July 30, 2020
Currency manipulation is one way countries can shift patterns of trade in their favor. By buying foreign currency in the market, a country can artificially change the price of its imports and its exp…
May 22, 2020
Find out where women around the world wield political power—and why it matters.
May 8, 2019
This tracker shows how the Belt and Road Initiative has changed countries’ bilateral economic relationships with China over time.
April 4, 2019
Japan's constitutional debate is about not simply the document's past but also the nation's ability to respond to twenty-first-century challenges.
March 14, 2019
Democracy has played little role in the recent history of global health, but new research published in the Lancet shows democracy is becoming more important as the health needs of low- and middle-inc…
January 31, 2019
Health and infectious diseases have shaped the history of urbanization, but it is cities that will define the future of global health.
November 7, 2017
Population growth and aging are fueling a spectacular rise in noncommunicable diseases, such as cancers and cardiovascular diseases, in poor countries that are ill-prepared to handle them.
March 21, 2016
U.S. trade deals may not be spurring the large drug price increases and shifts away from lower-cost generics in U.S. trading partners that many predicted.
November 14, 2014
The gravest health threats facing low- and middle-income countries are not the plagues, parasites, and blights that dominate the news cycle and international relief efforts. They are …
September 3, 2008
An in-depth, multimedia look at climate change, its global impact, and efforts to combat it.