Too often reformers treat progress toward democracy as if it were a matter of all or nothing. Here's a plea for the messy approach.
Egypt's government is preparing to domesticate the country's informal economy. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea.
The Fed’s new monetary policy could put a big strain on developing economies. But they might be up for it this time.
With a growing economy and a freshly-signed peace agreement, Mozambique's future looks bright. But it needs to act now to avoid the perils of the resource curse.
The Ukrainian leader addresses Congress and Obama, asking hat in hand for help for his beleaguered nation.
Everyone from Paul Krugman to Joseph Stiglitz is weighing in on Scotland’s risky bet. But they don’t get the feeling of yes.
It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.
Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?
Efforts to fix the global debt system grind on with no quick fix.
Economic austerity ruined post-Soviet countries in the 1990s. Why are the same policies being forced on Ukraine today?
Ukraine's new rulers hope to clean up a country that is among the most corrupt in the world. But they don't have a chance if the Western banks keep accepting money stolen from Ukraine.
What if Russians are feeling the squeeze of sanctions but Putin doesn't care?
The financial center’s specialness is in ever-greater danger.
The self-declared republic's economy is based on remittances from abroad -- which are good business, too. So why is the money-transfer industry under threat?
Messy bondholder fight could complicate future defaults.
America's best -- and most cash-rich -- companies aren't helping fix the labor gap. But it's not because interest rates are too high.
Central bankers fueled an emerging-market credit boom that could deflate when they change course.
In the ruins of the Strip, the devastation has spared no one.
Why apartment, shopping, and office complexes keep showing up on the backs of giant, golden flattops.
Why Japan is a wildcard, the Eurozone's in trouble, and the BRICS are a bust.
The revolutionaries of the Maidan wanted to end crony capitalism. But it's back with a vengeance.
The years of easy growth are over. Turkey can only sustain its economic success by undertaking bold reforms. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
Why African leaders have growing doubts about the virtues of free trade.
Face it: Hillary Clinton will be a two-term president, and I’ll vote for her. But a Democratic stranglehold on the White House is bad for America.
Lines between countries used to have little importance in Africa's most dynamic region. How times have changed.