Globalization

Letters

The United States of Tacos

It's Americans, not Mexicans, who are responsible for the rise of margaritas and moles north of the border.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Christian Caryl

Mob Rule

Why organized crime is a growing force in world politics.

Christian Caryl |

David Rothkopf

Leaning Away

Maybe the real failed states are the ones that have the means to help other nations -- but choose to retreat inward.

David Rothkopf |

In Box

Fast-Food Nations

Six regional chains that are learning to compete with U.S. fast-food giants.

Joshua E. Keating |

Slide Show

Before They Pass Away

One field camera, 44 countries, and a world fast disappearing.

JImmy Nelson |

Feature

Introducing Yo! Yo! Honey Singh

Meet the foul-mouthed rapper who explains India’s real estate bubble -- and its rape crisis.

Amana Fontanella-Khan |

Argument

Give Them Our Huddled Masses

Why America should swap its retirees, patients, and students for skilled immigrant labor.

Aaditya Mattoo |

Think Again

Think Again: Big Data

Why the rise of machines isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Kate Crawford |

Argument

Finally, Good News from Haiti

Haiti is no economic success story. But that may be about to change.

Robert Looney |

Rebuttal

The Case for Breaking Up Walmart

Sorry, Charles Kenny, but Walmart is hardly an ally of the world's poor.

Barry C. Lynn |

Argument

It's Not Business As Usual At the World Bank

The improbable controversy over the World Bank's flagship business survey.

Dalibor Rohac |

Argument

Have It Their Way

From burgers to Bud Light, America's favorite brands are now owned by foreigners.

Afshin Molavi |

Argument

Head of the Class

Don't look now, declinists, but the U.S. economy is strong and poised to beat its rivals. Yes, even China.

Ruchir Sharma |

Argument

Beggaring Thy Neighbors

Poorer countries no longer have rich ones to blame for inequalities in trade. Now they're the ones pulling the strings.

Greg Rushford |

Argument

Will China Ever Be No. 1?

If you want to know the answer, ask Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew.

Graham Allison |

Argument

The Wisdom of the Market

Forget politics and ideology. It's the Dow that should guide America's path to renewed prosperity.

Peter Blair Henry |

Argument

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Why the world needs better data.

Uri Dadush |

Argument

France on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Think Americans hate their politicians? The moody French are disgusted -- and looking for a new de Gaulle.

Robert Zaretsky |

Argument

A Maritime Balkans of the 21st Century?

East Asia is a tinderbox on water.

Kevin Rudd |

David Rothkopf

The Next Appointments

Obama is about to name a new international economic team. Will he use this opportunity wisely?

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Hands Across the Atlantic

It's high time for a free trade agreement between the United States and Europe. In fact, it's exactly what our economies need.

Chris Brummer |

Dispatch

Ski Camp

Does Davos still matter?

Ian Bremmer |

Christian Caryl

What I Learned from Gerard Depardieu

The French actor's case is the exception that proves the rule: Citizenship still matters.

Christian Caryl |

Review

Gorging on Investment, Choking on Red Tape

Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.

Peter Passell |

Special Report

Edge of the World

For one journalist embarking on a seven-year journey to retrace the footsteps of early humans, the biggest obstacles are man-made.

Paul Salopek |

Christian Caryl

Nothing Is Written

The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.

Christian Caryl |

Daniel Altman

A Real War on Inequality

The world could learn a lot from Brazil's fight against poverty.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Decline Is a Choice

The West has nothing to fear but fear itself.

Hubert Védrine |

The List

You Didn't Build That

Is the future of manufacturing really in America?

James Manyika |