Many commentators are hailing the results of the Iranian presidential election as a victory for popular choice. But that feel-good narrative misses the bigger story.
The United Nations is vowing to end extreme poverty within our lifetimes. Here's why that might actually be realistic.
Why America's natural gas boom is good news for U.S. manufacturing and bad news for China.
Just a few years ago, Gazprom had Europe eating out of its hand. But now, the energy giant -- and Putin's power base -- looks set for hard times.
Mongolia's blue skies may soon be darkening. A key challenge: Putting the mining companies in their place.
Cairo needs to tackle its subsidy addiction. And yes, it’s not going to be easy.
What message is China's new leader sending with his first overseas trip?
China just passed the United States as the world's leading oil importer. America should be happy to be No. 2.
Nigeria's finance minister on resource curses, African growth, and why America shouldn't be so smug about corruption.
Ordinary Americans are about to find out why they call it the “resource curse.”
Moving away from fossil fuels could be devastating for some of the world's poorest countries.
Obama is about to name a new international economic team. Will he use this opportunity wisely?
With Hugo Chávez's health uncertain, narcogenerals and Cuban-backed ideologues are vying for influence in Venezuela.
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.
Can the Republican Party survive without coming to terms with the Bush-Cheney years? FP's Shadow Government team weighs in.
America is on the verge of an energy boom. But will abundant shale gas create more problems than it fixes?
Sorry, Tom Friedman, higher oil prices don't always mean lower levels of democracy.
Polish leaders think they've found a path to energy independence, but their high hopes could prove premature.
We can't keep relying on a Vietnam-era treaty to stop nuclear proliferation.
This Hanukkah, Israel doesn't have to worry about running out of oil.
Is the United States really the impediment to a universal compact on global warming?
Why isn’t the Golden State at the climate talks in Doha?
Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.
Longing for the days of Kim Jong Il? Maybe it's time to transfer your affections to the delusional dictator of Equatorial Guinea.