Did local democracy help or hinder post-2001 Afghanistan? An MIT study comes up with some surprising insights.
Yanukovych can pick Russia or the European Union. Either way, the economic reforms are coming.
An on-the-ground look at Ukraine's continuing anti-government protests.
Is the declining value of labor behind the dangerous rise in income inequality?
What crocodile-infested rivers and hovercrafts tell us about how people value their own safety.
If the West doesn't shape up, the rest of the world will just go around it.
How investor irrationality and last year's biggest hit combined to send an obscure semiconductor company's stock price surging.
The eurozone lived to fight another day. But a new battle is brewing.
Why Syria must rein in unemployment, food prices, and corruption to ensure a stable future.
When a radical pope says it's time we stopped treating capitalism like it's a religion, American conservatives get preachy.
Why the Ukrainian leader's decision to backtrack on Europe could cost him his political career.
Five ways that Beijing could get rid of its dependence on U.S. debt.
Why Burma's rebels have every reason to be suspicious of government emissaries talking peace.
Vladimir Putin is cheering Ukraine's stiff-arm to Europe. But can Kiev also keep Russia at arm's length?
One of Europe's biggest countries is on the verge of economic collapse. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.
How one woman's fate is derailing Ukraine's European dream.
For Syria's armed opposition, business has become the key to survival. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean fighting Assad.
Congressmen cry foul over currency intervention -- until the U.S. does it.
Is the relaxation of China's one-child policy too little, too late?
The peculiar tale of the Russian town that draws its livelihood from a carcinogenic mineral.
A mounting investigation into the foreign exchange market could be the next black eye for the financial industry.
Why Xi Jinping's pooh-poohed third plenum reforms are actually a pretty big deal.
Can the skyrocketing crypto-currency survive when all of D.C. is looking to tame it?