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.
After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.
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.
How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.
Why paying for an aging population may force the United States -- and its allies -- to cut back on military spending.
Why the unmarried and childless are singing the welfare state blues.
It's become fashionable to argue that foreign aid doesn't make a difference. Here’s why the critics couldn't be more wrong.
The peculiar tale of the Russian town that draws its livelihood from a carcinogenic mineral.
Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing?
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?
The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.
India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.
Can food grow in a nuclear wasteland? Scientists in Kazakhstan may be close to an answer.
In a country where rape has been used as a weapon of war, reformers are making special efforts to turn women into cops.
Iran is in the throes of an unprecedented sexual revolution. Could it eventually shake the regime?
How the world’s nastiest and least-known outbreaks are afflicting some of the world’s wealthiest countries.
International Medical Corps responds to Laura Heaton's investigation of mass rape in a small Congolese town.
The 43rd president of the United States did a great thing for humankind -- but most Americans have no idea.
It’s not Islamic radicals or war that’s killing the poor people of the Sahel. It’s something far simpler.
As winter clutches northern Syria, thousands displaced by the civil war take cold comfort in a temporary tent city.
How five governments are using behavioral economics to encourage citizens to do the right thing.
As sanctions bite, some of Iran's leaders are signaling a willingness to come back to the negotiating table.
Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.
Islamist political parties aren't succeeding in the Middle East because they stand for Islam. It's because they have a well-established political brand.
India has a problem with substandard drugs -- and American regulators are allowing them to be imported into the United States.