The US president's latest announcement portends a worrying outcome in a part of the world riven by years of conflict.
Interruptions are inevitable – but how they happen matters.
China’s military budget is usually thought to be about 40% of that of the US. In reality it's about 75%.
A former congressional staffer says withholding damning evidence from Congress and using civilians to carry out presidential or intelligence agency agendas links the Ukraine crisis to other scandals.
Private prisons have long been a topic of controversy in the U.S. A professor of sociology explains what they are and why they matter.
The US has historically asked for international support when brewing conflicts in the Middle East boiled over.
Several presidential hopefuls have offered proposals to close the racial wealth gap, from baby bonds to reparations. A simulation suggests policies short of direct aid to blacks won't do the trick.
The recent nuclear explosions in Russia serve as a reminder of the threat that nuclear weapons pose. Canada is uniquely situated to work toward the elimination of nuclear weapons globally.
The color of American money goes back to the British colonies.
The day and a half it takes to get from New York to Singapore and back offers plenty of time to ponder the economics of ultra-long-haul flights – and wonder why we'd want to make it any longer.
Australia has committed to joining the US and the UK in a mission to protect oil ships in the Strait of Hormuz. But why is the Strait the source of so much tension between the US and Iran?
Hillary Clinton arguably lost in 2020 because she took workers for granted. Will Democrats make the same mistake again?
The US-China trade war shows no signs of slowing down. Here's what readers need to know.
The Earned Income Tax Credit was established in 1975 to reduce payroll taxes and help with rising prices for low-income families. Today, it could help poor families with housing.
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
The Fed's decision to cut interest rates for the first time since 2008 could lead to economic policies that are even more reckless.
State governments are leading the charge against opioid makers over their role in the epidemic. A team of researchers at Penn State examined just how much the crisis has cost them.
To one scholar of the post-truth era, tuning in to Robert Mueller's testimony Wednesday was to hear a duel over the facts. Not what the facts imply – but what the facts are.
The US hit the debt ceiling in March and is expected to run out of ways to get around the new $22 trillion limit by September. An economist explains why the ceiling is a dysfunctional relic.
President Trump hinted that he would defy a Supreme Court ruling recently, though he later yielded to its authority. Andrew Jackson – Trump's hero – likewise challenged the rule of law in the 1830s.