As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to grow both in China and around the world, it remains to be seen whether efforts to contain the disease are having an impact.
After departing Iraq in 2011, U.S. troops returned in 2014 to battle the Islamic State. They have remained even after the jihadist group's defeat.
The Sept. 14 attacks left the world scrambling to offset the sharp loss of Saudi oil production. And now, emerging evidence of Iranian involvement could invoke a U.S. response.
Since graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986, the careers of Mike Pompeo, Ulrich Brechbuhl, Brian Bulatao, Mark Esper, David Urban and Mark Green have periodically intersected. Now they have converged in the Trump administration.
Iran has invested for decades in capabilities to better strike U.S. assets, critical energy infrastructure around the Persian Gulf and other key strategic targets in the region. But how long would they last in military confrontation with the United States?
Regardless of the specifics of Warsaw and Washington's potential new defense agreement, any increase in the U.S. military position in Poland -- no matter how small -- is bound to prompt Russia to build up its own position.
To retaliate for White House targeting of its technology sector, Beijing could limit exports of the elements crucial to U.S. tech production. But such a move would carry a steep price.
Recent votes show that the Continent's politics are more divided than ever. That's only going to make general elections more difficult to predict and impede the formation of new governments.
The risks to global growth don't yet add up to recession, but some danger spots lurk.
The 25 percent import tax levied by the United States against China will affect the whole country, but some sectors and provinces will be hit harder than others.
China and Mexico have struck back against U.S. tariffs, targeting products grown in some congressional districts currently held by Republicans.