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The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers

Foreign Policy presents a unique portrait of 2012's global marketplace of ideas and the thinkers who make them.

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The Stories You Missed in 2012

Ten events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2013.

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The Opposite of Thinking

The key ingredient missing in our policymaking these days? Creativity.

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The Lady and the General

Meet the political odd couple driving democratic reform in Burma.

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Why Birth Control Is Still a Big Idea

Contraceptives empower women -- and that's good news for the global health and development agenda.

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A Change Is Gonna Come

Chen Guangcheng on freedom, violence, and the possibility of a revolution in China.

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Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age

Across the world, the battle for free speech is pitting governments and corporations against activists and average citizens.

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The Imperfect World of George Soros

The billionaire investor wants to understand what it means to live in a world that we cannot fully understand.

The Best Small Ideas of 2012

In our search for dramatic solutions to poverty, we sometimes miss the small innovations that could make a big difference in reducing inequality.

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The ‘Grexits’ of 2013

The four geopolitical buzzwords that could be just around the corner.

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Why Family Is a Foreign-Policy Issue

Helping women strike a work-life balance would change the world more than you might think.

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4 Digital Threats to Worry About

From hacktivism to cyberwarfare, the dangers that define the digital age.

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Yes, Congress Is That Bad

America's unprecedented political paralysis is undermining the country at home and abroad.

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The New Breakout Nations

Forget the BRICs. Meet seven unheralded countries to watch.

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The Making of a Cultural Icon

How Malala became an international hero.

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No Chickens or Cricket Bats

The strange list of Indian products you can't import in Pakistan.

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