War Games: A Short History
How ancient Greek amusements became an indispensable 21st-century military tool.
Everything Will Be Too Big to Fail
The density dynamic is worth banking on, but that doesn't mean it won't cost us.
The South China Sea Is the Future of Conflict
The 21st century's defining battleground is going to be on water.
Get Ready for the Democratization of Destruction
The way the world's militaries wage war is going to change -- drastically.
Problems Will Be Global — And Solutions Will Be, Too
A more multilateral world is just the beginning.
Megatrends That Weren’t
A look at yesterday's Next Big Things, from the Japanese rising sun to Dow 36,000.
The FP Survey: The Internet
You can't talk about the future without talking about the thing that's shaping the future the most. Some 20 years on, the Internet has upended entrenched business models, opened up a world of information to people all over the globe, and possibly even helped topple a dictator or two. But is the open web in danger? As 24/7 connectivity becomes an ever more inextricable part of our daily lives, FP asked some of the world's top experts to tell us where the Net is headed next.
Why Is It So Hard to Find a Suicide Bomber These Days?
A decade after 9/11, the mystery is not why so many Muslims turn to terror -- but why so few have joined al Qaeda's jihad.
Epiphanies from Bob Woodward
A decade and five books later, the world's most famous investigative journalist has told us more about what happened behind closed doors in Washington's global war on terror than anyone. So how does he think it will be remembered?
Huge in Asia
They may not play in Peoria anymore. But these storied American brands are reinventing themselves to sell in Shanghai.