Russia’s Oily Future

Overcoming geology, not ideology, will become Moscow's greatest challenge.

Expert Sitings: Irene Khan

Irene Khan is the secretary-general of Amnesty International (AI). She is the first woman, first Asian, and first Muslim to serve as AI's director.

Trade Secrets

The real message of the collapse of trade talks in Cancún: Business as usual is over for the WTO.

Europe’s Awkward Embrace

European conservatives should imitate U.S. politicians and learn to love immigrants.

The People’s Sovereignty

How a new twist on an old idea can protect the world's most vulnerable populations.

A Development Nightmare

What if poor nations actually caught up with rich ones?

Job Description for the Next Pope

To ensure the vitality of the Catholic Church, the successor to John Paul II must embrace science, reject globalization, reach out to the Islamic world -- and brush up on economics.

Japan’s English Lessons

North Korea's nuclear threat is forcing Japan to choose between two strategic options: draw closer to the United States, or develop a more autonomous and assertive foreign policy. How to balance these competing visions? Look to another island nation, Britain, which has spent the last 60 years strongly allied to the United States yet maintaining its ability to act independently on the global stage.

Too Much Vision Thing

Excerpts from U.S. President George W. Bush's speech on freedom in Iraq and the Middle East at the 20th anniversary of the National Endowment for Democracy on Nov. 6, 2003.