Foreign Aid

Argument

The New Power Generation

Why the U.S. government's plan to coordinate and invest in African energy could light up the continent.

Dale Mathias |

David Rothkopf

Leaning Away

Maybe the real failed states are the ones that have the means to help other nations -- but choose to retreat inward.

David Rothkopf |

Interview

'Don't Try to Convince Yourself That You're in Control'

Afghan lessons for arming the Syrian rebels from the CIA's mujahideen point man.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

An Ambiguous Anniversary in Cambodia

So whatever happened to the most ambitious peacekeeping operation in history?

Karen J. Coates |

Feature

Gitmo's Fallen Czar

Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.

Michelle Shephard |

Argument

Too Fast, Too Soon

Why Obama's embrace of Myanmar is putting the cart before the horse.

Joshua Kurlantzick |

Argument

Ship Storm

There may be valid reasons to question the wisdom of reforming U.S. food aid. But saving the Merchant Marine isn't one of them.

John Norris |

Dispatch

The 5-Star Tent Village

Life is hard for the millions of Syrians fleeing war. But it's a bit easier at the gleaming Emirati-funded refugee camp in Jordan.

Neri Zilber |

Argument

The Prickly Politics of Aid

Development aid is inherently political - and that's not a bad thing.

Thomas Carothers |

Gordon Adams

Food Fight

Why is the agricultural lobby so mad at Obama?

Gordon Adams |

Daniel Altman

If Poverty Ends, Then What?

Why aid organizations should focus on making rich people happy, not making poor people less hungry.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

What China and Russia Don't Get About Soft Power

Beijing and Moscow are trying their hands at attraction, and failing -- miserably.

Joseph S. Nye |

Argument

How to Save the Republican Party

Why the GOP needs to stop navel-gazing and embrace internationalism all over again. 

Sen. John McCain |

Argument

It's Time to Act in Syria

American values and interests are at stake in stopping the country's slow-motion destruction.

Dennis Ross |

Argument

The Enabler

The only way to stop Pyongyang's cycle of brinkmanship and extortion is to address the real problem -- South Korea.

Edward Luttwak |

Argument

How to Talk Kim Jong Un Off the Ledge

Is John Kerry ready to deal with North Korea? Here's how to do it.

Joel Wit |

Argument

Ten Questions for the New BRICS Bank

The great emerging markets want to start their own bank. But it doesn't seem like they've really thought it through.

Isobel Coleman |

Argument

Living Up to the Statue

After two decades of advocacy, we finally have a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty.

Heather Hurlburt |

Dispatch

Haiti's Inconvenient Truth

Was a U.N. diplomat pushed out of his position for airing Port-au-Prince's dirty laundry in public?

Jonathan M. Katz |

Argument

Make Way for the Hybrids

Yes, institutions are important. But institutions that actually work are even better.

Matt Andrews |

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 |

Argument

Walking the Talk

How Pope Francis can really help the poor -- and why he'll help the Catholic Church, too, in the process.

Chris Bain |

Argument

Lessons Learned from Kenya's Election

Kenya’s general election wasn’t perfect -- but it was peaceful. Here’s why.

Kristin M. Lord |

Document

Defeating Extreme Poverty

An exclusive excerpt of USAID's 2013 Annual Letter.

Rajiv Shah |

Terms of Engagement

Lost in the Desert

What does the Obama administration make of Egypt's Mohamed Morsy? Not much. But they've still got to figure out how to work with him.

James Traub |

Rebuttal

What Bill Gates Got Wrong About Why Nations Fail

Did the Microsoft founder even read our book before he criticized it?

Daron Acemoglu |

Interview

Doctor in a Desperate Land

Why an American has chosen to bind his life to Sudan.

Jeffrey Bartholet |

EXCERPT

Hugo's Banker

How China propped up Chávez.

Henry Sanderson |

Argument

Why Being So Right Feels So Bad

Why did it take the State Department 10 years and billions of dollars to figure out that Iraq reconstruction was a massive failure?

Peter Van Buren |

Dispatch

Mad Money

Why foreign aid is at the heart of civil war in Congo.

Anjan Sundaram |