First American in Space
NASA launches the first American, Navy commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr., into space. Russia's Yuri Gagarin had accomplished the feat only a few weeks earlier.
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Designed like a mosque, the Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology now represents the devil’s bargain.
The rhetoric and reality of Russian foreign policy.
What is Written Cannot Be Undone?
Russia in Global Affairs
The latest spying scandal has created the biggest crisis yet for Germany's foreign intelligence agency.
America's Willing Helper
The Clash of Ideas
The ideological battles that made the modern world—and will shape the future.Explore the Anthology
Turning Point: Energy’s New World
The rapid drop in oil prices and continuing geopolitical and economic uncertainty are buffeting the energy industry and many countries and will have a noticeable impact on the world economy in 2015. These developments raise critical questions. How will the world economy, with the United States growing robustly but a mixed outlook in Europe and China, shape energy demand? What will be the impact of geopolitical upheaval, on the one hand, and technological progress, on the other? Can the unconventional revolution, which has vaulted North America again to a leading role as an energy supplier, go global? Will Africa become a major new energy power? And what role will policy and regulation play, especially leading up to the Paris climate talks next December? This special section, Turning Point: Energy’s New World, addresses several key issues at the heart of the current energy picture.Read more
Beijing's "Rat People"
The Chinese Dream Goes Underground