Hey Swaziland: $18 Won’t Buy You a Solution to Your AIDS Crisis

Certainly, when the World Bank gave Swaziland money to combat HIV and AIDS, the international development bank intended for some of the funds to pay ...


Angels and Demons

LILONGWE, Malawi — Every day when he goes out to play with the other boys in his village, four-year-old Blessings carries with him a dark secret. ...

Stephen M. Walt

NSA Spying: Where’s the Beef?

I have a question about the diplomatic value of all the NSA spying we've been reading about lately: Where's the tangible payoff for all this ...


The Public Health Trends Behind the Supreme Court’s PEPFAR Decision

In striking down a law Thursday that required organizations with funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to pledge opposition to prostitution, the ...


The World in 2030

The U.N. high-level panel charged with coming up with what amounts to a first draft of the next Millennium Development Goals submitted its report to ...

Christian Caryl

What George W. Bush Did Right

Which United States president will go down in history as the greatest humanitarian to have served in the office? The Republican Herbert Hoover is often ...


Ladyboys in the Gulf

Mya makes no bones about what she does for a living. Her website is frank about the services she offers as a transgender sex worker; ...

In Box

The Changing Face of AIDS

South African President Thabo Mbeki famously asserted that poverty -- not HIV -- causes AIDS. Mbeki's claim may have been dangerous pseudoscience (one Harvard University ...


Predators for Peace

Humanitarian relief can be a frustrating, dangerous task. Even the best-intentioned donors can face hostile conditions or less than honorable intermediaries. Two years ago, the ...


No Longer Invisible

Like it or hate it, the social media phenomenon known as Kony 2012 is having its desired impact, at least in Washington. As Foreign Policy's ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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