World Jul 11What is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)?
NATO is girding up for what some believe is a new Cold War with Russia, but President Donald Trump’s criticism of longtime allies has unsettled the 29-member bloc. The Council on Foreign Relations explains in this backgrounder.
World Aug 07What are economic sanctions?
For many foreign policymakers, economic sanctions have become the tool of choice to respond to major geopolitical challenges, from counterterrorism to conflict resolution.
World Apr 21How powerful is France’s president? Here’s why the 2017 election matters
The winner of the French presidential contest in 2017 will take charge of a country at a crossroads on various foreign and domestic policy issues.
Nation Jun 13How do U.S. gun laws compare to other countries?
The debate over gun control in the United States has waxed and waned over the years, stirred by a series of mass killings by gunmen in civilian settings.