On the 20th anniversary of the world's most in-depth country ranking, the U.N. Human Development Index finds that global progress is largely on track. But those left behind are more numerous than ever.
On Sept. 27, Kim Jong Un was named to a lofty post in North
Korea's army, presumably in preparation to succeed his father as the country's
ruler. FP looks at the world's autocrats-in-training who are waiting to take
over their fathers' regimes.
BY JOSHUA KEATING AND CHARLES HOMANS|SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
Should the Barack Obama administration keep giving aid to the corrupt government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai? Kenyan whistle-blower John Githongo tells FP why pluralism and freedom will never thrive when everyone from officials to cab drivers are skimming off the top.
INTERVIEW BY ELIZABETH DICKINSON|SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
As the world convenes at the United Nations to assess the progress on the Millennium Development Goals, President Barack Obama's speech outlines the administration's new Global Development Policy, which will change "the way [America] does business" when it comes to helping developing nations build a "path out of poverty."
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.