The story of how the World Bank's investment arm hands out billions in loans to wealthy tycoons and giant multinationals in some of the world's poorest places.
Sorry, Tom Friedman, higher oil prices don't always mean lower levels of democracy.
Haunting photos of a year in the life of the war America is still fighting.
How our fixation with growth blinds us to broader measures of a society's health -- or lack thereof.
Bangladeshis want a reckoning with their bloody past. But they can do it without partisanship?
Africans are getting better at finding their own solutions to African problems.
We can't keep relying on a Vietnam-era treaty to stop nuclear proliferation.
Poland is the classic market economy. But it knows that its future depends on staying close to the European Union.
How a mayor set out to save a Sicilian city from neglect and Mafia influence.
Responses to John Arquilla's "The Big Kill."
Are Russia and China trying to take over the Internet? Probably. But so far they aren't having much luck.
Mubarak may be gone, but his economic policies still haunt Egyptians.
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.