It's the fifth-most populous country on the planet as well as Latin America's most influential nation. Just how powerful is Brazil?
With the size of its economy and its high-tech military, the United States is generally considered the most powerful nation on Earth. But how long can it remain that way? Trace explains the limitations that curb U.S. power.
This nation surrounded by water patrols its coastal seas with a defense force and is strong relative to its geographic neighborhood, but it's a bit more modestly powerful in global terms. Trace explains.
It might sound surprising, given the world's troubled times, but there are currently 23 countries that don't employ an active military. Find out how they get by in an increasingly violent 21st century.
While Japan is a strong economy, it's military spending is comparatively slight. Do they make up for it in other ways? Tara explains the status of Japan among the world's powers.
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has just released its findings on interrogation techniques used on terror suspects. Trace reviews the report's findings.
Since the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, Germany has become Europe's largest economy, albeit one with cracks in its fiscal armor. Its military is also experiencing a downturn, thanks to aging equipment. How powerful is the country now? Tara explains.
Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the center of the French city of Rennes Sunday while a huge British bomb from World War II was defused.
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