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Global Food Waste

Wasting precious food greatly contributes to climate change. What are the facts?

June 15, 2024

Giorgia Meloni’s Italy

Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni epitomizes modern European right-wing populism. We present some pivotal facts about the country she leads.

June 3, 2024

Sizing Up Taiwan

China has its eyes set on swallowing Taiwan. As the small, but vibrant island nation rises in importance on the global agenda, we present some pivotal facts.

May 30, 2024

Declining Trust In U.S. Institutions

The alarming numbers are not just a reflection of the corrosive effect that Donald Trump has on U.S. democracy. What are the facts?

May 20, 2024

The Carbon Footprint of AI

The AI revolution meets the energy transition. What are the facts?

May 15, 2024

Indebted to China

China has become the largest source of development finance globally. What are the facts?

May 8, 2024

Hard Working Germany?

Lost working days due to sickness have caused the German economy to stagnate. What are the facts?

April 23, 2024

How India Slides Back

From press freedom to gender equality, India is going in the wrong direction. What are the facts?

April 16, 2024

How India Rises

India is making improvements in many areas affecting the lives of millions. What are the facts?

April 16, 2024

Countering Western Self-Righteousness

In an interview with the BBC, Guyana's President Mohamed Irfaan Ali pushed back powerfully against Western virtue-signalling on climate change.

April 12, 2024

EU Defense Spending: The Numbers

Faced with an aggressive Russia, EU governments have pledged to increase defense spending. What are the facts?

April 4, 2024

Stephan Richter On NPR: Why Germany’s Economic Backbone Is Saying “Auf Wiedersehen”

How contemporary Germany is mostly living off the fumes of its past reputation: A conversation with Marketplace Morning Report's David Brancaccio.

December 21, 2023

Vladimir Putin, Global Despot: The Globalist’s Top Ten

A selection of articles exploring the Russian leader and the country he rules.

August 27, 2023

Understanding the Ukraine Conflict: The Globalist’s Top Ten

As Putin's and Russia's war in Ukraine rages on, we present our top ten features exploring the conflict, its causes and its effects.

July 11, 2023

“That Prison Without Leisure Which is Called Russia”

Astolphe De Custine’s "Letters from Russia" – (1843): What de Tocqueville is to America, de Custine is to Russia.

April 20, 2022

Q&A: When Biden Meets Scholz

The Biden administration is greatly irritated by the SPD's submissive stance on Russia.

February 8, 2022

What Kind of Economy Will Germany’s New Leader Inherit?

Stephan Richter spoke to Marketplace’s David Brancaccio about the issues Germany's new chancellor Olaf Scholz will face in office.

December 7, 2021

The Globalist Chartroom: Religion

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring global religion.

December 24, 2020

MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech: The Forgotten Half

The passage of time has only heightened the urgency of Martin Luther King’s sobering message. We present the parts almost never quoted.

August 28, 2020

The Globalist Chartroom: Lebanon in Crisis

A collection of maps, charts and graphs exploring Lebanon.

August 8, 2020

The Globalist Chartroom: How China Breaks Hong Kong

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring the Hong Kong protests.

July 1, 2020

The Globalist Chartroom: Peak China

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring what China leads the world in.

May 22, 2020

Biden’s VP Choice: The Case of Stacey Abrams

To see just how utterly divided the Democratic Party really is, look no further than Joe Biden’s vice presidential choice. A dialogue among our readers.

May 12, 2020

In Charts: WW2

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring the Second World War.

May 9, 2020

May 8, 1945 Remembered: VE Day @ 75

Our best articles on the significance, the human toll and the consequences of the Second World War.

May 8, 2020

Infographic: The World — 10 Stunning Facts

10 stunning facts about the amazing world we live in.

May 1, 2020

In Charts: Oil

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring the global oil industry.

April 28, 2020

In Charts: Berlin

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring Berlin.

April 26, 2020

Country Focus: Iran

A collection of features from our archives exploring Iran’s politics, history, economy and culture.

April 21, 2020

In Charts: Saudi Arabia

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring Saudi Arabia.

April 20, 2020

Infographic: A Global Truce?

To fight the coronavirus pandemic, Emmanuel Macron has proposed a world truce.

April 16, 2020

In Charts: Russia

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring Russia.

April 15, 2020

Infographic: Will US Stop Funding WHO?

Donald Trump has announced the US will stop funding the World Health Organization in the middle of a global pandemic.

April 15, 2020

Infographic: Coronavirus — Comparing Paris and Berlin

Why parks are open in Berlin while Paris is in total lockdown.

April 13, 2020

Barbara Ehrenreich: Rethinking American Optimism

From our archives (2010 edition): How has positive thinking affected U.S. society — for better and for worse?

April 12, 2020

Country Focus: Italy

A collection of features from our archives exploring Italy's politics, history, economy and culture.

March 22, 2020

The Globalist Culinary Tour: Italy

This week, The Globalist Culinary Tour explores the food and culture of Italy.

March 22, 2020

In Charts: Coronavirus

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the coronavirus outbreak.

March 15, 2020

The Globalist Culinary Tour: Japan

This week, The Globalist Culinary Tour explores the food and culture of Japan.

March 7, 2020

In Charts: Iran

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring Iran -- its people, economy and its military.

January 8, 2020

Firsts in 2010

What "firsts" in economics, politics, technology and demographics occurred in 2010?

January 1, 2020

In Charts: Global Hunger

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring global hunger -- in a world that has enough food to feed everyone.

December 31, 2019

Global Focus: Religion

Religion and culture are deeply entwined. Wherever there are people, there is some form of religious faith.

December 26, 2019

Global Democracy Under Threat

Global democracy is under threat. The ranks of authoritarian leaders of large nations not only include China, Russia and Turkey, but also the United States.

December 7, 2019

Fiona Hill, Author at The Globalist

A collection of articles on Russia by former National Security Council aide Fiona Hill.

November 23, 2019

Hong Kong: Past, Present, Future

An updated article collection on everything Hong Kong.

November 18, 2019

An Imminent Conflict Between Patriotism and Globalism?

Reflections on the relationship between globalism and patriotism.

October 1, 2019

Dear Senator Graham: Why Give Trump a Blank Check?

A personal reflection on political principles and responsibilities.

May 20, 2019

In Charts: Checking Up on India

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring India.

May 15, 2019

India Elections: The Numbers

The Indian general election is the world's biggest democratic exercise -- and the numbers are staggering.

May 13, 2019

In Charts: The Yemen War

A collection of charts, maps and graphs explaining the Yemen war.

April 17, 2019

Brexit: The Globalist’s Top Ten Features

A selection of the most thought-provoking articles on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

April 15, 2019

In Charts: EU/UK Futures

What are the economic forces and factors that determine the UK’s future in a Brexit environment?

April 14, 2019

In Charts: Checking Up on Israel

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring Israel -- its politics, economy and its military.

April 10, 2019

In Charts: The Afghanistan War

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the longest war is U.S. history.

April 5, 2019

In Charts: EU — Promoting Peace, But Out of Touch

Europeans credit the EU with promoting peace and prosperity on the continent, but feel it is out of touch with its citizens.

March 31, 2019

In Charts: Checking Up on Germany

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring Germany.

March 20, 2019

In Charts: Brexit — An Overview

A collection of charts, maps and graphs explaining Brexit.

March 12, 2019

In Charts: Huawei

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.

March 10, 2019

In Charts: North Korea

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring North Korea.

March 2, 2019

Christmas Greetings — The Global Version

Enjoy the holidays (in whichever date they may fall in your home culture).

December 24, 2018

In Charts: Global Poverty

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring global poverty, those affected and the challenges they face.

December 23, 2018

In Charts: Climate Change

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the multiple facets of climate change.

December 12, 2018

In Charts: The Yellow Vests

A collection of charts, maps and graphs explaining France, the presidency of Emmanuel Macron and the Yellow Vest protests.

December 8, 2018

The G20’s Economic Weight

What share of the global economy is represented at the G20 summit?

December 2, 2018

The Scale of G20 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Can the G20 summit help advance international cooperation on the environment?

December 2, 2018

G20: How Many Countries Really?

The G20 summit will represent a fifth of the world’s governments.

December 1, 2018

The G20 by Population

More than half of the global population is represented at the annual G20 summit.

December 1, 2018

Battery Production: Low-Risk Lithium (and Nickel)

Stable and secure countries produce most of two key metals for battery production.

November 12, 2018

Energy Extraction Politics in the Renewable Age

Emerging market economies in a post-oil era might find themselves in the same traps when mining for the necessary metals.

November 12, 2018

Cobalt for Batteries

Cobalt is the rechargeable battery component that is most geopolitically risky to obtain.

November 11, 2018

Japan’s High-Speed Rail

While pioneering Japan is no longer home to the biggest high-speed rail network in the world, it remains premiere.

September 9, 2018

Europe’s High-Speed Rail Leaders

Spain, France and Germany have the largest high-speed train networks after China and Japan.

September 9, 2018

The State of US High-Speed Rail

The fledgling network does not compare well to other countries with high-speed trains.

September 8, 2018

China’s Massive High-Speed Rail Network

From zero to leader in a decade.

September 8, 2018

Trump Role Models in History: Take Your Pick

Far from being a unique phenomenon, Trump actually shares striking characteristics with a host of historical figures.

July 15, 2018

Why It’s Hard to Tax Sugary Products

An unusually complicated web of existing policy and lobby influences keep governments from forging ahead.

July 8, 2018

Too Much Sugar

Experts say consumers are still eating too much added sugar each day.

July 7, 2018

The Influential Sugar Industry

They dominate dietary research and policymaking, making public health adjustments challenging.

July 7, 2018

China & India: The Single Time-Zone Kings

The world’s two billion-person nations continue to stick to one time zone each.

July 1, 2018

Nine Time Zones: A Trace of American Empire?

How the United States ended up with one of the highest numbers of time zones for a single country.

July 1, 2018

Clocking Russia from East to West

The world’s largest country has 11 time zones across its hemispheric span.

June 30, 2018

France: Global Time Zone Leader

No longer a prime meridian country, the former empire still reigns with a dozen time zones.

June 30, 2018

Russia’s Global Tourism

A steep decline from one of the biggest spenders after several bumpy years in global politics.

May 25, 2018

Russia’s Amber Waves of Grain

Being the largest country by land area helps keep Russia one of the world’s big breadbowl economies.

May 25, 2018

Russia: Energy Resources and Corruption Perception

Russia has abundant natural resources, but is also highly dependent on them.

May 24, 2018

Russia’s Smoking Problem

On a per capita basis, Russia trails only neighboring Belarus in cigarette consumption.

May 24, 2018

Russian Migration: In and Out

Russia is home to a million more immigrants than its large emigrant diaspora.

May 23, 2018

The Russian Military-Industrial Complex by the Numbers

Only the United States sells more arms than Russia.

May 23, 2018

China Vs. the US: Who Has More Land?

The two countries have very similar land areas for now, but China has extensive additional claims.

April 14, 2018

China Vs. Europe: Living Standards and Costs

While much of China remains poor, some cities are now on par with EU levels.

April 14, 2018

China Vs. The US: The GDP Race

Who leads depends on how it’s measured.

April 13, 2018

China Vs. the US: Lifespan Gains

A child born in China today can expect to live decades longer than someone born in China in 1950.

April 13, 2018

The Free World Shrinks?

Are established democracies sliding back on democratic commitments?

April 1, 2018

National Income Vs. National Freedom

A nation’s income level doesn’t always correlate to its freedom level.

April 1, 2018

Lands of the Unfree

A quarter of countries are not free. Where are they located?

March 31, 2018

Land of the Increasingly Non-Free

Many young democracies with flawed institutions are struggling not to slide backward. Turkey has failed.

March 31, 2018

Turkey’s Erdogan: Leader-for-Life?

The country’s leader since 2003 has been adept at evading term limits or restarting the clock on them.

March 20, 2018

Strict Executive Term Limits: US Still a Leader?

The country might be constitutionally backward on other fronts, but it is still a model on executive term limits.

March 20, 2018

China’s Term-Limit Rollback

Post-Mao term limits became important when China’s presidency took on the country’s lead role, but Xi Jinping is ending them.

March 19, 2018

Russia’s Long-Serving Leaders

Putin embarked on yet another re-election bid, making full use of his constitutional changes over the years.

March 19, 2018

Western Europe: The Fastest-Closing Gender Gap

Which world regions have the widest gender gaps and which are closing slowest?

March 14, 2018

The Economic Participation Gender Gap: Two More Centuries?

Across five economic dimensions, women’s inclusion in recent years has been slower than in other areas of life.

March 14, 2018

The Women’s Education Gap is Nearly Closed

Health outcomes are even closer but moving in the wrong direction.

March 14, 2018

International Women’s Day: 100 More Years to Parity?

The overall gender gap and the political representation gap specifically is still a century from closing at the current pace.

March 14, 2018

South Africa’s Xenophobia Problem

Once a haven for other Africans, the country’s economic crisis has soured public opinion on foreigners.

March 4, 2018

South Africa’s Violent Crime Problem

Decades after Apartheid, violence remains an unresolved obstacle to the country’s success.

March 4, 2018

Zuma’s Grand Corruption

South Africa’s clean government activists have prevailed against the former president, but it will take time to undo his damage.

March 3, 2018

South Africa’s Economic Troubles Continue

The Zuma era is finally over. What a mess he left behind.

February 26, 2018

A Growing Water Crisis in South Africa

A rapidly approaching emergency in Cape Town threatens to spill over.

February 26, 2018

South Korea: Corruption & Self-Censorship

Press freedom in South Korea is slipping and public perception of corruption is rising.

February 10, 2018

South Korea: Moving Up the Global League Table

South Korea’s $1.4 trillion economy was about 52 times larger than North Korea’s in 2014.

February 10, 2018

Push for Automation: South Korea Vs. China

China hopes to shift production from low-wage human labor to robots, as South Korea has done.

February 10, 2018

America’s Sea of Prescription Opioids

The U.S. consumes a much greater share of prescription painkillers than its global population share would suggest.

January 30, 2018

Out of Proportion: US Carbon Emissions

How does the U.S. CO2 output compare to its population share?

January 29, 2018

The US Prison State

A prison-industrial complex by the numbers.

January 29, 2018

US Gun Ownership Vs. The World

The share of global guns in the United States is at least ten times the country’s population share.

January 28, 2018

US Obesity in Global Perspective

What is the U.S. share of the global problem compared to overall population share?

January 28, 2018

Iran Protests: The “Military Economy” Dimension

A big share of Iran’s economy is owned by the business wings of the armed forces.

January 17, 2018

Iran Protests: Frustrating Budget Changes

Cuts and hikes in all the wrong places?

January 17, 2018

Iran Protests: The Oil and Gas Dimension

Iranians have long taken national pride in their natural resource wealth. But ordinary people aren’t seeing the benefits.

January 16, 2018

Iran Protests: The Inflation Dimension

Once again, sharply rising food prices contribute to turmoil.

January 16, 2018

Iran Protests: Urbanization as a Factor

Most Iranians live in cities. Protests are no longer confined to Tehran and other big cities, as the move to small cities is changing the landscape of protests.

January 15, 2018

Iran Protests: The Young and the Jobless

Iran’s economy continues to struggle with not finding enough jobs for its young.

January 15, 2018

Countries with 50 Million Native Speakers Each

More than 20 languages are spoken as a first language by 50 million or more people.

January 1, 2018

The Most Widely Spoken Language

Which language has entered common usage in the greatest number of countries?

December 31, 2017

Over 400 Languages: India and the United States

The world’s second- and third-most populous countries share a linguistic diversity.

December 30, 2017

One Country, More than 800 Languages

What are the three most linguistically-diverse countries today?

December 29, 2017

Child Poverty: Asia’s Best Performer

South Korea performs as well as Nordic economies on avoiding child poverty.

December 28, 2017

Reducing Child Poverty in Brazil

A successful program’s future is in doubt.

December 27, 2017

Child Poverty in the United States

The U.S. relative child poverty rate is the worst of the G7 economies.

December 26, 2017

Child Poverty in Germany

Almost one in ten German children is seriously disadvantaged.

December 26, 2017

Emissions Control and Electric Cars in 2020

The short-term prospects for electrification of light passenger vehicles globally are still small.

December 11, 2017

Electric Cars in 2025 and 2040: New Policies

With minimal policy intervention, electrification of cars is likely to remain too slow for the world’s climate action needs.

December 11, 2017

Electric Cars: How Many Today Worldwide?

Electrification has been slow to convert the passenger automobile market, despite recent leaps.

December 10, 2017

Electric Cars in 2040: Sustainable Development

Are we on course to electrify enough cars to meet climate change mitigation targets?

December 10, 2017

After Mugabe: 1980s Africa on the Way Out?

