Health

Letters

It Takes a Village

Why Africa won't wait for Western do-gooders to save a continent.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Daniel Altman

The Nearly Foolproof Recipe to Make Poor Countries Richer

It's not what the World Bank's president is cooking up.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

The Middle East Plague Goes Global

A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous.

Laurie Garrett |

Reality Check

What's Really Wrong with the Middle East?

Explaining the persistence of violence, sectarianism, and incompetence.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

Aleppo Evil

Meet the flesh-eating parasite that's sweeping across Syria.

Erin Banco |

Daniel Altman

Have It Your Way

Yes, the U.S. health-care system is plagued by distorted prices and incentives. But American consumers are part of the problem.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

A Shameful Neglect

It's time to stop pretending that America's in Afghanistan to help women.

Anna Badkhen |

Argument

Give Them Our Huddled Masses

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

Aaditya Mattoo |

Feature

The Big One?

Is China covering up another flu pandemic -- or getting it right this time?

Laurie Garrett |

Argument

Bahrain's Continuing War on Doctors

The Bahraini government needs to stop targeting medical professionals who dare to treat injured protesters. 

Rula al-Saffar |

Argument

The Millennium Development Goals Are Working

The world has made great strides in combating extreme poverty. But it’s time to set a new horizon.

John Podesta |

Argument

Patently Reasonable

India's Supreme Court has ruled against Big Pharma and for the country's generic drug companies. But who's the big winner in the end?

Miranda Kennedy |

Argument

Is This a Pandemic Being Born?

China's mysterious pig, duck, and people deaths could be connected. And that should worry us.

Laurie Garrett |

Argument

Social Warfare

Budget hawks' plans to cut funding for political and social science aren't just short-sighted and simple-minded -- they'll actually hurt national security.

Scott Atran |

Rebuttal

Our Experience in Luvungi

International Medical Corps responds to Laura Heaton's investigation of mass rape in a small Congolese town.

Micah Williams |

Argument

Don't Trust Anyone Over 70

Why old leaders are dangerous.

Gautam Mukunda |

Christian Caryl

What George W. Bush Did Right

The 43rd president of the United States did a great thing for humankind -- but most Americans have no idea.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Not Much Better Than 'Nothing'

Esquire's article about "The Shooter" got it wrong, but our veterans' care is still shot.

Phillip Carter |

Dispatch

Death Comes Quietly in Mali

It’s not Islamic radicals or war that’s killing the poor people of the Sahel. It’s something far simpler.

Anna Badkhen |

By Other Means

The Contagion Effect

Is the media fueling military suicides?

Rosa Brooks |

Dispatch

Syrian Purgatory

As winter clutches northern Syria, thousands displaced by the civil war take cold comfort in a temporary tent city.

Steven Sotloff |

Argument

In the Time of Cholera

How the U.N. created an epidemic -- then covered it up.

Jonathan M. Katz |

Amy Zegart

Transportation SNAFU Administration

Talking points for your holiday TSA rant.

Amy Zegart |

Daniel Altman

A Real War on Inequality

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

Daniel Altman |

Feature

Assad's War on the Red Crescent

Aid workers are caught in the crossfire of Syria's bloody revolt.

David Kenner |

Dispatch

Cancer at the Heart

With Hugo Chávez in Cuba for yet more medical treatment, will Venezuela fall apart without him?

Peter Wilson |

Argument

Why Birth Control Is Still a Big Idea

Contraceptives empower women -- and that's good news for the global health and development agenda.

Melinda Gates |

The List

Printing Innovation

Seven 3D-printable objects that will change the world.

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

Prosperity Isn't Just a Matter of Wealth

Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.

Peter Passell |

In Box

The Changing Face of AIDS

The people most at risk today are not always who you'd expect.

Joshua E. Keating |