Citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo believe there's hope for their war-torn country even if no one else does -- and their optimism is starting to get results.
Failed states are mainly a threat to their own inhabitants. We should help them anyway.
Poor vision is a major hurdle to getting ahead in the developing world. Fortunately, remedies are cheaper and easier -- and more profitable -- than they've ever been before.
Save your money, United Nations -- the developing world doesn't need broadband Internet to get ahead.
Why cracking down on Afghanistan's opium business won't help stop the Taliban -- or the United States' own drug problems.
Why the best ideas for fighting some diseases may come from poor countries, not rich ones.
Fukushima wasn't the only nuclear accident waiting to happen. From Bulgaria to New York, here are five other nuclear power plants to keep an eye on.
In the developed world, high-tech personal IDs are the stuff of Orwellian dystopia. But for everyone else, they could be a path to a happier, healthier, less precarious life.
An FP discussion on contributing editor Charles Kenny's new book: Are we winning the global war on human suffering?
Tehran is claiming that the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt reflect the heady days of 1979. Not so fast says the Green Movement -- it's 2009 that's a better parallel.
The global system for public health donations has a crippling accountability problem.
The biggest problem with post-disaster relief efforts like Haiti's is the unreasonable ambitions we have for them.
Why the world's premier public health organization must change or die.
A look at the innovative thinkers and bold ideas that kept 2010 from being a total wash.
Global leaders promised a decade ago to end poverty by 2015. With just five years left, the U.N. General Assembly -- including an estimated 140 heads of state -- will meet this week to assess progress. How much good has been done? Here's a hint: not enough.
The rural, conservative refugees from Pakistan’s floods have not only lost their homes, but also their entire way of life.
The residents of Buenos Aires's Villa 31 have been shunted to the side for as long as they can remember. Now, they're looking to assert their identity in an unfriendly city.
Imagine if the drought this summer near Moscow happened near Chicago or Beijing. Lester Brown has, and he's afraid.
In recent months, humanitarian groups in Afghanistan have begun to cooperate much more closely with the Taliban to deliver their services. Is that a bad thing?
The first 10 years of the 21st century were humanity's finest -- even for the world's bottom billion.
The world has virtually wiped out polio, eradicated smallpox, and slowed the spread of HIV/AIDS. But when it comes to the deadly influenza virus, all governments seem to do is panic.
Suicide rates for troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are out of control, and post-traumatic stress disorder is reaching epidemic proportions. But is the Pentagon willing to tally the true cost of war?
A study reveals how deeply the wounds of conflict have cut the Central African Republic -- and not where you would expect.