Education

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 |

Argument

Give Them Our Huddled Masses

Why America should swap its retirees, patients, and students for skilled immigrant labor.

Aaditya Mattoo |

Feature

Requiem for a Realist

The legacy of Kenneth Waltz.

J. Dana Stuster |

By Other Means

Should You Go to Law School?

The good, the bad, and the ugly about getting a J.D.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Bottom of the Barrel

Today's terrorists aren't "sophisticated." They're stupider than ever. 

Max Abrahms |

Argument

Springtime for Salafists

Rampaging Islamist vigilantes are cracking down on free expression -- and ruining Tunisia's Arab Spring.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

Rebuttal

What Bill Gates Got Wrong About Why Nations Fail

Did the Microsoft founder even read our book before he criticized it?

Daron Acemoglu |

Argument

How Not to Withdraw from Afghanistan

Lessons from America's other war.

Jim McDermott |

The New New Normal

Escape Velocity

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. 

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Think Again

Think Again: Immigration

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.

Shannon O’Neil |