The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a wholly owned government corporation established in 1971, provides taxpayer-backed and taxpayer-funded loans, loan guarantees, and insurance to businesses for investments in politically risky countries.
The U.S. views Libya and Sudan as rogue states that should be contained by providing U.S. military aid to neighboring countries.
The unquiet legacy of foreign intervention still casts a long shadow over U.S. policy in Indochina.
For 20 years the gap has been widening between the level of economic development in Africa and every other area of the world.
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.