As the fixtures of the 1980s make their exit in Africa, attention turns to the 90s dictators.

November 26, 2017

Museveni: The New Number 3 Post-Mugabe

Two 1980s coup leaders move up the African strongman rankings with the removal of Mugabe from power.

November 26, 2017

No Mugabe: Mswati III is a Real African King

The new fourth-longest-ruling African leader is an absolute monarch.

November 26, 2017

The World’s Longest-Ruling Strongman

After Mugabe’s exit, Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang remains unchallenged for the title of the world’s longest ruling dictator.

November 25, 2017

Mugabe Out: Cameroon’s Leader is Now Africa’s Second-Longest Ruling

Cameroon’s Paul Biya now takes the place of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe as Africa’s second-longest ruling leader.

November 25, 2017

Beyond Mugabe: Angola’s Strongman Also Bowed Out in 2017

José Eduardo dos Santos left oil-rich Angola’s presidency on his own terms after 38 years.

November 25, 2017

Mugabe’s 37 Years

What is next for Zimbabwe?

November 24, 2017

Myanmar: An Atmosphere of Persecution

The transition to democracy has not included protections for minorities like the Rohingyas.

November 19, 2017

Indonesia: Colonial Independence and the Cold War

From Dutch rule to one of the world’s major economies and populations.

November 18, 2017

Colonialism and Cambodia

A once-great empire is now a largely overlooked dictatorship.

November 18, 2017

Thailand: Southeast Asia’s Buffer Country

How Thailand avoided European colonization.

November 18, 2017

Global Population Growth Per Minute

On balance, how many more people did Earth gain every minute of the past year?

November 10, 2017

Annual Population Growth by Region

How much did different world regions gain in population over the past year?

November 10, 2017

The Global Gender Balance in 2017

What share of the population of each world region is female?

November 10, 2017

From Land to Sea: Plastic Trash as Far as the Eye Can See

Millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans each year.

October 12, 2017

Plastic Consumption: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Plastics have been both a gift and a curse from an environmental standpoint

October 12, 2017

Plastic Waste: The World Makes, China Takes

China now imports a majority of the world’s annual waste plastic.

October 12, 2017

Striding Tall: US Vs. USSR

Did the capitalist United States or the communist Soviet Union experience faster height increases?

October 7, 2017

Denmark: A Head and Shoulders Above

How tall is the tallest national population in the world?

October 7, 2017

A Great Leap Upward?

In the 20th century, Southern Europe and China experienced height increases along with economic development.

October 7, 2017

The State of European Wind

Which EU countries make the current global top ten for installed wind capacity?

September 30, 2017

Indian and Brazilian Wind: Overlooked Power Players

Not known for their wind energy, the two countries are emerging as bigger producers.

September 30, 2017

China’s Wind Investment

At home and abroad, China dominates wind energy production.

September 30, 2017

US Energy: Which Way the Wind Blows

Wind energy in the United States is growing, but how does it compare globally?

September 30, 2017

The US Wine Generation

Behind the emergence of the world’s largest national wine consumer.

September 17, 2017

World Leaders in Wine Imports

Which two countries are the largest buyers of foreign wine?

September 17, 2017

France, Italy and Spain: Still Wine Kings?

How do the three countries compare on consumption and exports of wine?

September 17, 2017

Chinese Vineyards: On the Rise

As wine cultivation declines elsewhere, China is climbing toward the top.

September 17, 2017

Russia’s Oil Reserves by the Numbers

A lucrative source of state revenue feels the squeeze.

September 12, 2017

The State of Persian Gulf Oil Reserves

How do the region’s large proven reserves stack up in a global context?

September 12, 2017

Canadian Oil: A Fading Star

Canada may have one of the largest oil reserves in the world, but nearly all of it will not be financially accessible.

September 11, 2017

Venezuelan Oil: Savior or Achilles Heel?

The huge oil reserves that made a socialist revolution possible also put it in jeopardy.

September 11, 2017

Japanese Unions: Average or Exceptional?

How does Japan compare to the leading economies for unionization levels?

September 4, 2017

Union Concentration in the United States

After a decades-long slide, where does union membership currently stand?

September 4, 2017

The State of Organized Labor in France

What is the strength of French unions, as they head into negotiations with President Macron?

September 3, 2017

British Labor Unions: Still the Many

Relative to many of its closest peer economies, the UK maintains a high unionization level, despite a decline.

September 3, 2017

Where Muslim Countries Actually Lead the World

Nineteen countries worldwide devote a larger share of their economies to defense spending than the United States.

July 24, 2017

US Defense Firms: A Trump Windfall?

Most global defense spending increases tend to benefit US-based firms by default.

July 24, 2017

Voter Turnout in Korea Vs Japan

Similar voting systems yield very different participation rates.

June 30, 2017

Compulsory Voting in the OECD

What effect does a voting mandate have on turnout in places like Mexico, Australia or Belgium?

June 29, 2017

Voter Turnout in Europe: Highs and Lows

How many voting-age people show up to vote in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium?

June 28, 2017

Impediments to U.S. Voting

A key obstacle to voting is the unnecessary complexity of the U.S. voting process.

June 27, 2017

Eradicating Extreme Poverty Soon?

Having met an earlier goal of reducing extreme poverty, can the world end it?

June 18, 2017

By the Numbers: Poverty in Africa

Half of all people living in extreme poverty worldwide reside in sub-Saharan Africa.

June 18, 2017

Extreme Poverty Worldwide Today

How many people worldwide are living on less than $1.90 per day?

June 18, 2017

Florida: The Global Picture

How many countries, other than the US, have larger economies than Florida?

June 15, 2017

Texas and New York in a Global Context

Which countries have larger economies than the "Lone Star" and "Empire" states?

June 15, 2017

California Vs. The Rest of the US

How many of the smallest U.S. state economies together equal California’s alone?

June 11, 2017

California on the World Stage

How many countries, other than the US, have larger economies than California?

June 10, 2017

A Carbon Cost: Germany’s Energy Transformation

Germany is not on target to meet 2020 emissions targets, due in part to the setback of rapid denuclearization.

June 3, 2017

French Emissions: Nuclear Limitations

Will France be able to maintain its low carbon emissions going forward?

June 3, 2017

China’s Carbon Emissions: Still Rising Fast

Even on a per person basis, the outlook on Chinese decarbonization is bad.

June 2, 2017

US Emissions: Which Way?

U.S. decarbonization is likely to stall under Trump, even as the planet’s carbon capacity limit approaches.

June 1, 2017

NATO: The US Share

How much does the United States actually pay to support NATO, despite Trump’s claims?

May 26, 2017

Above and Beyond: Non-NATO Spending by Members

Not all defense spending by NATO member countries goes toward joint NATO activities or missions.

May 26, 2017

China’s Tall Building Construction Spree

How many of the world’s tallest buildings will be in China in a decade?

May 23, 2017

Empire State of Mind

Will the US get back into the record tall buildings game?

May 22, 2017

The Spread of Gulf State Skyscrapers

From Burj Khalifa to The Shard, princely oil money is raising record buildings.

May 21, 2017

Soaring Heights: Saudi Towers

Can the Kingdom stack up in the skyscraper business?

May 20, 2017

Toyota: 2016’s No. 2 Automaker

Can it stay near the top amid fierce competition?

May 3, 2017

Volkswagen: On Top Worldwide, But At What Cost?

Chasing arbitrary targets may have led to a range of bad practices.

May 3, 2017

GM: No. 3 Worldwide, Still Top in the US

The leading US automaker continues to slip in the rankings, especially with an upcoming sale.

May 3, 2017

Renault-Nissan Alliance: No. 4 Automaker in 2016

The French-Japanese partnership continues its surprising rise.

May 3, 2017

EU-UK Migration: Home Away From Home No More?

The departing UK is one of the largest host countries of internal EU migrants.

April 22, 2017

Demographics of a Post-Brexit Europe

After Brexit is completed, the EU will lose one of its biggest contributors to favorable demographics.

April 22, 2017

Post-Brexit Europe: Population and Economic Policy

For the EU, Brexit means a shift toward smaller countries and less free-market countries.

April 21, 2017

EU After Brexit: Like 20 Fewer Economies

The drop from EU-28 to EU-27 will be a big one in terms of GDP lost.

April 21, 2017

Social Mobility in Northern Europe

How do the Nordic countries and German rank on generational ability to move up in the world?

April 8, 2017

U.S.: No Land of Opportunity

Earnings mobility from one U.S. generation to the next is now about as low as Italy or France.

April 8, 2017

Social Mobility: Canada Vs. the UK

The two counties may have same level of economic inequality, but are worlds apart on economic mobility.

April 8, 2017

Two-Percenters: The NATO Six

Which countries are within reach of Trump’s demand on defense spending?

March 27, 2017

Defense’s Other Mega Spenders

Who are the 19 nations that spend more on defense as a share of their national economy than even the United States does?

March 27, 2017

Should Germany Really Have to Spend More on Defense?

It is not on track to meet NATO commitments, but Germany argues it is paying in other ways.

March 17, 2017

Media Terror: Press Freedom in Turkey and Russia

Media freedom in important G-20 economies -- Turkey, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Mexico -- leaves much to be desired.

March 14, 2017

The Make America Great Again (MAGA) Military

Trump plans to boost annual U.S. defense spending by more than Russia’s entire defense budget.

March 13, 2017

Counting the Troops Under Trump

How do U.S. troop numbers stack up against ally and rival nations at the start of the Trump Administration?

March 13, 2017

Where Migrants Live: Russia and the Persian Gulf

Russia and Saudi Arabia are home to some of the largest immigrant populations in the world.

March 1, 2017

Germany: Second Largest Foreign-Born Population

The U.S. still leads by a lot, but Germany holds second-place in the number of foreign-born residents.

February 28, 2017

From Hispanic ‘Baby Boom’ to ‘Baby Bust’?

A major demographic shift is underway in the U.S. Hispanic community. This could well reshape future U.S. population growth. Is this permanent or temporary?

February 14, 2017

Stephan Richter on German TV: “What is Trump Up To?”

TV interview on Trump's first week in office.

February 9, 2017

Migrants, Mexico and the Job Market

Hispanic unemployment and illegal immigration levels from Mexico are both relatively low at the start of the Trump Administration.

January 27, 2017

Deadly Farming: Afghanistan’s Opium Acres

The area under cultivation is approaching the size of the smallest U.S. state.

January 14, 2017

Afghanistan’s Opium: No End in Sight

Despite U.S. elimination efforts since the 2001 invasion, production of the drug crop is much higher.

January 14, 2017

The Taliban’s Cash Crop

Opium is an ever-larger source of funds and legitimacy for the once anti-drug Afghan insurgency.

January 13, 2017

The Globalist’s Top 10 Books of 2016

The ten best books on key global issues we presented on The Globalist Bookshelf this year.

December 25, 2016

Stephan Richter on the Future of Security in Germany

Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief of the Globalist, talked with David Brancaccio, host of NPR's Marketplace Morning Report, about the aftermath of the Berlin Christmas market attack.

December 24, 2016

Audio Link of Stephan Richter’s NPR Interview

Stephan Richter interviewed by David Brancaccio on the future of security in Germany.

December 24, 2016

Trump Vs. Globalism

The debate over "globalism" in the age of Trump.

December 22, 2016

Cuba and Castro – The Globalist’s Top Features

A collection of The Globalist's top features on Cuba and Fidel Castro

November 26, 2016

(Sorry) We Told You So

The Globalist's analysis of the rise of Trump, as it happened.

November 9, 2016

Trouble in Northwestern Iran

Kurdish separatists have once again revived armed struggle in Iran too. Who are they?

October 21, 2016

Kurds in Iraq

In today's Iraq, when one faction rolls in, another rolls out.

October 21, 2016

Germany’s Kurds

How Kurdish people became a significant minority in Germany.

October 21, 2016

Syria and the Kurdish West

Who are the Syrian Kurds?

October 21, 2016

Yemen – The Globalist’s Top 8 Features

From Yemen's qat obsession and water crisis to its youth bulge and role in the Middle East, our top features on Yemen.

October 19, 2016

Kenya’s Challenges

The meteoric growth of Kenya’s population raises development and stability questions.

October 19, 2016

Colonial Aftershocks in the Congo

Why are D.R. Congolese protesting their government?

October 19, 2016

South Africa: Between Growth and Chaos

A stalled economy, a growing population and the ruling ANC still faltering.

October 18, 2016

Globalization – The Globalist’s Top 10 Features

The Globalist's top features on globalization through the years.

October 18, 2016

Ethiopia: From Role Model to Cautionary Tale

Why are Ethiopians protesting their government?

October 17, 2016

Saudi Arabia Vs. Iran – The Globalist’s Top 6

From politics to religion, The Globalist presents its top features on Saudi Arabia and Iran.

October 11, 2016

Can China Slow and Reverse its Carbon Output?

The world’s largest source of CO2 emissions finds slow going in cleaning up energy.

October 6, 2016

India: Emerging Emissions

India formally joined the Paris agreement on climate change on October 2, 2016.

October 6, 2016

Germany – The Globalist’s Top 10 Features

October 3 was Germany’s national holiday, to commemorate the country’s reunification in 1990. We present 10 features.

October 4, 2016

World Tourism Day – The Globalist’s Top 15 Features

Some insights on travel from China to Mexico, Peru to Morocco, Sri Lanka to Poland.

September 27, 2016

Donald Trump – The Globalist’s Top 15 Features

The Globalist presents its top features on Donald Trump's journey to the White House.

September 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton – The Globalist’s Top 15 Features

The Globalist's presents its top features on Hillary Clinton's journey to the White House.

September 26, 2016

How Hispanics Became U.S. Election Kingmakers

A Q&A on demographic shifts and voting trends among U.S. Hispanics

September 23, 2016

International Day of Peace – The Globalist’s Top 10 Features

Perspectives on peace over the past five centuries, from China to Nelson Mandela.

September 20, 2016

Bangladesh: Still Not On the Global Radar

Where does Bangladesh stand with regard to its fertility rate, population and media freedom?

September 11, 2016

Afghanistan: Opium’s Global Ground Zero

Addiction in the top producer country is changing.

July 9, 2016

Russia’s Addiction Problem

Suppressing the opioid crisis and poor treatment regimes combine for a failed strategy.

July 9, 2016

The Rise of the U.S. Opioid Crisis

What factors might have contributed to the sudden increase?

July 8, 2016

Iran’s Opioid Struggle

The Islamic Republic faces unique pressures but also pioneered responses.

July 8, 2016

Women in the U.S. Workforce

A declining share of American women are working.

June 22, 2016

United States: Women as Voters and Politicians

U.S. women are more likely to vote than men.

June 22, 2016

Evolving U.S. Families

The role of marriage and motherhood has changed in U.S. women’s lives.

June 22, 2016

The 100 Million Club

Five states or provinces worldwide are home to more than 100 million people.

June 8, 2016

From Empire to Island Again

How many states in India have larger populations than the whole UK?

June 8, 2016

The Most Populous State in the World

One Indian state has more people than Brazil.

June 7, 2016

Sizing Up India’s Most Populous States

Economic development levels vary widely across the country’s states.

June 7, 2016

India’s Mixed Record on Press Freedom

How the world’s largest democracy fares on press freedom compared to its neighbors.

May 29, 2016

Press Freedom in China: Still Low Ranked

China badly trails its G-20 peers on guaranteeing a free media.

May 28, 2016

South Africa’s Ray of Hope

How South Africa outperforms other leading emerging economies for press freedom.

May 27, 2016

Communist Countries: Women in Politics

Does promised gender equity show up in communist parliaments?

May 11, 2016

Sweden: Europe’s Leader for Women in Parliament

Nearly half of Swedish MPs are women.

May 11, 2016

Where Rwanda and Bolivia Lead the World

Two countries have a majority share of parliamentary women.

May 10, 2016

Can India Surpass China’s Economy by 2050?

9 facts on the economic rise of India after a delayed start.

May 8, 2016

Fishermen in Coastal Sri Lanka

Despite great hardship, the Nishanti family remain in their coastal home.

May 8, 2016

Women in Congress: How Does the U.S. Stack Up?

The United States still fares poorly on representation of women in its national legislature.

May 4, 2016

Can Iran and Saudi Arabia Co-Exist?

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif has a vision.

April 30, 2016

Tourism Takes Over in Oman

The rise of beachfront resorts blocks local access to the sea that fed generations of Omanis.

April 30, 2016

The Queen at 90: Global Facts

Which remaining monarchs have reigned longest?

April 21, 2016

Moving with the Market in India

An man from the slums of India makes his living by doing the dangerous work of painting high-rise towers in Kolkata.

April 17, 2016

United States: Progress on the Minimum Wage

How today’s floor compares to the past.

