Food Aid: Stuff People Need

Ambassador Ertharin Cousin and Nancy Lindborg say U.S. food aid has come a long way since serving as a means of donating surplus commodities.


Food or Cash?

According to the Catholic Relief Services, food aid can still do a great deal of good.


Pakistan the Unreal

A son's tale of a death ripped from the headlines -- and the novel that foretold it.

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Paving Paradise

A little more concrete 
could save the world. 

Steve Dunwell


The Ivory Tower survey is asking the wrong questions of the wrong people.


View from the Top

Nine of the world's top international relations scholars weigh in on the Ivory Tower survey.


Pipeline to the Beltway?

Ranking which schools train the best candidates for jobs with the U.S. government.


The Top 10 International Relations Ph.D. Rankings

Schools for the next generation of global intellectual heavyweights.


The Best International Relations Master’s Programs

The top 10 programs for those looking to run the world.


The Best-Laid Plans

What do Richard Nixon, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all have in common? The decades long dream of energy independence.

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The Myth of Europe

The euro crisis isn't really about money. It's about the fiction that Europeans ever existed at all.


Think Again: Intelligence

I served in the CIA for 28 years and I can tell you: America's screw-ups come from bad leaders, not lousy spies.


True to Life

From Vietnam to Pakistan, writers have long turned to fiction to make sense of the news, often yielding uncanny portraits of real-life war, revolution, and cultural change. Here, Foreign Policy offers a sampler of novels that could have been straight out of the newspapers -- and sometimes even made them.


The FP Survey: Follow the Money

What's wrong with the world economy? We asked top experts to fill in the blanks -- and they had a lot to tell us.


8 Geopolitically Endangered Species

Meet the weaker countries that will suffer from American decline.

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After America

How does the world look in an age of U.S. decline? Dangerously unstable.

Joe Ciardiello

Epiphanies from Austan Goolsbee

President Obama's former economic advisor speaks out.