The World According to the GOP
What do the 2012 Republican candidates have to say about foreign policy?
America at Dusk
FP asked a panel of writers from around the world to tell us what the United States is doing wrong. We got an earful.
America’s Pacific Century
The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action.
The Myth of American Exceptionalism
The idea that the United States is uniquely virtuous may be comforting to Americans. Too bad it's not true.
The Elephants in the Room
Barack Obama's Republican challengers haven't thought very deeply about foreign policy. It shows.
A Hummer in Every Driveway
Americans use more energy per capita than any other country, and have nothing to show for it.
The Perils of Loose Living
For decades, Americans have looked to monetary policy as an engine of economic growth -- and suffered the dire consequences.
America's status as the world's banker has shielded it from harsh economic realities for more than half a century. Not anymore.
The Things They Carried: The Afghan Policewoman
A BlackBerry knockoff, a pocket knife, and salt to throw in the eyes of bad guys.
Epiphanies from Nandan Nilekani
"Seattle has Bill," Thomas Friedman once wrote. "Bangalore has Nandan." The co-founder of Infosys -- the Indian company that made "outsourcing" a household word -- famously gave Friedman the central conceit for The World Is Flat when he said that global commerce's "playing field is being leveled" by communications technology. Now tasked with providing digital IDs to 1.2 billion Indians, Nandan Nilekani is trying to finish the job he started in the private sector: bringing a country that never entirely left the 19th century all the way into the 21st.
Haiti Doesn’t Need Your Old T-Shirt
The West can (and should) stop dumping its hand-me-downs on the developing world.
Country for Old Men
A dissident reports from the ruins of the daddy state, where Papá Fidel is now just the patient-in-chief.