What's Inside the May/June 2013 Issue

In the May/June 2013 issue:

Kenneth Cukier, data editor of The Economist, and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, professor at the Oxford Internet Institute, explain how big data will change the ways in which businesses operate, governments function, and people live.

Mark Blyth, a professor at Brown University, walks through how austerity became the West’s default response to economic crises -- and why that is a bad thing.

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, writes that the United States had little reason to dive into the Middle East a decade ago and now is finding it difficult to turn away.

Shantayanan Devarajan, chief economist of the World Bank’s Africa region, and Wolfgang Fengler, the World Bank’s Lead Economist for Eritrea, Kenya, and Rwanda, urge optimism about sub-Saharan Africa’s future.

Radek Sikorski, Poland's minister of foreign affairs speaks with Foreign Affairs about his country's history, its future, and its place in Europe.

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