Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.
They think Confucius Institutes are a waste of money.
Netizens want Chinese money to fund Chinese schools, but the country's billionaires have reason to hesitate.
For Gaza’s young and ambitious, the ongoing war is just another one of life’s many challenges.
A ChinaFile conversation on the promises and perils of partnering with Beijing on education.
Citizens may be losing faith in what looked like the last bastion of equal opportunity.
We ask nearly 1,000 scholars about trade, aid, and what really stalled the Middle East peace talks.
Skip the seminars and the student debt: Here's everything you'd actually remember after four years.
As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.
More than half of all schools in the Central African Republic have closed due to bloody conflict. Reopening them -- and keeping them safe -- should be an international priority.
Four tips for aspiring wonks.
Sexualized violence against girls is going unchecked in schools around the world -- and the perpetrators are teachers. What can be done to stop them?
A four-step guide to navigating the pressures and prerogatives of the powers-that-be.
Do policymakers listen? Should you get a Ph.D.? And where are all the women?
Why more and more parents in poor countries are paying to send their kids to private school.
Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.
Why America's staggering wealth disparity is an economic problem -- not just a moral one.
From health care to education, what the United States can learn from poorer countries.
How young people meeting on the Internet might help build peace in some of the world's most volatile regions.
A respected professor's open resignation has academics asking where Chinese government meddling will end.
Why Egypt's next constitution won't fulfill the democratic dreams of the revolution.
Despite Ukraine's countless problems, its civil society is proving remarkably vibrant. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.
How reformers made the Bangladeshi civil service more responsive to people's needs.
It's 17 hours a day and goofing off can get you arrested.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?