China’s ‘one-child’ legacy

A little less than four decades ago China’s population was nearing the 1 billion mark. In 1979 this led the Communist Party to institute the...

India’s missing girls

In the next decade, India may pass China to become the world’s most populous country. But there’s something odd about India’s population....

The Francis effect

Next week is an historic one for Pope Francis. He’ll make his first trip to the United States since becoming pope in March 2013. He’ll visit...

Is Pope Francis a radical?

The pope has changed the Catholic Church's tone, if not its doctrine. He's been variously described as “the great reformer,” the “most...