The Battle of Beijing

What happens when an authoritarian government and thousands of activists go head-to-head at the Olympics? China is about to find out.

The Globalization Index 2007: Urban Outfitted

Why the least-globalized countries should be wary of their boomtowns.

The Globalization Index 2007: Trafficking in Information

When you log on, there's a good chance you're also visiting Miami, London, or Bonn.

The Globalization Index 2007

The world may not be flat for everyone, everywhere, but there's no turning back the clock on globalization. For the seventh year, Foreign Policy partners with A.T. Kearney to measure countries on their economic, personal, technological, and political integration. Find out who's climbing the ranks, and who's sliding down.

Why Hip-Hop Is Like No Other

From jazz to rock to salsa, there have been plenty of musical movements that have traveled around the world. But hip-hop's cultural and political resonance is making it the most powerful art form yet.

It’s a Hip-Hop World

Rap music has long been considered a form of resistance against authority. Boosted by the commercialization of the music industry, that message has proven its appeal to youth all around the world. Now, from Shanghai to Nairobi to São Paulo, hip-hop is evolving into a truly global art of communication.