The old equilibrium between the United States and Iran has vanished and a new order will have to be built, writes Maryam Zar.
This week, President Xi Jinping expands his power at China’s 19th Communist Party Congress; U.S.-backed Syrian forces reclaim about 90 percent of ISIL’s capital city of Raqqa; more than 270 people are killed by truck bombs in downtown Mogadishu; and more.
This week, relations continue to deteriorate between the United States and Turkey; allies clash over NAFTA negotiations; Catalan suspends its declaration of independence pending talks with Spain; and more.
U.S. policy in Africa should focus more on strengthening good governance and economic growth and less on military operations, experts told Pacific Council members in a Situation Briefing teleconference in advance of Members Weekend 2017.
With the continuing rise in temperatures from changes in our climate, larger, more ferocious storms may become the new normal, writes Alice Hill. If the nation fails to incorporate the risks of climate change into its preparedness efforts, any investment in the future may be washed away with the next storm.
Much has changed in Mexico in the time between the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes, writes Agustín Barrios Gómez, both in terms of emergency response and in strengthening Mexico's democracy.
This week, protests rock Spain following Catalan’s independence referendum; the conflict over Kashmir escalates; the presidents of Iran and Turkey vow to oppose the Iraqi Kurds’ quest for independence; and more.
This week, Puerto Rico copes with devastating damage from Hurricane Maria; Iraqi Kurds vote overwhelmingly in favor of independence; Angela Merkel is reelected as German chancellor and Alternative für Deutschland enters parliament; and more.
This week, Kenya’s supreme court annuls the results of the country’s recent presidential election; tensions escalate between Spanish police and Catalan separatists less than two weeks before a controversial Catalan independence referendum; Trump threatens North Korea at the UN General Assembly; and more.
As the world grapples with the nuclear threat emanating from North Korea, it is not only bombs that should be of concern, writes Bennett Ramberg. It is also the dozens of nuclear power plants in Japan and South Korea that are vulnerable to attack should war break out in the region.
This week, Russia and Belarus launch a week of war games near neighboring NATO countries; Iraqi Kurds vow to push ahead with an independence referendum after Iraq’s parliament calls it unconstitutional; Mexicans’ views of the United States hit a new low; and more.