Yes, it's true: Military involvement in Syria has its risks. But the costs of non-intervention are growing by the day.
The troubling ambiguity of FP's rankings. Plus: Finland comes in last for once.
Unless the United States gets serious now about its postwar planning, Syria could spin out of control.
For years, Rwanda's budding dictator, Paul Kagame, has gotten away with murder, while winning praise (and billions of dollars) from the West. But is the blind support for this strongman finally drying up?
Anything not designed to kill. But that doesn't mean it can't be used for bloody ends.
Public health activists and pharmaceutical companies are finally joining forces to help developing countries get access to low-cost drugs.
In the wake of its war with the Serbs, Kosovo faced a yawning law enforcement gap. Here's how the international community helped an embyronic country rebuild its police.
A new U.N. report has highlighted Rwanda's responsibility for continuing conflict in the Congo. Washington's inaction is an outrage.
The protest movement against Omar al-Bashir is growing -- fast -- and it needs the world’s support.
Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.
It's time to stop calling countries like Brazil and China "developing." They're just rich.
A new study suggests that food aid could actually prolong conflict rather than resolve it.
When Egypt's next rulers finally tackle urgently needed economic reform, they should look to an unlikely model: Iran.
Why is the Obama administration using its radio station to attack the Cuban Catholic Church?
What would happen if you took Mitt Romney's foreign-policy promises extremely literally?
It's time for the leaders of the G-8 nations to live up to their commitment to help the world's poor help themselves.
How a West Texas oil town became an unlikely champion of human rights.
A conversation with USAID administrator Rajiv Shah on expanding public-private partnerships and integrating development and emergency intervention.
The media shamefully neglects Africa -- until it decides to swarm a story with terrible coverage.
Turkey may just be able to fix this war-torn east African nation -- if it doesn't fall into the same traps of would-be saviors who came before it.
A conversation with the first female head of the U.N. Development Program on the most pressing issues for women in the developing world.
Muammar al-Qaddafi may be history in Libya, but in this remote African kingdom he reigns supreme.
How a blunt diplomatic tool morphed into the precision-guided measures we know today.