August 19, 2010
The growth and strengthening of Afghanistan’s domestic security forces is seen as key to an eventual U.S. exit, but some analysts caution that progress will remain slow.
June 24, 2010
The G20 meetings in Toronto will be marked by competing agendas on global growth and financial regulations. This Backgrounder looks at the range of policy concerns.
March 24, 2009
A brief look at how the U.S. government plans to use taxpayer funds and other incentives to cleanse the balance sheets of banks and revitalize credit markets.
September 1, 2009
The African Union succeeded the old Organization for African Unity (OAU) in 2002. Since then, the new institution has struggled to reform governing bodies inherited from the OAU while shouldering cha…
July 7, 2009
President Barack Obama says he will seek vigorous climate-change policy. Efforts to curb greenhouse gases pose considerable economic pitfalls, as well as opportunities.
May 27, 2009
A profile of the Algerian terrorist organization, Armed Islamic Group (GIA).
December 2, 2008
James L. Jones, a retired Marine commandant, brings extensive military and diplomatic experience to his new post as national security adviser for President Barack Obama.
April 1, 2009
A short summary of each of the G-20 member’s objectives for the April summit in London.
July 9, 2007
Without a common policy on migration, Europe is struggling to accommodate rising levels of immigrants from Africa.
November 27, 2008
India not only faces evolving threats from Kashmiri militants, but also an increasingly violent Maoist insurgency.