Israel’s Nazi Art Hunters

In the aftermath of World War II, art looted from Jews spread across the globe -- including to the world’s only Jewish state. Now, there’s an effort underway to return the pieces to their rightful owners.


Last-Minute Gifts for the Wonk in Your Life

Holiday shopping suggestions for the discerning international politics connoisseur.


The Anglo Invasion of Italy

Matteo Renzi passed the “Jobs Act” and mothers are taking their bambini to “baby parking.” But Italians are finally saying basta to the world’s lingua franca.

The Cable

This Chinese Billionaire Used Amex Points to Rise to the Top of the New York Art World

Liu Yiqian used credit card points to rise to the top of the art world.


Mythmaking in the New Myanmar

The film was supposed to win Aung San Suu Kyi’s father a place among the 20th century’s great leaders. Instead, it’s a reminder that the country’s story is still being written.


The War to Save Syria’s History

Maamoun Abdulkarim works for Bashar al-Assad’s government, but he says he serves a much higher purpose — saving his country’s culture from anyone who threatens it.

Tea Leaf Nation

The Chinese Oscar Winner that Wasn’t

Wolf Totem is a spectacular film, but its soul is missing. That's just how Beijing wants it.


What Are Africa’s New Missionaries Peddling?

2014 Global Thinker and visual artist Sam Hopkins joins FP contributor Michela Wrong to discuss the aid industry's skewed view of East Africa — and how artists can offer a better picture.

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