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

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Late on Wednesday night, March 27, former South African president Nelson Mandela was admitted to an undisclosed hospital for a ...

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

Every weekend, Longform highlights its favorite international articles of the week. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform ...

David Barno

Loss Leader

I'm glad to see a concerned senior Army officer respond to my recent piece on the risks of brain drain inside the U.S. military. Lt. ...


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?

On March 28, Pope Francis visited the Casal Del Marmo Youth Detention Center in Rome. As part of a Holy Thursday Mass, ahead of Easter, ...

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 ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

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