The Law of Increasing Returns
Malthus had things exactly backward. So do his heirs. In both cases, the mistake is to ignore the role of ideas.
What Mahathir Has Wrought
The transformation of Kuala Lumpur and the modernization of Malaysia are the realization of one man's vision--that of the country's longest serving prime minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.
Remembering the Future
Taking seriously the admonition that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat its mistakes.
The (Not So) Great Game
Central Asia and the Caucasus, we are often told, are vital political and economic interests for the United States. This is, to put it mildly, a gross exaggeration.