Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.
It's become fashionable to argue that foreign aid doesn't make a difference. Here’s why the critics couldn't be more wrong.
From health care to education, what the United States can learn from poorer countries.
Why Kenya's economy is the linchpin of a promising new zone of growth in East Africa. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.
The U.S. slammed shut a border crossing to Mexico after 9/11, isolating and starving a village on the other side. The passage reopened in 2013, but stark divisions remain.
Why the market for the global poor isn’t as big as you might think.
After decades of corruption and conflict, the Democratic Republic of Congo edges toward statehood.
Burma's census disregards the complex ethnic identities of its people. Could this breathe new life into sectarian conflict?
Did local democracy help or hinder post-2001 Afghanistan? An MIT study comes up with some surprising insights.
Sorry, but the real number of Arab Israelis isn't an existential threat to the Jewish state.
Yanukovych can pick Russia or the European Union. Either way, the economic reforms are coming.
Is the declining value of labor behind the dangerous rise in income inequality?
What crocodile-infested rivers and hovercrafts tell us about how people value their own safety.
If the West doesn't shape up, the rest of the world will just go around it.
Look past their funky threads and outlandish hairdos. China's alienated young migrants are here to stay.
Why Burma's rebels have every reason to be suspicious of government emissaries talking peace.
One of Europe's biggest countries is on the verge of economic collapse. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.
Is the relaxation of China's one-child policy too little, too late?
The Chinese government thinks it can thwart unrest among ethnic minorities by raising their incomes. But prosperity doesn't buy loyalty.
Will China's leaders go big and enact serious reforms at the upcoming Third Plenum?
Some pundits are celebrating the effort to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. But if this is progress, what does failure look like?
Yes, terrorism is a problem. But Pakistan is making remarkable headway in its transition to democracy.
How reformers made the Bangladeshi civil service more responsive to people's needs.
Bosnia's current constitution leaves some people unrepresented. It's time to move away from ethnicity and toward citizenship.