Unless the United States gets serious now about its postwar planning, Syria could spin out of control.
For years, Rwanda's budding dictator, Paul Kagame, has gotten away with murder, while winning praise (and billions of dollars) from the West. But is the blind support for this strongman finally drying up?
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.
Can Egypt's economy deliver on the revolutionary promise of a better future for all?
Public health activists and pharmaceutical companies are finally joining forces to help developing countries get access to low-cost drugs.
South America's superpower is shoving its weight around across the continent -- and the natives aren't exactly thrilled.
In the wake of its war with the Serbs, Kosovo faced a yawning law enforcement gap. Here's how the international community helped an embyronic country rebuild its police.
It wouldn’t actually be that hard to restore Mexico’s economic fortunes -- if the new president is willing to show some backbone.
A new U.N. report has highlighted Rwanda's responsibility for continuing conflict in the Congo. Washington's inaction is an outrage.
Why the country will pay the price for its wildly overrated prime minister.
The brutal regime in Khartoum has a new weapon more deadly than bombs: hunger.
How Burma’s pro-democracy movement betrayed its own ideals and rehabilitated the military
Why conservative economists are aghast at radical reforms by Argentina’s central bank.
Yemen's new president claims to have driven al Qaeda from its strongholds. But Yemenis fear the militants will be back.
Even as the country around it sinks into a morass of drug-fueled crime, Mexico City has remained surprisingly safe.
The Royal Thai Embassy responds to Joshua Kurlantzick's piece on Thailand's controversial lèse-majesté law.
Though politicians love to talk about saving for a rainy day, not many have actually managed to pull it off. How Chile bucked the trend.
The protest movement against Omar al-Bashir is growing -- fast -- and it needs the world’s support.
Relying only on the state to implement democratic reforms in Burma is a fool’s errand. But there’s a better way.
Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.
This week the world is celebrating Aung San Suu Kyi’s achievements as a pro-democracy activist. Now the question is: Can she finish the job?
President Aquino's anti-corruption program is just what the Philippines economy needs.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef was a menace. We should be happy he's gone, but worried about the aging House of Saud he leaves behind.