40 Years of Foreign Policy

A look back at the last four decades of world affairs.


Unconventional Wisdom

A special anniversary report challenging the world's most dangerous thinking.


The Imaginot Line

Why we're still fighting yesterday's economic war.


Meet the Persident

In surreal Russia, fake presidential tweets are much more relevant than the real ones.


Frenemies Forever

How Washington stopped worrying and learned to love Saudi Arabia, again.

Brooks Kraft/Corbis

Someday, Their Prince Will Come

Who's next in line to lead the House of Saud? King Abdullah, 87, is unwell, having recently traveled to the United States for medical treatment, and speculation is heating up about his replacement. Unfortunately, none of the potential candidates is getting any younger either.

Illustration by Joe Ciardiello for FP

Epiphanies from Tariq Ramadan

The Swiss-born grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood's founder made his career trying to prove that the West and Islam, secularism and belief, can coexist peacefully. With his George W. Bush-era travel ban revoked, Tariq Ramadan has now journeyed back to the United States, where his faith in faith has been put to the test by a painful year for American Muslims.

Illustration by Steve Caplin for FP


Why Washington's support for online democracy is the worst thing ever to happen to the Internet.

Illustration by Demetrios Psillos for FP

New Kids on the Block

Meet the foreign-policy powers for the new GOP congress.


The Depression? J’accuse!

Is France to blame for the Great Depression?


The AK-47 of the Cell-Phone World

Forget iPhones and Droids: The Nokia 1100 is the most important cell phone on the planet.

Illustration by Seymour Chwast for FP

Weird Science

Most of what we know about how the world 
thinks comes from research on a handful 
of American undergrads. 

Photo by Reneé Comet for FP

What Hu Jintao Wants to Know

How the Chinese president views the world.

Timothy Fadek

Welcome to Minegolia

How the land of Genghis Khan became a new 
Gold Rush San Francisco on the steppe.