Education

Argument

The Revolution Continues

Egypt is witnessing the slow-motion collapse of a stagnant and brutal political order.

Charles Holmes |

Argument

The Parent Trap

Do two-parent families help children get ahead in life? The surprising answer: not everywhere.

W. Bradford Wilcox |

In Box

The Baby Menace

Are we too worried about falling fertility rates?

Joshua E. Keating |

The Optimist

The Convergence of Civilizations

The oft-predicted "clash of civilizations" has not materialized. If anything, values are converging across cultures.

Charles Kenny |

Slide Show

Is It Over Yet?

Haunting photos of a year in the life of the war America is still fighting.

Slide Show |

Daniel Altman

A Real War on Inequality

The world could learn a lot from Brazil's fight against poverty.

Daniel Altman |

Feature

Closed Book

Why won't the Obama administration back a treaty to make reading more accessible for the visually impaired?

Jina Moore |

Feature

The Global Thinkers' Book Club

From psychology to biography, economics to tech, see what some of the world’s top minds are reading.

Lois Farrow Parshley |

The List

The Best Small Ideas of 2012

In our search for dramatic solutions to poverty, we sometimes miss the small innovations that could make a big difference in reducing inequality.

Tina Rosenberg |

The List

Rise of the MOOCs

The Internet is revolutionizing universities, giving pretty much anyone, anywhere access to a world-class education. Here are seven massive online open course providers you need to know about.

Ty McCormick |

The New New Normal

American Anxiety

The numbers say the stumbling U.S. economy is picking up steam. But there’s good reason to worry.

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Argument

Words Are Weapons of Mass Destruction

Why Hamas should watch its language.

David Keyes |

Argument

The Collaborator's Song

We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.

Anne Applebaum |

Christian Caryl

The Big Bang Theory of Education

Authoritarian countries don't seem to be doing well at the knowledge business. That's probably no accident.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

We Are All Malala

Why can't Pakistanis condemn the Taliban for shooting a 14-year-old girl?

Nadeem F. Paracha |

Argument

Higher Ed

Universities have been forced to innovate – and may emerge stronger than ever.

Ben Wildavsky |

Argument

Buddhist Monks Behaving Badly

The boys in saffron are marching again. But this time there’s nothing that's noble about it.

Francis Wade |

Case Studies

The City with a Short Fuse

How a shrewd politician defused ethnic tension and improved public services in one of Indonesia’s most dysfunctional cities.

Rushda Majeed |

Argument

Smokeless Stoves, Girl-Friendly Schools, and the Bloc That Wasn’t

Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.

Peter Passell |

Dispatch

A Country with Fourteen Psychiatrists

Libya is trying to build a new democracy. But that's a tall order for a society plagued by bad memories.

Portia Walker |

Case Studies

Rebuilding the Police in Kosovo

In the wake of its war with the Serbs, Kosovo faced a yawning law enforcement gap. Here's how the international community helped an embyronic country rebuild its police.

Morgan Greene |

Argument

The Missing 50 Percent

There’s no real democracy without full representation for women.

Susan A. Markham |

David Rothkopf

Why America Can't Have It All

Anne-Marie Slaughter is on to something bigger than she realizes.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Build Burma from the Ground Up

Relying only on the state to implement democratic reforms in Burma is a fool’s errand. But there’s a better way.

Elliott Prasse-Freeman |

Argument

Debating the Failed States Index

Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.

Adrienne Klasa |

Letters

A Matter of Degrees

Do we really want multinational companies selling harmful lifestyles in the developing world?

Hillary Hurd |

Rebuttal

General McChrystal's Leadership Lessons for Yale Students

Steve Walt's attack on our professor is way off base.

Lois Farrow Parshley |

Argument

The Window is Closing for Riyadh

The oil won’t last forever -- so Saudi Arabia’s government has to reform its economy if it wants to survive.

Robert Looney |