Why Copenhagen will be a bust, and other prophecies from the foreign-policy world's leading predictioneer.
It's not Twitter or Facebook that's reinventing the planet. Eighty years after the first commercial broadcast crackled to life, television still rules our world. And let's hear it for the growing legions of couch potatoes: All those soap operas might be the ticket to a better future after all.
After surveying 66 countries with 1.6 billion viewers between them—from Australia to Japan, Latvia to Venezuela—Eurodata TV Worldwide named the winners for the world's most-watched shows of 2008. What does the world love to watch?
Soaps, soaps, and more soaps. But not all of the dramas are created equal. In Colombia, viewers enjoy a hard-bitten saga of gang violence; in Iran, they're tuning into tales of Jewish rescue during World War II.
Bueno de Mesquita's model projects a decline in global willingness to regulate greenhouse gases over the next 100 years and beyond.
The only two Westerners living on their own in Kandahar have been bombed, ambushed, and nearly sold to kidnappers. Here's what they've learned about the country where war just won't end.
As causalities from the world's religious wars mount, God is getting a bad reputation. But the war against God has had its casualties as well. Here's why we need a truce -- and why secularism is almost as much of a threat to the world as fundamentalism.
Are you a globalization junkie? Then test your knowledge of global trends, economics, and politics with 8 questions about how the world works.
Kathryn McPhail and Francisco Paris argue that there’s a way out of the “oil curse” described by Moises Naim.
Energy analyst Michael Lynch wonders why Peter Maass’s examination of oil and society focuses on the negative.