September 18, 2020
Find out where women around the world wield political power—and why it matters.
December 4, 2019
Democracy does not die in the darkness so often anymore. It dies in the light, one election at a time, with voters embracing the populists and autocrats who promise to cut the red tape and deliver …
May 8, 2019
This tracker shows how the Belt and Road Initiative has changed countries’ bilateral economic relationships with China over time.
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.
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.
February 5, 2016
Despite the Obama administration’s new approach to East Asia, overall security aid to Southeast Asia actually fell by 19 percent between 2010 and 2015, shows a new analysis by the Council on Foreign …
April 9, 2015
Central bank currency swaps are becoming the new cross-border tool of choice in financial crisis management. This interactive explores the rapid growth of currency swaps since 2007 and its implicati…
December 18, 2011
The year 2011 was marked by the advance of democratic movements in the Arab world and the economic struggle of advanced democracies. It saw unprecedented military operations in Pakistan and Libya and…
February 16, 2010
After decades of decline, nuclear power is increasingly presented as a low-carbon way to meet growing electricity demands. Global construction of new reactors is on the rise, but there still exists a…