Economics

Christian Caryl

The Streets Ain't What They Used to Be

Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Bringing the Pain

Can sanctions hurt Putin enough to make him give up Crimea?

Daniel W. Drezner |

Argument

Old People Are Sucking Us Dry

Why senior citizens are bankrupting America.

Daniel Altman |

Report

Market Correction

The Obama administration hoped global markets would punish Russia. It's not happening.

Elias Groll |

Christian Caryl

Rescue Me!

Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?

Christian Caryl |

COLUMN

Get Real

Brazil's economic party ended well before the World Cup was set to begin. What went wrong? 

Daniel Altman |

Report

After the Revolution

Ukraine's new leaders took down a president. Can they rebuild their country?

Jamila Trindle |

Feature

Demolition Man

Italy's new 39-year-old prime minister is in a race against time to save his country. Will Rome destroy him first?

Gianni Riotta |

Report

The Loan That Launched A Crisis

The Ukrainian conflict isn't just about politics.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Hey Ukraine, That Crackdown Is Gonna Cost You

With Kiev in flames, the West hopes sanctions will force the Ukrainian government to put down its guns.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Mexico on the Brink

Mexican society is reeling from an epidemic of organized crime. But now it faces another challenge: taking its economy to the next level.

Shannon K. O'Neil |

Argument

Muting the Noise

How the media make us all bad investors.

Daniel Altman |

Dispatch

Head in the Sand

How long can Venezuela's president pretend not to see the economic ruin his policies have created?

Peter Wilson |

Christian Caryl

The Young and the Restless

Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Good Neighbors

Why the United States needs strong ties with Canada and Mexico -- now more than ever.

Shannon O'Neil |

Report

Iran's Black Gold

A spike in Iran's oil exports raises fears Tehran will be less likely to cut a permanent nuclear deal.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Is Jamaica Poised for a Turn-Around?

Jamaican bobsledders have been getting all the attention, but the country's economy has been doing pretty well, too.

Robert Looney |

Report

An Offer They Can't Refuse

Will China win its 65-year war with Taiwan -- without firing a shot?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

The Unmanned Surge

Getting America back to work … in Afghanistan.

Matt Bors |

Argument

Ukraine's False Choice

There are no winners in the geopolitical tug of war between Russia and the West.

Samuel Charap |

Tea Leaf Nation

It's Official: China Is Becoming a New Innovation Powerhouse

The world's factory is turning into an R&D machine -- and fast catching up with America.

David Wertime |

Daniel Altman

Myopia in the Markets

Political instability -- from Turkey to Brazil -- is unnerving investors. Could the focus on short-term gain unsettle the global economy?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Locked Out

Forget ethnic hatred, lack of sea access is the real reason South Sudan is tearing itself apart.

Brenda Shaffer |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's 'Chicken Fart Decade'

Netizens suffocating in smog have a new way to protest the negative effects of GDP growth.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

March of the 'Sea Turtles'

Some of China's best and brightest return home after jaunts overseas -- only to leave again.

Rachel Lu |

Report

Recycled

If Obama's energy and trade policies sound familiar, they should.

Jamila Trindle |

Dispatch

Cambodia's 'Tahrir Square'

Protests against the authoritarian government of Prime Minister Hun Sen are reaching a boiling point.

Christina Larson |

In Box

Leftists for Life

Why the Great Recession's "lost generation" may be lost to the right wing -- forever.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

COLUMN

Waiting for Davos Woman

Why culture is not a virtue.

David Rothkopf |