Environment

Letters

Ottawa Is No Caracas

Debating what it means to be a "rogue petrostate." 

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Photo Essay

Kony 2013

As if the murderous LRA leader Joseph Kony weren’t bad enough, now he’s poaching elephants.

Kasper Agger |

Daniel Altman

The Case Against Socially Responsible Business

Want companies to invest in a better future for society? Keep them focused on their bottom lines.

Daniel Altman |

Putinology

Russia's Olympic City

Russia is pushing ahead with its projects for the 2014 Winter Olympics. But not everyone is happy.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

The Disease Next Door

How the world’s nastiest and least-known outbreaks are afflicting some of the world’s wealthiest countries.

Peter Hotez |

Argument

America Needs a Coast Guard That Can Fight

As the Arctic becomes an arena for conflict, the United States’ forgotten naval force will need to cowboy up.

James Holmes |

Christian Caryl

The Tangled Tale of Malaysia's Dirty Battleground State

How an ex-British prime minister’s sister-in-law, a headhunter’s grandson, dodgy PR firms, and a Malaysian kingpin are colliding in a fight over the future of democracy.

Christian Caryl |

Slide Show

North Korean Pastoral

The Hermit Kingdom as you've never seen it.

Roger Shepherd |

In Box

Terror Management

Could a shared fear of climate change unite enemies?

Joshua E. Keating |

Daniel Altman

The United Petrostates of America

Ordinary Americans are about to find out why they call it the “resource curse.”

Daniel Altman |

Slide Show

White Russia

Pictures of Moscow's snowiest winter in a century.

Slide Show |

Argument

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

It's not just Obama -- the entire world is ready to get serious about climate change. 

Amy Myers Jaffe |

Argument

You Can't Change the Climate from Inside Washington

If Obama wants to make good on his inaugural promise, he’ll need to remember the lessons he learned as a community organizer.

Theda Skocpol |

Argument

A New U.S. Grand Strategy

Why walkable communities, sustainable economics, and multilateral diplomacy are the future of American power.

Patrick Doherty |

Argument

Indonesia: Stop Chopping, Start Learning

Indonesia has been coasting on its natural wealth for too long. Now it's time to start investing in the country's people.

Jonathan Pincus |

Feature

Eve of Disaster

Why 2013 eerily looks like the world of 1913, on the cusp of the Great War.

Charles Emmerson |

David Rothkopf

Cursed With Plenty

America is on the verge of an energy boom. But will abundant shale gas create more problems than it fixes? 

David Rothkopf |

The Optimist

The Convergence of Civilizations

The oft-predicted "clash of civilizations" has not materialized. If anything, values are converging across cultures.

Charles Kenny |

Terms of Engagement

The Climate Scofflaw

Is the United States really the impediment to a universal compact on global warming?

James Traub |

Argument

The People's Republic of California

Why isn’t the Golden State at the climate talks in Doha?

Michael Levi |

Argument

Apocalypse Mao

China's Xi Jinping faces a host of challenges: a slowing economy, stagnating political reform. But the country's black skies and red rivers ought to be his top priority.

Christina Larson |

Christian Caryl

The Corruption Pandemic

Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Climate Course Correction

The world has spent two decades developing policies to combat global warming -- and we have little to show for it.

Bjørn Lomborg |

Terms of Engagement

Adapt or Die

Still think climate change is a joke?

James Traub |

Slide Show

One Storm Away

10 major world cities that could end up underwater.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

We Are All Venetians Now

Are the world's major cities ready for the rising waters and freak storms of tomorrow?

Frank Jacobs |

Argument

Open Seas

The Arctic is the Mediterranean of the 21st century.

James Holmes |

Argument

Playing God

With efforts to halt climate change on life support, scientists are looking at some radical options to save our planet. But could the cure be worse than the disease?

Gernot Wagner |

Argument

Climate Deniers

When the economy is suffering, no one wants to hear about an impending environmental catastrophe.

Kate Sheppard |

Rebuttal

Too Cool

Bjorn Lomborg missed the mark in his attacks on a new report about the costs of climate change.

Matthew McKinnon |