19, 2007
Congress has approved the first increase in corporate average fuel economy in thirty years, propelled by worries over rising oil prices.
August 14, 2006
In a recent world tour—stops included Belarus, Russia, and Iran—Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attempted to expand his influence beyond Latin America and capitalize on the leverage afforded by his …
Political volatility among the world’s leading oil producers suggests deeper causes for recent price spikes.
July 24, 2008
The International Criminal Court has sparked controversy with its case selection and pursuit of justice in Uganda and Sudan.