Ben Pauker

Ben Pauker is executive editor, online, at Foreign Policy. Ben came to FP in May 2010 from World Policy Journal, where he was managing editor from 2007 to 2010. A native of New York, he grew up in Brazil, Australia, and Thailand and has written for Harper’s, the Economist, and the Chicago Tribune, among other publications. He is the co-founder of the Gastronauts, the world’s largest adventurous-eating club, and, in the course of reporting but mainly to see if it was possible, has smuggled small arms out of Central Africa.


How Merkel Gets It Right With Refugees

2015 Global Thinker Chris Catrambone and 2011 Global Thinker Saskia Sassen discuss how Europe will benefit from the influx of migrants — if only it will let them in.

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Epiphanies from Frank Gehry

The starchitect on his first project in the Arab world -- and why it's hard these days to find a benevolent dictator with taste.


Epiphanies from Chris Anderson

The entrepreneur and technology theorist weighs in on drones, surveillance, and what's coming next.

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The Things They Carried: The Third Amiga

What rising GOP star Kelly Ayotte takes with her to the Senate.


Burning Questions

What Martha Raddatz would ask the presidential candidates at Monday's foreign-policy debate.


Epiphanies from Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The "Black Swan" theorist reflects on the most stable country in human history and the folly of the European Union.


Fear Premium

An exclusive conversation with Nouriel Roubini and Ian Bremmer on the hidden economic risks as geopolitical tensions bubble over in the Middle East and China.

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The Generals’ General

What Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno takes with him to the war zone.


Epiphanies from Salman Rushdie

The Midnight's Children author reflects on life under fatwa, the Arab Spring, and his one-night stand with Twitter.

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