Laura Stanton

The World According to the GOP

What do the 2012 Republican candidates have to say about foreign policy?


America at Dusk

FP asked a panel of writers from around the world to tell us what the United States is doing wrong. We got an earful.


America’s Pacific Century

The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action.

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The Myth of American Exceptionalism

The idea that the United States is uniquely virtuous may be comforting to Americans. Too bad it's not true.

Matt Dorfman

The Elephants in the Room

Barack Obama's Republican challengers haven't thought very deeply about foreign policy. It shows.

Javier Jaen

Napoleon’s Curse

The illusion of omnipotence has exhausted America and spoiled its allies.

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First Time’s a Charm

Why America should ditch the two-term presidency.

Javier Jaen

A Hummer in Every Driveway

Americans use more energy per capita than any other country, and have nothing to show for it.


The Perils of Loose Living

For decades, Americans have looked to monetary policy as an engine of economic growth -- and suffered the dire consequences.

Javier Jaen

Cashing Out

America's status as the world's banker has shielded it from harsh economic realities for more than half a century. Not anymore.


Left Behind

Americans created the knowledge economy. So why can't they keep up with it anymore?


Think Again: Nuclear Power

Japan melted down, but that doesn't mean the end of the atomic age.

Thorne Anderson

The Things They Carried: The Afghan Policewoman

A BlackBerry knockoff, a pocket knife, and salt to throw in the eyes of bad guys.


Money Market

How the West was won -- in the Middle Ages

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