The Lie We Love

Foreign adoption seems like the perfect solution to a heartbreaking imbalance: Poor countries have babies in need of homes, and rich countries have homes in need of babies. Unfortunately, those little orphaned bundles of joy may not be orphans at all.

E. J. Graff |


The Globalization Index 2007: Urban Outfitted

Why the least-globalized countries should be wary of their boomtowns.

Brad Amburn |


How Not to Build a Fence

The United States may soon fortify its border with Mexico. But what about the fence that is already there? A close look at the disjointed, makeshift barrier reveals America's ambivalent and conflicted attitudes toward immigration.

Peter Skerry |

Special Report

Ranking the Rich 2004

The second annual CGD/FP Commitment to Development Index ranks 21 rich nations on how their aid, trade, investment, migration, environment, security, and technology policies help poor countries. Find out who's up, who's down, why Denmark and the Netherlands earn the top spots, and why Japan once again finishes last.

Katherine Yester |


The Hispanic Challenge

The persistent inflow of Hispanic immigrants threatens to divide the United States into two peoples, two cultures, and two languages. Unlike past immigrant groups, Mexicans and other Latinos have not assimilated into mainstream U.S. culture, forming instead their own political and linguistic enclaves -- from Los Angeles to Miami -- and rejecting the Anglo-Protestant values that built the American dream. The United States ignores this challenge at its peril.

Samuel P. Huntington |


Europe's Awkward Embrace

European conservatives should imitate U.S. politicians and learn to love immigrants.

Cem Ozdemir |


Migration's New Payoff

Every day, migrants working in rich countries send money to their families in the developing world. It's just a few hundred dollars here, a few hundred dollars there. But last year, these remittances added up to $80 billion, outstripping foreign aid and ranking as one of the biggest sources of foreign exchange for poor countries. Following a boom in the 1990s, this flow of money is lifting entire countries out of poverty, creating new financial channels, and reshaping international politics.

Devesh Kapur |

Special Report

Ranking the Rich 2003

In a groundbreaking new ranking, FOREIGN POLICY teamed up with Center for Global Development to create the first annual CGD/FP Commitment to Development Index, which grades 21 rich nations on whether their aid, trade, migration, investment, peacekeeping, and environmental policies help or hurt poor nations. Find out why the Netherlands ranks first and why the world's two largest aid givers -- the United States and Japan -- finish last.



Double Ties

Why nations should learn to love dual nationality.

David A. Martin |

Missing Links

The New Diaspora

New links between émigrés and their home countries can become a powerful force for economic development.

Moisés Naím |


Endangered Humans

How global land conservation efforts are creating a growing class of invisible refugees.

Charles C. Geisler |