National Election Advising Agency Officials Used Funds for Unnecessary Travel
The Election Assistance Commission's executive director allowed two of the four commissioners to work outside the Washington, D.C., area and agreed to pick up the costs of their travel to and from the office.
El Chapo Is in Prison, but Mexican Drug Cartels Are Still Thriving
The flow of illicit drugs into the United States has not diminished since the drug lord's arrest.
Inside the United States' Decades-Long Economic War With Iran
As a potential armed conflict looms, one expert takes a look at the sanctions that have been most devastating to innocent civilians.
Who Are the Winners and Losers of Trump's Trade War With China?
While we have seen job growth in parts of the manufacturing sector, wages have continued to stagnate and consumer product prices look set to increase.
Newly Declassified Documents Outline America's Bloody History in Argentina
U.S. government archives narrate the human rights abuses committed by Argentina's military junta, often with the assistance of the American government.
Why Nicaragua's 'Tropical Spring' Failed to Unseat President Daniel Ortega
But for a few flare-ups of protest—all quickly and violently quashed—the movement to rid the country of its powerful ruler is all but over.
What to Make of the Iranian Revolution 40 Years Later
As relations between the U.S. and Iran grow increasingly fraught, looking back at one of the watershed moments in the countries shared history.
Inside the U.S. and China's Incoming Artificial Intelligence Cold War
The U.S. and China are increasingly rival superpowers—albeit deeply interdependent frenemies—and that has spread into tech innovation as well.
What Afghan Soldiers Think About U.S. Troop Withdrawal and Taliban Peace Talks
Interviews with members of the Afghan military, from generals to recruits, reveal concern about the future ahead.
Viewfinder: Donald Trump Speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference
President Donald Trump hugged the United States flag during CPAC 2019.
Can the World Trade Organization Help Broker a Deal Between the U.S. and China?
Throughout the trade negotiations, there has been an underlying feeling of distrust between the two sides. Could the WTO be the key to restoring that trust?
Breaking Down the Complicated Peace Talks Between the U.S. and the Taliban
Negotiations between the two parties are a stark reminder of the challenges in getting an armed movement to embrace the end of violent conflict.
Jamal Khashoggi's Death Underlines the Influence of U.S Foreign Policy in the Middle East
The United States has, over the years, weakened several important norms and signals that may have discouraged the violent actions of the Saudi government.
The Troubling History of Rushed Supreme Court Confirmations
The hurried and partisan Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh mirrors several notable examples of similarly politicized confirmations from our past.
How Will China Respond to Trump's Increasing Economic Hostility?
Concerns are rising that the two nations could be on the verge of a "new cold war."
A Senior Adviser to the U.S. Ambassador to Israel Has Financial Ties to Entities Advocating Pro-Israel Policy
Recently released disclosure forms from Aryeh Lightstone, top aide to ambassador David Friedman, reveal his connections to groups that have advocated for pro-Israel policy.
Assessing the Implications of a Potentially Dramatic NATO Summit
Donald Trump's continued criticism of the political and military alliance has member-states concerned, and could impact the president's first bilateral meeting with Vladimir Putin.
Viewfinder: New United States Citizens Recite the National Anthem
New United States citizen Mosammat Rasheda Akter, originally Bangladesh, holds her seven-month-old daughter Fahmida as she sings the U.S. National Anthem during naturalization ceremony at the New York Public Library on July 3rd, 2018.
'Their Impact Was Close to Zero': Syrians React to Coalition Missile Strikes
Many feel as if the military actions of the U.S., U.K., and France were ineffectual and not intended to actually protect many of the country's beleaguered people.
La Esclavitud Moderna en la Fuerza Laboral en la Prisión de Estados Unidos
Este artículo explica los problemas laborales relacionados con el uso de presos como trabajadores extremadamente mal pagados en las prisiones estatales y federales.