Innovation is the source of economic prosperity and global progress, simplifying routines and enriching quality of life. The internet has fundamentally altered how the world works, communicates and thinks. The global information revolution has ushered in a new era of global conversations, cooperation and crowd-sourcing among researchers, speeding the spread of new ideas and technologies in every discipline. Researchers race to develop energy alternatives, synthetic biology, transportation improvements, environmental protections or cures for disease. Governments must keep up pace with funding of education and infrastructure as well as regulations on patents, immigration, intellectual property protections and more.

Some Silicon Valley-Style Pioneers Head East

Returnees fight odds to try startups, giving India boost in innovation
Saritha Rai
October 3, 2012

Three Myths About the Arab Uprisings

Ellen Lust and Jakob Wichmann
July 24, 2012

Internet Stirs Activism in Vietnam

Social media-based attacks on foreign policy connect Vietnamese diaspora and activists
Huong Nguyen
May 11, 2012

Global Warming Is Real and Has Consequences – Part I

Yale economist refutes climate-change skeptics who use his research to recommend standing pat
William D. Nordhaus
April 4, 2012

US Falls Behind in Global Race for Talent

World’s best and brightest are less keen to study, work or stay in the US
Bruce Stokes
October 17, 2011

In a Borderless World, Innovation Reigns Supreme

As innovation slows, the source for the next wave of good jobs remains unknown
Ashok Bardhan
April 4, 2011