They may be cheering for democracy, but for most countries affected by the Arab Spring the economic news will have them crying.
A look back at the missteps and bailouts, in pictures.
Europe's financial crisis is a Titanic moment, threatening to bring down not only the EU's major economies, but its political raison d'être. Is it too late to save the ship?
The developing world can do fine without more regulation, thank you very much. In fact, it can do better.
Migrants send billions of dollars home each year; they also save a lot, too. Instead of stuffing cash under the mattress, the developing world's diaspora could do a lot more good if they invested in their homeland.
Sorry, Tea Partiers -- taxation isn't the source of America's ills, and your income has more to do with dumb luck than hard work.
It's time for a rebirth of the world's top financial institutions.
In the developed world, high-tech personal IDs are the stuff of Orwellian dystopia. But for everyone else, they could be a path to a happier, healthier, less precarious life.
When Beijing counts hydropower as "green energy," it's doing the environment -- and its economy -- no favor.
How did a Wall Street buzzword coined by Goldman Sachs become a powerful new bloc in world affairs?
From Minsk to Cairo, the nonviolent democratic uprisings of the past decade have been influenced by the tactics and imagery of Serbia's 2000 Bulldozer Revolution.
It was striking workers that first inspired the Egyptian uprising. And they're still at it.
How a naval confrontation in the South China Sea created a global investment bubble -- and cost me half my life savings.
Financial access is key to helping the world's poor -- and tech-savvy big banks, not microcreditors, are our best hope for providing it.
Dick Beason takes issue with Clyde Prestowitz's argument that government action, not free markets, beat the Japanese juggernaut.
For every totally out-of-the-blue crisis that seizes the international agenda, there are some that everyone should have seen coming. Here are five foreign-policy stories to watch in 2011.
European leaders need to stop whinging and start solving their debt crisis for real.
Global Thinker No. 26 Raghuram Rajan's look at the fissures that brought about the global financial crisis -- and which are still at work today.
From the new afterword to Andrew Ross Sorkin's classic tale of the financial crisis, recommended by several FP Global Thinkers: Have we learned anything from our failures?