Daniel Altman

Africa's Human Capital

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the best resources are the people.

Daniel Altman |

The List

The New Breakout Nations

Forget the BRICs. Meet seven unheralded countries to watch.

Ruchir Sharma |

Slide Show

Africa's Forever War

Haunting scenes from Congo's ongoing conflict.

Slide Show |


That Other War

The bloody conflict you didn't read about this week is in Congo, and it threatens to redraw the map of Africa.

Anjan Sundaram |


The World Is Not Enough

Why does the planet's No. 1 spy never go to the really dangerous places?

Frank Jacobs |


The Africa Surprise

From deadly cross-border conflicts to emboldened terrorist franchises, Barack Obama will confront a host of challenges in Africa during his second term.

John Prendergast |

The List

What You Missed While You Were Refreshing Drudge and FiveThirtyEight

A guide to the world news you should get caught up on now that the election is over.

Cara Parks |


Nightmare Squared

Longing for the days of Kim Jong Il? Maybe it's time to transfer your affections to the delusional dictator of Equatorial Guinea.

Pedro Pizano |


Back to Africa

If Barack Obama is reelected, he'll have to deliver on his promises to Africa -- and act more like Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush.

Mvemba Phezo Dizolele |


Prosperity Isn't Just a Matter of Wealth

Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.

Peter Passell |


Littoral Combat Clip

The U.S. military needs to prepare for more operations along the world's coastlines.

Lt. Gen. Richard Mills |

Slide Show

One Storm Away

10 major world cities that could end up underwater.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |


The Man Who Brought the Black Flag to Timbuktu

A new Islamist strongman has taken the stage in North Africa. His rising power is giving him a lot of bad ideas.

William Lloyd-George |


No Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

One of Africa's top business leaders talks about the challenges of encouraging good governance.

Ty McCormick |


Amputation is No Cure for Cancer

South Sudan is gone. But the government in Khartoum still can't escape what ails Sudan.

Jon Temin |

Think Again

Think Again: The BRICS

Together, their GDP now nearly equals the United States. But are they really the future of the global economy?

Antoine van Agtmael |

Slide Show

Murder Most Foul

The world's 10 deadliest cities.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

In Box

The Mayor of Mogadishu

What the politician known as "Tarzan" carries as he goes about transforming the Somali capital.

Mohamed Mubarak |

In Box

The Changing Face of AIDS

The people most at risk today are not always who you'd expect.

Joshua E. Keating |


Reports of al Qaeda's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The terrorist group may be headless, but its tentacles still pack a mean punch.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |


Somalia's Sarajevo

The strategic port city of Kismayo has now been wrested from al-Shabab. But it's still a long way from safe.

Ken Menkhaus |


Unsung Heroes

Some of the world's bravest dissidents are pursuing their fight against injustice with little attention from the outside world. But that doesn't mean they aren't worth knowing about. Here's a list of remarkable people who rarely make it into the headlines.

Tom Malinowski |


Save Benghazi

How the citizens of Benghazi are pushing back against the killers of a U.S. diplomat many considered their friend.

Christopher Stephen |


The Somali Spring

Is the poster child of failed states finally getting its act together?

Ken Menkhaus |

Slide Show

The Pirates of Puntland

What drinking cocktails on a slow boat to Somalia taught me about the battle against piracy.

Slide Show |



How the U.N. saved the Somali pirates from the brink of extinction.

Robert Young Pelton |

Case Studies

Taking on the Gangs in Cape Town

How local officials in a township in post-apartheid South Africa confronted the challenge of gang violence.

Richard Bennet |


Rumblings Along the Coast

Are Kenyan counterterrorism death squads behind the latest spate of targeted killings in Mombasa?

Jonathan Horowitz |


Learning Europe's Lessons in Africa

Why five East African countries are trying to follow in the European Union's footsteps -- minus the common currency.

Blair Glencorse and Charles Landow |


Lions on the Move

10 things you don't know about Africa's booming economy.

Susan Lund |