Economy and Security

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 06:43
On June 29 and 30, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff heads to Washington for an official visit with her U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama. Here are facts to keep in mind ahead of Rousseff’s arrival in DC.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 06:45
Nigeria's treasury is "virtually empty", President Muhammadu Buhari has said.
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 05:26
The NDN was a skein of three major railway and road links across Russia and the post-Soviet Caucasian and Central Asian space that had provided logistical transit to Afghanistan for the multinational International Security Assistance Force.
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 06:36
Wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan highlight how half the world is suffering more conflict, while the other half enjoys growing levels of peace.
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 06:06
The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Paraguay on the occasion of the U.S. – Paraguay Political and Economic Dialogue.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 06:36
South Sudan is running out of money, which along with a civil war and mass food shortages is putting the world’s youngest country at risk of becoming its youngest failed state.
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 06:26
Tens of thousands of antigovernment protesters marched in this politically divided country Saturday to back a jailed opposition leader, who has gone on a hunger strike to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to hold congressional elections and free prisoners allegedly detained for political motives.
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:27
Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government, an iconic touchstone for generations of leftists, is embracing closer ties with the U.S.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 06:54
Venezuela’s economic woes started long before the current downturn in oil prices and the start of Maduro’s administration. The blame for recession, inflation, dwindling foreign reserves, debt, and shortages must be laid on the nature of the country’s regime, which disincentivized its leaders from competently managing the oil boom, and is now crippling the government’s ability to respond to the downturn.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 06:50
The latest draft of the Eastern Partnership declaration prepared for the bloc's Riga summit next month contains little good news for EU hopefuls Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, and highlights the shrinking ambitions of the European Union in its eastern neighborhood.