Poorer countries no longer have rich ones to blame for inequalities in trade. Now they're the ones pulling the strings.
Cairo needs to tackle its subsidy addiction. And yes, it’s not going to be easy.
How an ex-British prime minister’s sister-in-law, a headhunter’s grandson, dodgy PR firms, and a Malaysian kingpin are colliding in a fight over the future of democracy.
Did the Microsoft founder even read our book before he criticized it?
Hugo Chávez subordinated the needs of Venezuela’s economy to the imperative of keeping himself in power. Now the job of cleaning up falls to his successor.
Critics of the war are missing the big picture: Afghanistan is much better off today.
How second-generation emerging markets became today's hottest investment story.
Nigeria's finance minister on resource curses, African growth, and why America shouldn't be so smug about corruption.
Yes, Muslim-majority Indonesia has made a successful transition to democracy. But no, that doesn’t make it an example for the Arab Spring.
Morales talks big populist talk. Here's how it's actually working out.
Land is more than real estate. In many parts of the world, it’s the key to survival, belonging, and identity.
Vladimir Putin is vowing to make a dent in the eternal Russian problem of corruption. Skepticism is warranted.
Venezuelans are contemplating the possibility of a new life without Hugo Chávez. But can the existing system continue in the absence of its creator?
The 43rd president of the United States did a great thing for humankind -- but most Americans have no idea.
Free Trade Zones are meant to promote trade and improve economies. But they often end up being a cover for crime.
It’s not Islamic radicals or war that’s killing the poor people of the Sahel. It’s something far simpler.
Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.
We can make dramatic progress in lowering maternal mortality -- but we need better data, and more of it.
The rise of African economies has been a big subject of debate for FP contributors. But where are they getting their numbers?
How China crushed the triad gangs and created the world's new gambling Mecca.