Foreign Aid

Argument

Hired Gun Fight

Obama's aid chief takes on the development-industrial complex.

John Norris |

Case Studies

Rebuilding the Police in Kosovo

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.

Morgan Greene |

Argument

Not Quite the Holy Grail

The changing global picture of foreign direct investment.

Peter Passell |

Argument

Dereliction of Duty

A new U.N. report has highlighted Rwanda's responsibility for continuing conflict in the Congo. Washington's inaction is an outrage.

Jeffrey Tayler |

Argument

Sudan Needs a Revolution

The protest movement against Omar al-Bashir is growing -- fast -- and it needs the world’s support.

Amir Ahmad Nasr |

Argument

Debating the Failed States Index

Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.

Adrienne Klasa |

The Optimist

Wealth of Nations

It's time to stop calling countries like Brazil and China "developing." They're just rich.

Charles Kenny |

In Box

Please, Don't Send Food

A new study suggests that food aid could actually prolong conflict rather than resolve it.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

Egypt's Subsidy Blues

When Egypt's next rulers finally tackle urgently needed economic reform, they should look to an unlikely model: Iran.

Peter Passell |

Argument

A Failure to Communicate

Why is the Obama administration using its radio station to attack the Cuban Catholic Church?        

Fulton T. Armstrong |

The List

Romney: Year One

What would happen if you took Mitt Romney's foreign-policy promises extremely literally?

Daniel Drezner |

Argument

Promise Keepers

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.

Raymond C. Offenheiser |

Christian Caryl

The Miracle of Midland

How a West Texas oil town became an unlikely champion of human rights.

Christian Caryl |

Interview

Interview: A Business-Like Approach to Foreign Aid

A conversation with USAID administrator Rajiv Shah on expanding public-private partnerships and integrating development and emergency intervention.

Samuel Loewenberg |

Christian Caryl

Lying to Tell the Truth

Saving the world is no excuse for fudging the facts.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Predators for Peace

Drones have revolutionized war. Why not let them deliver aid?

Jack C. Chow |

Argument

Away From the Handouts

The argument for a new approach to development aid.

Peter Passell |

Argument

How Not to Write About Africa

The media shamefully neglects Africa -- until it decides to swarm a story with terrible coverage.

Laura Seay |

Dispatch

Saving Somalia

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.

Laura Heaton |

Interview

Doing Right by the World's Women

A conversation with the first female head of the U.N. Development Program on the most pressing issues for women in the developing world.

Margaret Slattery |

In Box

Still the One

Muammar al-Qaddafi may be history in Libya, but in this remote African kingdom he reigns supreme.

Andrew Green |

In Box

Smart Sanctions: A Short History

How a blunt diplomatic tool morphed into the precision-guided measures we know today.

Uri Friedman |

In Box

The Qatar Bubble

Can this tiny, rich emirate really solve the Middle East's thorniest political conflicts?

Blake Hounshell |

Argument

Dear Abu Mazen: End This Farce

An open letter to the Palestinian leader.

Yossi Beilin |

The Optimist

Sharing the Burden

Why Africa doesn't need your white guilt anymore.

Charles Kenny |

Feature

16 Ways to Fix Burma

On the eve of the country's historic elections, 16 experts give us their prescriptions for the future.

Arianne Swieca |

Profile

Filling Saleh's Shoes

Yemen's new president has his work cut out for him. Is he up to the task?

Tom Finn |

Argument

Argentina's Dubious Boom

Argentina's economy has been coasting on its past successes. Don't be fooled.

Robert Looney |

Christian Caryl

Let's Stop Miscasting Africans

Africans are way past the victim thing -- but Westerners don't seem to be there yet. A tale of two films.

Christian Caryl |