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What’s Next in the Sino-Viral War?

Hundreds lost their lives when Beijing covered up its SARS outbreak. Now, as another pandemic looms, the world holds its breath to see how China will confront the threat.

Megaplayers Vs. Micropowers

Rising instability is good news for the little guy -- and bad for everyone else.

What They’re Reading: What Irish Eyes Are Reading

Few cities in the world enjoy a richer literary history than Dublin. So what are the Irish reading these days? FP spoke with Vincent Cahill of Waterstone's bookstore, and found that the reading list looks much the same as it did half a century ago.

The FP Memo: Damage Control

To regain control of American diplomacy, Condoleezza Rice must keep John Bolton in New York, place a mole in his office, and keep the vice president out of the loop.

The Secret Genocide

Not far from Darfur, another humanitarian catastrophe is under way. The Ugandan government -- once touted as a model for African reform -- is systematically destroying a people. So far, the world hasn't done anything.

Why God is Winning

Religion was supposed to fade away as globalization and freedom spread. Instead, it's booming around the world, often deciding who gets elected. And the divine intervention is just beginning. Democracy is giving people a voice, and more and more, they want to talk about God.

Taxed to Death

Developing countries claim the West cheats them out of cheap drugs. But they are often the ones erecting barriers to their citizens' health.

Rx for Corruption

Around the world, stockpiles of drugs sit untouched in warehouses. Why do they remain just out of patients' reach? The answer is simple: bribery, graft, and fraud.

Quest for the Cure

More than a third of the world's population doesn’t have access to essential medications. Greedy drug companies, government bureaucracies, and apathy all get in the way. Some brave scientists have had enough of the high costs and red tape. They're frustrated, they're mad, and now they're finding ways to buck the system.

Think Again: Al Jazeera

It is vilified as a propaganda machine and Osama bin Laden's mouthpiece. In truth, though, Al Jazeera is as hated in the palaces of Riyadh as it is in the White House. But, as millions of loyal viewers already know, Al Jazeera promotes a level of free speech and dissent rarely seen in the Arab world. With plans to go global, it might just become your network of choice.