Joint Vision 2020, a Pentagon planning document, concluded that Asia will replace Europe as the key focus of U.S. military strategy in the early 21st century and pointed to China as a potential adversary.
Human rights are those claims and protections to which all people are entitled as human beings.
Environmental concerns have been at the leading edge of a movement to reform the World Bank over the past 15 years.
The collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact invalidated NATOs original mandate and prompted a search for a new approach to European security.
The bloody war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the largest nation in Central Africa, is in one sense a civil war and in another sense an invasion.
Despite the obvious importance of Mexico, current U.S. policy is fragmented, often contradictory, and lacks a clear strategy or focus.
The QDR is the template for the annual National Military Strategy (NMS) document and sets out guidance for regional military policy.
U.S. foreign policy and national security policies have significant domestic and international environmental impacts, and the increasingly precarious state of the global environment presents important new challenges to U.S. national interests.
The U.S. government has made the rigorous enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) a top priority of its foreign policy, using international trade negotiations as the means of continually ratcheting up the terms.
On Africas Atlantic coast, at the western extremity of the Arab world, lies Western Sahara, site of Africas longest post-colonial conflict.