Development

Foreign Affairs Article

The Sick Man of Asia

Author: Yanzhong Huang

Yanzhong Huang argues that in their single-minded pursuit of economic growth, China's leaders have long overlooked public health--which, by some measures, is now worse than under Mao. Despite recent reforms, China's citizens keep getting sicker, threatening the country's health-care system, the economy at large, and even the stability of the regime.

See more in China; Economic Development; Health Policy and Initiatives

Foreign Affairs Article
Campaign 2012

Campaign 2012

The Broken Contract

Author: George Packer

Over the past three decades, Washington has consistently favored the rich -- and the more wealth accumulates in a few hands at the top, the more influence and favor the rich acquire, making it easier for them and their political allies to cast off restraint without paying a social price.

See more in United States; Poverty

Foreign Affairs Article
Renewing America

Renewing America

Hydraulic Pressures

Author: James E. Nickum

Three new books about water agree that the world is facing serious water crises but have very different ideas about how to address them, especially when it comes to deciding what roles the public and private sectors have to play.

See more in Water Security; Global