Economics

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Kowtow Now

Why foreign companies need to swallow their pride and get used to apologizing to China.

David Wolf |

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Patently Reasonable

India's Supreme Court has ruled against Big Pharma and for the country's generic drug companies. But who's the big winner in the end?

Miranda Kennedy |

Dispatch

Haiti's Inconvenient Truth

Was a U.N. diplomat pushed out of his position for airing Port-au-Prince's dirty laundry in public?

Jonathan M. Katz |

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The Trillion-Dollar Bureaucrat

He may be the most important central banker in the world. But is China's Zhou Xiaochuan really in charge?

Neil Irwin |

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Make Way for the Hybrids

Yes, institutions are important. But institutions that actually work are even better.

Matt Andrews |

Terms of Engagement

The African Century

The unlucky continent finally seems to be on a real path to growth, but is democracy essential to sustain Africa’s rise?

James Traub |

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Metro Diplomacy

The State Department is engaging the world’s growing cities like never before. A top U.S. diplomat explains why.

Robert D. Hormats |

Dispatch

Rubles in the Sun

Is Vladimir Putin the big winner of the Cypriot banking crisis?

Anna Nemtsova |

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China’s Glass Ceiling

Sure, the Middle Kingdom is becoming a superpower, but it's always going to be No. 2.

Geoff Dyer |

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Beyond Business: Rethinking Microfinance

Banking can do more good for the poor than only helping entrepreneurs.

Timothy Ogden |

Profile

Who's the Most Powerful Woman in the World?

Hint: It's not Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg. She lives in Berlin and is key to solving the euro crisis.

Jeffrey Gedmin |

Dispatch

One of These BRICS Is Not Like the Other

South Africa is a mess. So why does it get to sit at the BRICS big boy table?

Roy Robins |

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The Final Frontier

For savvy investors looking to diversify their portfolios, there’s only one place left to go: sub-Saharan Africa.

Todd Moss |

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Beggaring Thy Neighbors

Poorer countries no longer have rich ones to blame for inequalities in trade. Now they're the ones pulling the strings.

Greg Rushford |

Daniel Altman

The Euro Is Killing Europe

From Cyprus to Portugal, the common currency has been a disaster.

Daniel Altman |

Obit Desk

The Wheeler-Dealer

Boris Berezovsky and Russia’s roaring 1990s.

David E. Hoffman |

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Egypt's Financial High Noon

Cairo needs to tackle its subsidy addiction. And yes, it’s not going to be easy.

Isobel Coleman |

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Syria Is Already More Violent Than Iraq

And its destruction will define the Middle East for years to come.

David Kenner |

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Chinese Statistics

Who’s cooking Beijing’s books?

Tom Orlik |

Dispatch

The Clown Prince Across the Water

Could Boris Johnson actually end up as Britain's prime minister?

Alex Massie |

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Lessons Learned from Kenya's Election

Kenya’s general election wasn’t perfect -- but it was peaceful. Here’s why.

Kristin M. Lord |

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The Best of All Possible Bailouts

Don’t listen to Paul Krugman (and definitely don’t listen to Vladimir Putin). The European plan is Cyprus’s best chance for recovery.

Anders Aslund |

Daniel Altman

Trade Coalitions of the Willing

Forget about the WTO. Here's how Obama is about to change the game on free trade.

Daniel Altman |

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Why the Color Revolutions Failed

Toppling dictators isn't enough. Successful revolutions also embrace the rule of law.

Melinda Haring |

Dispatch

Mali's Bad Trip

Field notes from the West African drug trade.

Andrew Lebovich |

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Social Warfare

Budget hawks' plans to cut funding for political and social science aren't just short-sighted and simple-minded -- they'll actually hurt national security.

Scott Atran |

Dispatch

Xi Pivots to Moscow

What message is China's new leader sending with his first overseas trip?

John Garnaut |

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The Case for Just-in-Time Immigration

Why America needs a personnel system built for the 21st century.

Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg |

Rebuttal

What Bill Gates Got Wrong About Why Nations Fail

Did the Microsoft founder even read our book before he criticized it?

Daron Acemoglu |

Daniel Altman

Hugonomics

Was Chávez good for Venezuela?

Daniel Altman |