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Bringing Back Rule of Law

Louise Arbour, CEO of the International Crisis Group and Global Thinker No. 71, spoke with Foreign Policy's Susan Glasser about WikiLeaks and the future of international human rights law. Excerpts:

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Hitch Looks Back

Christopher Hitchens, the verbal pugilist and famed raconteur, recently debated his brother Peter on the subject of religion, his own diagnosis of lung cancer, and the value -- or not -- of prayer at life's end. We bring you the edited excerpts of Hitch's remarks.

Fault Lines

Global Thinker No. 26 Raghuram Rajan's look at the fissures that brought about the global financial crisis -- and which are still at work today.

Looking Back on Too Big to Fail

From the new afterword to Andrew Ross Sorkin's classic tale of the financial crisis, recommended by several FP Global Thinkers: Have we learned anything from our failures?

The Plundered Planet

From Global Thinker No. 29 Paul Collier, an examination of the divide between environment and economy, and a plea for reconciliation.


Global Warning

Mohamed Nasheed, president of the climate-change-threatened Maldives, speaks via email with Foreign Policy's Charles Homans about the difficulty of diplomacy, the promise of protest, and why moving his whole country might be more difficult than he once thought.

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The Pessimist

Nobel-winning economist and FP Global Thinker No. 30 Joseph Stiglitz was one of the first to predict the global financial crisis -- and has since been one of the most vocal critics of the U.S. government's response. Talking to Foreign Policy's Benjamin Pauker, he explained why he's not celebrating yet.

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How We Got Trapped by Carbon

Vaclav Smil, Global Thinker No. 49, tells Foreign Policy's Charles Homans how the West got tricked into thinking it could overcome its gasoline addiction.


Art in a Time of Prosperity

Alvaro Vargas Llosa, son of Nobel laureate and Global Thinker No. 64 Mario Vargas Llosa, offers FP his look at the potentially bland future of Latin American literature.

The Rational Optimist Goes Global

Recommended by our global thinkers, an excerpt from Matt Ridley's book on why everything is going to be OK -- even Africa and global warming.


The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers

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The Stories You Missed in 2010

Ten events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2011.


The Wisdom of the Smart Crowd

Want to know what Nobel winners, bestselling authors such as Thomas Friedman, and emerging power brokers in China, India, and Brazil think about the world's most pressing problems? So did we, which is why Foreign Policy once again brings you the collective wisdom of this unique crowd. $(document).ready(function() { $("#thinkers-nav").insertBefore("#tool-bar"); $("#thinkers-nav").show(); });


How’s That New World Order Working Out?

The multipolar moment has arrived -- and it's nothing like Americans imagined.

The Soft-Power Power

Susan Glasser, Foreign Policy's editor in chief, met Foreign Minister Celso Amorim in Brasilia for a wide-ranging conversation on Brazil's role as the rest rises. Below, the edited excerpts. $(document).ready(function() { $("#thinkers-nav").insertBefore("#tool-bar"); $("#thinkers-nav").show(); });

Mr. ‘Zero Problems’

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu sat down with Foreign Policy's managing editor Blake Hounshell in Doha, Qatar, this fall to discuss his side of the Iran-Brazil-Turkey triangle. Edited excerpts follow. $(document).ready(function() { $("#thinkers-nav").insertBefore("#tool-bar"); $("#thinkers-nav").show(); });


Good Ideas For Bad Times

A look at the innovative thinkers and bold ideas that kept 2010 from being a total wash.

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We Can’t Say They Didn’t Warn Us

A guide to who's still standing in the post-crash marketplace of ideas.

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The Four Horsemen of the Teapocalypse

Meet the dead thinkers who defined 2010.


The Fourth Wave

Can the world avoid a fresh crisis?