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?
The new climate-change study getting all the headlines is deliberately misleading. Too bad so many in the media got fooled.
A South Korean video is making waves on the Web. But the West is actually late to the party.
There's no one-size-fits-all approach to transition economies. But slow and steady often wins the race.
Turkey has undeniable economic potential, but there is still a lot of work to do.
Burma is open for business, and foreign investors are champing at the bit. Time for a reality check.
How local officials in a township in post-apartheid South Africa confronted the challenge of gang violence.
Why isn't Burma's democracy icon speaking up for minorities -- and against her country's nationalistic, racist, xenophobic, and occasionally violent Buddhist majority?
Why no one should be surprised that the emerging economic superpower is getting cut back down to size.
How a shrewd politician defused ethnic tension and improved public services in one of Indonesia’s most dysfunctional cities.
A facelift ahead of this year's Asia-Pacific summit can't mask the fact that Vladivostok, Russia's easternmost city, is slowly dying.
Why the president's cabinet reshuffle portends a new move toward reform.
China's cities are making the same mistake America made on the path to superpower status.
The troubling ambiguity of FP's rankings. Plus: Finland comes in last for once.
An exclusive look at the 75 powerhouses of the coming urban revolution, brought to you by FP in partnership with the McKinsey Global Institute.
Is Morocco’s King Mohammed VI the savviest ruler in the Arab world?
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.