The Greek prime minister has gone from leader of the socialist party to wielding the axe against entitlements -- and his long journey has just begun. In an exclusive interview, George Papandreou looks to the future and talks to FP about the Herculean tasks ahead.
From security short falls to lack of government accountibility, Mo Ibrahim, Paul Wolfowitz, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, Bruce Babbitt, and Raymond C. Offenheiser explain those contributing factors that cripple societies and inevitably keep failed states failing.
Will Afghanistan's mineral wealth rescue the country from decades of instability and poverty? It just might -- and here's how.
Politicians, oilmen, and green-energy boosters love to invoke the idea of energy security. None of them know what they're talking about.
How Obamacare could spark the brain drain of physicians from the developing world.
The country's universities are moribund and behind the times. Can Moscow's entrepreneurs and philanthropists build something better?
The bailout may soothe markets, but it won't fix the fundamental problems that have pushed Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Italy to the brink.
Be not troubled by Robert Paarlberg's scaremongering. Organic practices can feed the world -- better, in fact, than wasteful industrial farming.
When Jacqueline Novogratz first traveled to Africa in 1986, she meant business -- the serious business of sharing her entrepreneurial know-how with the poor. Now, the founder of the Acumen Fund, a nonprofit venture capital firm that works in developing countries, tells FP why she first went abroad and why it's time to end the culture of handouts.
Think that Russia and China pose the biggest hacking threats of our time? The virus-plagued computers in Africa could take the entire world economy offline.
Washington's most reliable ally in Latin America, the Colombian president, is on his way out. That's a good thing.
The myth of a monolithic Chinese cyberwar is starting to be dismantled. A look inside the teeming, chaotic world that exists instead -- and that may be far more dangerous.
Yes, it may look like the worst hell on Earth. But there are signs that the decades-long resource war in Central Africa could be shifting for the better -- if only the West stops bankrolling it.
The latest yuppie craze could do more than just cut emissions -- it might also help feed the poor.
Aid groups in the earthquake-battered country are inefficient and unaccountable. Luckily, there’s a solution.
As Washington and Beijing spar over free speech, the Dalai Lama, and Taiwan, here's one thing they are no longer likely to fight about: the world's oil supplies.
From Washington to Beijing, relations are looking more tense than ever. Here's a guide to which disputes matter -- and which are likely to blow over fast.
The prepared text of U.S. of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's speech, delivered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
For as long as many can remember, the United States has been the country with money, influence, and power. But all that is changing, write Brad DeLong and Stephen Cohen in their new book, The End of Influence. FP excerpts exclusively here.
Since the world can't seem to agree on cutting carbon emissions, maybe it's time to try an easier but equally important target: oil.
How Chinese merchants have become the anonymous Sam Waltons to the world's hardest-to-reach consumers.