Education

COLUMN

Suspended Animation in the Strip

For Gaza’s young and ambitious, the ongoing war is just another one of life’s many challenges.

Lauren Bohn |

ChinaFile

The Debate Over Confucius Institutes in the United States

A ChinaFile conversation on the promises and perils of partnering with Beijing on education. 

Stephen I. Levine |

In Box

We Don't Need No Education

Thought control in the classroom is real -- and it works.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Tea Leaf Nation

Is China Losing its 'Last Fair Path' to Prosperity?

Citizens may be losing faith in what looked like the last bastion of equal opportunity.

Rachel Lu |

Report

Snap Poll: Does Obama Need to Put Troops in Ukraine to Prove America Is Tough?

We ask nearly 1,000 scholars about trade, aid, and what really stalled the Middle East peace talks.

Daniel Maliniak |

COLUMN

How to Get a B.A. in International Relations in 5 Minutes

Skip the seminars and the student debt: Here's everything you'd actually remember after four years.

Stephen M. Walt |

Christian Caryl

In a Divided Ukraine, Even Victory Over Hitler Isn’t What It Used to Be

As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

No More Empty Classrooms

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.

Alice Albright |

Argument

War and Purgatory

What Syria can learn from Bosnia and its post-war mistakes.

Heather McRobie |

COLUMN

Abuse of Power

Sexualized violence against girls is going unchecked in schools around the world -- and the perpetrators are teachers. What can be done to stop them?

Lauren Wolfe |

COLUMN

The Keys to the Foreign-Policy Kingdom

A four-step guide to navigating the pressures and prerogatives of the powers-that-be.

Micah Zenko |

Feature

Does the Academy Matter?

Do policymakers listen? Should you get a Ph.D.? And where are all the women?

FP Staff |

In Box

Learning Curve

Why more and more parents in 
poor countries are paying to send 
their kids to private school.

Charles Kenny |

Tea Leaf Nation

Tears for Fears

Chinese educators are rethinking the learn-and-churn model.

Yiqin Fu |

COLUMN

King Kendrick and the Ivory Tower

What hip-hop can teach academia. Seriously.

Marc Lynch |

Christian Caryl

African Growing Pains

Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.

Christian Caryl |

Daniel Altman

The Inefficiency of Inequality

Why America's staggering wealth disparity is an economic problem -- not just a moral one.

Daniel Altman |

COLUMN

Keeping It Central

From health care to education, what the United States can learn from poorer countries.

Daniel Altman |

Feature

The Real eHarmony

How young people meeting on the Internet might help build peace in some of the world's most volatile regions.

Sheldon Himelfarb |

Tea Leaf Nation

A 'Narrowing Path' for China's Scholars

A respected professor's open resignation has academics asking where Chinese government meddling will end.

Yiqin Fu |

Argument

Drafting Discord

Why Egypt's next constitution won't fulfill the democratic dreams of the revolution.

Isobel Coleman |

Lab Report

The Grassroots Are Growing

Despite Ukraine's countless problems, its civil society is proving remarkably vibrant. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.

Nadia Diuk |

Case Studies

The Changemakers

How reformers made the Bangladeshi civil service more responsive to people's needs.

Rushda Majeed |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Cram School from Hell

It's 17 hours a day and goofing off can get you arrested.

Rachel Lu |

Christian Caryl

What My Daughter Deserves

The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Saving Humanitarian Intervention From Itself

As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?

Blair Glencorse |

Lab Report

Libya's Unarmed Revolutionaries

Civil society groups face an uphill battle in a society dominated by militias.

Fadil Aliriza |

Daniel Altman

Calling Out the Austerians

Why starving the beast will kill the U.S. economy.

Daniel Altman |

Dispatch

J-School in the Land of the Junta

Can Burma build a free media or will the government’s new soft-sell propaganda win out?

Dustin Roasa |