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May 12, 2017

Saudi Arabia
U.S. President Donald J. Trump walks with Saudi King Salman at a summit in Riyadh. U.S.-Saudi Relations

The U.S.-Saudi relationship, long bound by common interests in oil and security, has shown strains over what some analysts see as waning U.S. involvement in the Middle East and a more assertive Saudi…

Sep 6, 2016

International Organizations
United Nations Headquarters The Role of the UN General Assembly

The seventy-first session of the UN General Assembly will be dominated by debates over the movements of refugees and migrants, antimicrobial resistance, and nuclear weapons.

Oct 28, 2015

Emerging Markets
Currency exchange in Istanbul Currency Crises in Emerging Markets

Projected capital outflows are placing pressure on the currencies of some of the world most dynamic emerging markets. 

Sep 2, 2015

Global
United Nations Security Council The UN Security Council

The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.

Jun 19, 2015

Al-Qaeda
Houthi rebels drive past a painted Ansar al-Sharia flag. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has emerged as one of the most dangerous al-Qaeda affiliates, strengthening amid political unrest in Yemen. 

Feb 19, 2015

Financial Markets
The New York Stock exchange ticker The Credit Rating Controversy

The three major credit rating agencies have been accused of contributing to the global financial crisis, drawing increased oversight from regulators in the United States and Europe. Nonetheless, inve…

Jul 13, 2006

Homeland Security
Targets for Terrorism: Ground Transportation

An overview of ground transportation systems and their vulnerability to terrorist attacks.

Jan 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Responding to a Terrorist Attack: Hospital Emergency Rooms

This publication is now archived. What role do hospital emergency rooms play in responding to terrorist attacks?Emergency room teams treat those injured in conventional terrorist attacks—such as a ca…

Jan 1, 2006

Defense and Security
Targets for Terrorism: Ports

This publication is now archived. Could terrorists attack U.S. ports? Yes. Experts warn that U.S. seaports could be tempting targets for terrorists bent on killing large numbers of people, grabbing m…

Jan 1, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
FBI and Law Enforcement

This publication is now archived. Has the FBI’s mission changed since September 11?Yes. In the aftermath of September 11, the Federal Bureau of Investigation—the investigative arm of the Justice Depa…