The story of Semipalatinsk nuclear test site demonstrates the tremendous economic, political, human, and environmental costs of nuclear testing and the perils associated with nuclear-weapon programs.
With the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action diminishing the near-term prospect of an Iranian nuclear bomb, most proliferation prognosticators would likely pick South Korea, Japan, or perhaps Taiwan as the next place that could opt to develop nuclear weapons.
Unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as UAVs or drones, have decentralized airspace access, allowing agriculturists, construction workers, and other civilian users to integrate aerial monitoring into their daily work.
The crisis of the dominant castes is more moral than social.
After five years of consolidating power, Xi Jinping will emerge stronger than ever before. For this year at least, Xi will play the role of global leader, and the world will be better for it.
Diplomacy and foreign assistance are vital tools in advancing U.S. interests. A significant reduction would pose a serious challenge to State Department and USAID programs and activities.
Decentralization reforms in Ukraine have begun to deliver results, but the government in Kyiv needs to find creative ways to ensure successful completion of the process.
While there are formal and informal safeguards in place to protect U.S. national security institutions from overreach by the Trump White House, the institutions themselves are likely to be tarnished in the process.
Both China and the United States need to address shared problems such as moderating rising income disparities, designing effective regulatory systems, and promoting innovation.
As the largest economy and biggest military power, it is largely up to India to shape the future of Indian Ocean regionalism.
Russia presents significant security challenges to the United States and its allies for which the Trump administration has yet to indicate a policy direction, particularly in regard to Russia’s stance on the INF Treaty.
The transatlantic relationship is already a good deal for America. The Trump administration needs to face that NATO at its core is not about dollars or GDP shares; rather, it is about trust and solidarity.
Of all the foreign policy fantasies of the current administration, one of the most alluring is that key Sunni Arab states can now be mobilized effectively in the service of U.S. interests.
If Europe adopts U.S. President Donald Trump’s restrictive approach to immigration, it could destabilize European societies and put the EU’s survival at risk.
Egypt’s universities have become a new battleground between security forces and students as Egypt’s new rulers move to crack down on student activism.
“Medvedevgate” will be forgotten quickly, however, an after-effect will remain, if only because this story revealed the political and economic workings of Russia’s current elite. It provided an inside look at how money and luxury serve as the lifeblood animating Russia’s body politic.
What are the timing implications of North Korea's latest missile test?
The EU's export control regime is up for review. In 2009 it superseded members' provisions that short-listed some states as likely violators.
The direction of travel for the Trump administration’s energy policy has been articulated with a tripartite emphasis on reducing regulatory burden, increasing energy exports, and achieving energy independence.
Despite his high ratings, it’s not certain that the Social Democratic Party candidate for chancellor, Martin Schulz, will be victorious in Germany’s 2017 federal election.