Egypt's Heroic Protesters Bear Responsibility for the Mess that Followed
January 06, 2014

A new movie might win an Oscar for celebrating Egypt's new "culture of protest." Too bad that culture is so incoherent.

How Did Zimbabwe Become So Poor—And Yet So Expensive?
January 05, 2014

The shockingly high prices of one of Africa's most impoverished countries.

Is the U.S. the Last Country Still Fighting the Drug War?
January 01, 2014

Uruguay's new pot law is another big blow to Washington's drug policy

A Guy Who Lives in Pennsylvania May Be Taking Down the Entire Turkish Government
December 26, 2013

Inside the movement of Fetullah Gulen, the Islamic leader in rural Pennsylvania who may be toppling Turkey's government. 

One Man's Novel Way to Fight Government Corruption: With a Tour Bus
December 25, 2013

Like many of his law-abiding compatriots, Petr Sourek resents how corruption rewards cheating and is a drag on economic growth.

Venezuela's Christmas Started in November
December 23, 2013

Citizens are calling their president "Saint Nick" after he used his power to force businesses to have huge, blowout sales. 

India Is Sitting on a Time-Bomb of Violence Against Women
December 22, 2013

The laws of demographics say violence against women in India will only get worse. Uh-oh.

Bulgaria Is on the Verge of Collapse, and Right-Wing Extremism Is on the Rise
December 16, 2013

Some Bulgarians have even burned themselves alive in protest.

Alzheimer's is a Terrible Disease. If You Live in a Poor Country, It's Even Worse.
December 13, 2013

In 2050, 71 per cent of Alzheimer's patients will be in low to middle income countries. Will they be able to access medical care?

China's Government Is Scaring Foreign Journalists Into Censoring Themselves
December 09, 2013

“The visa question has insidious ways of sowing the seeds of self-censorship,” Dorinda Elliott, the global affairs editor at Condé Nast Traveler, wrote on ChinaFile last month.