April 14, 2016

Amidst the War, Find Music on the West Bank

Hidden within Palestine's contested West Bank, one man brings joy through music to the local people.

April 9, 2016

Beyond “Obamacare”: The Uncovered Population

How many people remain in need of further health reform to see adequate coverage?

April 9, 2016

U.S. Healthcare: On the Costly Edge

How does U.S. health spending compare to other major systems and major populations?

April 8, 2016

Where Are the Cost Controls?

The U.S. health system stands alone in its lack of basic cost control laws.

April 8, 2016

Italy’s Multi-Generation Homes

How does Italy compare to major EU countries on young adult children living with parents?

March 29, 2016

U.S. Economy: Youth at Home

Young Americans began moving in with parents in large numbers before the recession hit.

March 29, 2016

Traditional Handicrafts in Peru

Civil strife has forced a craftsman from the mountains of Peru to live off what he can create with his hands.

March 26, 2016

U.S. Presidents Abroad — In 10 Facts

A brief history of presidential travel.

March 19, 2016

Ghana’s Bamboo Bicycles

An enterprising Ghanaian man works with a team of locals to produce stunning bicycles from bamboo.

March 19, 2016

Karate Comes to Burkina Faso

Asian martial arts films have inspired young people in Burkina Faso to pick up karate.

March 13, 2016

Which Populous Countries Elected Women Leaders?

Half of the top ten have had women heads of government or state.

March 9, 2016

Political Glass Ceiling Breakers

Which countries led the way on women leaders and which are outliers at the top?

March 8, 2016

Solar Sustainability in Egypt

An innovative start-up in Egypt provides a means for local farmers to use clean solar energy on their farms.

January 31, 2016

Iraq: Executing Terrorists

Has Iraq’s extensive use of the death penalty done anything to deter terrorism?

January 17, 2016

United States: Cruel and Unusual

There is a recent decline of capital punishment in one of the two remaining industrialized nations with the death penalty.

January 17, 2016

Women Taking Over the Ivory Tower: Marketplace Morning Report Transcript

In which of the following regions do women account for the largest share of college students? A: North America, B: Latin America, C: Eastern Europe, D: Sub Saharan Africa

January 14, 2016

Iran’s High Volume of Executions

Iran is likely the world’s second-most prolific user of the death penalty.

January 14, 2016

Saudi Arabia’s Execution Flurry

A recent mass execution puts into focus Saudi Arabia’s heavy use of the death penalty.

January 14, 2016

Corn Provides Life in Nicaragua

Farmers in Nicaragua still subsist off corn, the crop that made civilization possible in Mesoamerica.

January 10, 2016

2016 US Presidential Election: Year One in Review

The second biggest democracy’s election season lasts forever, but we cut through the sound and fury.

January 4, 2016

The Globalist’s Top 10 Essays : Rethinking America in 2015

What we reconsidered about the United States over a tumultuous year.

January 4, 2016

U.S. Employees: Working Hard and Hardly Paid

Americans outwork many peers abroad because their hourly productivity isn’t compensated enough.

January 4, 2016

The Globalist’s Top Essays 2015: Environment

The planet got warmer, but world leaders also warmed up to a deal at last.

January 3, 2016

The Globalist’s Top 10 2015: Asia

The future belongs to Asia. Here’s what we wrote about on that front.

January 3, 2016

Germany at Work

How much do Germans work and how well are they compensated for that work?

January 3, 2016

The Globalist’s Top 10 2015: Russia

From Europe to Syria to East Asia, Russia continued last year to re-assert itself as a major influence on world events.

January 2, 2016

The Globalist’s Top Essays of 2015: Europe

From Paris to Athens to London to Berlin, Europe had its most difficult and defining year in decades.

January 2, 2016

Pedal For Your Life in Guatemala!

Carlos Enrique Marroquin runs an innovative charity in Guatemala that recycles bicycle parts into pedal-powered machines.

January 2, 2016

A Colombian Family is Reunited through Enterprise

Despite a rough run-in with paramilitary groups in Colombia, one man's ambition reunites his family of 13.

January 1, 2016

How Nigeria Defeated Wild Polio

A push to vaccinate 45 million children, despite Boko Haram’s brutal insurgency, pushed Nigeria off the endemic list.

December 31, 2015

Greeks: Toiling All Year Long?

Why do Greek workers have to work such long hours to stay afloat?

December 31, 2015

Modern Slavery: Marketplace Morning Report Transcript

Which country today has the largest number of unfree people? Is it A. Nigeria, B. Mexico; C. India; or D. Russia?

December 29, 2015

El Niño Across the Pacific Ocean

Where has the Pacific-based weather phenomenon hit hardest in 2015?

December 29, 2015

The Return of a Strong El Niño

The weather phenomenon has made itself felt all across the globe in 2015.

December 28, 2015

The Globalist’s Top Books of 2015

The ten best books on key global issues we presented on The Globalist Bookshelf this year.

December 17, 2015

Draining the Deserts

From small island nations to the Middle East’s major powers, water stress is a severe challenge for many countries.

December 10, 2015

The Rise of Plastic

The past, present and future of plastic production.

December 9, 2015

A U.S. Carbon Transition?

What factors have helped the United States reduce its per capita emissions?

December 8, 2015

Indonesia Burning

How Indonesia’s out-of-control deforestation and slash-and-burn contributes massively to global warming emissions.

December 5, 2015

Clear-Cut Commodities

How consumers in China, Europe and India fuel tropical deforestation around the world.

December 4, 2015

Factoring in Deforestation Emissions

What percentage of global CO2 emissions from human activity stems from deforestation and land conversion?

December 3, 2015

Chopping Down Brazil

How much of Brazil’s rainforest has been lost and what has replaced it?

December 3, 2015

Deforestation: Set The World On Fire

How deforestation is warming the planet and what polices might rein it in.

December 2, 2015

Bolivia’s Fair Trade Gold

A Fair Trade certified gold mine in Bolivia offers a sustainable solution to a typically exploitative industry.

November 28, 2015

Reality Check After Paris

16 Points on Puzzling Pundit “Thinking”

November 19, 2015

Dawn of the 22nd Century: Estimating Africa’s Population Size

Projecting population size over the long term is tricky business.

November 15, 2015

Adapt to Survive: Urban Flooding in the Philippines

Unable to afford relocation, residents of the flooded village of Artex are forced to adapt to survive.

November 14, 2015

The Gender Imbalance of the One-Child Policy

How the One-Child Policy affected Chinese demographics.

November 10, 2015

China: Where the Workers Went

How the One-Child Policy helped contribute to labor force shortages.

November 9, 2015

China Vs. the World: One-Child Policy

How the One-Child Policy changed China’s population trajectory.

November 8, 2015

Singapore Goes Green

A unique urban farming project thrives in the heart of Singapore.

November 7, 2015

China Vs. India: Fertility Rates Compared

In a global context, India today is higher on the high-fertility list than it has been in the past.

November 6, 2015

India Vs. China: The Catch-Up Race

Over the second half of the 20th century, China and India’s population increased at roughly the same rate.

November 6, 2015

India Vs. China: The Population Race

India will retain positive population growth until the late 2060s under current projections.

November 5, 2015

Population Growth at the Top: China Vs. India

India is expected to exceed China’s population by 2022, just seven years from now

November 5, 2015

Win-Win Entrepreneurship in Iran

An Iranian farmer has devised a way to both help nomads move their herds, and protect his farmland.

November 1, 2015

The Increasing Global Obesity Rate

The share of people globally who are overweight or obese is increasing rapidly.

October 30, 2015

6 Facts: Obesity in the United States

The future of health care in the United States could be highly dependent on the nation’s average waistline.

October 29, 2015

10 Facts: The Developing World’s Obesity Problem

The developing world’s obesity rate is gradually catching up with developed nations.

October 28, 2015

6 Facts: The World’s Heavyweight Nations

More than half of the world’s obese population live in just 10 nations.

October 27, 2015

The Nobels of India

How many Indian Nobel Laureates have there been since 1901?

October 25, 2015

The Nobels of China

How many Chinese Nobel Laureates have there been since 1901?

October 25, 2015

New Beginnings in Timor-Leste

Improving educational standards in Timor-Leste is vital for its future success.

October 24, 2015

A Long History of Muslim and Arab Americans

Muslims have lived in the United States since its founding.

October 18, 2015

Muslim-American Immigrants

Immigration is rapidly growing the small, but longstanding U.S. Muslim population.

October 17, 2015

Seizing Opportunity in Myanmar

A father and son leap to fill a needed role in the emerging market of Myanmar.

October 17, 2015

U.S. Refugee Policies

Do current U.S. refugee admissions match the crises?

October 16, 2015

Syria and Iraq War Refugees: Very Few Allowed Into U.S.

How do recent U.S. refugee admissions from the Middle East compare to peer countries?

October 15, 2015

Space Junk: The US Factor

A total of 5,182 cataloged objects in the orbit are attributable to the United States.

October 11, 2015

Space Junk: The Soviet Union and Successors Factor

While the source of space launches has diversified, Russia remains one of the two space superpowers.

October 10, 2015

Life Lessons in the Boxing Ring

George Khosi runs a boxing club in South Africa that aims to help local street kids.

October 10, 2015

US Gun Control Policies

The US stands out for lack of policy response after mass shootings.

October 9, 2015

Gun Control: US Gun Deaths

The US gun death rate is the highest in the G7.

October 9, 2015

US: World Leader on Mass Shootings

The US has more mass shootings than any other nation.

October 8, 2015

Gun Ownership: The US as World’s No. 1

The US gun ownership rate is the highest in the world.

October 8, 2015

Space Junk: The Asia Factor

China's 2007 test of an anti-satellite missile added nearly 3,000 fragments to the number of deadly or destructive items orbiting earth.

October 7, 2015

Space Junk: The French Factor

Much of the French debris can be traced to an accident in 1996, when a military satellite collided with a spent French rocket.

October 6, 2015

Mongolia: Challenges of Being a Transgender Teacher

Bureaucracy prevents Muugi, a transgender woman from Mongolia, from continuing her life as a teacher.

October 3, 2015

Continuity at the Top

Since 1892, which of the following institutions has seen the fewest changes in leadership? (A.) Catholic Church (B.) General Electric (C.) U.S. Presidency (D.) British Prime Ministers

September 30, 2015

Coffee: The Climate Connection

Global coffee prices have increased rapidly because of of increasingly unfavorable climate conditions.

September 29, 2015

Coffee: The Nordic Dimension

Coffee in Nordic countries became popular in the 19th century, as those countries began to tax alcoholic beverages more heavily.

September 29, 2015

Coffee: The U.S. (and Big Power) Connection

Coffee consumption in the world’s two most populous countries – China and India – is also increasing steadily.

September 29, 2015

Not Only China’s Economy May Beat the U.S.’s By 2050

By 2050 it is possible that the U.S. economy will not just be smaller than China’s -- but India’s as well.

September 28, 2015

Coffee: The Italian Connection

Coffee was first introduced to Italy in the 1500s as a result of the thriving trade between Venice and North Africa and the Middle East.

September 28, 2015

China Economy: Will Not Be Larger Than U.S. Even By the End of This Century

Despite a significant growth differential in China’s favor, the country’s per capita GDP will equal only 42% of the U.S. level by 2050.

September 28, 2015

Coffee: The Brazilian Connection

Brazil is the largest coffee consumer among the world’s developing countries.

September 28, 2015

China’s Economy Will Be Larger Than U.S. by 2028

Currently, the Chinese economy is just 40% smaller than the U.S. when measured at market exchange rates.

September 27, 2015

China Economy: Already Larger Than U.S.

When will China overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy?

September 26, 2015

Haiti: Rebuilding the Right Way

After the devastating earthquake in 2011, one Haitian civil engineer took it upon herself to rebuild Haiti the right way.

September 20, 2015

How Nigeria “Lost” 162 Million People

The United Nations has recently trimmed its forecast for Nigeria’s future population growth.

September 20, 2015

Europe Vs. China: Whose Population Will Shrink More?

China’s population is expected to shrink by 372 million by 2100 – or four times the number Europe will lose.

September 19, 2015

Nigeria: Larger Population Than All of Europe?

By 2100, Africa’s most populous country alone will have about 107 million more people than all of Europe with its 48 countries.

September 18, 2015

Nigeria Vs. North America: Role Reversal

North America's population is currently twice as large as Nigeria's. By 2100, it will be the other way around.

September 17, 2015

Africa Vs. Asia: The Population Dimension

Today, Africa’s population is one-quarter the size of Asia’s. By 2100, it will be just 10% smaller.

September 16, 2015

Refugee Crisis Compared: Syria Now, Vietnam Then

A comparison between United States and Germany: Who takes most refugees?

September 14, 2015

Female Entrepreneurship Thrives in Poland

Poland leads the charge on female entrepreneurship, with more than one-third of its companies run by women.

September 13, 2015

Afghanistan: From Subjugation to Success

Following the fall of the Taliban, Kamila Sidiqi has taken full advantage of the new rights afforded to women.

September 5, 2015

Working the Ranch in Montana

Following in the footsteps of her ancestors, Megan herds cattle on a 2,000 acre ranch in Montana.

August 29, 2015

Korea’s Ongoing Divide

We wonder: How big is South Korea's economy compared to that of its northern rival?

August 24, 2015

Russia Goes Steampunk

In the shadow of a Russian military plant, two artists ply their trade.

August 22, 2015

Flying the Longest Distance

What is the longest non-stop flight in the world today?

August 18, 2015

Uganda’s Technology Boom

Business incubators in Uganda are helping young technology entrepreneurs pursue their dreams.

August 15, 2015

Uruguay: Paying Homage to the Old Gods

Residents of Uruguay's capital, Montevideo, gather to celebrate the festival of the sea goddess Yemanjá.

August 9, 2015

Just the Facts: World’s Million-People Cities

There are about 500 Million-People cities worldwide. How many does China have? A - 45, B - 58, C - 105 or D - 148?

July 30, 2015

Photo Essay: Havana’s Favorite Mechanic

A Cuban mechanic makes the most of the meager supplies Havana has to offer.

July 5, 2015

The Uber of Athens

In 2011, Nikos Drandakis launched an app connecting people and taxis in Athens.

June 21, 2015

Seeking Sanctuary

Which industrialized country received the most asylum seekers in 2014?

June 20, 2015

The World’s Biggest Arms Importer

Which country imported the most arms in recent years -- Saudi Arabia, China, UAE or India?

June 17, 2015

Can Nigeria Finally Turn the Corner?

Africa's largest economy ranks among the hardest places to do business.

May 30, 2015

Moldova: Children of Migrants Abroad

Moldova's weak job market forces migrant workers to leave their families.

May 22, 2015

Racial Disparity in the United States

Why are black Americans protesting across the nation?

May 2, 2015

Legacies of the Vietnam War

A team of brave women work to remove an explosive legacy of the Vietnam War from Laos.

April 30, 2015

Global Migration in Perspective

Back in 1900, immigrants made up 3% of the global population. What is the percentage today?

April 26, 2015

Hydro Power Over Homes in Peru

The homes of the Ashaninka people are threatened by the construction of a hydroelectric dam in Peru.

April 25, 2015

The Rise — and Fall? — of Google

Google’s dominance of the internet could bring them under threat of antitrust action.

April 19, 2015

Yemen: Youth Bulges and Geopolitics

A youth-heavy population in Yemen could spell increased insecurity in the future.

April 18, 2015

The Sand Lords of Dubai

As the working day comes to an end, workers in Dubai congregate to enjoy a bout of wrestling in the sand.

April 18, 2015

At Home in Cuba’s Campoamor Theatre

Even though the last curtain fell in 1965, one man still calls Havana's Campoamor Theatre home.

April 11, 2015

Taking Stock of the World’s Billionaires

Stunning facts about the world’s wealthiest people.

April 6, 2015

Nigeria: Lights, Camera, Action!

Each year, Nigeria's film industry makes more movies than Hollywood. Get behind the scenes with these photos.

April 4, 2015

Urbanization in Serbia

Despite widespread migration to urban areas in Serbia, some communities maintain traditions.

March 22, 2015

Untouched Cambodia

Despite rapid growth in tourism and commercial industry, there are still parts of Cambodia untouched by this development.

March 15, 2015

Biofuels in Malaysia: Not So Sustainable?

Logging in Malaysia has cost the Batek Negritos much of their rainforest homeland.

March 7, 2015

7 Facts: New York, the World’s Second City

New York and the role of urban economies in the United States and the world.

March 7, 2015

9 Facts on China’s Economy Overtaking the United States

For China, the dramatic economic milestone in 2014 represents a return to past glory.

March 6, 2015

Wealth Per Person: Where the U.S. Stays Ahead of China

On one metric, China will still trail the U.S. economy for the rest of this century.

