Edge of the World
For one journalist embarking on a seven-year journey to retrace the footsteps of early humans, the biggest obstacles are man-made.
Can You Fight Poverty With a Five-Star Hotel?
The story of how the World Bank's investment arm hands out billions in loans to wealthy tycoons and giant multinationals in some of the world's poorest places.
Cursed With Plenty
America is on the verge of an energy boom. But will abundant shale gas create more problems than it fixes?
Getting Down to Business
The bad news is Washington hasn't seen the last of its bickering, dithering, and gridlock. The good news is Obama can change that in his first 100 days.
A New Law of Petropolitics
Sorry, Tom Friedman, higher oil prices don't always mean lower levels of democracy.
Epiphanies from Bernard-Henri Lévy
"Arab Winter" is a stupid slogan and the West needs to get over its China fixation, says France's most prominent intellectual.
The Convergence of Civilizations
The oft-predicted "clash of civilizations" has not materialized. If anything, values are converging across cultures.
The Things They Carried: The Third Amiga
What rising GOP star Kelly Ayotte takes with her to the Senate.
Even the Soviet Union eventually acknowledged Stalin's Great Famine. Why does China still hide evidence of its own mass starvation under Mao?
We’re All Declinist Pundits These Days; Recession-Proof
FP's "Who Won the Great Recession?" package elicits reflections on U.S.-China power dynamics and how to succeed in business during hard times.