Foreign Policy

The Great Caspian Arms Race

The naval buildup in the Caspian Sea is amplifying regional tensions. It's Russia versus Iran, with three post-Soviet states—and trillions of dollars in oil—in the middle.

Putin's Secret War

With thousands of active fighters, the insurgency in Dagestan is now reportedly the largest in the Caucasus.

Liberia: Labor Pains

As the public health community shifts its focus to family planning, Mae Azango reminds us of the ongoing need for quality maternal care.

China's iPad Generation

The high cost of China's economic miracle: A generation of children left behind when parents work in factories hundreds of miles from home.

China's Left Behind Children

Breakneck growth has created China's economic miracle. But will the destruction of families prove to be too high a cost?