Economics

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 |

Report

Cloud of Uncertainty Lingers Over Business in Russia

The Ukraine crisis is still seen as holding back investment.

Jamila Trindle |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mapping China's Latest Supercity

Introducing the Yangtze Delta Super-Economic Region.

Warner Brown |

Infographic

Where to Invest Around the World, 2014 Edition

Welcome to this year’s Baseline Profitability Index.

Daniel Altman |

Report

The Honeymoon's Already Over

Petro Poroshenko easily won Ukraine's elections. But from air strikes in the east to empty government coffers in Kiev, the country's new president will have no time to celebrate.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Egypt Must Stop Penalizing the Poor

A future President Sisi urgently needs to reform Egypt's economy. But he has to make sure it's not just the rich who benefit.

Allison Corkery |

COLUMN

Who Cares if Putin Torpedoes the Russian Economy?

Oligarchs, maybe. Average Russians, definitely. Putin himself, not at all.

Daniel Altman |

Feature

Rock Star in a Hard Place

Nigeria's high-flying finance minister built Africa's biggest economy. But can she survive her country's turbulent domestic politics?

Ty McCormick |

Argument

Oliver Stone's Disgraceful Tribute to Hugo Chávez

How the renowned director's latest film distorts history and whitewashes an authoritarian thug.

Jeffrey Tayler |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mapping the Four C's of Chinese Wealth

Live in a city near China's coast, and in a capital. (Coal doesn't hurt.)

Warner Brown |

COLUMN

Do We Have Too Much Capital?

Nearly 20 percent of capital in the world’s two biggest economies is sitting idle. Are we saving too much?

Daniel Altman |

Report

‘Everyone Is Corrupt in Kenya, Even Grandmothers’

Is East Africa’s economic powerhouse becoming the continent’s newest lootocracy?

Michela Wrong |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Chinese Are Coming, and It's Going to Be Fine

Chinese companies will create jobs stateside and are required to play by U.S. rules.

Joel Backaler |

In Box

Epiphanies from Hank Paulson

The former U.S. Treasury secretary on China's economy, bitcoin, and the problem with new ideas.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese to Rest of World: Ignore Our GDP

Who cares who's No. 1, they say. Quality of life is what matters.

Alexa Olesen |

ChinaFile

Will China’s Economy Be No. 1 by Dec. 31?

A conversation on China's economy, and on how much size matters.

Zha Daojiong |

Argument

Can Ghana's Democracy Save It from the Oil Curse?

Ghana is one of Africa's big economic success stories. But the discovery of oil has confronted it with some tricky problems.

Robert Looney |

Christian Caryl

Get Real, Nick Kristof

Happy talk isn't going to help Ukraine and Moldova deter Vladimir Putin.

Christian Caryl |