South Asia

Argument

Two Worlds, One Climate

Forget Kyoto. There’s a much better way to persuade the developing world to fight climate change.

Peter Passell |

Argument

Red Flag and the Silver Screen

Why is China buying America's movie theaters?

Shaun Rein |

Christian Caryl

In the Crosshairs

Why controlling the international arms trade can help to build stable societies.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Global Middle Class Is Bigger Than We Thought

A new way of measuring prosperity has enormous implications for geopolitics and economics.

Shimelse Ali |

The List

Comrade Locke

Why is China so obsessed with America's backpack-wearing, coupon-clipping ambassador?

Anne Henochowicz |

Argument

Shanghaied

Why you shouldn't believe everything you read about China. Hint: not even the journalists really know what’s going on.

Geoff Dyer |

Argument

The Rise of India's Soft Power

It's not just Bollywood and yoga anymore.

Rani D. Mullen |

Review

The Ravenous Dragon and the Fruits of Adversity

Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.

Peter Passell |

Argument

China's iPad Generation

Meet the children left behind when mommy and daddy go to the factory.

Deborah Jian Lee |

Argument

Citizen Chen

How a Chinese legal activist became an icon of freedom.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Slide Show

9 Ways of Looking at Chen

A human rights hero becomes a meme.

Sophie Beach |

Argument

Obama's Smart Diplomacy in China

The United States did the right thing in cutting a deal to save blind activist Chen Guangcheng. But his case highlights just how much progress China needs to make on human rights.

Frank Jannuzi |

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 |