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.
Indian growth is slowing. But there are two key reforms that will help.
From populism to liberalism and back again: Argentina's economic policy makers are still looking for a formula that works.
Don't believe all the rosy news about Mexico's rise -- this emerging economy is still stuck emerging.
Africa growth skeptics have got it wrong. The continent's rise is very real.
Nicaragua’s president is the latest Latin American populist to flirt with the market. But his political risks are high.
Indonesia has been coasting on its natural wealth for too long. Now it's time to start investing in the country's people.
The International Finance Corporation responds to Cheryl Strauss Einhorn's investigation into the World Bank's investment arm.
Why the rumors of Africa's explosive growth have been greatly exaggerated.
Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.