Since the early 1980s Washington has sought to break down all barriers to U.S. trade and investment in Mexico.
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 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) sets guidelines for the elimination of most trade and investment barriers between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico over a 15-year period.
For many in the U.S., Somalia is viewed as a powerful symbol of United Nations peacekeeping failure.
The Asia/Pacific region is the geopolitical center of the struggle for world power.
As the country in the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) that leads the effort to seek rapid tariffs reductions, Indonesia is the darling of U.S. export industries.
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.