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.
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The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?
Civil society groups face an uphill battle in a society dominated by militias.
Can Burma build a free media or will the government’s new soft-sell propaganda win out?
Why America should swap its retirees, patients, and students for skilled immigrant labor.
Today's terrorists aren't "sophisticated." They're stupider than ever.
Rampaging Islamist vigilantes are cracking down on free expression -- and ruining Tunisia's Arab Spring.
Did the Microsoft founder even read our book before he criticized it?
The president's State of the Union address is the best place to focus responsibility and re-launch the American economy. Because the real problem is Washington.
After Republicans' election-year drubbing, the United States has an historic opportunity to fix its broken immigration system. And the arguments against reform simply don't hold up anymore.
Egypt is witnessing the slow-motion collapse of a stagnant and brutal political order.
Do two-parent families help children get ahead in life? The surprising answer: not everywhere.
The oft-predicted "clash of civilizations" has not materialized. If anything, values are converging across cultures.