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Combating Maritime Piracy

April 23, 2009


Introduction Maritime piracy has been on the rise for years, according to the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Center. But until 2008, when pirates operating off the coast of Somalia hijacked a ship full of Russian tanks and an oil supertanker, the crime drew limited international attention. By early 2009, more than a dozen […]

Leading Africa

April 22, 2009


Originally published on Introduction South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya are considered sub-Saharan Africa’s anchor states. Each country is the financial and infrastructure hub of its subregion, and each has played a robust role in regional peace and security. The United States has supported these states with the expectation that each would foster stability among […]

U.S.-Mexico Relations Timeline

April 16, 2009


This three-part interactive timeline, published on, looks at the history of U.S.-Mexico relations from independence to present.