Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Multilateralist

IMF team back in Egypt

Reuters reports that International Monetary Fund negotiators will be back in Egypt for negotiations this week: The most populous Arab country has been seeking a ...


The wacky things Pervez Musharraf has been tweeting since returning to Pakistan

When former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf returned to Karachi from exile on March 24, at least 17,000 people were following along -- on his Twitter ...


After Mandela

There will never be another Nelson Mandela, but maybe that’s just what South Africa needs to save itself from ruin.

War of Ideas

Spare thoughts

1. FP's own Christina Larson on the correlation between air pollution and birth defects in China 2. The evolution of "Harlem Shake" and how Internet ...

War of Ideas

The politics of space junk

In a presentation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies today, Frank Rose, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of State for space and defense policy, gave ...


Longform’s Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

David Barno

Loss Leader

The Army needs to admit it has a problem -- or things will only get worse.


Russia considers returning to Afghanistan

The Soviet Union's 10-year occupation of Afghanistan cost the country more than 15,000 lives, and an additional 50,000 were wounded. Before the USSR withdrew its ...


Can Francis Bring the Church Back From the Dead?

The pope's foot baths were not just a masterstroke of public relations -- they were the opening salvo of a serious campaign to revive the Catholic Church.

The Complex

Balkan Ghosts: Proof Croatia is sending weapons leftover from ’90s wars to Syria?

  Remember how Croatia denied it had any involvement in shipping weapons to the Syrian rebels? (Despite photos of Jordanian military-owned transport planes loading up ...

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