Financial crisis

Amy Zegart

The Shortsighted Presidency

America's foreign policy is now trending on Twitter.

Amy Zegart |

Argument

The Celtic Cougar

Why Ireland's economy only looks good from afar.

Sean Kay |

Dispatch

Fiesta Del Few

Spain’s economy might technically be growing again, but most people are still feeling the squeeze.

James Badcock |

Feature

The Seven Deadly Sins of Foreign Policy

Lust, sloth, and wrath are even worse when states do them -- right, Machiavelli?

Stephanie Carvin |

Argument

Go Big or Go Home

Eastern Europe's lesson for the countries of the Arab Spring: economic reform is best served quickly.

Dalibor Rohac |

The New New Normal

Laggard

The IMF is offering 20th-century solutions for a 21st-century economy.

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Christian Caryl

Mob Rule

Why organized crime is a growing force in world politics.

Christian Caryl |

David Rothkopf

When the World's Sugar Daddy Turns Sour

Is the U.S. about to send the global economy into a tailspin?

David Rothkopf |

In Other Words

Austerity Lentils

What a country cooks when it's collapsing.

Joanna Kakissis |

Argument

Give Them Our Huddled Masses

Why America should swap its retirees, patients, and students for skilled immigrant labor.

Aaditya Mattoo |

Dispatch

Spanish Flu

Spain's economy should be taking a turn for the better. So what's wrong?

James Badcock |

Argument

No, the Spanish Can’t Be More German

And other myths of the euro crisis.

Michael Pettis |

Dispatch

The Rise of Germany's Tea Party

Could a brand-new, anti-euro political movement threaten Merkel's quest for a third term?

Benjamin Weinthal |

Think Again

Think Again: Austerity

The big spenders are wrong: Maintaining sustainable budgets is essential to economic growth.

Anders Aslund |

Argument

Head of the Class

Don't look now, declinists, but the U.S. economy is strong and poised to beat its rivals. Yes, even China.

Ruchir Sharma |

Terms of Engagement

The African Century

The unlucky continent finally seems to be on a real path to growth, but is democracy essential to sustain Africa’s rise?

James Traub |

Dispatch

Rubles in the Sun

Is Vladimir Putin the big winner of the Cypriot banking crisis?

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

China’s Glass Ceiling

Sure, the Middle Kingdom is becoming a superpower, but it's always going to be No. 2.

Geoff Dyer |

Profile

Who's the Most Powerful Woman in the World?

Hint: It's not Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg. She lives in Berlin and is key to solving the euro crisis.

Jeffrey Gedmin |

Argument

The Best of All Possible Bailouts

Don’t listen to Paul Krugman (and definitely don’t listen to Vladimir Putin). The European plan is Cyprus’s best chance for recovery.

Anders Aslund |

In Box

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Democracy is in retreat. And there's a surprising culprit.

Joshua Kurlantzick |

The New New Normal

Escape Velocity

The president's State of the Union address is the best place to focus responsibility and re-launch the American economy. Because the real problem is Washington. 

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Argument

The Wisdom of the Market

Forget politics and ideology. It's the Dow that should guide America's path to renewed prosperity.

Peter Blair Henry |

Feature

Doomsday Preppers

At a new center in Cambridge, a philosopher, an astronomer, and a software pioneer are looking for ways to save humanity from itself.

Joshua E. Keating |

Think Again

Think Again: Immigration

After Republicans' election-year drubbing, the United States has an historic opportunity to fix its broken immigration system. And the arguments against reform simply don't hold up anymore.

Shannon O’Neil |

Daniel Altman

Why Can't Europe Save Itself?

The eurozone will be forever crippled unless it becomes a real currency union -- like the United States.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Changing of Lagarde

How the IMF's courageous new chief is saving Europe.

Desmond Lachman |

Argument

The Greek Depression

Think Greece's failing economy has been saved from the abyss? Think again.

John Sfakianakis |

Reality Check

The Extricator in Chief

Enough with the fantasies. Barack Obama's not going to reshape the world order in his second term.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The World in 2013

Ten predictions for a year of brewing conflict.

Jessica T. Mathews |