List of Objects of the Global Moment articles

Objects of the Global Moment

Ordinary artifacts at the center of foreign policy.

Everyday objects are often at the center of the events we cover in Foreign Policy but rarely the subject of the coverage themselves. This new feature is an overdue corrective. By focusing attention on the ordinary artifacts that regularly appear in global news coverage, we hope to acknowledge the ways they give meaning—through their design, their history, and their layers of symbolic associations—to our collective social life in the first place.