Africa’s Success Story

Africa’s Success Story

Diamond-rich Botswana avoided the dreaded resource curse and established a prosperous, stable democracy. But political turmoil has begun to roil the traditionally placid society.

Art and the Arab Awakening

Art and the Arab Awakening

Since the Arab Spring, artists have helped to foster a more vibrant civil society and pointed the way toward more durable democratic institutions.

Is a Higher GDP What We Want?

An increasing GDP may demonstrate growth in gross transactions, but it may not indicate that the majority of us are better-off.

Fighting Finance from Below

Fighting Finance from Below

Since the crash of 2008, writes guest columnist Sarah Anderson, global justice activists have begun to make progress in reining in the excesses of the financial industry.

Engaging Islam

Should the United States emphasize democracy or humanist religious traditions in its approach to global Islam? FPIF’s Najum Mushtaq and Abdeslam Maghraoui of the U.S. Institute of Peace offer two different answers.

The Crisis of Multilateralism

The Crisis of Multilateralism

On the eve of their summit in Singapore, the World Bank and IMF are in serious trouble, from a democratic deficit to a serious economic shortfall. Columnist Walden Bello writes about the event he was banned from attending.