The Things They Carried: The Tahrir Square Irregular
Hazem Marghany, a 25-year-old architect, spent 18 days in Cairo's Tahrir Square during the revolution and has come back every Friday since. Here's what he packs in his black Adidas laptop bag.
With a flurry of elections hitting Africa this year, here are four countries where things could get lively -- maybe too lively.
Everything You Think You Know About the Collapse of the Soviet Union Is Wrong
*And why it matters today in a new age of revolution.
For the first time, Boris Yeltsin's right-hand man tells the inside story of the coup that killed glasnost -- and changed the world.
The Long, Lame Afterlife of Mikhail Gorbachev
A cautionary tale about what happens when you fail to see the revolution coming.
Think Again: Failed States
On 9/11, the West woke up to the threat posed by failed states. But did we actually understand it?
The Brutal Truth
Failed states are mainly a threat to their own inhabitants. We should help them anyway.
A Guide to the Foreign-Policy Twitterati
Missing out on the Twitter Revolution? Here's a cheat sheet to get you started.
Divide and Conquer
For Barack Obama, maybe getting nothing passed in Congress isn't so bad after all.
Track II Diplomacy: A Short History
How the left-field idea of diplomacy without diplomats became an essential tool of statecraft.