March 5, 2015

Myanmar: Captain at the Helm

A young Myanmarese boy takes the helm of his father's boat.

February 28, 2015

10 Facts: Women in the Workforce: U.S. Versus the Rest

Are U.S. women still leading OECD nations in workforce participation?

February 26, 2015

Women in the Workforce: A Global Perspective

Seven decades since the end of World War II, do U.S. women still lead in workforce participation rates?

February 26, 2015

Indigenous Mexicans’ Homes Under Threat

The Tzotzil people of southern Mexico survive off land the government wants to repossess.

February 22, 2015

10 Facts on Modern Slavery in Mexico and Haiti

One large country and one small country both struggle with modern slavery.

February 20, 2015

9 Facts on Modern Slavery in Nigeria

The Boko Haram insurgency is worsening an already-grave problem facing Nigeria.

February 19, 2015

The New Russian Empire: Modern Slavery in Russia

154 years after the abolition of serfdom, Russia is Europe’s most slave-holding nation, in modern terms.

February 16, 2015

India: The Center of Modern Slavery?

10 facts on modern slavery in India and beyond.

February 14, 2015

Secret Love in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, love is complicated by tradition and familial expectations.

February 14, 2015

5 Facts: The World’s Largest City

Tokyo stands above the rest as the world’s largest metropolitan economy.

February 12, 2015

Where China Beats India (Badly)

India is global tourism's biggest underperformer.

February 11, 2015

The Global Arms Trade

Who are the top importers of  U.S. and Russian arms?

February 10, 2015

6 Facts: China’s Growing Middle Class

The Chinese government has shifted its economic focus on home.

February 10, 2015

Key Facts: The Global Rise of Consumers

Private consumption is rising rapidly in the world’s emerging markets.

February 9, 2015

Malian Blacksmith Associations

In Mali, local blacksmiths work without electricity to forge for the local community.

February 7, 2015

6 Facts: London’s Economic Clout

London’s economy towers over the rest of the UK.

February 7, 2015

Where the Billionaires Are

Just six countries account for more than half (1,228) of the world’s 2,325 billionaires.

February 6, 2015

5 Facts: Japan’s Aging Workforce

Japan’s pension schemes have turned their workforce into one of the oldest in the world.

February 6, 2015

Slavery in the 21st Century

Five countries account for over 60% of the 35.8 million people worldwide trapped in modern slavery.

February 5, 2015

6 Facts: Pensions for the Aging Workforce

Where you live can have a huge impact on your pension benefits.

February 5, 2015

Europe’s Muslim Minorities

France and Germany have the largest Muslim populations in Western Europe.

February 4, 2015

7 Facts: All Play and No Work?

Mediterranean Europe takes the gold on early golden years.

February 4, 2015

Where the World’s Muslims Live

The world’s Muslim population is highly concentrated in the Asia-Pacific region.

February 3, 2015

5 Facts: The Workers Won’t Stop Working

On average, over half of 55-64 year-olds are still working throughout the OECD.

February 3, 2015

7 Facts: The Rapidly Vanishing U.S. Manufacturing Worker

The share of jobs held in the manufacturing sector continue to fall in the United States.

February 2, 2015

6 Facts: Tracking the Spread of Tea

Tea originated in China, but it took the British Empire for it to spread.

February 1, 2015

Afghan Women Train to Save Lives

Afghan women train as midwives at a clinic in order to help save lives in their villages.

February 1, 2015

10 Facts on the Origins of Gay Rights in Berlin

Nineteenth century Berlin was the birthplace of gay rights.

January 31, 2015

12 Facts: Europe’s Immigration Nations

The United States isn't the only country that can claim to be a nation of immigrants.

January 30, 2015

India: Getting Back to No. 2

India used to have the world’s second-largest economy. Can it reclaim that position?

January 26, 2015

9 Facts: Saudi Arabia’s Shiite Problem

Saudi Arabia is 93% Muslim. But it is more divided than it appears.

January 24, 2015

10 Facts: Where the World’s Muslims Live

The world’s Muslim population is highly concentrated in the Asia-Pacific region.

January 24, 2015

Football in Kolkata

A 90 year old rivalry between two Indian football teams continues today.

January 24, 2015

8 Facts: Where the Billionaires Are

Nearly 25% of the world's billionaires hail from a single country.

January 23, 2015

The Globalist’s Top 10 Features on Greece

Understanding Greece's crucial role in Europe.

January 22, 2015

Europe’s Eager Islamism Understanders

Is Europe's long slumber about Islamist ideology about to end?

January 22, 2015

8 Facts: Counting Billionaires

There is only one billionaire for every 3.2 million people on Earth.

January 22, 2015

7 Facts: Billionaires Vs. the Rest of Us

Forget the top 1%, the top 0.00003% have all the money.

January 21, 2015

10 Facts: Europe’s Muslim Minorities

Even in France, Muslims represent less than 10% of the population.

January 20, 2015

9 Facts: The Lonely Female Billionaire

Though billionaire females are greatly outnumbered by billionaire men, their combined wealth is still staggering.

January 19, 2015

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is often overlooked among the South Asian nations. Here are eight reasons it shouldn’t be.

January 17, 2015

10 Facts: Why European Women Are Leaning In

When it came to women working, the United States once led. Now it lags.

January 15, 2015

8 Facts: Manufacturing’s Shrinking Share of U.S. GDP

Americans have traded jobs in manufacturing for jobs in the service sector.

January 14, 2015

The Human Side of North Korea

North Koreans aren’t the robots they are often portrayed as in Western newspapers and magazines.

January 10, 2015

6 Facts: American Women Aren’t Going Back to Work (Yet)

Women left the workforce in droves after the last U.S. recession. So far, they haven't come back.

January 6, 2015

Best of the Globalist Quiz 2014

A selection of our favorite Globalist Quizzes from 2014.

January 3, 2015

Women’s Rights in Ghana: Protecting Widows

Akumaa Mama Zimbi helps widows in Ghana preserve their land and their rights.

January 3, 2015

8 Facts: Assessing Ukraine’s Options

Realism needs to prevail in Kiev, but the prospects aren't that dim.

January 2, 2015

Folk Music Thrives in Slovenia

Hinko Sernc has been practicing Slovenian folk music since before the Great Depression.

December 31, 2014

The Globalist’s Top 10 Features on Democracy

2014: A good year for democracy?

December 31, 2014

The Globalist’s Top 10 Features on India

What are India's biggest challenges?

December 31, 2014

Where the Manufacturing Jobs Are

What percentage of U.S. jobs does the manufacturing sector account for?

December 30, 2014

The Globalist’s Top 10 Features on China

What are China's biggest challenges?

December 30, 2014

The Globalist’s Top 10 Features on Japan

Top features on Japan's uncertain future.

December 30, 2014

The Globalist’s Top 10 Features on Russia

Top features on Putin's Russia.

December 29, 2014

The Globalist’s Top 10 Features on Ukraine

Ukraine's tumultuous year in review.

December 28, 2014

A Story of Poverty in New York City

A young couple in New York City try to panhandle enough money to raise a child.

December 27, 2014

The Globalist’s Top 10 Features on Women

A selection of the most interesting features on women and gender issues published by The Globalist in 2014.

December 25, 2014

The Globalist’s Top 10 Features on African Americans

A selection of the best features on African Americans published by The Globalist in 2014.

December 22, 2014

The Globalist’s Top 10 Features on Africa

A selection of the most interesting features on Africa published by The Globalist in 2014.

December 17, 2014

The Homeless in Tokyo: An Understated Issue

Homeless people in Tokyo number more than the government wants to admit and sleep in the shadow of City Hall.

December 13, 2014

10 Facts: Literacy Rates in India

India faces a large gender divide when it comes to literacy rates.

December 12, 2014

6 Facts: Literacy Rates of Young People

Literacy rates among young people are improving.

December 11, 2014

8 Facts: Adult Literacy Rates

Adult literacy rates have been improving year on year since the 1950s.

December 10, 2014

America’s Unfulfilled Promise: An Economic Bill of Rights

Roosevelt's 1944 State of the Union message to Congress shows the U.S. the way forward.

December 9, 2014

11 Facts: China’s Improving Literacy Rate

Since 1990, China's literacy rate has been rapidly improving.

December 9, 2014

Minorities in Vietnam: The Muslim Champa People

The beautiful rituals of the Champa people in Vietnam.

December 7, 2014

Globalization on Steroids

Container fleet capacity nearly doubles, 2009 -14.

December 5, 2014

9 Facts: Vietnam and South Korea’s Path to Shared Prosperity

How trade and investment can overcome a treacherous historical legacy.

December 4, 2014

5 Facts: Does Germany Deflate the Rest of Europe?

France's cost of labor and goods is actually on track with EU goals. Germany's is way out of line.

December 4, 2014

Sarkozy: A Comeback in France?

The former French President's return to the Elysée Palace will be anything but a cosy affair.

December 2, 2014

Piketty on Immigration

Why aren't poor Americans more up-in-arms over rising levels of income inequality?

December 1, 2014

8 Facts on India’s Literacy Problem

Indian women account for one of every four illiterate adults worldwide.

November 30, 2014

I, Robot: 10 Facts

The automotive industry dominates the ever growing field of robotics.

November 28, 2014

7 Facts: The World’s Working Poor

Many of the world's poorest workers have jobs, but their jobs don't pay enough for them to escape poverty.

November 27, 2014

9 Facts: Unemployment in the Developing World

Lack of jobs remains a stubborn problem for the world's most vulnerable workers.

November 26, 2014

6 Facts on Youth Unemployment: A Turkey-Sized Problem

The global economy is recovering -- but young people are still getting left behind.

November 25, 2014

7 Facts: Unemployed Workers of the World, Unite!

Advanced economies account for a disproportionate share of global joblessness.

November 24, 2014

18 Facts: Christians in China

Despite current attempts at suppression, the number of Christians is growing.

November 23, 2014

Immigration: Drain on Resources or Source of Growth?

What is the effect of immigration on national budgets? What is the GDP growth effect?

November 22, 2014

Blind Women Make Music in Egypt

A government program in Egypt helps educate and train young blind woman as classical musicians.

November 22, 2014

Holy Shit!

India has 17% of the worlds population but accounts for 60% of all people with no access to toilets.

November 20, 2014

The Connection Between Toilets and Rape in India

Around 65 percent of the rural population in India defecates in the open - this puts women at risk.

November 20, 2014

10 Facts: “Open Defecation” in India

India needs to change some sanitation habits to protect health and safety.

November 19, 2014

Aborigines in Australia: Living Off of the Land

Community leader Gordon "Sunno" Mitchell helps hold a local Aboriginal community together in Australia.

November 16, 2014

Climate Policy and the Developing World

Poor, low-carbon emitting nations are being targeted unfairly.

November 13, 2014

12 Facts on China’s Economic History

China's boom restores the country's former global economic preeminence.

November 10, 2014

For Whom the Wall Fell?

How are the former Soviet Union and other Central and Eastern European nations faring?

November 7, 2014

Obama’s Scorecard

Are Americans better off today than they were when President Obama was sworn in as president?

November 4, 2014

Enterprise in Kenya: Small Business is a Big Dream

Moses has forged a truly successful small businesses in Kenya but his story is a rare one.

November 2, 2014

12 Facts on Sergeant-at-Arms in Ottawa and in History

The Canadians experience with terrorism brings the historic role to light.

October 30, 2014

11 Facts on India’s Global Clout

How much clout does India have in today's global economy?

October 30, 2014

11 Facts on Indonesia in the Global Economy

How much clout does Indonesia have in today's global economy?

October 30, 2014

Just The Facts: Brazil’s Global Economic Clout

How much clout does Brazil have in today's global economy?

October 29, 2014

A New World Emerges

Who's up, who's down: How much do you know about the global economy?

October 27, 2014

Capturing Traditional Life in Russia

Two elderly sisters embody a sometimes forgotten but not abandoned traditional style of living in Russia.

October 26, 2014

10 Facts: Women Politicians on the Rise Globally

Even Sub-Saharan Africa does better than the United States.

October 23, 2014

How the ECB Will Eke Out Some Growth (Almost)

The Eurozone is likely to grow at 0.9%.

October 21, 2014

9 Facts: Beethoven for the World

Beethoven's music helped fundamentally reshape the way we experience music.

October 19, 2014

Old Industry in Indonesia: Pictures of a Sugar Cane Community

Industrial communities in Indonesia form community around old sugar cane plants.

October 17, 2014

Russia: Really Part of Europe?

Most of Russia's land lies in the East, but most of its people live in the West.

October 17, 2014

5 Facts: Muslims and Islam – Now and Then

Can Islam rediscover the tolerance it practiced for many centuries?

October 15, 2014

10 Facts: Kurdistan and the Kurds

The history of Kurdistan helps explain the Kurds’ current conundrum.

October 14, 2014

Churchill’s Disgruntled Diatribe on Islam

The West's policy in the Muslim world may hearken back to opinions held by leaders from its past.

October 13, 2014

Charity in Brazil: Helping Children on the Street

Picturing the growth of homeless children in Brazil.

October 12, 2014

10 Facts: Women and the Nobel Prize

Across all disciplines, only one in twenty Nobel recipients have been women.

October 10, 2014

5 Facts: Texas Explains the U.S. Job Recovery

U.S. job market may be marching back to pre-recession numbers, but these gains are unevenly distributed.

October 9, 2014

9 Facts: Resurging Poland

Poland has come a long way since the fall of the Soviet Union.

October 8, 2014

Who Created ISIS?

Syria is the 14th country in the Muslim world to be invaded, occupied or bombed by U.S. forces.

October 7, 2014

Russia: Life After Empire

How much smaller is Russia today than in its days as an empire?

October 7, 2014

Labor in India: A Rickshaw Driver’s Story

Mohammed the rickshaw driver shows a slice of street life in India.

October 5, 2014

Cycling in Eritrea: Five Photos That Capture a National Obsession

Eritrea has one of Africa's most unique sporting crazes.

September 20, 2014

What Will The United Kingdom Look Like Without Scotland?

The impact is not as big as you think.

September 17, 2014

10 Facts: The World’s Newest (Potential) Nation

An independent Scotland would have slightly more people than Turkmenistan.

September 17, 2014

Smaller Nations in a Big World

Of the 193 countries in the United Nations, how many are smaller than Scotland?

September 17, 2014

Kazakhstan: the People Behind the Plans

People from all across Central Asia head to Astana, Kazakhstan to earn a living.

September 14, 2014

9 Facts: Millionaires Galore

How many people around the world can be called a millionaire?

September 10, 2014

9 Facts: Why Is the United States Trading Less With Africa?

The United States is the only major economy that trades less with Africa now than six years ago.

September 9, 2014

7 Facts: Sizing Up Ukraine

Ukraine is a big deal in Europe — literally.

September 6, 2014

8 Facts: Taking Stock of Ukraine’s Economy

Ukraine's economy has been stuck in neutral since the end of the Cold War.

September 5, 2014

9 Facts: The World’s Polio Problem

Polio is still a big problem for poor, war torn countries.

September 3, 2014

5 Facts: Global Jet Set

Since the mid-20th century, the number of international tourists has grown rapidly.

August 30, 2014

Erdogan’s Turkey

Where does Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey rank in terms of global competitiveness?

August 30, 2014

9 Facts: Race and Poverty in America

Half a century into the war on poverty in the United States, how are minorities faring?

August 28, 2014

Body Mass Index (BMI): Too Crude A Tool?

The measure still used globally for obesity actually does not measure fat.

August 24, 2014

The United Kingdom: The People Behind Poverty Statistics

The unique and compassionate Jones family fight inter-generational poverty

August 23, 2014

America’s 50-Year War on Poverty

Which of the United States' major racial groups has the highest poverty rate?

August 22, 2014

Too Much Salt: A Truly Global Health Problem

Adults consume too much salt, in a staggering 181 of 187 countries studied

August 21, 2014

African Americans: The State We’re In

Time for action: Black America's sad balance sheet 50 years after major civil rights reform.

August 21, 2014

Global Travel Champion

Which nation spends the most on international tourism?

August 16, 2014

Africa’s Electricity Divide

Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the lowest rates of access to electricity in the world.

August 13, 2014

9 Key Facts: Black-White Wage Gap in the United States

Since 2000, the wage gap between white and black Americans has increased dramatically.

August 12, 2014

6 Facts: Unemployment Among African Americans

Black unemployment rate is consistently twice that of whites.

August 11, 2014

8 Facts: U.S. Incarceration: Still a Very Unequal Nation

Incarceration of black Americans is over three times their 12.2% share of the U.S. population.

August 10, 2014

The State of Black America

Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, how much progress have black Americans made?

August 10, 2014

7 Facts: African Americans and Education

The education gap between black and white students is still large.

August 9, 2014

7 Facts: Household Wealth in Black America

The wealth gap between whites and blacks has reached record levels.

