Development

Argument

A Strange Kind of Victory

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?

Michael Weiss |

Argument

In Pakistan, Slow and Steady Just Might Win the Race

Yes, terrorism is a problem. But Pakistan is making remarkable headway in its transition to democracy.

Sheila Fruman |

Case Studies

The Changemakers

How reformers made the Bangladeshi civil service more responsive to people's needs.

Rushda Majeed |

Argument

Doing Away with Et Cetera

Bosnia's current constitution leaves some people unrepresented. It's time to move away from ethnicity and toward citizenship.

Luka Oreskovic |

Argument

The Anti-Surge

How Obama snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq.

John McCain |

Terms of Engagement

Civil Surge

Can Syrian moderates prove they'd do a better job of governing liberated areas than the Islamist opposition?

James Traub |

Dispatch

Desert Fury

Is the Egyptian military's scorched-earth campaign in Sinai just creating a new generation of terrorists?

Louisa Loveluck |

Argument

The Quiet Revolution

Technology is changing the way we fight war. But it's also changing the way we make peace.     

Sheldon Himelfarb |

Interview

The New Iron Lady

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf talks to Foreign Policy about corruption, press freedom, and developing her nation as a petropower.

Johnny Dwyer |

Daniel Altman

Competitive Chic

The World Economic Forum's big report isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Africa's Phoenix

Don't let al-Shabab fool you: Somalia is making progress. But the West needs to change its approach.

Armin Rosen |

Argument

BRIC Wall

Is the golden age of emerging markets over?

Simeon Djankov |

Terms of Engagement

The Baller

Can Edi Rama take his country from basketcase to breakout star?

James Traub |

Argument

Sliding Toward Damascus

How Syria's civil war crept into the heart of Baghdad -- then went boom.

Jane Arraf |

EXCERPT

The Great Escape

Some thoughts on the health and wealth of nations, and what needs to be done to help those left behind.

Angus Deaton |

Argument

One Size Does Not Fit All

Why it's best to use every tool in the toolbox when it comes to democracy assistance.

Tomas Bridle |

In Box

Moms vs. Markets

Why home cooking can lead to weaker economic performance -- and more dysfunctional politics to boot.

Joshua E. Keating |

The Optimist

Barriers to Entry

How opening borders gives economies a lift.

Charles Kenny |

Letters

It Takes a Village

Why Africa won't wait for Western do-gooders to save a continent.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Letters

Congo Is Too Big to Fail

We've already tried breaking up the DRC -- and more than 1 million people died. 

Mvemba Dizolele |

Argument

Subcontinental Drift

A slowing economy, an exploding submarine, corruption scandals -- what's happened to India?

Sumit Ganguly |

Daniel Altman

If India's Really Booming, Why Is the Rupee Crashing?

Meet the banker who could save the country's faltering currency.

Daniel Altman |

Lab Report

Libya Goes for Broke

The economic paradox of Libya: It’s rich, but it’s bankrupt.

Fayruz Abdulhadi |

Lab Report

Libya's Hard Landing

The days of euphoria are long gone. Can Libyans reboot the revolution?

Chris Stephen |

Argument

The 15,000 Troop Option

Plotting the course for post-2014 Afghanistan.

James Stavridis |

Dispatch

Mugabe's Shameful Protector

Praising Zimbabwe's slightly-less-fraudulent election is like congratulating Anthony Weiner for sending photographs of his genitals to fewer women this year.

Roy Robins |

Argument

The Unsettled Question

Does anyone have the slightest idea how many Jews are in the West Bank?

Elliott Abrams |

Argument

Bridging the Gender Gap

How big data can improve the lives of a billion women and girls.

Melinda Gates |

Argument

The Moroccan Model?

Morocco has a chance to become a regional leader on economic reform. But it still has a way to go.

Dalibor Rohac |

Feature

Chairman of the Board

How Mao unintentionally created China’s capitalist revolution.

Orville Schell |