I read these stories in Foreign Policy Magazine online. They were interesting, although 'where did they get the numbers' is a useful question.
Megacities BY RICHARD DOBBS. This compares the expected growth of China and India's rising urban population.
The Oil and the Glory: A series of stories about the oil and gas industry across the globe.
Gone Fishing, by Brian Fung. A list of Absentee leaders during a crisis. I'm not sure how fair these descriptions are, but its interesting reading.
Hope you enjoy them!