Foreign Aid

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 |

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 |