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.

How to Occupy the World

How to Occupy the World

This call for true internationalism challenges the Occupy movement to engage the Global South.

Can the West “Export” Gay Rights?

Can the West “Export” Gay Rights?

When it comes to attitudes toward gays and lesbians in Africa, donor countries need to conjure up all their skill to walk the tightrope between mindfulness and meddling.

Burma’s Big Brother

Burma’s Big Brother

China is emerging as the leading economic force in Burma, and the Burmese are starting to get uncomfortable.

America vs China in Africa

America vs China in Africa

By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa.

Foreign Policy Goes Gaga

Celebrities are going global in their activism. But are they doing the right thing?

Development and Migration: The Missing Link

President Obama’s speech in El Paso on May 10 put the immigration debate back on the table. In reaffirming his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, he attempted to reframe a debate that has been dominated by a focus on security.