August 8, 2014

8 Key Facts About Africa

Africa has one of the youngest and fastest-growing consumer markets in the world.

August 6, 2014

9 Facts: Africa’s Middle Class

For all the recent hype, inequality and joblessness stifle the dynamic growth of Africa's middle class.

August 6, 2014

5 Facts: The Biggest Predicament for Israel

Adverse demographic trends are at the heart of the problems for Israel.

July 31, 2014

12 Ways Tunnels Shaped Warfare

From antiquity to Gaza, tunnels let insurgents take on a powerful enemy

July 30, 2014

9 Facts: The Vanishing Russian Male

Russian males have one of the highest mortality rates outside of Sub-Saharan Africa.

July 29, 2014

The Shifting Landscape for Iran’s Women

Surprising Insights from a key country in the Middle East

July 27, 2014

11 Reasons the Mekong River Could Spark Asia’s First Water War

China dams the Mekong, threatening other nations’ peace and livelihood

July 27, 2014

10 Worrying Signs Argentina is Facing Yet Another Financial Crisis

Argentina is on the brink of its third major economic crisis in the last 35 years.

July 17, 2014

The Ancient Silk Road: What and Where It Was

A network that once carried gems, spices and silk now carries electronics.

July 12, 2014

As China Gets Rich…The World Slows

The laws of economics dictate that as China becomes rich, world economic growth starts to slow.

July 11, 2014

8 Examples of Rampant Sexism in Brazil

Brazil struggles with rampant sexism.

July 6, 2014

Murat Germen: The New Turkey

Validating cultural identity through contemporary art.

July 5, 2014

The World’s Millionaire Stock Is on the Rise

The world's "millionaire club" grew faster than most economies in 2013.

July 2, 2014

Larks and Owls: Sleep, Evolution and Industrialization

Sleep has a long evolutionary history. And yet science does not know why we do it.

June 27, 2014

U.S.-China: Per Capita Troop Strength

While the United States has 0.48% of its population in the military, China has only 0.17%.

June 25, 2014

The Global Economy’s “Group of 48”

About a quarter of the world's countries individually produce between 0.1% and 1% of global GDP.

June 16, 2014

The Global Economy’s 0.1% Club

The majority of the world’s nations produce less than 0.1% of global GDP.

June 16, 2014

It Is Lonely at the Top

Only 18 countries have more than a 1% share of the world’s total GDP.

June 12, 2014

U.S. Gun Ownership

Despite the unconscionable liberalization of U.S. gun laws, gun ownership rates have gone down. Why?

May 29, 2014

Why the Taliban Thrive in Pakistan

Why is Pakistan’s commercial hub less stable than ever?

May 28, 2014

The Poor in the World’s “Rich” Countries

In the US and elsewhere, the social and economic fallout from the 2008 financial crisis continues.

May 21, 2014

Why are Honey Bees Critical for Human Survival?

Fewer honey bees mean less to eat and higher food prices

May 17, 2014

Where China Truly Innovates

The old truism of Chinese copycatting no longer applies in the online world.

May 15, 2014

Sizing Up Nigeria’s Power Needs

Which common appliance uses about as much electricity in a year as the average Nigerian does?

May 10, 2014

How to Manage China

Is the highly centralized, top-down approach best for China’s future?

May 6, 2014

Outside War: Syria’s Women and Children Carry On, Abroad

Photo Gallery: Scenes of life in the world's second largest refugee camp.

May 4, 2014

The Curious Source of U.K. Competitiveness

Why does the U.K. keep aiding and abetting tax cheats?

May 1, 2014

Alibaba Goes Searching for Treasure (via U.S. IPO)

Adapting technology but depending on China’s huge e-commerce market.

April 28, 2014

U.S. vs. China: Measuring the Military

There are many ways to weigh the size of a nation's armed forces.

April 27, 2014

Next: An African Pope?

Where is the Catholic Church growing? When will the Vatican hierarchy lose its European/Western bent?

April 27, 2014

Asian Welfare States

What are Asian growth nations’ plans for developing modern welfare systems?

April 26, 2014

East Asia Arms Race

How do the militarized nations of East Asia view each other?

April 22, 2014

Sleepless in America

The politics and perils of chronic sleep problems.

April 20, 2014

China’s Age-Old Matchmaking Traditions

What is the history behind marriage matchmaking in China and where is it headed?

April 19, 2014

Birth Rates in Africa: Not Following Asia

More contraception would help Africa educate the young and govern itself.

April 17, 2014

The Other Data Revolution

Can you conceptualize how much data is created these days?

April 14, 2014

Russia and Europe: Separated at Birth

What were the geographic and economic factors that marked Russia’s development?

April 13, 2014

Africa’s Electricity Poverty

How many people in Africa live without any access to electricity?

April 13, 2014

Russia’s Miserable Century: 85 Million “Gone Missing”

What was the human cost of Russia's 20th century trials and tribulations?

April 10, 2014

Is China’s One-Party Rule Undemocratic?

Can one-party rule enable consensus, competence, the competition of ideas and a can-do spirit?

April 1, 2014

Parachuting Over Ukraine, at Age 90

War, uniforms, armies: Military memories in a troubled landscape.

March 30, 2014

10 Facts: Will Global Defense Spending Rise?

After Ukraine, many voices beat the drums for more money going to defense.

March 30, 2014

10 Facts: Sizing Up NATO’s Defense Spending

The euro crisis means NATO militaries are likely to shrink further.

March 30, 2014

Men in Arms, Globally

Assessing the size of militaries around the globe.

March 30, 2014

10 Facts: Russia Vs. U.S. — Comparing Defense Spending

The two countries' defense is outsized – and on a parallel track of sorts.

March 30, 2014

United States: Not Exceptional, But One Nation Among Many

Americans' attitudes about the U.S. role in the world have changed markedly.

March 25, 2014

10 Steps Europe Must Take on Energy

How to meet the opportunity presented by Russia to ready the EU's energy policies for a more stable future

March 23, 2014

Malaysia’s Complex Ties With Islam

A closer look at a country in the global headlines

March 23, 2014

The Return of Jewish Germany

Since World War II, Germany has partially rebuilt its Jewish population.

March 22, 2014

Post-Russia: Europe’s Energy Alternatives, Realistically Viewed

Ten Facts: Breaking dependence on Russian energy is easier said than done

March 21, 2014

Spain May Have to Reset Its Culinary Clock

The structure of daily life in Spain gets revamped — an example of European unification.

March 19, 2014

Shortsighted Russia, Patient China

Ten ways Putin's Crimea intervention re-opens the door to territorial claims against Russia.

March 18, 2014

Ten Facts: Iran and the Internet

Can the reform government in Iran finally bring the country's internet up to speed?

March 18, 2014

Ukraine: Why Letting Go Is So Hard For Russia

The West and Russia both have vested interests in Ukraine’s future.

March 17, 2014

U.S. Fracking and the Russian Bear

Can U.S. shale gas really rebalance global supplier relationships?

March 17, 2014

U.S. Energy Exports and U.S. Foreign Policy

Is the U.S. hyping its shale gas options well beyond what it can actually deliver?

March 17, 2014

9 Ways Putin Has Let Russia Down

Grandstanding in Crimea runs counter to Russia's economic interests — and may cost Putin his power.

March 16, 2014

Russia’s Grip on Ukraine’s Energy Supply

Trying to loosen the symbiotic energy relationship between Russia and Europe.

March 12, 2014

Britain as Corrupt Russia’s Key Facilitator

How the City of London launders Russia's cash.

March 10, 2014

10 Facts for International Women’s Day

The state of women's rights around the world -- at a glance.

March 8, 2014

A Nation of Home Offices?

How has technology shifted the location of work in the United States?

February 4, 2014

Mr. Obama, Stop the Privatization of U.S. Intelligence!

Why the U.S. Congress must not turn a fundamental government responsibility over to the private sector.

January 30, 2014

India’s Water Crisis

How is India's inability to provide clean drinking water affecting its economy and people?

January 14, 2014

Gaza: Scenes of Human Tenacity

Young people hold on to the future, even as conflict surrounds them.

January 12, 2014

Electricity: Who’s the Cleanest of Them All?

Quiz: Brazil, Canada, Germany or US: Which major country performs best when using renewable sources?

January 11, 2014

America’s 50-Year War on Poverty

Key figures on poverty in the United States, five decades after President Johnson launched his “war.”

January 10, 2014

Guide to 2014: Global Issues

Our list of the top 10 issues facing the world in the coming year.

January 9, 2014

Ten Challenges Around the World in 2014

The Globalist identifies the biggest challenges facing some of the world's leading countries in the coming year.

January 9, 2014

China’s City-Dwellers

Chinese urbanization: A revolution in the making.

January 5, 2014

Shanghai: Urban Family Life

For these couples, married life in the big city can be a big challenge.

January 5, 2014

Just The Facts: Noxious Beijing

What may be forcing the Chinese government's hand on cutting emissions?

January 4, 2014

Germany: What Makes A Nation Rich or Poor?

Are Germans less financially wealthy than those in Europe's poorer countries?

January 3, 2014

The Low-wage, Low-education U.S. Future?

Will the U.S. economy become dominated by retail, leisure and education/health services?

January 2, 2014

Top 10 Upcoming Global Elections

A list of the most interesting elections of 2014, by date.

January 1, 2014

Energy: Subsidizing the Rich

How do energy subsidies benefit the upper and middle classes at the expense of low-income people?

December 31, 2013

U.S.: Rich Get Richer, Everyone Else Pays Taxes

How capital rules the tax code and labor pays the bill.

December 30, 2013

The Globalist’s Top Books of 2013

Excerpts from the ten best books in our library this year.

December 29, 2013

Eastern Uganda: Back to School

With the end of LRA rebel attacks in Uganda, life has returned to normal for kids like Dan Opiding.

December 29, 2013

Africa’s Unretiring Leaders

Which current African leader has led his country the longest?

December 26, 2013

20 Facts About Mikhail Kalashnikov’s AK-47

From combat zones to inner city ganglands, the AK-47 has had a pervasive effect.

December 24, 2013

Pope Francis on Income Inequality

Excerpts from Pope Francis's July 2013 speech on social justice and income inequality in Rio de Janeiro.

December 24, 2013

Belarus: Women of World War II

Many women served on the Soviet front lines in Belarus as fighters, support staff and resistance.

December 22, 2013

Shenzhen: The 80s Generation Comes of Age

Life in the big city for a generation that grew up after the start of economic reforms.

December 15, 2013

Just The Facts: India Goes Mobile

Examining the astounding social trends of India.

December 14, 2013

Social Mobility: Why Grandparents Matter So Much

No other factor determines one’s material position in life more than one's grandparents.

December 13, 2013

Just The Facts: A Presidential Road Trip

What is involved in preparing a U.S. President's trip abroad?

December 11, 2013

America’s $10 Billion Club

How many of the top 500 U.S. companies generated $10 billion or more in profits in 2012?

December 10, 2013

Liberia: The True Cost of Education

Mercy Womeh breaks rocks for less than four U.S. dollars a day to afford education to lift herself from poverty in Liberia.

December 8, 2013

1913: Who Recognized the New China?

Which major nation in 1913 was first to recognize China's new republic -- and why?

December 7, 2013

Nelson Mandela: 95 Years of Fighting for Peace

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013): freedom fighter, political prisoner, President of South Africa, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

December 5, 2013

Made in the USA: Iran’s Grievances

From Tehran's perspective, why is it so hard to have better relations with the US?

December 4, 2013

Bailing Out the Eurozone

What are the four ways to solve the eurozone's economic troubles?

December 2, 2013

Syria: When the Front Line is Everywhere

Syrian civilians and fighters pause for a photo, as the war rages around them.

December 1, 2013

Qatar: A Close-up

Are the wealthy few in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar exploiting poor foreign workers?

November 30, 2013

Saudi Arabia’s Youth: Idle and Underskilled

How does Saudi Arabia's reliance on foreign labor affect its youth?

November 29, 2013

Italy: Lawyers Numerous, Justice Scarce

Italy has four times more layers than France, despite its similar size.

November 28, 2013

Questioning the Economic Benefits of Low Taxes

How do social choices shed a light on differences in tax policy in the United States and Europe?

November 27, 2013

How the U.S. Replicates Its Moneyed Elite

Despite high achievement, low-income students don’t attend elite colleges.

November 25, 2013

Just the Facts: CEOs and the Rest of Us

Executive compensation wasn't always so outlandish (and still isn't in most other developed countries).

November 21, 2013

Scenes of Afghanistan in Transition

Faces of the Afghan people in a moment of great change.

November 17, 2013

Just the Facts: Shipping Out of Afghanistan

How Afghanistan continues to ensnare the United States.

November 17, 2013

Just the Facts: Nigeria’s Oil Thieves

A dangerous game plays out in Africa’s most populous nation.

November 15, 2013

Just the Facts: Where China Beats the Entire World

How China's high-speed rail network beat global expectations.

November 13, 2013

Pakistan Looking Into an Uncertain Future

Travelers gazing out of the Khyber Mail train's windows in Pakistan.

November 9, 2013

Just the Facts: Social Media, Back to the Future

New media are actually older than old media, the historic exception.

November 8, 2013

Chinese Civic Protest

How common are protests in China, despite the serious ramifications towards those who do so?

November 8, 2013

China: Haunted By Its History

Imagine yourself for a moment as a leader of China -- and size up the magnitude of the challenge.

November 7, 2013

China’s Real Leap Forward

The economic gains of China over four decades are truly astonishing.

November 6, 2013

A Closer Look at Germany’s Trade Deficits(!)

Germany may run a trade surplus overall, but with some countries it has a deficit.

November 5, 2013

Spain: Decreeing Structural Reform

How is the Spanish Prime Minister using an old political tactic to modernize Spain’s economy?

November 4, 2013

As US Poverty Rises, So Does Number of Rich Households

Amid recovery, U.S. income inequality is still on the rise.

October 31, 2013

Inequality: Obama Era’s Defining Feature?

Evidence that America isn’t working well for its people.

October 31, 2013

Fracking: The Circus Comes to Town

What does it take to set up a natural gas fracking operation?

October 29, 2013

Does the U.S. Really Have the World’s Highest Corporate Tax Rate?

Ending a favorite U.S. myth, in 10 facts.

October 28, 2013

Europe and Asia United at Last

Turkey finally realizes the dream of connecting the two continents underneath the Bosphorus.

October 27, 2013

The Rise of Cheap Solar Energy

How are existing utilities reacting to solar energy becoming cost-effective?

October 24, 2013

Anti-Migrant Backlash Growing in Europe

A new Financial Times/Harris poll reveals rising anti-migration backlash in the big EU member states.

October 22, 2013

8 Facts for World Food Day

October 16 is World Food Day.

October 15, 2013

Welfare States: And The Winner Is?

A performance comparison of the West’s three welfare models.

October 14, 2013

Who is Janet Yellen?

Who is President Obama's nominee for Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve?

October 9, 2013

On the Rise Again: U.S. Health Care Spending

Why is U.S. health care spending about to start accelerating again?

October 9, 2013

The House of Unrepresentatives: 20 Facts About Congress In a Shutdown

The U.S. Congress is redefining the phrase "idle rich" during the government shutdown.

October 4, 2013

Can Germany Go Green?

Will Germany be successful in reducing its dependence on fossil fuels?

October 1, 2013

U.S. Ready for Clean Cars Yet?

U.S. car buyers are increasingly seeing clean cars as mainstream.

September 29, 2013

Food Stamp Nation

Is it really a surprise that the U.S. poor need support from programs like food stamps?

September 24, 2013

The Social Cost of U.S. Guns

How much does the United States spend each year on gun injuries, crimes and consequences?

September 24, 2013

Arctic Shipping on the Rise

How much has Arctic shipping grown in just a few years?

September 21, 2013

U.S. Stock Ownership: Who Owns? Who Benefits?

What percentage of Americans actually owns stock?

September 19, 2013

After Lehman: How US Debt Exploded

How much did public debt increase in US and EU due to the decision not to bail out Lehman Brothers?

September 18, 2013

German Elections: A Primer on Political Powersharing Since 1949

Politically speaking, Germany is a conservative country.

September 17, 2013

Where the Tall Ones Are

Proof the West is no longer on top of the world.

September 3, 2013

China’s Numbers Don’t Add Up

Chinese corruption and bureaucracy remain challenges for foreign businesspeople.

September 3, 2013

Profits Up, Labor Down

Is a weak labor market good for U.S. corporate profits?

September 2, 2013

China’s Income Gap

China's rich-poor (and urban-rural) divide is looking more and more like the West's.

August 30, 2013

Guns Kill People, Unevenly

Gun violence falls along stark racial lines in the United States.

