The Chinese government thinks it can thwart unrest among ethnic minorities by raising their incomes. But prosperity doesn't buy loyalty.
Sorry, but the New York Times' star columnist just doesn’t understand Europe.
Will China's leaders go big and enact serious reforms at the upcoming Third Plenum?
Time has finally run out for the town of Baikalsk.
Spain’s economy might technically be growing again, but most people are still feeling the squeeze.
What's driving the boom market in Chinese currency bonds?
How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.
Why the race for dominance in East Asia is about economic strength, not military power.
Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.
Runaway real estate prices. Skyrocketing healthcare expenses. Brazen land seizures. And China's state TV does an exposé on the cost of a cup of coffee?
It's not just the United States. Democracies around the world are facing a crisis of faith.
Forty years after the Arab oil embargo, new technologies are dramatically reshaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.
Welcome to the Fed, Janet Yellen. Now, can you please save a global economy teetering on the brink of collapse?
Obama’s trying to tank the markets to win the budget fight. Problem is, that might not work -- and Republicans just don’t care.
The far-out, incredibly earnest argument for why the U.S. should merge with its northern neighbor.
The World Economic Forum's big report isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Why feeding China's 1.3 billion people could leave the rest of the world hungry.
Can Angela Merkel keep the German economy humming and reverse dangerous income inequality?
Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.
The vultures are circling over Argentina's stricken economy. Can it hold off disaster until the next election?
Some thoughts on the health and wealth of nations, and what needs to be done to help those left behind.
Why it's best to use every tool in the toolbox when it comes to democracy assistance.