The developed world could make a big difference to the global economy simply by helping migrants to do what comes naturally: send money home.
Mongolia has been doing a remarkable job of managing a natural-resource bonanza. But dangers still lie ahead.
How did 1,000 skinny militiamen in rubber boots conquer a city of 1 million people in a matter of hours?
FP's Global Thinkers weigh in on the year gone by and what's on the horizon for 2013.
Contraceptives empower women -- and that's good news for the global health and development agenda.
In our search for dramatic solutions to poverty, we sometimes miss the small innovations that could make a big difference in reducing inequality.
The Internet is revolutionizing universities, giving pretty much anyone, anywhere access to a world-class education. Here are seven massive online open course providers you need to know about.
Turkey says it wants to be a model for democracy in the Middle East. But so far its actions lag behind its achievements.
From deadly cross-border conflicts to emboldened terrorist franchises, Barack Obama will confront a host of challenges in Africa during his second term.
In 10 years under Hu Jintao, China has changed to an extent unprecedented in history.
If Barack Obama is reelected, he'll have to deliver on his promises to Africa -- and act more like Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush.
Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.
A new Islamist strongman has taken the stage in North Africa. His rising power is giving him a lot of bad ideas.
Why yesterday's plan for the economy won't work for tomorrow.
The rise of China and India has long since become a cliche. In fact, neither country has done all that well since the crash of 2008 -- but these emerging powerhouses have cleaned up.
The "Black Swan" theorist reflects on the most stable country in human history and the folly of the European Union.
Bjorn Lomborg missed the mark in his attacks on a new report about the costs of climate change.
Paul Ryan wants to cut federal discretionary spending to the level of Equatorial Guinea. Yes, that's as crazy as it sounds.
The Republican candidate gave us a tantalizing hint this week of what his foreign policy might actually look like -- but does he have the guts to actually do what we think he thinks?