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.
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?
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.
Professors of international relations counsel the leaders of today and
mold the policymakers of tomorrow. But what do they think about the
most pressing foreign-policy issues facing the United States? In our
second exclusive survey, FPsteps inside the ivory tower.
BY DANIEL MALINIAK, AMY OAKES, SUSAN PETERSON, MICHAEL J. TIERNEY|MARCH 1, 2007
Speak two languages and you're bilingual. Speak one? You must be
American. So goes the old joke. But globalization means that students
can no longer remain blissfully unaware. Can Americans open the
classroom door, or will today's youth be unprepared to lead tomorrow's
The economic race between China and India is changing the way the world
does business. By 2050, it is estimated that these two Asian
heavyweights will account for nearly half the world's gross domestic
product, up from just 6 percent today. But whose model is better,
China's low-cost factories or India's low-cost financiers? For all the
benefits of China's swift rise, India's brain power will finally give
it the tools to catch up.