Globalization

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

Ruling Facebookistan

The world's largest social networking site has a population nearly as large as China or India's. And the natives are getting restless.

Rebecca MacKinnon |

Small Wars

This Week at War: An Arms Race America Can’t Win

The United States has no chance in ship-for-ship showdown with China. Luckily, it shouldn't have to have one.

Robert Haddick |

Argument

Two Worlds, One Climate

Forget Kyoto. There’s a much better way to persuade the developing world to fight climate change.

Peter Passell |

Christian Caryl

In the Crosshairs

Why controlling the international arms trade can help to build stable societies.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Meet the GUTS

The West isn't declining. Here are four world powers enjoying an astonishing renaissance.

Bruce Jones and Thomas Wright |

Christian Caryl

The Miracle of Midland

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

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Getting Ready for Life after Castro

Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.

Jaime Suchlicki |

Interview

Really, Really Big Oil

Steve Coll's global tour of how ExxonMobil, the international "supermajor" and world's most profitable company, still rules.

Benjamin Pauker |

Christian Caryl

Lying to Tell the Truth

Saving the world is no excuse for fudging the facts.

Christian Caryl |

Slide Show

Belly Up

Is this the end for England's oldest fish market?

Spike Johnson |

Argument

Away From the Handouts

The argument for a new approach to development aid.

Peter Passell |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Sarkozy comes in second in France, tension rises in South Sudan, and Australia remembers its fallen soldiers.

Slide Show |

The Optimist

Get an MBA, Save the World

If you want to work in international development, go work for a big, bad multinational company.

Charles Kenny |

Argument

Dirty Laundry

If the West really wants to prevent developing countries from laundering money, it can start by cleaning up its own act.

Peter Reuter |

Argument

Punching Above their Weight

Forget the Big Apple or La La Land. It's Tampa, Phoenix, (and a couple hundred smaller U.S. cities) that are going to power the new U.S. economy.

James Manyika, Jaana Remes, and Javier Orellana |

Argument

Trustbusters

Why the Obama Administration is targeting Malaysia and Vietnam in the trans-Pacific trade talks.

Greg Rushford |

Argument

Decoupling: Ties That No Longer Bind

Emerging market economies have protected themselves from global economic downturns.

Peter Passell |

Argument

Why Burma Shouldn't Listen to the IMF

If Burma's leaders really want to revive their economy, they can start by giving a cold shoulder to the Washington Consensus.

Rick Rowden |

Argument

Onward and Upward

Why economics -- the dismal science -- is far too pessimistic when it comes to analyzing the amazing gains in poverty eradication.

Charles Kenny |

Feature

How I Would Not Lead the World Bank

Do NOT, under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, pick me.

William Easterly |

Slide Show

A Long Walk Through a Dry Country

Walking through a land of chronic hunger.

Mike Hettwer |

Argument

Mind the Gap

Inequality is an increasing problem around the world. But there are cures.

Peter Passell |

Dispatch

In Mexico, An Activist Says Her Farewells

For more than a decade, Norma Andrade has been working to defend Mexico’s women from violence. Now she’s decided to get out.

Larry Kaplow |

Argument

Why Capital Flows Uphill

You wouldn't necessarily expect capital to move from poor countries to rich ones. But that's exactly what seems to be happening in some cases. Here's why.

Peter Passell |

Argument

Off the Beaten Path

Some of the best economic innovations come from places you wouldn't expect.

Jeffrey Frankel |

Argument

Embarrassment of Riches

Natural resources would seem to promise easy money. Welcome to the dark side.

Peter Passell |

Argument

The Little Economy That Could

If you're looking for an unlikely economic success story, you can hardly do better than Mauritius.

Jeffrey Frankel |