Don’t Believe the Hype. Wealth Taxes Are Nothing New.
Lessons from ancient Greece and Islamic finance for creating a tax that will benefit the poor—and the wealthy, too.
Japan Radically Increased Immigration—and No One Protested
To cope with demographic challenges and labor shortages, Japan’s right-wing government has boosted immigration. How did it avoid the political backlash plaguing the West?
Russia Is Losing in the Middle East—and Around the World.
Putin’s apparent victories in spreading Russian influence are mirages, some of which have come at a great cost.
Bolivia’s Lithium Isn’t The New Oil
A popular theory around Evo Morales’s removal is completely mistaken.
Why Huawei Isn’t So Scary
The Chinese company’s lead in the 5G race isn’t insurmountable, and other firms and countries shouldn’t rush into the fray.
China’s Overrated Technocrats
Beijing is famous for putting engineers and scientists in charge. But that doesn’t make for better leaders.
You Only Wish You Had Ukraine’s Democracy
Despite attacks from abroad and corruption at home, Ukrainian democracy isn't failing—it's thriving.
The Tourism Curse
Like a wealth of oil, lots of visitors can become a development trap. Here’s how to avoid it.
Why Growth Can’t Be Green
New data proves you can support capitalism or the environment—but it’s hard to do both.
Thank You, Jimmy Carter
Restoring the reputation of America’s most underrated foreign-policy president.