Conflict in Abyei Could Reignite South Sudan’s Civil War
If the U.N. withdraws peacekeepers from a long-contested oil-rich enclave, it's likely to spark further fighting in an already unstable region.
China Enlists U.N. to Promote Its Belt and Road Project
Top United Nations officials are helping sell Xi Jinping’s signature foreign-policy initiative.
Can’t Stop the Shining
Solar power is the world’s most promising clean energy solution, but governments must abandon outdated policies for it to succeed.
Senator Raises Alarm Bells on Diversity at U.S. Foreign Aid Agency
New leadership at Millennium Challenge Corporation comes under scrutiny after “disturbing” comments by a senior official and concerns over Trump’s pick to head the agency.
U.N. Security Council Members Are More Likely to Receive World Bank Loans
A study shows that World Bank aid is vulnerable to geopolitical influence.
Caste Is Stunting All of India’s Children
Fears of impurity continue to steer Indians away from toilets — and towards deadly fecal germs.
Uzbekistan Forced Labor Linked to World Bank Projects, Advocates Say
A new report from Human Rights Watch and Uzbek activists alleges the continued use of forced and child labor in harvesting the Central Asian country’s cotton crop.
The United States Is Losing Asia to China
Don't be fooled by the Trump administration's trade deal with Beijing. America is losing out badly on the bigger game.
Trump Taps Veteran Ambassador, Former Congressman to Head USAID
Mark Green, Trump’s pick to run USAID, is widely respected and offers a much-needed lifeline to a burned-out agency.
The End of Foreign Aid As We Know It
Trump budget would gut development assistance and fold USAID into State.
Development and Diplomacy Are Instruments of a ‘Peace through Strength’ Foreign Policy
Instead of making slash and burn cuts at State, a top-to-bottom review is needed.
India’s Optimism Is a Welcome Antidote to Western Pessimism
Americans suffering a crisis of confidence about the future of their country's democratic institutions under President Donald Trump could use a dose of Indian-style optimism.
Famine-Wracked South Sudan Now Wants to Charge Aid Workers For Help
Aid organizations slammed the government’s proposal.
Savaging State and USAID Budgets Could Do Wonders for Results
The Trump administration is threatening serious cuts to diplomacy. But doing more with less isn’t impossible.
Scathing Government Watchdog Report Details Bleak Outlook on Afghanistan
A warning to President Trump not to mismanage Afghanistan.
A Tale of Two Syrian Cities
In government-controlled Damascus and western Aleppo, the two rival centers of Syrian life seem destined for very different fates.
Fidel Was Hell
The longest-ruling dictator of the 20th century was a radical bent on transformational, alternative global development. Ironically, he left his country conservative, impoverished, and isolated.