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My Drone War

American drones have changed everything for al Qaeda and its local allies in Pakistan, becoming a fact of life in a secret war that is far from over.

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How to Beat Obama

The president is far more vulnerable than he thinks on foreign policy.

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Mad Libs: War Edition

What's on the horizon for warfare in 2012? FP asked some of the world's top experts to fill in the blanks.

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How Gogol* Explains the Post-Soviet World

(*And Chekhov and Dostoyevsky.) The case for (re)reading Russia's greatest literary classics.

Photograph by Peter DaSilva for FP

The Body Counter

Meet Patrick Ball, a statistician who's spent his life lifting the fog of war.

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Think Again: Cyberwar

Don't fear the digital bogeyman. Virtual conflict is still more hype than reality.

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Collateral Damage

The "war on terror" still casts a long shadow in some unlikely places.

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The Obama Doctrine

How the president's drone war is backfiring.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Drones

When drones were created, how they're used, and what their future looks like.

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Mongolia vs. eBay

How countries stack up against global corporations.

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Supercitizens and Semistates

The global elites that really run the world.

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Inside Power, Inc.

Taking stock of Big Business vs. Big Government.

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Hotels for Hacks

Six of the world's most notable "war hotels," in the words of journalists who spent time cooped up in them.

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The Ritz-Carlton of Failed States

Welcome to the Serena Hotels, outposts of multi-star luxury in countries with zero-star conditions.

Photos by Marc Israel Sellem

The Things They Carried:The Israeli Settler

A peek inside the bag Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari schleps to work each day in Jerusalem.

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Epiphanies from Shimon Peres

The Middle East's real problem is poverty, not politics, says Israel's president.

All photos via Getty Images unless otherwise noted. AFP; STR; Arnold Sachs; Don Rypka; David Ake; Robert Giroux; Shawn Thew; Chip Somodevilla

Within Our Grasp

U.S. presidents try, try, try to make peace in the Middle East.

All photos via Getty Images unless otherwise noted. Pierre Guillaud; Shlomo Arad; GPO; Patrick Baz; Mohammed Abed; J. David Ake; Files; Thomas Coex; Menahem Kahana; Mahmud Hams; Chip Somodevilla; Eitan Abramovich; AFP

The ‘Peace Process’: A Short History

Chronicling Israel and Palestine's path to becoming a catchphrase.

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Fear Factor

Why is distrust of immigrants so universal?

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