The global tobacco industry is targeting women in emerging markets. Can public policy rise to the challenge?
For Nairobi's poorest, the enormous trash dump that's slowly killing them is also the only thing keeping them alive.
Forget politics. Muslim countries are poised to experience a new wave of change -- but this time it's all about demographics.
Why Rick Santorum would be great news for the AIDS fight in Africa.
If religious conservatives want to put a stop to abortions, there's no better tool than making contraception a lot more available. And there's a world of good it'll do.
The debate over American decline is missing the point. All this talk about projecting U.S. power abroad means nothing if we can't fix our severe problems at home.
Want to promote democracy in Burma? Start by making sure people are well enough to vote.
Don't let the Russian economy fool you: It's still all about oil.
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.
Does it really make sense to spend billions of dollars to wipe out the few remaining cases of polio?
Dwindling funding for the global fight against AIDS doesn't mean the battle is lost -- but it does mean we have to think about what we're getting for our money.
Letting medical professionals and other skilled workers from the developing world emigrate is a good deal for everyone.
The key to improving medical care in the developing world isn't better doctors -- it's educating everyone else.
The baggage we carry from our ethnic and national backgrounds can keep people poor -- but it can also change, and faster than you'd think.
How Apple conquered China and learned to think like the Communist Party.
The USAID administrator on the epic food crisis in the Horn of Africa, dealing with al Shabab, and why Somalia's famine is going to get worse before it gets better.
Civilization has defeated mass starvation. So why are so many Somalis dying of hunger?
In one of the most beautiful parts of the world, and also one of the deadliest.
Citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo believe there's hope for their war-torn country even if no one else does -- and their optimism is starting to get results.
Poor vision is a major hurdle to getting ahead in the developing world. Fortunately, remedies are cheaper and easier -- and more profitable -- than they've ever been before.
How do you bring peace to a country where everyone has PTSD and the only therapy is prayer?
Why ignoring family planning overseas was the worst foreign-policy mistake of the century.
With an exploding global population -- and Africa's numbers set to triple -- the world's experts are falling over themselves arguing how to feed the masses. Why do they have it so wrong?
Pre-modern lifestyles were fraught with violence, disease, and uncertainty. We should be happy that indigenous societies are increasingly leaving them behind.