In an age of globe-trotting American college kids, ubiquitous Internet access, and cell phone networks that reach even sub-Saharan cattle herders, does the world still need the Peace Corps?
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Ten events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2011.
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What Barack Obama should tell the world in his Asia speech.
It's the growing risk of ethnic violence the world should worry about.
Washington may have just gotten a lot less friendly for the president, but he still has plenty of fans in Asia. A look at where he's going, who he's meeting, and what it means.
On the 20th anniversary of the world's most in-depth country ranking, the U.N. Human Development Index finds that global progress is largely on track. But those left behind are more numerous than ever.
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China's neighbors welcome a strong China, just not a dominant one -- and that's where the United States comes in.
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How Malaysia's right-wing Islamist party became the country's best hope for political reform.
Kim Jong Un's ascension in North Korea poses as many questions as it answers.
What the sole footnote in Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars tells us about Europe's growing fears of a terrorist attack.
China's teetering on the verge of its own lost decade, and a meltdown in Beijing would make Japan's economic malaise look like child's play.
The diplomatic tussle over the East China Sea has calmed down, but a bigger foreign-policy problem awaits: China's newly empowered masses won't take 'no' for an answer, and Beijing is right to be scared.
“When [the midwife] meets a poor woman with an unexpected pregnancy, she gives that woman money in exchange for agreeing to put that child in [redacted orphanage.”
“... the border army arrested two people who were trying to bring a baby boy across the border.”