Is a Nuclear Deal with North Korea Feasible?

Kim Jong Il rattles the saber to get the most out of a new US administration
Peter M. Beck
February 27, 2009

Taiwan's Challenge to China and the World - Part I

Taiwan's democratic exercise provokes muscle flexing in Beijing and keeps Western defense industries in business
Jean-Pierre Cabestan
March 12, 2004

End Game in Sri Lanka

Global factors bring long civil war to a close, but only reconciliation can end an extremist ideology
Harsh V. Pant
February 23, 2009

Why Not a World Poll Before the US Election?

US electorate and policymakers would benefit from an Internet-based global poll on presidential candidates
Yoichi Funabashi
March 17, 2004

Global Crisis Spurs Long-Needed Change in China

Diversifying China’s economy into the services arena could serve a global good
David Dollar
February 20, 2009

Mounting US Debt Burden Threatens Poorer Nations

But drying up foreign credit to the US could be bad for all
David Dapice
March 2, 2009

NASA Accidentally Found a Way to Make Buildings Safer During Earthquakes

New device costs less and kicks into action faster than the current technologies
Margo Pierce
March 3, 2016

Inside Facebook’s Ambitious Plan to Connect the Whole World

One challenge is motivating new users to envision the internet’s potential
Jessi Hempel
March 2, 2016

Free Trade Under Threat

US voters are anxious about trade, inequality, unemployment – and demand change
Nayan Chanda
February 29, 2016

Growing Chorus of Experts Raising Ethical Questions About the Future of Robotics

Robots could replace half of Japan’s workforce by 2035
Ian Munroe
February 25, 2016

How Technology Could Unwind a Decade-Long Trend in Global Trade

Robots and automation will shrink supply chains for emerging economies and increase inequality
Luke Kawa
February 24, 2016