How development experts have empowered dictators and helped to trap millions and millions of people in poverty.
Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
With civilian rape on the rise, the war on Congo's women comes painfully, pervasively home.
The SEC could help tackle corruption in resource-rich countries around the world -- but the oil industry is getting in the way.
How clumsy foreign advocates unwittingly helped Uganda's anti-gay bill become law.
How a Swiss commodities giant used shell companies to make an Angolan general three-quarters of a billion dollars richer.
Forget ethnic hatred, lack of sea access is the real reason South Sudan is tearing itself apart.
A deadly surge of revenge violence has seized the Central African Republic -- and peacekeepers seem powerless to stop it.
Forget Somalia, the world's new epicenter of piracy is on the other side of Africa.
The secret ingredient in Rwanda's efforts to rebuild its nation after the violence of genocide.
How a $50 million graft scandal is pushing Malawi even closer to environmental catastrophe.
Dealing with dictators cost the U.S. its soul. Now it's time to atone.
Jeffrey Sachs has gone down the rabbit hole on the aid debate. He doesn't even remember what it was all about.
Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.
Peace talks won't solve the crisis in South Sudan. Africa-style justice will.
It's become fashionable to argue that foreign aid doesn't make a difference. Here’s why the critics couldn't be more wrong.
The latest threat to international peacekeeping is political warfare in Washington.
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.
For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
Why security sector reform in Kenya has been much more successful than you might think. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.
Why Kenya's economy is the linchpin of a promising new zone of growth in East Africa. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.
The events that shaped 2013 -- and the photos we won't forget.
The White House bet on guerrilla fighters changing their warring ways. Turns out it was a bad bet.