There’s a New Caliph in Town
The Muslim Brotherhood sees a conspiracy to oust it from power around every corner, and it’s prepared to strike preemptively against its enemies -- both real and imagined.
The United States is ready to start talking to the Taliban about a peace deal again. But nothing's going to happen without Pakistan.
Bringing Down the Muslim Brotherhood
An Islamist power grab has given Egypt's secular opposition an opening to shape their country's political future.
The Tale of the Kidnapped Princeling
How critical can the powerful be of the truly powerful in modern China?
How to Cope with Windfall Wealth
Mongolia has been doing a remarkable job of managing a natural-resource bonanza. But dangers still lie ahead.
Hillary Clinton’s Remarks at FP’s ‘Transformational Trends’ Forum
The secretary of state delivers a speech on the future of U.S. foreign policy during a conference sponsored by the Foreign Policy Group and the State Department's Policy Planning Staff at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Why DOD investigators are finding more wrongdoing among senior officers
Pentagon's Jeh Johnson to AG?; Release the trial balloons: Flournoy as SecArmy; PAO John Kirby on the military and the media, why close relationships matter, and more.
The Ties That Bind
Economic talks this week represent a new chapter in the U.S.-Pakistan relationship.
Cancer at the Heart
With Hugo Chávez in Cuba for yet more medical treatment, will Venezuela fall apart without him?
Georgian Dream Shows Its Dark Side
Georgia's president-elect is putting the country in strong danger of losing its hard won democracy.
China’s Copycat Cities
The People's Republic is building life-size European villages, but not for the reasons you think.
Why John Allen’s investigation could take months
The firing at the Naval Postgraduate School: it wasn’t all about the barbecue and lawn chairs; The drop in the Pentagon’s R&D budget, Are Micah Zenko’s criticisms beyond the pale? And more.
State of Confusion
Why Mahmoud Abbas’s U.N. statehood bid is great for Israel -- and the United States.
The Dicey Democrat
How a pillar of the old regime in Burma is working to prove his democratic credentials.
News flash: the Pentagon’s in fiscal hot water
Role reversal: Panetta plays it different than he did in 1991; Why the SecDef may stay longer; Women want combat roles; and a little more.
Why Do We Keep Digging Up Dead World Leaders?
Exhuming the remains of the powerful rarely changes what we know about their deaths.
In Rebel Country
How did 1,000 skinny militiamen in rubber boots conquer a city of 1 million people in a matter of hours?
Sea Change in Spain
Latin America's economic growth and Europe's debt crisis have turned Ibero-American relations upside down.
Who Shot A.A.?
Mauritanians are still wondering who fired a gun at their country’s president. What the latest whodunit tells us about the state of democracy in a strategic corner of West Africa.
The Pentagon’s sequestration bubbas sit on their hands
A “fundamentalist con artist” cancels visit to Pentagon; Mattis, off the record?; Where a general shops for shoes; Is Tom Ricks rude? And more.
Beware of Mirages
The Obama Administration is pursuing closer ties with the military in Burma -- a policy that could undermine efforts to build democracy.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
When the leaders of Mexico and the United States meet for the first time, they'll have a chance to make real progress on issues that have been stalled for decades.
Can You Save Diplomacy From Itself?
Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.
WH might leave 10k in Afghanistan
The push for diplomacy on Iran; McRaven on FP’s Top Global Thinkers list and a little more.
The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers
Foreign Policy presents a unique portrait of 2012's global marketplace of ideas and the thinkers who make them.
The Global Thinkers’ Book Club
From psychology to biography, economics to tech, see what some of the world’s top minds are reading.
What Our Thinkers Think — and Write
Twenty must-read books written by experts from this year's list.
The Stories You Missed in 2012
Ten events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2013.
Why Birth Control Is Still a Big Idea
Contraceptives empower women -- and that's good news for the global health and development agenda.
A Change Is Gonna Come
Chen Guangcheng on freedom, violence, and the possibility of a revolution in China.
Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age
Across the world, the battle for free speech is pitting governments and corporations against activists and average citizens.
The Imperfect World of George Soros
The billionaire investor wants to understand what it means to live in a world that we cannot fully understand.
The Best Small Ideas of 2012
In our search for dramatic solutions to poverty, we sometimes miss the small innovations that could make a big difference in reducing inequality.
Why Family Is a Foreign-Policy Issue
Helping women strike a work-life balance would change the world more than you might think.
4 Digital Threats to Worry About
From hacktivism to cyberwarfare, the dangers that define the digital age.
Yes, Congress Is That Bad
America's unprecedented political paralysis is undermining the country at home and abroad.
Rise of the MOOCs
The Internet is revolutionizing universities, giving pretty much anyone, anywhere access to a world-class education. Here are seven massive online open course providers you need to know about.
The Wisdom of the Smart Crowd
We asked the 2012 Global Thinkers to weigh in on the big questions of the year. Here’s what they had to say…
Life Inside the Iron Dome
Why President Obama shouldn't accept Israel's policy of defensiveness and despair.