Education

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 |

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 |