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.
Yes, it's true: Military involvement in Syria has its risks. But the costs of non-intervention are growing by the day.
How a shrewd politician defused ethnic tension and improved public services in one of Indonesia’s most dysfunctional cities.
It’s hard to find people who are optimistic about the future of Russian democracy. Leon Aron explains why he’s one of them.
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.
The government in Burma is promising to clean up its act. But the army is still recruiting child soldiers.
Sectarian conflict in Burma is once again spurring talk of a “global war against Islam.”
Libya is trying to build a new democracy. But that's a tall order for a society plagued by bad memories.
Public health activists and pharmaceutical companies are finally joining forces to help developing countries get access to low-cost drugs.
In the wake of its war with the Serbs, Kosovo faced a yawning law enforcement gap. Here's how the international community helped an embyronic country rebuild its police.
How Burma’s pro-democracy movement betrayed its own ideals and rehabilitated the military
Even as the country around it sinks into a morass of drug-fueled crime, Mexico City has remained surprisingly safe.