House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 25, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

It’s Time to Audit America’s Secrets

Declassification should be determined by the American people, not partisan politicians.

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 2011: A young boy sits by his familiy's makeshift home at a tent camp, where 55,000 displaced Haitians are living on the grounds of what was the Club de Petionville January, 2011 in Port au Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images)

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Defeating Extreme Poverty

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Hillary Clinton’s Remarks at FP’s ‘Transformational Trends’ Forum

The secretary of state delivers a speech on the future of U.S. foreign policy during a conference sponsored by the Foreign Policy Group and the State Department's Policy Planning Staff at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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Paul Krugman on 5 Other FP Global Thinkers

The New York Times columnist has a lot to say about other Thinkers. Here's a small sample.


The U.S. diplomatic cables that mattered most this year.


Three Days in Foros

In August 1991, Soviet hardliners held Mikhail Gorbachev captive at a Crimean resort in a last-ditch effort to save the crumbling Soviet empire. Anatoly Chernyaev, Gorbachev's foreign policy advisor was there when it happened. In this excerpt from the diary he kept at the time -- newly translated into English -- he tells the story of the coup attempt that destroyed the USSR.


Escaping from Afghanistan’s Mad-Max Present

What Osama bin Laden's death means for South Asia's future.

“Bin Laden is No Longer a Threat”

The late-night administration briefing on the killing of Osama bin Laden.

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What the World Got Wrong in Côte D’Ivoire

Why is the United Nations entrenching former colonial powers on our continent? Africans can and should take the lead in resolving their own disputes.


The Qaddafi I Know

The Libyan leader was no saint. But the West was wrong to intervene in African affairs.

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