Measuring Globalization

The fifth annual A.T. Kearney/Foreign Policy Globalization Index shows that global integration survived the turbulence of the Iraq war, a sharp economic downturn, and the failure of trade talks. Our ranking of political, economic, personal, and technological globalization in 62 countries reveals that the world is still coming together. Find out who's up, who's down, and how they got there.

Arabs in Foreign Lands

What the success of Arab Americans tells us about Europe, the Middle East, and the power of culture.


The Price of Life

The misplaced priorities of the pharmaceutical industry.

Expert Sitings: Ismail Serageldin

Ismail Serageldin is director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (bibalex.org). A new incarnation of Egypt's famed ancient repository of knowledge, the library can hold more than 8 million books and includes seven research institutes, three museums, six art galleries, and an incredible digital document collection.

Bridging the Bosphorus

Turkey's decades-long desire to join Europe has prompted vast political reforms, and its negotiations for European Union membership are finally under way. Mensur Akgün, foreign-policy director of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation in Istanbul and associate professor at the Istanbul Kultur University, discussed the literary backdrop for Turkey's changing times with FP.

How to Fix Europe’s Image Problem

The European Union must showcase its democracy-building skills while avoiding moral grandstanding and its own version of unilateralism.