Google Confronts the Great Firewall
In the second clash between the Internet search giant and the Chinese government, will freedom of speech win?
Grexit? Spexit? Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
Everyone wants southern Europe's troubled economies to go their own way, except for the people who live there.
A closer look at the six facilities that could mean the difference between war and peace.
Kill the Kill List
The Obama administration is grossly misreading international law when it comes to targeting terrorists.
What the Hell Should We Do About Syria?
FP asked five smart observers to offer their solutions for the quagmire in Damascus.
The Dictators Are Smarter Than You Think
Don't count the tyrants out. They've still got plenty of tricks up their sleeves.
Iran’s Growing Stockpile
Tehran is amassing enough nuclear material to build half a dozen weapons. The hour is getting late.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Netanyahu
Will Israel’s prime minister turn out to be a great man, or just a great maneuverer?
Obama's ambassador to Moscow has gotten a rude welcome in Putin's Russia. But he's not going to take it anymore.
The Five Worst Atrocities of the Syrian Uprising
Time and again, the Syrian regime has shocked the world. But those hoping the international community would be spurred into action have been just as frequently disappointed.
Stuxnet was a monster computer virus. Flame is 20 times larger -- and it's been out there, listening, for years.
The Name Is Bond. Eurobond.
Europe's debt crisis gets a new potential hero, with Germany once again cast in the role of villain.
Romney: Year One
What would happen if you took Mitt Romney's foreign-policy promises extremely literally?
Enough Talking, Kofi
It’s time for the world to stop hiding behind Kofi Annan's skirts. We gave diplomacy a chance in Syria; now we must accept that diplomacy has failed.
This Week at War: Does the U.S. Need More Aircraft Carriers?
The Pentagon sure wants more $15 billion boats, but it may have to look for other options.
The Godfathers of Tunis
Tunisia’s new government has declared war on sleaze -- but that’s much easier said than done.
Me Against the World
In a Foreign Policy exclusive, American jihadist (and rapper) Omar Hammami sends word about al Shabaab's bloody leadership wars and how he became a target.
Dreams of Kurdistan
In a new shift, Kurds in Turkey are gradually giving up on independence. So why is the Turkish government so worried?
5 World Events That Could Swing the U.S. Election
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are slugging it out over the economy, but the world may have a trick or two up its sleeve.
What happens when you mix a trashy Europop spectacle with an oil-soaked Caspian dictator?
Sleepless in Jerusalem
Egypt's presidential elections are keeping Israeli officials awake at night. Will their most important Arab friend soon be an enemy?
Are We Focusing on the Wrong Nuclear Threat?
Americans are wringing their hands about the grave threat that a nuclear Iran would pose to the United States. But the numbers tell a different story.
Don’t Fear the Grexit
Greece is not Lehman Brothers, and the global economy will be just fine if it drops out of the eurozone.
Amateur Hour in Chicago
Obama knows that he can't succeed in Afghanistan without coming to terms with Pakistan. So why is his diplomacy so lousy?
Two Worlds, One Climate
Forget Kyoto. There’s a much better way to persuade the developing world to fight climate change.
5 Things the Pentagon Isn’t Telling Us About the Chinese Military
Here's what you won't find in the Defense Department’s latest report on China's military rise.
Damned if You Do
Obama hasn't made a peep about cutting U.S. support to NATO -- though everyone agrees it's necessary to get Europeans to pay their fair share. And yet, Romney attacks him for it.
Command and Control
Don’t read too much into the pronouncements of former Israeli security officials on Iran: Israel’s civilian leadership overrules the generals all the time.
Ignore what the candidates say they'll do differently on foreign policy. They're basically the same man.
Bear in a China Shop
It's not the booming economy that's about to burst -- it's bigger than that. Social discontent and, yes, income inequality could rip China apart at the seams.
Dereliction of Duty
Despite the rhetoric, the NATO summit offers no concrete plan to protect Afghan rights.
Why Libya Matters
If the international community doesn't help Libya build a democratic society now, it'll have no one but itself to blame for the consequences of failure.
Taking Maybe for An Answer
The hardest part of solving the nuclear crisis with Iran? Defining success.
Mr. Normal’s Odd Government
François Hollande's trip to America was a quiet success. But did he just appoint an unruly team of rivals as his ministers back home?
Russia’s Surprisingly Liberal New Cabinet
Vladimir Putin may have reclaimed the presidency, but his sidekick Dmitry Medvedev is winning the appointments game. Are liberal reforms finally possible?
Europe’s Big Fat Greek Heart Attack
A diet can't save them now. Time to get that defibrillator ready.
With the stroke of a pen, a new bill in Congress could slash the number of Palestinian refugees -- and open a world of controversy.
Syria’s War Comes to Beirut
Sunday's spasm of violence bodes ill for Lebanese stability. But the real problem is that there's nobody in charge.