Prime Numbers: Change Is in the Air

The failing industry: the future of airlines.

After the Fall

What the lessons of 9/11 could teach the world about the financial crisis.

What They’re Reading: Cuba’s New Revolution

As the Castro regime’s grip weakens, could Cuba’s cultural establishment finally have some room to breathe again? FP asked prominent Cuban blogger and cultural critic Yoani Sánchez for her take.

Power to the People

Why it's the poor -- not the experts -- who can best solve the food crisis.

A Clean Break

The 2008 Global Cities Index


The 2008 Global Cities Index

The Biggest Boomtowns

The 2008 Global Cities Index

The 2008 Global Cities Index

Cities bear the brunt of the world's financial meltdowns, crime waves, and climate crises in ways national governments never will. So, when Foreign Policy, A.T. Kearney, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs teamed up to measure globalization around the world, we focused on the 60 cities that shape our lives the most.

The Lie We Love

Foreign adoption seems like the perfect solution to a heartbreaking imbalance: Poor countries have babies in need of homes, and rich countries have homes in need of babies. Unfortunately, those little orphaned bundles of joy may not be orphans at all.

The Dream Team

The next American president will confront a host of potential cataclysms: from a virulent financial crisis to a vicious terrorist enemy, nuclear proliferation to climate change. He'll need his country's brightest minds -- not his party's usual suspects. So, we asked 10 of the world's top thinkers to name the unlikely team that can best guide No. 44 through the turbulent years ahead.

America’s Hard Sell

For more than half a century, the United States ensured that five Big Ideas shaped international politics. Now, as the Big Ideas of the 21st century are formed, just who will corner the new global market of ideology is anyone's guess. One thing is certain, though: If the United States wants to remain a player, it's going to have to refine its sales pitch.