World Jul 11

NATO leaders pose for a photo at the start of the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium on July 11. Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters
What 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.

Aug 07

What 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.