South Asia

Argument

China's Left Behind Children

Breakneck growth has made China an economic miracle. But will the destruction of families prove to be too high a cost?

Deborah Jian Lee |

Christian Caryl

Lying to Tell the Truth

Saving the world is no excuse for fudging the facts.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Tobacco's War on Women

The global tobacco industry is targeting women in emerging markets. Can public policy rise to the challenge?

Brad Edmondson |

Argument

Why America Must Save Chen Guangcheng

Now is one of those times when the United States must live up to its ideals.

Frank Wolf |

Argument

State of Injustice

What the bizarre cases of Bo Xilai and Chen Guangcheng can tell us about China.

Sophie Richardson |

Argument

Predators for Peace

Drones have revolutionized war. Why not let them deliver aid?

Jack C. Chow |

Argument

Away From the Handouts

The argument for a new approach to development aid.

Peter Passell |

Interview

Financial (Secret) Services

A conversation with the mysterious Anonymous analysts who are exposing fraud and corruption in Chinese companies -- and taking them down.

Isaac Stone Fish |

The List

Sex and the Single Mullah

Islamic scholars are prepared to answer questions and issue fatwas on almost any realm of modern life. Sometimes, it can get a little kinky.

Joshua E. Keating |

Interview

Doing Right by the World's Women

A conversation with the first female head of the U.N. Development Program on the most pressing issues for women in the developing world.

Margaret Slattery |

Feature

The Most Powerful Women You've Never Heard Of

The Angela Merkels and Dilma Rousseffs get all the attention. But they're not the only female leaders running the world.

FP Staff |

The Optimist

Get an MBA, Save the World

If you want to work in international development, go work for a big, bad multinational company.

Charles Kenny |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Norway's mass killer goes on trial, the space shuttle Discovery lands in Washington, and North Korea celebrates the 100th birthday of Kim Il Sung.

Slide Show |

Argument

April Is the Cruelest Month … for China

Beijing's leaders are finding out the hard way that being a superpower isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Sophie Richardson |

Argument

The Terrible Tiger

Vietnam may look like a success story, but with Burma's recent thaw, it's now the most repressive country in Southeast Asia.

Dustin Roasa |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

North Korea launches a dud, a fragile cease-fire holds in Syria, and Rick Santorum bows out.

Slide Show |

Argument

Treacherous Waters

The latest bad publicity for the global cruise industry is just the tip of the iceberg.

Ross A. Klein |

Slide Show

Welcome to Shura City

Religious and ethnic conflicts have left the Taliban's headquarters-in-exile battered and bleeding.

Farah Jan |

Argument

The Indian Mutiny That Wasn't

What's behind the strange coup rumors in Delhi?

Shashank Joshi |

Argument

Decoupling: Ties That No Longer Bind

Emerging market economies have protected themselves from global economic downturns.

Peter Passell |

The Optimist

Sharing the Burden

Why Africa doesn't need your white guilt anymore.

Charles Kenny |

Micah Zenko

We Can't Drone Our Way to Victory in Afghanistan

It’s time for the United States to think of new ways to combat terrorism in Southwest Asia.

Micah Zenko |

Slide Show

Combat Camera

The year's best military photography.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

A tragedy in Toulouse, spring has sprung, and a general testifies.

Slide Show |

Christian Caryl

Lessons for America from the Global War on Sleaze

When it comes to fighting corruption, it turns out there’s a lot that the U.S. can learn from developing countries.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Failure 2.0

India's big, new foreign policy idea is even worse than its last one. And that's saying something.

Sadanand Dhume |

Argument

Fire on the Mountain

How many Tibetans have to burn themselves before the Chinese care?

Tsering Woeser |

Argument

The Politics of Sorry

Six stations on the road to forgiveness -- and why there's no harm in President Obama apologizing to Afghanistan.

Karl E. Meyer |

Argument

Onward and Upward

Why economics -- the dismal science -- is far too pessimistic when it comes to analyzing the amazing gains in poverty eradication.

Charles Kenny |