Public Health

COLUMN

Hollow Words and an Exponential Horror

Obama called the world to action against Ebola, but most countries are only paying lip service to the coming catastrophe.

Laurie Garrett |

COLUMN

Can the U.S. Army Degrade and Destroy Ebola?

Obama is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa to stop the deadly outbreak. But 250,000 people could already be infected by Christmas.

Laurie Garrett |

Argument

If You Live in Illinois, Do Not Panic About Ebola

Enforcing travel bans, canceling safaris, and subjecting U.S. college students to health checks all show how ridiculous the global response to the outbreak has become.

Kim Yi Dionne |

COLUMN

Running Toward the Danger

Sotloff, Foley, and the doctors fighting Ebola are part of a vital breed of first responders demanded by a new global reality.

David Rothkopf |

Dispatch

No Place to Heal

South Sudan's hospitals have become targets for both sides in the brutal, ongoing civil war. How can you save lives when doctors and patients are living under the gun?

Ty McCormick |

Slide Show

The World This Week in Photos

Ferguson protests; Liberians face the spread of Ebola; and the pope visits South Korea.

FP Staff |

COLUMN

Why Are So Many Women Dying From Ebola?

Studies show that infectious disease often affects one gender more than another -- but that knowledge isn't being put into practice. 

Lauren Wolfe |

Argument

The Cure for Ebola Is Accountability

Africa's Ebola outbreak isn't just a health care problem. It's also about a crisis of governance.

Blair Glencorse |

Dispatch

Death and Denial in the Hot Zone

Why do so many people in West Africa think the Ebola outbreak sweeping through the region is a hoax?

Clair MacDougall |

Contest

The Road Not Traveled

Zambia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, yet its health-care system remains desperate. How this landlocked country survives on one doctor for every 23,000 people.

Lauren Bohn |

Argument

Colombia Calls a Draw in the War on Drugs

After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.

Oliver Kaplan |

Dispatch

SWAT M.D.

Ever since the CIA used a vaccination ruse in its hunt for OBL, health workers have been combatants in Pakistan's war with the Taliban.

Kristina Shevory |

Slide Show

In Burma, It's Rehab at Gunpoint

How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.

Vincenzo Floramo |

COLUMN

The Cost of Growing Older

Why paying for an aging population may force the United States -- and its allies -- to cut back on military spending.

Bruce Stokes |

In Box

Stockholm's Singles Syndrome

Why the unmarried and childless are singing the welfare state blues.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

The Case for Aid

It's become fashionable to argue that foreign aid doesn't make a difference. Here’s why the critics couldn't be more wrong.

Jeffrey Sachs |

Putinology

The People of the Pit

The peculiar tale of the Russian town that draws its livelihood from a carcinogenic mineral.

Anna Nemtsova |

Dispatch

The Last Refugee Camp

Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing? 

Nicholas Seeley |

Argument

The Clean Plate Club

From Senegal to St. Louis, the world wastes an astonishing amount of food every year. So why is it so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry?

John Norris |

Argument

Assad's War of Starvation

The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.

John F. Kerry |

Investigation

Bad Medicine

India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.

Roger Bate |

Dispatch

Glowing Greens

Can food grow in a nuclear wasteland? Scientists in Kazakhstan may be close to an answer.

Jillian Keenan |

Case Studies

Liberia Leans In

In a country where rape has been used as a weapon of war, reformers are making special efforts to turn women into cops.

Laura Bacon |

Argument

Erotic Republic

Iran is in the throes of an unprecedented sexual revolution. Could it eventually shake the regime?

Afshin Shahi |

Argument

The Disease Next Door

How the world’s nastiest and least-known outbreaks are afflicting some of the world’s wealthiest countries.

Peter Hotez |

Interview

Doctor in a Desperate Land

Why an American has chosen to bind his life to Sudan.

Jeffrey Bartholet |

Rebuttal

Our Experience in Luvungi

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

Micah Williams |

Dispatch

What Happened in Luvungi?

On rape and truth in Congo.

Laura Heaton |

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 |

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 |