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
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Images from photojournalist Robert King’s recent visit to a Syrian community under siege.
President Aquino's anti-corruption program is just what the Philippines economy needs.
The outgoing Mexican president had a golden opportunity to change his country for the better -- and he blew it.
When Egypt's next rulers finally tackle urgently needed economic reform, they should look to an unlikely model: Iran.
Forget Kyoto. There’s a much better way to persuade the developing world to fight climate change.
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A conversation with USAID administrator Rajiv Shah on expanding public-private partnerships and integrating development and emergency intervention.
The global tobacco industry is targeting women in emerging markets. Can public policy rise to the challenge?
Islamic scholars are prepared to answer questions and issue fatwas on almost any realm of modern life. Sometimes, it can get a little kinky.
A conversation with the first female head of the U.N. Development Program on the most pressing issues for women in the developing world.
For Nairobi's poorest, the enormous trash dump that's slowly killing them is also the only thing keeping them alive.
On the eve of the country's historic elections, 16 experts give us their prescriptions for the future.
Forget politics. Muslim countries are poised to experience a new wave of change -- but this time it's all about demographics.
If you're looking for an unlikely economic success story, you can hardly do better than Mauritius.