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Failing States

Losing Mali

Robert Walker | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Robert Walker

With one of the world's fastest-growing populations, Mali is in a desperate race against demographic projections. Greater gender equality could slow Mali's population growth, but without outside aid, countries like Mali have a difficult time making the "demographic transition."

Peak Oil? What About Peak Food? A Conversation With Lester Brown

Anca Novacovici | Posted 01.13.2013 | Books
Anca Novacovici

The U.S.'s view of security is antiquated, rooted in the past, not looking towards the future. America looks at national security by looking back to WWI, WWII and the Cold War. Climate change is the new enemy.

Obama's Map: Which States Are Hot and Which Are Not?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What countries does Obama talk about the most? Overall, there is still a systemic dearth of attention to the states that are doing the worst and sliding into failure.