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Nicholas D. Kristof

Nicholas D. Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times. His most recent book, with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, is A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.
 (April 2016)

The Micro Miracle?

In the November 19 issue of The New York Review, Sue Halpern wrote about Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s new book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Her piece describes the systematic abuse of women documented by Kristof and WuDunn throughout the world, and the considerable success of microfinance programs—pioneered by the Nobel-prize winning economist Muhammad Yunus, whose book is also included in Halpern’s review—in countering this problem by helping poor women gain economic power. Following is an exchange between Halpern and Kristof about the spread of microfinance and some of the criticisms that have emerged about it.

November 11, 2009

Internally displaced Sudanese returning to their village after having fled fighting in the Western Upper Nile region of southern Sudan, 2002; photograph by Sven Torfinn from Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan, edited by Leora Kahn and published by powerHouse Books

What to Do About Darfur

Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror

by Mahmood Mamdani

Darfur and the Crime of Genocide

by John Hagan and Wenona Rymond-Richmond

The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur

by Daoud Hari, as told to Dennis Michael Burke and Megan M. McKenna

Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur

by Halima Bashir, with Damien Lewis

July 2, 2009 issue

Aid: Can It Work?

The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

by William Easterly

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time

by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health

by Ruth Levine and the What Works Working Group, with Molly Kinder

The Trouble with Africa: Why Foreign Aid Isn't Working

by Robert Calderisi

Africa's Stalled Development: International Causes and Cures

by David K. Leonard and Scott Straus

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October 5, 2006 issue

Genocide in Slow Motion

Darfur: A Short History of a Long War

by Julie Flint and Alex de Waal

Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide

by Gérard Prunier

February 9, 2006 issue

The Hermit Nuclear Kingdom

Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty

by Bradley K. Martin

Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies

by Victor D. Cha and David C. Kang

February 10, 2005 issue

A Little Leap Forward

China's Democratic Future: How It Will Happen and Where It Will Lead

by Bruce Gilley

June 24, 2004 issue

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