August 29, 2013

China Urbanizes

China already has over 100 cities with a population that exceeds 1 million people. What's next?

August 29, 2013

The Beacon of Democracy?

What steps can the United States take to make voting fairer?

August 28, 2013

The Battle Against “Apple Picking”

London, New York and San Francisco favor 'kill switch' to disable stolen phones.

August 26, 2013

Iraq’s Oil Hopes

Iraq hopes to up its oil production. But can it achieve these goals?

August 24, 2013

Emerging Consumers: A Big Turning Point

The consumer class is on the rise globally. Why is earning $10 a day a global economic pivot point?

August 21, 2013

China’s Wealthy Leaders

The U.S. Congress is a rich people's parliament, But…

August 20, 2013

1913: Population Growth and Imperial Ambitions

Did population growth help create the scenario for the first World War?

August 20, 2013

How Competitive Is the U.S.?

Americans like to think of their country as the top-ranked nation on many accounts. But does the perception match the reality?

August 19, 2013

Passing Up A Golden Opportunity

Vast infrastructure updates would be a wise choice for the United States.

August 18, 2013

Why Italy Stagnates

The vicious circle of vested interests and low economic growth.

August 18, 2013

Not China, Not Japan, Not North Korea

What is the real concern of average South Koreans?

August 18, 2013

Aid Workers Under Attack

Which country has been the site of the most attacks on aid workers between 2008 and 2012?

August 4, 2013

Sizing Up Europe

What is the average population size of an EU country? 5, 10, 20 or 40 million?

July 20, 2013

Perceptions of Superpowers

People think China will be the next superpower, but like the United States better.

July 18, 2013

Japan: Stuck in Neutral

Abe pivots between nationalists and modernity, big government and small government factions.

July 16, 2013

California Vs. the United States

California is a land of its own, constrained by 49 other states. How many of the smallest U.S. states would it take to reach the population of California?

July 13, 2013

Press Freedom in the G-20

Which country in the G-20, after China and Saudi Arabia, have the worst records on press freedom? Is it Turkey, Russia, India or Mexico?

June 14, 2013

U.S.-China Relations: The Globalist’s Top Features

A look back at The Globalist's recent articles on the U.S.-China relationship.

June 3, 2013

The United States: A Very Uneven Recovery

Richest get richer, but 93% of households below lag behind.

May 13, 2013

No News Is Bad News for the Pegasus Pipeline Spill

Why have major U.S. newspapers given minimal coverage to the Pegasus oil pipeline spills?

May 9, 2013

Niall Ferguson Vs. Keynes, the (Gay, Childless) Futurist

Did historian Niall Ferguson forget that Keynes was deeply concerned about the economic futures of his generation's grandchildren?

May 5, 2013

Global Meat Consumption, Pound Per Pound

In 2011, did the consumption of meat worldwide increase a lot, increase a little, or did it decrease?

May 4, 2013

The Declining Economic Might of American Men

Are men no longer bringing home the bacon in American marriages?

April 15, 2013

The U.S. Overqualification Crisis

Why the United States is looking to Germany for answers on higher education.

April 14, 2013

America’s Political Divide

New evidence of increasingly political polarization in the United States.

April 13, 2013

Rising Gasoline Costs Vs. Fuel Efficiency

How much would drivers save if passenger vehicles already met fuel economy standards that will be in place in 2025?

April 13, 2013

Continuity at the Top

Popes, presidents, CEOs and prime ministers — which organization has had the least turnover in leadership?

March 18, 2013

The World’s Working Poor

How many of the world's 3.1 billion workers earn less than $1.25 a day in wages?

March 16, 2013

How to Fight Climate Change — And Why

How is global warming-induced climate change affecting the global environment?

March 9, 2013

How Countries Compare on Corruption

Which major emerging nation is perceived to have the most corruption in its public sector?

February 26, 2013

The Constraints and Responsibilities of a CEO

What's it like to lead a giant pharmaceutical company?

February 19, 2013

Pope Benedict on Globalization

What did Pope Benedict view as the responsibilities of the world's rich countries to the poor?

February 13, 2013

Big-Time Exporters

In which major country do exports account for the highest share of the national economy?

February 11, 2013

Where Do Poor Americans Rank Globally?

How does the poverty line in the United States compare in a global context?

February 2, 2013

Hurricane Sandy in Perspective

Which year saw the highest total of economic damages worldwide from natural disasters?

January 30, 2013

Ranking U.S. Economic Growth

When it comes to economic growth, is the United States more like China or like Europe?

January 10, 2013

Ranking U.S. Income Inequality

Which pair of countries is most similar to the United States in terms of income inequality?

December 31, 2012

The Globalist’s Top Ten Richter Scale Features of 2012

The Globalist looks back at the ten most insightful essays by our editor-in-chief, Stephan Richter.

December 29, 2012

Reforming Global Finance: 2012 Highlights

The Globalist presents highlights from its Reforming Global Finance series.

December 28, 2012

The Globalist Research Center: 2012 Highlights

The Globalist Research Center presents its top features published in 2012.

December 27, 2012

The Globalist’s Top Features of 2012

The Globalist presents its top ten features for 2012.

December 26, 2012

The Globalist’s Top Books of 2012

The Globalist presents its top ten books for 2012.

December 25, 2012

Best of The Globalist Quiz 2012

We present some of our favorite selections of The Globalist Quiz for 2012.

December 24, 2012

America’s 1% Vs. the Globe’s 1.3 Billion

Do the world's poorest 1.3 billion people earn more income than the richest 1% of Americans?

October 29, 2012

American Exceptionalism and the Politics of Foreign Policy

Has the United States sacrificed its founding and traditional values in its conduct of foreign policy?

July 7, 2012

Toiling All Year Long

Which of these nations works the hardest by annual work hours: Greece, Germany, US or South Korea?

July 6, 2012

How We Lost American Exceptionalism

How did Democrats and Republicans both become the parties of war and the purveyors of an interventionist foreign policy?

July 6, 2012

Democratic and Republican Exceptionalism

How are the Democratic and Republican parties both complicit in turning the United States into a warfare/welfare state?

July 5, 2012

The Idea of American Exceptionalism

Has the United States lost the set of civic values that made it exceptional among nations?

July 4, 2012

Is The United States An Accidental Empire?

How did the United States end up with an empire — and how is that responsibility handicapping the country's future?

May 4, 2012

Austerity, Protests, Elections and Scandals: An International News Roundup

Stephan Richter discusses major international news stories with Diane Rehm on National Public Radio.

May 1, 2012

The Surprisingly Large U.S. Welfare State

True or false: The U.S. and European welfare states are a whole lot closer in size than is commonly thought?

April 18, 2012

Mario Monti: Reforming Italy

How does Italy's prime minister plan to cope with the euro crisis and revive his country's economy?

January 30, 2012

Cristina Kirchner on Argentina's Future

How does Argentina's recently re-elected president envision her country's future?

January 9, 2012

Mohamed Bouazizi: The Spark that Ignited the Arab Spring

How did a humble Tunisian fruit vendor unleash a tide of protest throughout the Arab world?

December 28, 2011

The Globalist’s Top Books of 2011

What were the most intriguing books featured on The Globalist Bookshelf in 2011?

December 22, 2011

The Globalist’s Person of the Year: Vaclav Havel

How did the former Czech president view Eastern Europe's role in the world?

December 21, 2011

Francis Fukuyama on the Americas

What are the biggest challenges confronting Latin America and the United States?

December 19, 2011

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Toward African Leadership

According to Liberia's president, what kind of leadership does her continent need?

October 10, 2011

The Reflections of Steve Jobs

We present the late Apple CEO's reflections on life, success — and death.

October 7, 2011

Top Ten Globalist Features on Afghanistan

Nearly ten years after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, how is the country faring?

July 28, 2011

Gordon Brown on Renewing Western Economies

According to the former UK prime minister, what needs to be done to revive the Western economies?

July 22, 2011

Globalist Interview with Alan Greenspan: Should Jobs Matter in the U.S. Trade Debate?

Can the United States really rely on trade and exports to create jobs?

July 7, 2011

Are Illegal Immigrants <i>Really</i> a Drain on the U.S. Economy?

Contrary to popular wisdom, how are immigrants a boon to the U.S. economy?

June 29, 2011

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Speaks

What are the views of Turkey's prime minister on Europe, Islam and the future of his country?

June 27, 2011

Can the United States Remain United? A Globalist Special Collection

Why must the United States become a more unified, cohesive society in order to confront its deep-seated issues?

June 24, 2011

LVMH’s Bernard Arnault on “Reverse Globalization”

How has globalization affected how Europe's richest man does business?

May 2, 2011

Ai Weiwei on Modern China

Why is Chinese artist Ai Weiwei an outspoken critic of China's government?

April 8, 2011

Amr Moussa on the Arab World’s Revolutions

How does the secretary-general of the Arab League view the upheaval currently sweeping the Middle East?

March 25, 2011

South Sudan: A Country Is Born

What challenges will Africa's newest country face following its independence referendum?

February 10, 2011

The Globalist’s Top Features on the Middle East

Our top ten recent features on the Middle East paint a nuanced portrait of the world's most volatile region.

February 1, 2011

A Look Back at the Original “Sputnik Moment”

How did the United States rise to meet the challenge posed by Sputnik?

January 27, 2011

The Globalist’s Top Ten Features on China

What are The Globalist's most thought-provoking essays about China?

January 26, 2011

Tariq Ramadan on Diversity of Religion

What needs to be done to narrow the rift between the West and Islam?

January 8, 2011

The Globalist’s Top Ten Quotes of 2010

What were some of the most insightful quotes of 2010?

December 29, 2010

The Globalist’s Top Ten Richter Scale Features of 2010

What were The Globalist's most insightful Richter Scale features in 2010?

December 28, 2010

The Globalist Research Center’s Top Ten Features of 2010

What are The Globalist Research Center's most thought-provoking features of 2010?

December 27, 2010

The Globalist’s Top Ten Features of 2010

What were some of the most thought-provoking features published on The Globalist in 2010?

December 24, 2010

The Top Headlines of 2010

How did the world's major events in 2010 look to the headline writers?

December 23, 2010

The Globalist’s Top Ten Books of 2010

If you're looking for the best writing on global economics, politics and culture, our Globalist Bookshelf top ten list is the place to start.

December 22, 2010

Raghuram Rajan on the Necessity of Change

Is the world learning the right lessons from the recent global economic crisis?

December 18, 2010

Reversing Climate Change: What Needs to Be Done

How will redesigning existing systems help reverse some of the effects of climate change?

November 27, 2010

Jonathan Watts on China's Environmental Reform

What is China's government doing to reverse the effects of climate change?

October 23, 2010

Frontlines of Democracy: Does China Protest?

In the absence of democracy, how do Chinese citizens convey their frustrations to the government?

October 18, 2010

Gurcharan Das on the Difficulty of Being Good

What does one of India's most eminent writers have to say about some truly global problems?

October 9, 2010

Stefan Halper on the Beijing Consensus

How has China taught the world to think differently?

October 2, 2010

Clay Shirky on the Media Revolution

How have new media technologies heralded a revolution in the way we think and act?

September 25, 2010

America in the Global Competition of Ideas

Why is America's position in the global competition of ideas less robust than most Americans think?

September 21, 2010

Tony Judt on Recession

How will the economic recession affect the human psyche for generations to come?

August 26, 2010

From Churchill to Deep Water: The U.S.-U.K. Special Relationship

Beneath the surface, how is the tried-and-tested U.S.-U.K. alliance a contentious affair?

July 21, 2010

The U.S. Declaration of (Energy) Independence

How might America's Founding Fathers declare U.S. independence from oil?

July 3, 2010

Soccer's Wide Reach

What are the economic and social dimensions of the world's most popular sport?

June 11, 2010

The Rise and Fall of Goldman Sachs

Is Goldman Sachs becoming a victim of its own success?

April 20, 2010

The Dalai Lama Speaks

As he meets with President Obama, what does the Dalai Lama have to say about the suffering of the Tibetan people?

February 18, 2010

Top Globalist Research Center Features of 2009

What were the ten most thought-provoking features presented by The Globalist Research Center in 2009?

December 31, 2009

Top Ten Globalist Features of 2009

What were The Globalist's best features of the year?

December 30, 2009

The Globalist’s Top Books of 2009

What are The Globalist's ten favorite books of the year?

December 23, 2009

The Global Take on Corruption, 2000-2009

Does corruption inhibit economic development — or is it just the cost of doing business?

December 9, 2009

The Legacy of Walls

What were the economic and social consequences of the Berlin Wall?

November 10, 2009

The Cold War, 20 Years Later

How does the Cold War's legacy endure 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall?

November 9, 2009

Afghanistan on the Brink

What are the prospects for democracy in Afghanistan?

August 18, 2009

Rescue, Recovery and Reform

What causes led to the financial crisis — and what's the way out?

July 27, 2009

Tata: How India Goes Global

How has India's Tata conglomerate become one of the world's premier industrial groups?

March 23, 2009

General Motors on the Skids

What are the root causes of the troubles of this venerable American icon?

March 17, 2009

Exxon Maximus

Have high oil prices made the world's largest company a lightning rod for criticism?

February 2, 2009

Obama’s Moment

Will Barack Obama usher in more prosperous, peaceful and hopeful times?

January 20, 2009

Obama Defined

What are some of the lesser-known facts about President Barack Obama?

January 19, 2009

The Globalist’s Favorite Books of 2008

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, what are some of our favorite books of 2008?

January 3, 2009

Top Ten Globalist Features of 2008

What were our best features from 2008?

January 1, 2009

The Best of The Globalist Research Center in 2008

What were the ten most thought-provoking features presented by The Globalist Research Center in 2008?

December 30, 2008

Great Headlines From 2008

What witty and informative headlines appeared in newspapers and magazines in 2008?

December 25, 2008

Sizing Up the Bailout

What is the U.S. $700 billion bailout package equivalent to in dollar terms?

December 1, 2008

And the Winner Is…Competitiveness

Will the faltering global economy lead to more competition among nations?

December 1, 2008

Taking Stock of Capitalism

As U.S.-style capitalism comes under attack, what do the world's preeminent thinkers say about capitalism?

December 1, 2008

Obama: The Democrats’ Standard-Bearer

A wide range of opinions on the U.S. President-Elect.

November 4, 2008

John McCain and the World

How does the Republican standard-bearer view the United States' global role?

November 3, 2008

The Globalist’s Top Books on China

What are the ten most intriguing books on China published in the last decade?

August 11, 2008

SUVs: No Longer King of the Road

Can the United States' SUV craze survive gas at $4 a gallon?

June 5, 2008

The End of the SUV Era

A closer look at the rise and fall of the SUV.

June 4, 2008

How the KGB Reformed Russia

How is former KGB official Vladimir Putin different from the last KGB man to run the country?

May 9, 2008

Charity in the Face of Crisis

How are Kenya's poorest citizens coping with the upheaval sparked by the country's flawed elections?

January 30, 2008

American Truth Teller

How does one preeminent U.S. economist view the United States' current financial woes?

January 22, 2008

The Geography of Bliss: Dateline Qatar

In Doha, how do Mercedes and Starbucks compete with dozens of new skyscrapers in an ever-shifting cityscape?

January 12, 2008

The Best of The Globalist Research Center in 2007

What were the ten most thought-provoking features presented by The Globalist Research Center in 2007?

January 2, 2008

Best of The Globalist: 2007

What were the ten most intriguing features to appear on The Globalist in 2007?

January 1, 2008

Top Ten Headlines of 2007

How did the world's economy in 2007 look to the headline writers?

December 31, 2007

Remembering Benazir Bhutto

What were murdered political leader Benazir Bhutto's views on Pakistan?

December 27, 2007

The Globalist’s Best Books of 2007

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, what are some of the best books of 2007?

December 17, 2007

The Sputnik Shock

How did a 184-pound Soviet satellite hit the United States like a ton of bricks?

October 3, 2007

From Cold War to the Warming War

How are the concerns of smaller nations regarding global warming different than those of larger countries?

July 30, 2007

Britain’s Brown

Will a Gordon Brown premiership of Great Britain be worth the ten-year wait?

June 27, 2007

Reviewing Tony Blair

As he prepares to leave 10 Downing Street, what is the world saying about Tony Blair's legacy?

June 25, 2007

Gaza’s Broken China

How will the new landscape in the Palestinian territories affect the dynamic of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

June 21, 2007

Forty Years of Delusions

How has the 40th anniversary of the Six Days War shone a spotlight on today's crisis of leadership in the Middle East?

June 6, 2007

California Global Warming Solutions Act

How is California taking the lead on confronting global warming?

June 4, 2007

Why Nobody Cares About Iraq

Are most countries involved in Iraq acting solely out of self-interest?

June 1, 2007

The Iraq War in History

The United States' engagement in Iraq has lasted longer than its involvement in which major wars?

