U.S. foreign policy is a mess -- a big, aimless mess. But the only way to build a grand strategy is to accept both global disarray and American decline.
Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.
How America abandoned its role as leader of the fight to save the planet -- and killed a movement.
It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.
Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?
Why African leaders have growing doubts about the virtues of free trade.
And you would have done the same thing too, if you had been in their shoes.
As inequality between countries has fallen, inequality within countries is rising -- with worrying consequences.
How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.
The company spent a year preparing to enter the former pariah state. Will it be a trailblazer or a cautionary tale?
Thanks to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and terrible governance, the largest ecosystem on the planet is close to collapse.
Sorry to be a downer, but the American economy’s best days are behind it. (And China’s are too.)
Tea Party Republicans want to shutter the Export-Import Bank. Would American companies suffer if the government didn't lend an occasional helping hand?
Globalization has benefited its economy and its soccer, but at what cost?
Long live a new era of America's halting involvement in a world not of its own making.
Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.
Could the mega-retailer take over the business of sending money home?
As technological development shifts into hyperspeed, governments remain stuck in neutral.
Why is Western Europe hysterical over a swarm of criminal, scrounging immigrants that doesn’t actually exist?
Why the market for the global poor isn’t as big as you might think.
Congressmen cry foul over currency intervention -- until the U.S. does it.
How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.
Some thoughts on the health and wealth of nations, and what needs to be done to help those left behind.