Issues / War & Peace
Close trade and security ties bind the U.S. and Japan in a web of interdependence.
In June 1993 Nigerias military, led by General Ibrahim Babangida, annulled election results, thereby blocking the inauguration of the countrys first civilian president in a decade.
The Asia/Pacific region is the geopolitical center of the struggle for world power.
The U.S. military did not foresee an end of the cold war and was caught without a new strategy when the Soviet Union collapsed.
The unquiet legacy of foreign intervention still casts a long shadow over U.S. policy in Indochina.
The international community, which failed to act when the crisis began, now faces a major challenge in Burundi and, more widely, in Central Africa.
Central Americas modern history is marked by widespread poverty, stark inequalities, political instability, and violent repression.
The U.S. trade embargo and various other sanctions against Cuba have been in place for some 36 yearsand U.S. policy toward the island has changed little in that time.
Pakistani aid together with support from Pashtun traders and tribesmen enabled the Taliban to capture Kabul.
Since the end of the cold war, the global proliferation of chemical and biological weapons (CBWs) has become more prominent in U.S. national security and foreign policy planning.