Development

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 |

Argument

Aiding and Abetting

Why are the United States and Japan still giving tens of millions of dollars in aid to China?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

Where Apartheid Lives On

Mandela helped South Africans find their way to political freedom. But they still haven’t managed to overcome the economic legacy of the old regime.

Robert Looney |

Daniel Altman

The Nearly Foolproof Recipe to Make Poor Countries Richer

It's not what the World Bank's president is cooking up.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Building a Movement to End Poverty

World Bank president to private sector: Take your money off the sidelines.

Jim Yong Kim |

Argument

Guilt Trip

Why President Obama's tour of Africa is already a disappointment.

Mwangi S. Kimenyi |