March 21, 2007

Madam President

What are Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel's views on the business of government?

March 8, 2007

Tiered America

When it comes to earning potential, what is the value of an education in the United States?

February 8, 2007

Globalization: The 2006-07 Balance Sheet (Part II)

How did leaders from around the world view globalization in 2006 — and what does this mean for 2007?

January 5, 2007

Globalization: The 2006-07 Balance Sheet (Part I)

What did U.S. opinion leaders have to say about globalization in 2006?

January 4, 2007

Thoughts for the 2007 Global Agenda

Which issues will dominate the global agenda in 2007?

January 1, 2007

Mr. Singh’s Arc of Prosperity

What does the future hold for ties between India and Japan?

December 20, 2006

The New Religion of Eco-Fundamentalism?

Does a zealous green movement threaten the well-being of capitalist societies?

December 1, 2006

Society and Globalization

How do different societies around the world deal with global change?

October 3, 2006

Khatami Speaks

What role does Mohammad Khatami believe religion can play in bridging the gulf between East and West?

September 19, 2006

Queen Noor on Clashing Civilizations

How can dialogue between disparate groups help to achieve global security?

August 14, 2006

China’s Forgotten Peasants: An Element of Unrest

Can China continue its economic rise without alienating its peasant population?

July 31, 2006

Forging a New Regional Architecture for Asia

Will Asia's growing economic independence lead to conflict with the West?

June 29, 2006

Fighting the War Against Terrorism: The View From Singapore

Can the key to fighting terrorism lie with who delivers the message?

June 28, 2006

The Global Benefits of Biofuels

How can biofuels help the developing world and the environment?

June 15, 2006

Advancing Biofuels

What does the future hold for the production of biofuels and other alternative fuels?

June 14, 2006

A Catalogue of Questions for Global Leaders

Can you guess to which world leader this governing philosophy can be attributed?

May 12, 2006

Tony Blair on the New Europe

What is the British perspective on the future of the EU?

March 1, 2006

You Say Qaddafi, I Say Gaddafi

How many ways can you spell one name?

February 14, 2006

Globalization and the Creative Imperative

What role do policy makers have in defining the form globalization takes?

January 30, 2006

Mr. Ford’s Fatal Flip Flops

Is William Clay Ford, Jr. the right man to lead the company in troubled times?

January 25, 2006

Russia and Globalization

Fifteen years after the fall of communism, how is Russia interacting with the rest of the world?

January 17, 2006

Schwarzenegger — The Remake

What ambitions does Arnold Schwarzenegger have for California and how does he plan to realize them?

January 11, 2006

A British Assessment of U.S. Grand Strategy

What does one renowned British historian have to say about the U.S.' imperial foreign policy?

December 25, 2005

Top Ten Books on Globalization in 2005

We highlight some of the best books that appeared on The Globalist Bookshelf in 2005.

December 21, 2005

Istanbul: City of Endless Motion and Energy

How does Istanbul embody both the East and West, as well as the North and South?

December 16, 2005

Condoleezza Rice's European Trip

Did Condoleezza Rice's trip to Europe assuage European fears or simply maintain them?

December 8, 2005

Can Europe Go Global?

Can Europe find an economic system that allows it to stay competitive without exacerbating divisions?

December 7, 2005

The U.S. Battle Over China Continues

Can the U.S. government find a unified policy in order to deal with a growing China?

November 30, 2005

Women and Globalization

Where do women stand in some of the most important global issues of the day?

November 28, 2005

African Soccer Goes Global

How is the migration of African soccer player changing the game's international and African leagues?

November 21, 2005

Crime and Migration

How have diasporas created global networks of skilled criminals?

November 17, 2005

Drucker's Top 10: Wisdom for the Ages

What wisdom does Peter Drucker have to share from his 95 years on this earth?

November 16, 2005

Syria: The Long Road to Democracy?

Can a united group of Syrian opposition parties usher in democracy in their country?

November 15, 2005

China’s Take on Political Democracy

What is China's definition of democracy and what did the Chinese people have to do to get it?

November 14, 2005

Ring of Fire: The Paris Riots

What do these riots say about the state of integration in France and more widely in Europe?

November 11, 2005

European Values in the Age of Globalization

How does the European Commission view the challenges for EU members?

November 7, 2005

Iran's <i>Danse Macabre</i>

How is Iran trying to spin President Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel rant?

November 3, 2005

Liberian Elections — A Shadow of Hope

Why is Liberia's recent successful election only the beginning of what the country needs to accomplish?

October 25, 2005

India's Global Bridging Powers

Can India act as an effective medium between the developed world and the developing world?

October 19, 2005

Exploring the Bosphorus

How does the Bosphorus River offer unique insight into Istanbul's past?

October 12, 2005

Tony Blair on Globalization

Can Tony Blair push traditionally stoic Britain full-force into globalization?

October 5, 2005

Environment and Globalization

Which key environmental challenges have to be addressed?

October 3, 2005

Wahhabi Vs. Non-Wahhabi Islam — A Global Balance Sheet

Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines

September 29, 2005

Meet the New China: China’s Top Brands

Which companies from China are becoming household names around the world?

September 28, 2005

China and Globalization

How has China shaped — and changed — the global economic landscape?

September 27, 2005

Jacques Chirac on Europe’s Future

Does France's leader have the cure for what ails Europe?

September 9, 2005

The Uncertain Science of Climate Change

Do current climate change models offer an accurate view of global warming?

September 7, 2005

Latin America and Globalization

Does the 21st century hold prosperity or peril for Latin America?

August 30, 2005

Africa's Traditions and Religious Revival

How have religion and politics intertwined throughout Africa's history?

August 26, 2005

Globalized Islam

How has the movement of Muslims for economic reasons caused Islam to be a global religion?

August 17, 2005

Singapore’s Leader on Asia’s Future

What does Asia need to do to keep peace internally and stay competitive globally?

August 10, 2005

Asia and Globalization

How are smaller Asian countries dealing with the effects of globalization?

August 9, 2005

Japan and Globalization

Can Japan shape global events despite its struggling economy?

August 5, 2005

Manmohan Singh Speaks His Mind

What challenges is India confronted with in light of its rapidly expanding economy?

August 3, 2005

The United States and Globalization

How is the United States dealing with being the face of globalization?

July 28, 2005

Our State of the Globe Series for 2004/05

The Globalist's year in review for 2004.

July 24, 2005

United States, China, India and the Future

Do other countries perceive the growth of China and India as a positive development?

July 20, 2005

The Road to Europe’s Future

Can the European public regain confidence in its leaders and eventually its institutions?

July 19, 2005

Migration and Globalization

What challenges does migration pose to the world economy and global security?

July 13, 2005

London Bombings — The U.S. Perspective

What lessons can the West learn from London's encounter with terror?

July 11, 2005

Africa and Globalization

Why might the G8's focus on Africa also be a time for the continent to do some self-reflection?

July 7, 2005

Democracy Marches On

How would the universal adoption of democracy usher in a better future for all the world's people?

July 4, 2005

Health and Globalization

What role does health play in both fostering and deterring globalization?

June 29, 2005

Europe and Globalization

What role did globalization play in Europe's "no" vote for the EU constitution?

June 23, 2005

India and Globalization

How is India dealing with the dichotomy of high-tech industry and abject poverty?

June 14, 2005

Why China Loves Globalization

Why is China's President Hu Jintao upbeat about future economic and political reform?

June 7, 2005

The Middle East and Globalization

Our Read My Lips feature explores the many issues that the region still needs to resolve.

May 16, 2005

Safeguarding Russia’s Freedom

What are Putin's views on the relationship between freedom and the economy?

May 10, 2005

President Bush on Energizing America

What energy challenges does the United States face?

May 5, 2005

Japan's Call for Peacebuilding

What are Japan's plans for international aid and assistance to developing countries?

May 3, 2005

The Face of Human Rights

In what ways are human rights violated — and protected — around the world?

April 30, 2005

“Loco” in the Andes — Ecuador, Democracy and Globalization

Can democratization in Latin America prevent the reemergence of dictatorship?

April 20, 2005

Google’s Magic and Challenges

What makes the California-based search engine so successful?

April 19, 2005

Economy and Globalization

Our Globalist Factsheet explores the forces shaping the global economy in 2005.

April 15, 2005

Mapping Out Europe's Strategy

Why does Europe need to start carrying its own weight?

April 13, 2005

Pope John Paul II and Globalization

What were the late Pope John Paul II's thoughts on the global economy?

April 5, 2005

Kofi Annan and the Need for Real UN Reform

How do current UN reform efforts fail to address major challenges ahead?

March 31, 2005

Economic Development and Security

The President of Germany rethinks the classic concept of global security.

March 18, 2005

Robber Barons of the Internet Age?

Is government the biggest obstacle to developing country citizens' access to the Internet?

March 15, 2005

Deconstructing Alan Greenspan

Has U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan lost some of his luster?

March 10, 2005

China, U.S., Europe — Whose Century?

How will existing and rising world powers influence the course of the 21st century?

March 2, 2005

The U.S. and China — The Global Economy’s Odd Couple

Why is the income gap in the United States and China so wide?

March 1, 2005

In Focus: Pope John Paul II

Our best selections on the Pope.

February 25, 2005

Transatlantic Drift or Dynamism?

Our top features on U.S.-European relations.

February 18, 2005

The Paradox of Transatlantic Relations

Will Europe ever be a superpower equal to the United States?

February 14, 2005

Mapping the Global Future

What major challenges can the world expect to confront in the next 15 years?

February 11, 2005

The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

A collection of our features on the present and future U.S. foreign policy challenges.

February 11, 2005

The Globalist’s Eye on Africa

A collection of our features on the African continent.

February 4, 2005

George W. Bush: My Life as a Democrat

What if President Bush woke up one morning — as a Democrat?

February 2, 2005

Tsunamis and Tariffs

What should the United States and EU do to best help Tsunami survivors?

February 1, 2005

Commemorating Auschwitz: A Virtual Interview

How did foreign ministers of Israel, Germany and France commemorate the liberation of Nazi death camps?

January 27, 2005

Cornel West: Democracy Matters

What ails America's political and social systems?

January 24, 2005

Bush, Gold & Water

Can you name the man who is George W. Bush's true political predecessor?

January 20, 2005

Reconnecting Paris and Washington

Is there more common ground between Europe and the U.S. than many might think?

January 13, 2005

The Globalist's Person of the Year 2004:<br /> Commoner Joseph Darby’s Uncommon Courage

What does it take to become The Globalist's Person of the Year 2004?

January 7, 2005

Subway’s Healthy Food?

Are healthy meals from U.S. fast food chains trying to capitalize on Americans' concerns about obesity?

January 5, 2005

Thabo Mbeki: A 350-Year Perspective on South Africa’s Democracy

How has South Africa's history of political violence influenced its currently peaceful system?

January 4, 2005

The Globalist’s Top 20 Stories of 2004

A highlight of our best features published in 2004.

December 31, 2004

The State of the Globe 2004/2005: The Middle East — A Work in Progress

Will anybody take the first step in the Middle East?

December 31, 2004

The State of the Globe 2004/05: Asia as the World’s Pace Setter?

Will Asia's rise continue through the 21st century?

December 30, 2004

The State of the Globe 2004/05: The U.S. Economy — Teetering on the Brink?

Will the U.S. continue its upswing despite growing imbalances?

December 29, 2004

The State of the Globe 2004/05: Europe — Global Magnet or Construction Site?

Can Europe overcome the challenges ahead in the new year?

December 28, 2004

The State of the Globe 2004/05: Is Everybody on Edge Yet?

What are the central questions facing the international community in 2005?

December 27, 2004

The Globalist’s Top Ten Books of 2004

We highlight some of the best books that appeared on The Globalist Bookshelf in 2004.

December 25, 2004

The State of the Globe 2004/05: Toward Equity in Development?

What were some key insights on global development in 2004?

December 24, 2004

Ukraine’s Destiny

Will democracy prevail in this former Soviet state?

December 15, 2004

Huntington’s “Who Are We?”

What are the questions before the United States as it tries to define its identity?

November 29, 2004

Lula: Changing the World Agenda

How does Brazil's president think international leaders can combat global inequality?

November 25, 2004

The Nuclear Factor

What is the current state of nuclear proliferation arsenals around the world?

November 23, 2004

Advice to Europe: Buckle Under!

Some friendly — and not so friendly — advice to Europe.

November 11, 2004

Powell Resigns — Blair Takes Post

Why is Mr. Blair a natural choice to represent the U.S. around the world?

November 10, 2004

“New America” Vs. “Old America”

How can the world better understand the frontlines in today's United States?

November 2, 2004

What If Kerry Loses?

By winning in 2004, might Democrats jeopardize an opportunity to dominate U.S. politics for the next generation?

October 29, 2004

Tracking Courage in Washington

We present Carnegie Endowment President Jessica Mathews' views on the Iraq war.

October 28, 2004

Does John Kerry Pass the Global Test?

What are U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry's views on non-domestic issues?

October 27, 2004

Battleground Ohio

Will Ohio decide who wins the November 2 U.S. presidential race?

October 19, 2004

Turkey Ante Portas

Should Turkey join the EU?

October 12, 2004

U.S. Citizens and Foreign Policy

Gary Hart on why Americans need to be more involved in global issues.

October 7, 2004

Afghanistan’s Presidential Election

Will the presidential election be a turning point for Afghanistan?

October 5, 2004

Jacques Chirac on Global Futures

How does the French president view his country's role in the world?

September 21, 2004

“General” Chris Patten Speaks

How does outgoing EU Commissioner Chris Patten view U.S.-EU relations?

September 17, 2004

Putin Shows His Bite

The best quotes and thoughts on Vladimir Putin — and how Russian democracy has fared under him.

September 16, 2004

Security and Globalization in History

Has global integration made us less — or more — secure?

September 9, 2004

The Global War on Drugs — An Update

Which countries and regions are most affected by illicit drugs?

September 7, 2004

George W. Bush On Freedom and Democracy

What are George W. Bush's views on these staples of U.S. political rhetoric?

September 2, 2004

U.S. Republicans — At Their Zenith?

Is the Republican Party ready to hold on to power?

August 30, 2004

India’s Future Agenda

What challenges lie ahead for India — and how can Indians overcome them?

August 24, 2004

Human Development Index — Key Findings

How can one measure countries' well-being beyond the size of their economies?

August 23, 2004

Hugo Chávez — Venezuela’s Resourceful Leader

What are the pros and cons of President Chávez's leadership?

August 19, 2004

Greece — An Oikonomia To Watch Out For

What economic challenges does Greece face in the years ahead?

August 17, 2004

Polio — A Former Weapon of Mass Destruction?

Is the World Health Organization's polio eradication efforts entering the final stretch?

August 11, 2004

Democracy as a Long-Term Project

Is being a democratic country always a work in progress?

August 9, 2004

Teresa Heinz Kerry — Another Freedom Fighter

What has growing up under a dictatorship taught Teresa Heinz Kerry about freedom and democracy?

August 4, 2004

The U.S. and the Global Struggle of Ideas

How can the United States counter anti-Americanism — especially in the Muslim world?

July 30, 2004

Why Pakistan Matters

The 9/11 Commission report maps out a U.S. policy toward Pakistan.

July 28, 2004

A Global Strategy For Dealing With Islam

What does dealing with Islam in a post-9/11 world require of the United States?

July 27, 2004

Europe’s Past — And Future

What challenges await the newly-expanded European Union?

July 23, 2004

Shooting Chechnya

How did Stanley Greene end up photographing war in Chechnya?

July 21, 2004

Africa — Because We Can, We Must

What would it cost to ensure true equality for all human beings?

July 7, 2004

Putin's Plan for Russia

How high are Putin's hopes for his country?

July 2, 2004

What NATO Must Do

The alliance's secretary general on how to update its capabilities.

June 29, 2004

Paul Martin — Au Revoir?

The Canadian prime minister speaks out on his country's role in the world.

June 28, 2004

Pakistan’s Tango With Terror

What makes Pakistan such a fertile breeding ground for terrorism?

June 24, 2004

Hewlett Packard — The Carly Fiorina Way

How does Hewlett Packard's CEO Carly Fiorina define the challenges of leading a technology company?

June 22, 2004

Larry Summers’ New Worldview

What does the great American economist really think about globalization?

June 16, 2004

Multilateralism — Quo Vadis?

How do Americans define and practice multilateralism? We compiled the most compelling quotes.

June 11, 2004

Turkey — The EU's Gate to the Islamic World?

Why would Turkish EU membership change the dynamics between the West and the Islamic world?

June 7, 2004

A Week in the Life of India, Part II

Will India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh steer his country through necessary economic reforms?

May 26, 2004

A Week in the Life of India, Part I

How did Sonia Gandhi manage to keep India and the world in suspense about her political future?

