Survey participants (58): Hakan Altinay, Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere, Emmanuel Asmah, Christopher A. Bailey, Robert Bates, David Beckmann, Andrew Bent, Pascal Bergeret, Nancy Birdsall, Masum Burak, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, David Byrne, Jake Caldwell, Edward Cameron, Hank Cardello, Paul Collier, Richard Conant, Raj Desai, Dickson D. Despommier, Shenggen Fan, Ted Friend, Julian Gaspar, Wenonah Hauter, Kjell Havnevik, Peter Hazell, Eric Holt-Giménez, Charles Hurburgh, Sallie James, Monty Jones, Calestous Juma, Charles Kenny, Homi Kharas, Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Russell Libby, Will Martin, Peter Matlon, Jeffrey McNeely, David Michel, Todd Moss, Dambisa Moyo, Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Raymond C. Offenheiser Jr., Robert Paarlberg, Gregory Page, Carlo Petrini, Norman Piccioni, James Roth, Sara J. Scherr, Glen Shinn, Iain Shuker, Fawzi Al-Sultan, Yurie Tanimichi Hoberg, Mark Tercek, Carl-Gustaf Thornström, Camilla Toulmin, Kristin Wedding, Patrick C. Westhoff, Steve Wiggins.

The Future of Food

Leading experts tell us what they think is coming next.


Losing Obama

Hamid Karzai's biggest problem isn't his relationship with the United States, but with his own country.

Photography by Renée Comet

The New Geopolitics of Food

From the Middle East to Madagascar, high prices are spawning land grabs and ousting dictators. Welcome to the 21st-century food wars.


How Food Explains the World

From China's strategic pork reserve to a future where insects are the new white meat, 10 reasons we really are what we eat.

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Eat, Drink, Protest

Buying peace, one feast at a time.

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The Baguettes of War

Inside the Middle East's defiant kitchens.

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The Ultimate Ally

The "realists" are wrong: America needs Israel now more than ever.


Think Again: Dictators

Arab autocrats may be tottering, 
but the world's tyrants aren't all quaking in their steel-toed boots.

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Veil of Ignorance

Have we gotten the headscarf all wrong?


It’s Not Just the Veil

Technology and globalization have reinvented other traditional Muslim practices in some surprising ways.

Illustration by Brian Rea for FP

An Eerie Silence

Why is it so hard for South Africa to talk about AIDS?


Half a Miracle

Medellín's rebirth is nothing short of astonishing. But have the drug lords really been vanquished?

Illustration by Stephen Kroninger for FP

Iron Ladies

Why women leaders aren't the peaceniks you think.


Silver Lining

When winning isn't everything. 

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Why Recessions Are Good for Freedom

Democracy is best served with a side of economic stagnation.


Epiphanies from Gene Sharp

The intellectual father of the democratic revolution on what he learned from Gandhi and why he doesn't give advice.


Is Our Kids Getting Dumber?

Actually, the U.S. really should care about its schoolchildren's international competitiveness.


The Right War

Gen. Stanley McChrystal needs to acknowledge that the battle for Afghanistan belongs to the Afghans.


A Tale of Two Viruses

The dangerous business of comparing cyber and bio attacks to each other.