Stay of Expulsion

The government may not be kicking international aid workers out of South Sudan after all, but rising tensions between the two are getting worse -- and hurting the people who desperately need their help.

Andrew Green |


Mozambique's Moment

With a growing economy and a freshly-signed peace agreement, Mozambique's future looks bright. But it needs to act now to avoid the perils of the resource curse.

Robert Looney |


Cabbage Soup and Ravioli

Russians have gotten used to some fancy foods in recent years. But they're willing to sacrifice Parmesan for Putin's foreign policy.

Alec Luhn |


Afghans Don't Like Tofu, Either

There were infinite (and well-documented) reasons why it was a terrible idea to invest millions of dollars in getting Afghans to grow soybeans. But the United States did it anyway.

Alexander Cohen |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's 'Stinky Meat-Gate'

A recent muckraking report is a black eye for McDonald's and KFC, but also for the country's regulators.

Rachel Lu |


When Wall Street Went to Africa

A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit. 

Christiane Badgley |


In Defense of Baijiu

What Foreign Policy got wrong about China's most popular drink.

Derek Sandhaus |

Slide Show

The Water Wars Are Coming

In Central Asia, nations turn on nations and neighbors turn on neighbors -- all for a precious drop to drink.

Fyodor Savintsev via Creative Time Reports |


Culture of Corruption

How an American agribusiness giant's alleged bribes illustrate Ukraine's endemic graft problem.

Jamila Trindle |


Mayo-Drenched and Heroic

A tribute to the home cooks of the Red Empire, who turned mass production, propaganda, and want into a cuisine.

Anya von Bremzen |


Something Rotten in the State of Denmark

How one of the world’s major shipping companies is hindering the fight against world hunger.

John Norris |


Too Much of a Good Thing

Did local democracy help or hinder post-2001 Afghanistan? An MIT study comes up with some surprising insights.

Fotini Christia |


Green Rush

How big agriculture is carving up Africa for industrial farmland.

Richard Schiffman |


My Dinner With Alptekin

In which your humble correspondent breaks bread with the Uighur democracy movement in Arlington, Virginia.

Isaac Stone Fish |


The Rise of Big Chocolate

Two mega-companies are trying to seize control of the world's cocoa supply. What that means for poor African farmers and your favorite chocolate bar.

Lina Khan |


Assad's War of Starvation

The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.

John F. Kerry |


Attention No Shoppers

The rise and fall of Tesco in China.

Paul French |


Appetite for Destruction

Why feeding China's 1.3 billion people could leave the rest of the world hungry.

Damien Ma |


Glowing Greens

Can food grow in a nuclear wasteland? Scientists in Kazakhstan may be close to an answer.

Jillian Keenan |


Barcode Nation

Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.

Sriram Balasubramanian |


On the Rocks

Is Venezuela's new president headed for an untimely exit?

Peter Wilson |


The Delivery Man

Can this unlikely American equip Syria's rebels before it's too late?

Gordon Lubold |


Make Them Eat Cake

How America is exporting its obesity epidemic.

John Norris |


The Snaxis of Evil

A journey with food writer Mark Bittman into the bellies of America's enemies.

Justin Rohrlich |


The United States of Tacos

It's Americans, not Mexicans, who are responsible for the rise of margaritas and moles north of the border.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |


The Breadbasket Is Still a Basket Case

Zimbabwe is bouncing back from recent history's most shocking economic slump. Or is it?

Marian L. Tupy |


More Unskilled Workers, Please

The new immigration bill doesn't do nearly enough to address America's real labor shortage.

Michael Clemens |

In Box

In Search of Mickey Li's

Why doesn't China have its own fast-food mega-chain?

Paul French |

In Box

Fast-Food Nations

Six regional chains that are learning to compete with U.S. fast-food giants.

Joshua E. Keating |

In Other Words

The Cookbook Theory of Economics

Why Chinese and Mexican dominate the market.

Tyler Cowen |