May 25, 2004

Pat Buchanan — Empire, No Thanks

Why is right-winged Pat Buchanan against building a U.S. empire?

May 24, 2004

Germany’s Confidence Deficit

Germany's outgoing president argues that his countrymen need to regain their can-do spirit.

May 21, 2004

The Practical Limits of Globalization

What limits does the process of globalization set to economic growth?

May 20, 2004

Saying Sayonara to America?

How do U.S. visa restrictions negatively effect the U.S. economy and U.S. academic institutions?

May 19, 2004

Meet India’s Sonia Gandhi

How will yet another member of the Nehru-Gandhi clan leave her marks on India's politics?

May 17, 2004

Speeding Up Good Governance

What can be done to accelerate global decision-making on key issues?

May 12, 2004

The Ultimate Human Right

How can the global community secure functioning public institutions in failed states?

May 7, 2004

Pascal Lamy: Europe’s Agenda After Expansion

What are the main economic challenges that lie ahead for the EU-25?

April 30, 2004

The U.S. Challenge in the Middle East

Will the United States be able to improve the Middle East's position in the global economy?

April 26, 2004

Just Who Is Violating the "Washington Consensus"?

How are the United States, the EU and Japan performing against the yardstick often applied to developing countries?

April 23, 2004

Businesses — Making the World Safe?

How can global businesses cooperate with public partners in order to make the world a safer place?

April 21, 2004

India — Mass Democracy

What makes India's elections an event of global political significance?

April 20, 2004

Israel's New Wailing Wall

Will Israel's wall improve security — or make the Middle East even more volatile?

April 14, 2004

True Social Justice in a Disorderly World

What does the world have to do to tackle terrorism at its roots?

April 9, 2004

Multilateralism — The World's Viewpoint

We collected the most interesting quotes on how the world views the U.S. approach to a multilateral global system.

April 8, 2004

Iraq — A Second Vietnam?

With Iraq's occupation not going smoothly, is it becoming another Vietnam? We offer the most compelling opinions.

April 5, 2004

Acrylamide: Taking the Fun Out of French Fries

How has the U.S. news media covered the potential health risks of the carcinogen acrylamide?

April 1, 2004

Globalization at Mid-Course

What challenges does globalization's rapid course present to the world?

March 31, 2004

Tough Times for Microsoft?

Will the EU anti-trust ruling against Microsoft change the way the software giant conducts its business?

March 24, 2004

Rethinking the United States — A European Perspective

Will the United States and Europe both embrace the "global constitution" of the United Nations?

March 23, 2004

Renewing the Transatlantic Security Partnership

Why do both the United States and Europe need a transatlantic alliance?

March 22, 2004

Hillary Clinton — Global Economic Strategist?

What are Hillary Rodham Clinton's views on the United States' competitiveness?

March 19, 2004

China — Proud and Patient

What can China teach the world about economic development — and national pride?

March 16, 2004

Europe and the Clash of Civilizations

Is the West ready to engage the East in a future enlightenment process?

March 15, 2004

Toward a Global Community?

How close are we to a real global community?

March 13, 2004

Tony Blair — In His Own Defense

What needs to be done to find a globally unified strategy against terrorism?

March 10, 2004

Google — Crawling the Global Web

What made Google the greatest Internet search engine?

March 9, 2004

Safe Haven for Haiti?

With Haiti once again descending into chaos, is there hope? We examine the posibilities — quote-by-quote.

March 2, 2004

Obesity — Big is Beautiful?

How much longer can affluent societies ignore the increasing health problems associated with obesity?

February 27, 2004

Can British Conservatives Love Europe?

What is the British Conservative Party's view on what the European Union should — and should not — do?

February 25, 2004

How India Shapes the World

What is India's leadership role in the age of globalization?

February 18, 2004

Bold, Blonde — and Not Dumb

Has the "dumb blonde" stereotype been exploded by some recent critics of the Iraq war?

February 14, 2004

Middle Eastern Realities — and Western Obligations

What is the most effective strategy for fighting new "jihadist" terrorism?

February 13, 2004

Supporting Africa's Secret City

Will Eritrea's capital be the cultural glue that ties the country's past, present and future together?

February 7, 2004

The Greater Middle East — The Bush Administration’s Perspective

How is the U.S. effort to democratize the Middle East coming along? An update by Dick Cheney.

February 6, 2004

Is Afghanistan Drugging Up the World — Again?

Did the end of the Taliban rule have a significant impact on opium production in Afghanistan?

February 5, 2004

Fear and Faith in Guatemala

Can religion play a positive role in creating a peaceful Guatemalan society?

February 4, 2004

Dean — From Dynamo to Destruction

What is Howard Dean's view of the Bush Administration, himself and the presidential race?

February 3, 2004

Intelligence — Making Sense of It All

Are today's intelligence agencies ready for the challenges of the 21st century?

January 29, 2004

Generals and the U.S. Presidency

How have former generals fared in U.S. politics? Our best facts on generals who made it to the White House.

January 27, 2004

A New “Credo” for Humankind

How can we better approach the problem of world peace?

January 22, 2004

The Pope: Teacher of Globalization?

What are Pope John Paul II's thoughts on peace and global development?

January 16, 2004

Mad Cow — One Moo Too Many?

How has mad cow disease affected the global beef industry?

January 14, 2004

U.S. Finances as a Global House of Cards?

Why has the current U.S. account deficit not scared off international investors?

January 8, 2004

Hamid Karzai Speaks His Mind

What does Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai think about his country's current state?

January 6, 2004

Capitalism, Protectionism and Globalization

What does the Fed Chairman have to say about free trade and saving U.S. jobs from Chinese competition?

January 5, 2004

1989 — Year of Miracles (and Bad Omens)

What other events happened in 1989 besides the Berlin Wall coming down?

January 3, 2004

2003/04 — A World Transformed by War

How much has the Iraq war changed global politics — and global thinking?

January 2, 2004

Our State of the Globe 2003/04 Series

What is the state of the globe as 2003 turns into 2004?

January 1, 2004

2004 — Just Another Year of Fighting Terrorism?

What was achieved in the war against terrorism in the year 2003?

January 1, 2004

The Global Trade Agenda in 2004

How were trade issues discussed over the year 2003?

December 31, 2003

2004 — Challenges for Global Politics

Our most compelling quotes from 2003 on the global political landscape.

December 30, 2003

2004 — Challenges for the Global Economy

Why did the global economy baffle observers in 2003?

December 29, 2003

2004 — Challenges for the Global Society

How did the globe's society grow closer together during 2003?

December 28, 2003

The Globalist’s Top Ten Stories of 2003

What were our most interesting stories from 2003?

December 27, 2003

The Globalist’s Top Ten Books of 2003

If you're looking for the best writing on global economics, politics and culture, our Globalist Bookshelf Top 10 list is the place to start.

December 26, 2003

The Globalist’s Top Ten Photo Books of 2003

The Globalist takes a look back at ten of our favorite books from this year's Globalist PhotoGallery.

December 25, 2003

Do We Still Have Universal Values?

Can we still claim universal values in this era of market globalization?

December 24, 2003

Recycling and the Essence of Trash

Are Americans oblivious to environmental concerns or are they just lazy about recycling?

December 20, 2003

The Greenspan Guide to Managing the U.S. Current Account Deficit

Why isn't Alan Greenspan worried about the U.S. current account?

December 16, 2003

The Dixie Chicks Do Global Politics

What happens when a country music trio speaks up about U.S. politics?

December 15, 2003

Perm and Duluth — A Double Portrait

Is Russia simply ignoring market economy rules — and what makes it so difficult to gauge economic reforms?

December 7, 2003

How Putin Punts on the Environment

What does Russia's President Vladimir Putin have to say to about the environment?

December 4, 2003

Iraq and the Armies of the World

Which countries have deployed soldiers to Iraq — and how many?

December 3, 2003

Many Faces, Many Problems

What are the problems and concerns facing the population of the globe?

November 28, 2003

Food For Thought

Where is the world's food produced — and what are its effects on the global population?

November 27, 2003

Europe and Transatlantic Futures

Is multilateralism the best way to combat the global problem of terrorism?

November 26, 2003

The U.S. Strategy for Latin America

What are the Bush Administration's core beliefs in helping Latin America develop?

November 24, 2003

Schwarzenegger and Hogan's Heroes

Why is Arnold Schwarzenegger's early admiration for Hitler not threatening to most Americans?

November 22, 2003

The “Everybody But Me” Principle

How many explanations blaming others for U.S. difficulties in Iraq are currently being circulated?

November 21, 2003

Michael Ignatieff: A Liberal Imperialist?

Did Michael Ignatieff turn from a liberal internationalist into an American imperialist?

November 20, 2003

George W. Bush: Toward Global Democracy

Why should the United States strive to successfully introduce democracy all over the Middle East?

November 19, 2003

De Villepin: On the Wisdom of Liberation

What are the views of France's Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin on the U.S. liberation of Iraq?

November 18, 2003

Israel's Great Wall

How do China's Great Wall and the Berlin Wall compare to the security fence being built on Israel's West Bank?

November 17, 2003

Catfish and Globalization

What can we learn about globalization and global trade by zeroing on a common bewhiskered bottom-feeder?

November 15, 2003

Asian Integration — Made in U.S.A.?

Did the United States trigger Asian diplomatic integration — or is Asia defending itself against an overbearing United States?

November 13, 2003

Citi — Under Golden Arches?

Will merging brands be the wave of the future for global companies to compete?

November 8, 2003

Assessing Russia’s Future

What are the main weaknesses of the Russian state — and how should the rest of the world weigh in?

November 6, 2003

Gerhard Schröder as a Great Historian?

Is Germany's Gerhard Schröder the most astute student of global war history?

November 1, 2003

Will Clark Take Washington?

What are general turned presidential candidate Wesley Clark's views on U.S. politics — at home and abroad?

October 28, 2003

Global Sporting News — In the Age of Terrorism

How do Greek organizers plan for possible terrorist attacks on the 2004 Athens Olympics?

October 25, 2003

Fixing Iraq's Economy

What are Iraq's Trade Minister Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi's views on his country's economic future?

October 22, 2003

Who Will Liberate Liberia?

Will Liberia get enough help from the United States and others to get back on its feet?

October 20, 2003

The Pope's Silver Jubilee

After a quarter of a century and counting, what will be Pope John Paul II's legacy?

October 16, 2003

U.S. Jobs: We Care – and Excel

What does the U.S. Commerce Secretary have to say about the U.S. job market?

October 15, 2003

Target Asia

Leading opinions on how terrorism has shaped Asia's thinking on global security.

October 13, 2003

Why George Bush Loves Europe

Is George Bush's anti-European rhetoric used to conceal that he is one of the most European U.S. presidents in history?

October 4, 2003

The Overburdened U.S. Consumer

With household balance sheets awash in a sea of red ink, how are U.S. consumers coping?

October 1, 2003

Asia and the West — East is East and West is West?

Our best quotes on how Asians really feel about their Western counterparts.

September 30, 2003

The U.S. Debate About Iraq — The September 2003 Edition

How do different U.S. political factions view the Iraq engagement four months into the occupation?

September 29, 2003

Madeleine Albright — What America Should Have Done

Read what the first female U.S. Secretary of State thinks about current U.S. policies in the Middle East.

September 23, 2003

What Ails Germany?

What reforms does Germany need to accomplish? We compiled the most telling insights from a leading chief executive.

September 23, 2003

Women — Shaping the Global Landscape?

What do the world's female leaders have to say about the process of globalization?

September 22, 2003

Boot Camp for the World

Why is a Russian-born American calling for his country to recognize its imperialism?

September 18, 2003

The IMF in 2050

How should voting powers at the IMF be allocated to reflect the world today — and in the future?

September 17, 2003

The Iraq War, the U.S. Budget and History

How do the costs of the Iraq war compare to past conflicts — and other budget items?

September 14, 2003

The Battle Over U.S. Unemployment

Our best quotes on what Americans think of the U.S. unemployment picture.

September 14, 2003

Israel's Bleak Future

Has Israel lost its core values over the Middle East conflict?

September 12, 2003

Al Qaeda — Two Years Later

Is the terrorist group al Qaeda still capable of another startling strike?

September 11, 2003

Doing the Math on China's Trade Surplus

Is China's trade surplus with the United States not such a menace after all?

September 10, 2003

Militarization and Globalization

What's the correlation between militarization and globalization?

September 5, 2003

Arnold Schwarzenegger — California's Kindergarten Cop?

How will "The Terminator's" gubernatorial candidacy change California's politics?

August 27, 2003

There Is No Global Warming

How would President Bush use the summer of 2003 to argue that global warming does not exist?

August 25, 2003

United States: A Powerless Power?

Our most compelling quotes on what people thought of the U.S. power failures.

August 19, 2003

L. Paul Bremer — Boldly Going Where No One Has Gone Before

How does U.S. Administrator L. Paul Bremer plan to prepare Iraq for life after Saddam Hussein?

August 13, 2003

War — A Necessary Evil?

War is never easy, nor is it ever casualty-free, but is it ever justified?

July 31, 2003

Europe Vs. America – The Economic Dimension

How will the transatlantic relationship shape the global economy?

July 30, 2003

A More Muscular Bottom

Who will replace Colin Powell and toughen up U.S. foreign policy?

July 29, 2003

Robert D. Kaplan: The Empire Correspondent

Why does the world need a politically and militarily strong United States?

July 24, 2003

Cup of Coffee, Please

Our key facts on how the global business of coffee has continued to evolve.

July 21, 2003

Poland — Still Between East and West?

Are the EU and the West ready to open up to the new Poland?

July 21, 2003

Signore Silvio Berlusconi — Italy's Strong Man?

Our best quotes on what people think of the EU's current president.

July 21, 2003

Akbar Ahmed: Islam Under Siege

What does a leading scholar and author think of the pressure being put on Islam?

July 20, 2003

Mr. Schröder’s Long To-Do List

Our best quotes from German Chancellor Gerhard Shröder on his country's future.

July 14, 2003

U.S.-Africa Relations: Heart in the Darkness?

Did U.S. President George W. Bush's Africa trip ring in a new era for the forgotten continent?

July 10, 2003

Hans Blix: On Iraq and WMD

Did UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix do a good job in his search for WMD in Iraq?

June 30, 2003

The Metric Way to Sweeten Up America

Why have U.S. food companies been so eager to embrace the metric system — at least on their food labels?

June 26, 2003

Why Cuba Hates the EU

What is Cuba's response to the EU's condemnation of its policies?

June 24, 2003

Pakistan: Tough Choices Ahead

Can Pakistan find a way out of its political and economic problems?

June 23, 2003

"Rumbo"-feld — Or: Who's Boss?

Does U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld further or harm U.S. policies?

June 18, 2003

Bill Ford-Tough?

Does Ford Motor Company offer a greater lesson on whether or not family control is good for business?

June 13, 2003

Middle East Conflict — Solution Possible?

Our best quotes on how people feel about the Middle East peace process.

June 12, 2003

Condi Rice — Manager, Global Security

How does the U.S. National Security Advisor look at foreign policy?

June 10, 2003

The Arab Street Talks Back

How does the Arab Street view the increased Western involvement in the region?

June 5, 2003

Putin Speaks His Mind

According to Vladimir Putin, what is in store for Russia's economic future?

May 31, 2003

His Former Majesty — The U.S. Dollar

What are people saying about the declining U.S. dollar?

May 28, 2003

The Color of Risk

Is color-coding terrorism risk any more useful than the 1990s color scheme used to denote financial risk?

May 24, 2003

Iraq: The World Is Watching

How does the world view the U.S. involvement in rebuilding Iraq?

May 21, 2003

Another Kind of Buzz from Vietnam

Why is Vietnamese coffee creating a major headache to South America?

May 18, 2003

NATO: Mending Fences

Will NATO be bale to play renewed substantial role after the fallout over Iraq?

May 15, 2003

America's Rebellious Overseas Teens

Why are U.S. relations with Germany and Korea so strained all of a sudden?

May 13, 2003

The U.S. Debate on Fixing Iraq

What are the challenges the United States is facing in the built-up of Iraq?

May 12, 2003

Rebuilding the WTC: Making a Virtue Out Of Necessity

What kind of development will eventually be built on the site of the destroyed World Trade Center?

May 10, 2003

The U.S. Strategy for the Middle East

How does a former CIA director view the push for democracy in the Middle East?

May 6, 2003

The SARS Scare

What will be the human and economic costs of the SARS outbreak?

May 5, 2003

World Trade Vs. World War

Is the WTO really to blame for the economic hardship of developing nations?

May 2, 2003

Oil in Iraq — The Black Gold Rush?

How much oil does Iraq have — and how will the United States benefit from controlling it?

May 1, 2003