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.
Can Syrian moderates prove they'd do a better job of governing liberated areas than the Islamist opposition?
Is the Egyptian military's scorched-earth campaign in Sinai just creating a new generation of terrorists?
Technology is changing the way we fight war. But it's also changing the way we make peace.
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf talks to Foreign Policy about corruption, press freedom, and developing her nation as a petropower.
The World Economic Forum's big report isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Don't let al-Shabab fool you: Somalia is making progress. But the West needs to change its approach.
How Syria's civil war crept into the heart of Baghdad -- then went boom.
Some thoughts on the health and wealth of nations, and what needs to be done to help those left behind.
Why it's best to use every tool in the toolbox when it comes to democracy assistance.
Why home cooking can lead to weaker economic performance -- and more dysfunctional politics to boot.