What Is a GONGO?

How government-sponsored groups masquerade as civil society.

Expert Sitings: Ethan Zuckerman

Ethan Zuckerman is cofounder of Global Voices Online, an aggregator of blogs from around the world (globalvoicesonline.org), and founder of Geekcorps, a volunteer organization that sends technology experts to Africa. His blog can be found at ethanzuckerman.com/blog.

What They’re Reading: Picking up the Pages in Cambodia

Thirty years after the Khmer Rouge decimated Cambodia's intellectual and educated classes, a literary renaissance is beginning to take hold. FP spoke to novelist Pal Vannarirak, vice president of the Khmer Writers' Association, for her take on the country's return to literature.

Raising the Stakes

From Macao to Mexico, casinos are springing up faster than chips fly on a Vegas poker table. Run by multinationals, spread by the Internet, and fueled by tourism, the global gambling phenomenon has taken off in some unexpected places. Can legalized betting save the developing world from its ills?

The Return of the Idiot

Throughout the 20th century, Latin America's populist leaders waved Marxist banners, railed against foreign imperialists, and promised to deliver their people from poverty. One after another, their ideologically driven policies proved to be sluggish and shortsighted. Their failures led to a temporary retreat of the strongman. But now, a new generation of self-styled revolutionaries is trying to revive the misguided methods of their predecessors.

A Chorus of Solutions

There are no easy solutions. We may have to try them all at once.

The Nuclear Option

The policies designed to halt the spread of nuclear weapons are only making things worse.

The World for Sale

The private sector is the best weapon against mass poverty.

How to Stop a Serial Killer

Every day, malaria kills 7,000 children. For $3 each, we could stop these needless deaths.

No Representation Without Taxation

People only have a stake in the system when they are forced to pay for it.

A Shot of Prevention

An AIDS vaccine is possible -- if we stop dragging our feet.

Masters of Their Domain

Online banking fraud is rampant because it's easy. Here's a fix that will mean money in the bank.