An FP slide show of Hamid Karzai's tumultuous nine years as president of Afghanistan.
Relax, America. Chinese math whizzes and Indian engineers aren't stealing your kids' future.
It was striking workers that first inspired the Egyptian uprising. And they're still at it.
Southern Sudan's premiere university, relocated to the north during years of civil war, is finally back. Is it up to the task of training a new country's next leaders?
Amid the political turmoil engulfing the Arab world, there's one overlooked problem spot that could easily explode again.
Most of what we know about how the world thinks comes from research on a handful of American undergrads.
Watch out, Silicon Valley: China and India aren't just graduating bad engineers and stealing intellectual property anymore. They're fostering innovations that will shake the world.
On the 20th anniversary of the world's most in-depth country ranking, the U.N. Human Development Index finds that global progress is largely on track. But those left behind are more numerous than ever.
As students around the world head back to school, many of the lessons they're learning are not only false -- they're dangerous.
Sent by Turkey as a check on Western influence as well as Islamist radicalism, Germany's holy men are at the heart of the battle over the future of Islam in Europe.
How Obamacare could spark the brain drain of physicians from the developing world.
The country's universities are moribund and behind the times. Can Moscow's entrepreneurs and philanthropists build something better?
Record stores, Mad Men furniture, and pencil skirts -- when Kabul had rock 'n' roll, not rockets.
Some in India are hoping that inviting in foreign universities will solve the country's higher education crisis. It'll take a miracle.
Since Barack Obama's speech six months ago, the Muslim world has begun to lose hope in the United States. But it's not too late ... yet.
Much of President Barack Obama's strategy rests on the creation of a new, more competent Afghan military. Here's what he'll need to know to get the job done.
Osama bin Laden's terror network has perfected the art of masking its unpopular agenda with a recruitment pitch that can hook just about anyone.
Despite a valiant start, impoverished, oil-rich Chad has succumbed to the resource curse. But it's not too late to escape.
Equatorial Guinea is perhaps the world's most striking example of why oil hurts, rather than helps, many of the countries that have it. Will the Obama administration stop the country's dictator from sucking its people dry?
America brought Europe back to life a half-century ago. Why not give Africa the same chance?
Nigeria's problem isn't Islamist fundamentalism -- it's the country's corrupt and self-serving government.
As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Africa, the continent is in far better shape than most experts think.
The former Iranian seminarian speaks with FP about his unorthodox life, Moqtada al-Sadr, and what it's like to try and become an ayatollah.
Last year had more than its share of vertigo-inducing headlines: major banks suddenly disappearing, the Dow plunging day after day, and billion-dollar bailouts failing to make a dent in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.