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Insight on what's happening beyond the United States.
Double Standards in Nigerian Health Roger Bate 06/26/2007
What if Muslim clerics were held to the same standards as Pfizer?
Hernando De Soto for Chief Economist Pejman Yousefzadeh 06/25/2007
An insightful Peruvian could shake up the World Bank.
An African In Kabul Mauro De Lorenzo 06/21/2007
A civilian adviser says private enterprise is the key to Afghan reconstruction.
A Beautiful Country Michael Auslin 06/18/2007
Japan continues to grow, defying the expectations of pessimists and triumphalists alike.
G8 on Health: Spender Faster, Not Smarter Roger Bate 06/15/2007
The developed nations are happy to send aid, but reluctant to ask uncomfortable questions.
For Zimbabwe, the World Cup Beats the World Bank George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson 06/15/2007
Most international agencies have broken down in their efforts to help the country. FIFA can do better.
Profit for the Poorest Apoorva Shah 06/13/2007
A U.S. initiative encourages businesses to see Africa’s poor as an untapped market.
The Freedom Connection Susan Ariel Aaronson 06/11/2007
How the U.S. uses trade agreements to promote democracy
A Health Plan for the G8: Focus on How Funds Are Spent Philip Coticelli and Roger Bate 06/06/2007
Member states should insist on efficiency before parting with more taxpayer money.
Foreign Investors Prefer Predictability to Democracy Aparna Mathur 05/29/2007
A study of recent investment flows says that being a democracy may actually make it harder for a developing country to attract capital from abroad.