Health

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 |

The Optimist

Work More, Make More?

The case against long hours.

Charles Kenny |

Argument

The Great Pharmaceuticals Scam

India has a problem with substandard drugs -- and American regulators are allowing them to be imported into the United States.

Roger Bate |

Argument

In Sickness and in Health

Why leaders keep their illnesses secret.

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita |

In Box

PTSDland

How do you heal an entire country suffering from shell shock?

Anna Badkhen |

The Optimist

In Praise of Slums

Why millions of people choose to live in urban squalor.

Charles Kenny |

Micah Zenko

There's Nothing in the Water...

10 things that kill more people than sharks.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Smokeless Stoves, Girl-Friendly Schools, and the Bloc That Wasn’t

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 |

Dispatch

A Country with Fourteen Psychiatrists

Libya is trying to build a new democracy. But that's a tall order for a society plagued by bad memories.

Portia Walker |

Argument

Arafatuous

Al Jazeera's new investigation into the not-so-mysterious death of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat is little more than baseless speculation.

Hussein Ibish |

Argument

Prescription for Decline

The Supreme Court's ruling was a step in the right direction. But spiraling health-care costs could still doom America's recovery.

Will Marshall |