Economics

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 |

COLUMN

D-Day for Draghi

The eurozone's central bank is up to something big. And this time, global investors could be hitting the beaches.

Daniel Altman |

Lab Report

Embracing Enemies in Tunisia

Tunisia's main political forces have agreed on a deal to shore up the political middle and undermine extremists. That could be a crucial milestone on the path to democracy. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.

Oussama Romdhani |

Argument

Is Ukraine More Like Latvia or Greece?

This question might seem odd, but it's at the heart of what world leaders need to grapple with at the G7 summit this week.

Bruce Stokes |