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.
Haunting photos of a year in the life of the war America is still fighting.
The world could learn a lot from Brazil's fight against poverty.
Why won't the Obama administration back a treaty to make reading more accessible for the visually impaired?
From psychology to biography, economics to tech, see what some of the world’s top minds are reading.
In our search for dramatic solutions to poverty, we sometimes miss the small innovations that could make a big difference in reducing inequality.
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.
The numbers say the stumbling U.S. economy is picking up steam. But there’s good reason to worry.
We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.
Authoritarian countries don't seem to be doing well at the knowledge business. That's probably no accident.
Why can't Pakistanis condemn the Taliban for shooting a 14-year-old girl?
The boys in saffron are marching again. But this time there’s nothing that's noble about it.
How a shrewd politician defused ethnic tension and improved public services in one of Indonesia’s most dysfunctional cities.
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.
Libya is trying to build a new democracy. But that's a tall order for a society plagued by bad memories.
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.
Remembering a survivor.
Anne-Marie Slaughter is on to something bigger than she realizes.
Relying only on the state to implement democratic reforms in Burma is a fool’s errand. But there’s a better way.
Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.
Do we really want multinational companies selling harmful lifestyles in the developing world?
Steve Walt's attack on our professor is way off base.
The oil won’t last forever -- so Saudi Arabia’s government has to reform its economy if it wants to survive.