Europe’s proven plenty capable at regulating lightbulbs and vegetables. But it’s failed utterly at making democratic decisions about money.
While the international community propped up kleptocratic generals, South Sudan’s social entrepreneurs took matters into their own hands. The future of the country belongs to them.
If he wants to save his legacy on Africa, Barack Obama will have to be more than a shill for U.S. security firms and corporations.
From Athens to Tehran, powerful countries make the rules and break the rules. Everyone else just squeezes the best deal they can — for now, anyway.
Deficiencies in dealing with parliament and the judicial and education systems hobbled Solidarity and Poland.
Greece and Germany don’t belong on the same continent, let alone in the same currency union.
The German government has forgotten how much debt forgiveness contributed to its post-World War II economic success.
Haiti plays host to over 10,000 NGOs, whose foreign workers make up an affluent class of their own.
French intelligence plotted to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi to horn in on Libya’s oil and to provide access for French businesses.
To hear Saudi leaders tell it, the kingdom is under constant threat from Iran. But graver threats of their own making lurk at home.