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WikiLeaked

The U.S. diplomatic cables that mattered most this year.

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Paul Krugman on 5 Other FP Global Thinkers

The New York Times columnist has a lot to say about other Thinkers. Here's a small sample.

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The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers: The Revolutionaries

The 14 brave individuals who tied for the top spot on our 2011 Global Thinkers list.

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The Wisdom of the Smart Crowd

For the third year in a row, Foreign Policy polled the world's top Global Thinkers to ask everything from how Barack Obama's really doing on the economy to what the biggest threats to global stability are in a year of revolutions. (Hint: There's not a lot of bullishness in this group.) So take a look at what our brilliant collection of Nobel winners, paradigm-shattering authors, and leaders from around the world has to say about this momentous year and what's in store for 2012.

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The New New Europe

How the crisis is reshaping the continent.

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A History of (Non)Violence

Why humans are becoming more peaceful.

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It Ain’t Easy Being a Central Banker

Spare a thought for the bureaucrats stuck with one of the most important, and miserable, jobs in the world.

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Life in a Glass House

A glimpse behind the closely watched door to Ai Weiwei’s studio.

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The Stories You Missed in 2011

10 events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2012.

Global Thinkers, Fill in the Blanks

The world's smartest people tell us what to think about Barack Obama, the Arab Spring, and the dizzying events of 2011.

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End of the Argument

How we won the debate over stopping genocide.

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6 Ideas for the Ash Heap of History

The just-plain-wrong notions that (hopefully) bit the dust this year.

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John Stuart Mill, Dead Thinker of the Year

The 19th century thinker still has much to teach us on liberty.

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Does Facebook Have a Foreign Policy?

The social networking giant has the power to change the world for the better. But does it want to?

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The FP Interview: Bill and Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates on some unexpected new sources of aid -- and what they've learned from trying to save the world.

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The Big Think Behind the Arab Spring

Do the Middle East's revolutions have a unifying ideology?

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What Do Saudi Women Want?

It's not as simple as driving, voting, and property.

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The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers

Foreign Policy presents a unique portrait of 2011's global marketplace of ideas and the thinkers who make them.

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