Business

Dispatch

Rough Cut

Nearly all the world's diamonds -- legal or not -- pass through this one Indian city.

Jason Miklian |

Letters

Why Work?

Will working less really make America more productive? 

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

In Box

Fiscal Cliff: A Short History

How did the phrase become shorthand for Washington's embrace of budget brinkmanship?

Uri Friedman |

Argument

A Line in the Sea

Is Japan’s new leader going to pick a fight with China?

Michael Auslin |

Argument

Clash of the Balance Sheets

The most important showdown between China and the United States isn't happening in the Pacific. It's happening at the SEC.

Patrick Chovanec |

The List

You Didn't Build That

Is the future of manufacturing really in America?

James Manyika |

Amy Zegart

Spooks, Incorporated

Does every company need its own CIA?

Amy Zegart |

Argument

The People's Republic of California

Why isn’t the Golden State at the climate talks in Doha?

Michael Levi |

Daniel Altman

Cameron's Leap Off the Fiscal Cliff

Britain embraced austerity instead of following the advice of its own economic giants. What was David Cameron thinking?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

The Imperfect World of George Soros

The billionaire investor wants to understand what it means to live in a world that we cannot fully understand.

Chrystia Freeland |

The List

The New Breakout Nations

Forget the BRICs. Meet seven unheralded countries to watch.

Ruchir Sharma |

Sidebar

No Chickens or Cricket Bats

The strange list of Indian products you can't import in Pakistan.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Daniel Altman

Turning Japanese

Is this the end of the South Korean miracle?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

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 |

Dispatch

It's the Brazilians, Stupid

Meet Brazil's James Carville -- and the other political consultants who are shaking up Latin America's electoral landscape.

Mac Margolis |

Dispatch

The Austrian Miracle

What's the secret of Austria's singular success, while the rest of Europe's economies founder?

Dardis McNamee |

Argument

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 |

Argument

A Tale of Two Asias

In the battle for Asia's soul, which side will win -- security or economics?

Evan A. Feigenbaum |

Argument

The Cyber Trade War

The showdown between China and the United States over telecommunications technology is about much more than just security.

Adam Segal |

Rebuttal

The Pivot to Economics

The State Department is hard at work integrating economics into U.S. foreign policy.

Heidi Crebo-Rediker |

Argument

China's Oil Investment Is Not a Threat

The Chinese purchase of a Canadian oil company is something U.S. officials should welcome, not fear.

Erica Downs |

David Rothkopf

The Third Industrial Revolution

Why yesterday's plan for the economy won't work for tomorrow.

David Rothkopf |

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 |

Argument

Higher Ed

Universities have been forced to innovate – and may emerge stronger than ever.

Ben Wildavsky |

Argument

Nouriel Roubini

He may not be perfect, but there's never been a better time to be in the prophet of doom business.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Hollywood

How foreign audiences saved Tinseltown.

Stephen Galloway |

Argument

McDonald's

In hard times, hungry consumers still flock to the Golden Arches.

Frederick Kaufman |

The Optimist

Work More, Make More?

The case against long hours.

Charles Kenny |

Argument

The Gangnam Phenom

A South Korean video is making waves on the Web. But the West is actually late to the party.

Mark James Russell |

Argument

Turkey's Fragile Success

Turkey has undeniable economic potential, but there is still a lot of work to do.

Cenk Sidar |