Today, member countries number 125 (nearly the whole world except China, some former communist countries, and a number of small nations) and WTO rules apply to over 90 percent of international trade.
What happened to the peace dividend that was widely expected to accrue from reduced defense spending after the end of the cold war?
The international community, which failed to act when the crisis began, now faces a major challenge in Burundi and, more widely, in Central Africa.
The end of the cold war sparked contentious debate about what constitutes the most effective and least expensive security policy.
A fundamental challenge facing policymakers and activists is how to set and enforce rules to protect workers from repression, exploitation, and danger.
Securing the flow of affordable oil is a cornerstone of U.S. Middle East policy.
Two sometimes divergent, sometimes convergent streams of U.S. policy have played an influential role in defining the economic and political system of Haiti.
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.
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.