Foreign Aid

Argument

The Greek Depression

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

John Sfakianakis |

Slide Show

Is It Over Yet?

Haunting photos of a year in the life of the war America is still fighting.

Slide Show |

Rebuttal

Don't Blame Obama for Syria

What's happening in Syria is a tragedy. But John Hannah needs to recognize that the civil war was never ours to win or lose.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

In Rebel Country

How did 1,000 skinny militiamen in rubber boots conquer a city of 1 million people in a matter of hours?

James Verini |

The List

The Best Small Ideas of 2012

In our search for dramatic solutions to poverty, we sometimes miss the small innovations that could make a big difference in reducing inequality.

Tina Rosenberg |

Dispatch

That Other War

The bloody conflict you didn't read about this week is in Congo, and it threatens to redraw the map of Africa.

Anjan Sundaram |

Christian Caryl

The Corruption Pandemic

Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

Terms of Engagement

Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

The Republican candidate gave us a tantalizing hint this week of what his foreign policy might actually look like -- but does he have the guts to actually do what we think he thinks?

James Traub |

Argument

A New Model for Foreign Aid

How the Millennium Challenge Corporation is changing how America helps the world's poor.

Daniel W. Yohannes |

Argument

It's Time to Act in Syria

Yes, it's true: Military involvement in Syria has its risks. But the costs of non-intervention are growing by the day.

Mark N. Katz |

Letters

Failed States Index

The troubling ambiguity of FP's rankings. Plus: Finland comes in last for once.

Adrienne Klasa |

Argument

Fiasco in the Levant

Unless the United States gets serious now about its postwar planning, Syria could spin out of control.

James Dobbins |

Dispatch

Our Man in Kigali

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?

Anjan Sundaram |

FP Explainer

What Exactly Is 'Non-Lethal' Aid?

Anything not designed to kill. But that doesn't mean it can't be used for bloody ends.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Public health activists and pharmaceutical companies are finally joining forces to help developing countries get access to low-cost drugs.

Roger Bate |

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 |