Angels and Demons

Pentecostalism is the world's fastest growing religious movement. But in much of Africa, it's fueling witch-hunts and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Jill Filipovic |


The World in 2030

The United Nations is vowing to end extreme poverty within our lifetimes. Here's why that might actually be realistic.

John Norris |

Christian Caryl

What George W. Bush Did Right

The 43rd president of the United States did a great thing for humankind -- but most Americans have no idea.

Christian Caryl |


Ladyboys in the Gulf

The riches of the United Arab Emirates hold promise for transgender sex workers, but also danger and unspeakable cruelty.

Sulome Anderson |

In Box

The Changing Face of AIDS

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

Joshua E. Keating |


Predators for Peace

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

Jack C. Chow |


No Longer Invisible

For better or worse, the Kony 2012 campaign has brought the fugitive warlord to the attention of the world. So what do we do now?

Michael Wilkerson |


The Global Health President

Why Rick Santorum would be great news for the AIDS fight in Africa.

Jack C. Chow |

The List

Ten More WikiLeaks You Missed

From the Indian April Fools cable to Hanoi's sexy discos to China's dangerous nuclear plants, Julian Assange's hits just keep on coming.

Ty McCormick |


Swaziland's Silent HIV Epidemic

In one of the most beautiful parts of the world, and also one of the deadliest.

Shaun Raviv |

Failed States

The Brutal Truth

Failed states are mainly a threat to their own inhabitants. We should help them anyway.

Stewart Patrick |

In Other Words

An Eerie Silence

Why is it so hard for South Africa to talk about AIDS?

Jonny Steinberg |


Is the WHO Becoming Irrelevant?

Why the world's premier public health organization must change or die.

Jack C. Chow |

The List

The Save-the-World Clock

Global leaders promised a decade ago to end poverty by 2015. With just five years left, the U.N. General Assembly -- including an estimated 140 heads of state -- will meet this week to assess progress. How much good has been done? Here's a hint: not enough.

Elizabeth Dickinson |


Dollar Diplomacy Can Be Healthy For China

Beijing is handy at tapping into international funds for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Here's why sending money to China also helps the rest of the world.

Drew Thompson and Jia Ping |

In Box

Best. Decade. Ever.

The first 10 years of the 21st century were humanity's finest -- even for the world's bottom billion.

Charles Kenny |


China's Billion-Dollar Aid Appetite

Why is Beijing winning health grants at the expense of African countries?

Jack C. Chow |


The Long Emergency

Barack Obama's administration is taking an expansive, ambitious approach to global health. Does that mean giving up on combating HIV/AIDS?

Elizabeth Dickinson |


The Ultimate Bug Zapper

Could a new weapon deal the definitive blow in the long battle of man vs. mosquito? Forget bed nets; think lasers. Nathan Myhrvold, Bill Gates's ideas guy, tells FP about his plans to defeat malaria.

Elizabeth Dickinson |


The Many Wives of Jacob Zuma

Why the South African president's polygamy is about more than womanizing.

Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen |


Can South Africa's Bungling Ex-President Save Darfur?

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki tries to rewrite the history of his diplomatic career.

Kate Prengel |


Uganda's Outrageous New Sex Law

A Ugandan Parliamentarian wants to outlaw homosexuality and prescribe the death penalty for having sex while HIV positive. The worse news is, he might actually get what he wants.

Michael Wilkerson |

Briefing Book

How to Save Lives by Breaking All the Rules

How former U.S. Global AIDS coordinator Mark Dybul ditched the bureaucracy, stopped intergovernmental turf wars, pushed for results, and helped create an anti-poverty machine that actually works.

Mark Dybul |

Think Again

Think Again: A Marshall Plan for Africa

America brought Europe back to life a half-century ago. Why not give Africa the same chance?

Glenn Hubbard |

Think Again

Think Again: Africa's Crisis

As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Africa, the continent is in far better shape than most experts think.

Charles Kenny |


Brazil's Blessing in Disguise

How Lula turned an HIV crisis into a geopolitical opportunity.

Eduardo J. Gómez |


Quest for the Cure

More than a third of the world's population doesn’t have access to essential medications. Greedy drug companies, government bureaucracies, and apathy all get in the way. Some brave scientists have had enough of the high costs and red tape. They're frustrated, they're mad, and now they're finding ways to buck the system.

Erika Check |


The Muslim Face of AIDS

AIDS does not discriminate by religion or citizenship. Yet, for years, leaders of Muslim countries have denied the pandemic's threat to their societies. While they looked the other way, HIV quietly crept into the most vulnerable populations in the most volatile parts of the world. Muslim leaders must now address the threat -- or risk losing their community of believers to a global plague.

Laura M. Kelley |

Think Again

Think Again: AIDS

Two decades and billions of dollars into the fight against AIDS, the world still has a long way to go in arresting the epidemic. The cash that donor governments roll out with much fanfare won't make a dent so long as misperceptions persist about how we are winning and losing the battle against the disease.

Tina Rosenberg |