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.
Close trade and security ties bind the U.S. and Japan in a web of interdependence.
Two sometimes divergent, sometimes convergent streams of U.S. policy have played an influential role in defining the economic and political system of Haiti.
Securing the flow of affordable oil is a cornerstone of U.S. Middle East policy.
The end of the cold war sparked contentious debate about what constitutes the most effective and least expensive security policy.
What happened to the peace dividend that was widely expected to accrue from reduced defense spending after the end of the cold war?
For 20 years the gap has been widening between the level of economic development in Africa and every other area of the world.
The U.S. views Libya and Sudan as rogue states that should be contained by providing U.S. military aid to neighboring countries.
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.
The last fifteen years have seen an unprecedented decline in the standard of living of the worlds rural poor, and a related upsurge in both internal and international migration as people search for options.