On July 1, the Obama Administration announced that, following a period of congressional review, the United States and Cuba would reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, respectively, for the first time since diplomatic ties were severed at the height of the Cold War.
On June 12, 2015, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader and al Qaeda Core (AQC) deputy director Nasir al-Wuhayshi was killed in a CIA drone strike in southeastern Yemen in the coastal city of al Mukalla. On Tuesday morning, AQAP’s al Malahem media outlet released a recorded video statement confirming his death; the video appears to have been made on June 15, 2015.
Q1: What has China announced about its land reclamation activities in the Spratly Islands?
The complex politics of deficit hawks, defense hawks, and domestic program advocates has produced an impasse on the fiscal year 2016 defense budget. Sequestration threatens.
Q1: What is “OCO” and why has it become so central to the budget debate ?
Last week, Brazil’s Minister of State for Science, Technology, and Innovation Aldo Rebelo traveled to Washington, D.C., as part of the preparation for President Dilma Rousseff’s upcoming visit in late June.
Q1: What is "Made in China 2025"?
Updated May 29, 2015
On May 7, 2015 Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced the Global Food Security Act, or S. 1252. Meanwhile, the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously voted the House version, H.R. 1567, co-sponsored by Representatives Christopher Smith (R-NJ) and Betty McCollum (D-MN), out of committee on April 23, 2015.
Q1: Why has the European Union announced a military operation in the Mediterranean Sea?
Every five years since 1970, member states of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) meet at UN headquarters in New York to assess the implementation of the treaty. The Review Conference (the “Revcon”) will conclude at the end this week.