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Apocalypse, Soon: New Books on War, Plague, Famine, Demagogues, and the End of the World as They Knew It

FP staffers learn what really killed the Romans and why the 1930s should scare us to death.

BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 12:  Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) accompanies U.S. President Barack Obama (R) to view an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People on November 12, 2014 in Beijing, China. U.S. President Barack Obama pays a state visit to China after attending the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting.  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

China Has a Plan to Take Over Eurasia — and America Loves It

An FP special report from the front lines of Beijing's aggressive push into Pakistan and beyond.

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‘They Just Stood Watching’

After the Darfur genocide, the United Nations sent in 20,000 peacekeepers with a single mission -- to protect the region's civilians. A Foreign Policy investigation details why they failed, and what the U.N. knew about it.


The Second Coming

What can the 44th president really achieve in his second term? Here are 10 ideas.


Edge of the World

For one journalist embarking on a seven-year journey to retrace the footsteps of early humans, the biggest obstacles are man-made.


The War Before the Last War

A tiny southern peninsula still bears the wounds of Iran vs. Iraq.



A reporter travels the treacherous Pakistan-Afghanistan border by truck.

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