Economics

Report

The Clock Winds Down for Argentina to Pay Up

But even a default won't stop this soap opera.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It's time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country's future.

Clare Lockhart |

Argument

Development Déjà Vu

How can the new BRICS bank avoid repeating the same mistakes and egregious human rights violations of the World Bank?

Lauren Carasik |

Argument

How to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Africa

Obama's major summit with the continent's leaders will only succeed if the White House eschews autocrats in favor of a new generation of democratic champions. 

Jeffrey Smith |

Argument

Brexit Stage Right

If Britain makes good on its threats to leave the European Union, the impact will be felt far beyond Europe.

Tim Oliver |

Argument

The Boko Haram Economy

Nigeria now boasts the largest economy in Africa. So why are homegrown terrorists thriving?

Robert Looney |

COLUMN

Swimming in Money

Income inequality matters less than wealth inequality, so why is everyone still talking about taxing your salary?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Europe’s Goldilocks Dilemma

Austerity is crippling the eurozone's recovery. But a straightjacket treaty and a latent banking crisis mean it's not going anywhere soon.

Mark Blyth |

COLUMN

The GNOE’s Last Hurrah

Surprise -- there are limits to how well politics and economics can predict World Cup matches.

Daniel Altman |

In Box

The Path of Least Resistance

Why India's biggest problem 
isn't Narendra Modi.

Sumit Ganguly |

COLUMN

Magic Money and Budgetary Malpractice

There's something fishy about the U.S. Navy wanting to create a new fund to pay for nuclear submarines -- so it can also pay for other ships.

Gordon Adams |

Report

France Latest Country Seeking Alternative to Almighty Dollar

Smarting from a record fine on its largest bank, France wants the dollar dislodged as the global default currency.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses a Vertebra

Neymar’s injury shows what happens when soccer enters a bad equilibrium.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Is Europe Ready to Commit?

Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.

Peter Pomerantsev |

COLUMN

Get Ready for the Perma-Slump

Sorry to be a downer, but the American economy’s best days are behind it. (And China’s are too.)

Daniel Altman |

Argument

T-Rex vs. Navy SEAL

Why innovation-driven Chile might be just the team to beat old-school Brazil.

Daniel Altman |

Dispatch

The Hidden Victims of India's Suicide Belt

Farmers are killing themselves over debt in Punjab state -- and leaving wives, daughters, and other women behind.  

Mallika Kaur |

Report

Afghanistan Escapes Blacklist

Afghan banks dodged an international black mark Friday when a watchdog organization gave the government another shot at cleaning up its corrupt banking system.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

The Game Theory of the Game

When the United States meets Germany, will either side try to win?

Michael Goodman |

Argument

How to Price a Meaningless Match

Why iffy third-round games in the World Cup’s group stage should trade at a discount.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Colombia Comes out of Its Shell

Globalization has benefited its economy and its soccer, but at what cost?

John E. Rojas |

Dispatch

In Yemen, A Revolution in Reverse

A fuel crisis prompts worries that the old regime is exploiting instability to bring itself back to power.

Peter Salisbury |

Argument

Colombia Calls a Draw in the War on Drugs

After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.

Oliver Kaplan |

Argument

It's Not Just About Talent

West African countries have the players to win the World Cup, but they can’t develop them -- just like their economies.

Mallé Fofana |

Argument

Welcome to Midfield General!

There's more to the World Cup than a bunch of soccer games and funky hairstyles.

Daniel Altman |

Christian Caryl

False Positive

Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.

Christian Caryl |

COLUMN

Please Do Not Teach This Woman to Fish

Why poor countries have too many entrepreneurs and not enough factory workers.

Daniel Altman |

Dispatch

Brazil Is 'Totally Screwed'

The land of sun, sex, and soccer couldn’t be more down about the World Cup.

Shannon Sims |

Lab Report

Put Tunisians Back to Work

Post-revolutionary Tunisia has made great strides toward democracy. Now it needs to deliver on promises of economic growth. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.

Emmanuel Martin |