Our Top Stories of 2019—So Far
From a trade war with China to women’s rights around the world, here’s what has captured our readers’ attention in the first half of the year.
Firings, reliefs, and military misdeeds: The hits just keep on coming, for some reason
This month's hall of shame.
The Army reading list: Annoying habits, bad choices and very woolly thinking
This year's summer reading list is breathtakingly mediocre.
10 Things to Hate About Mueller
A short list of very good, serious, totally factual reasons to be suspicious of the special counsel’s motives.
Eight of the Weirdest Gifts Foreign Dignitaries Gave the President
From ping pong tables to crocodile insurance, a rundown of the strangest gifts foreign leaders gave the leader of the free world.
What Foreign Policy Staff Read in 2016
Writers and editors share some of the best books they read this year.
Last-Minute Gifts for Wonks: 2016 Edition
Here are some gifts from around the world, fit for even the most insatiable global affairs glutton.
Leaks, Possums, and Asbestos: 6 State Residences That Aren’t as Fancy as You’d Think
A partial list of presidential palaces that are more disaster area than Xanadu.
Stories You Missed in 2015
From the winding down of Colombia's 50-year war to Ireland's booming economy, here are the stories that flew under the radar this year.
Last-Minute Gifts for Wonks: 2015 Edition
Holiday shopping suggestions for the discerning international politics connoisseur.
Curt Schilling and 9 Other Professional Athletes Who Felt the Need to Comment on Politics
Former MLB star Curt Schilling posted controversial tweets about Muslims Tuesday. But he's not the only professional sports star who's dabbled in provocative topics.
The 5 Worst Treaties the United States Ever Signed
Sorry, Bill Kristol. The Iran deal isn’t one of them.
Republican Debate Marked by Foreign-Policy Flubs, Side Steps, and Laugh Lines
From Donald Trump's big wall to Jeb Bush's Iraq miscue, the five most memorable moments of the Republican Party's big night in Cleveland.
The Top 5 Things to Listen for in the First GOP Debate
From targeting Donald Trump to tough talk about Vladimir Putin, here's what you can expect the 10 Republican candidates to say.
5 Foreign-Policy Interviews That Will Most Make Us Miss Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart is ending a strong run of foreign-policy interviews.
Talking Loud and Saying Nothing
Four big problems with the Obama administration’s plan for countering violent extremism.
Sentenced to Death from Thousands of Miles Away
On Tuesday, Muammar al-Qaddafi's son was sentenced to death in absentia. He's not the only one who's escaped a death sentence by not attending his own trial.
Joyce, de Beauvoir, Louis Armstrong, and ‘Intelligence Community Directive 203: Analytic Standards’
What FP’s columnists are reading this summer.
‘Merkel, Kiss My Ass’ and 7 Other Slogans From Germany’s New Right-Wing Populists
And what they really say about Pegida.
10 Wars to Watch in 2015
From Afghanistan to Yemen, the conflicts and crises the world faces in the coming year.
Last Minute Gift Guide for Wonks, 2014 Edition
FP’s shopping suggestions for the politically passionate and internationally inclined.
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Protest Here
What Hong Kong's Occupy Central can learn from the Tahrir Square uprising.
Epic Soccer-Like Battles of History
Here's our martial World Cup wrap-up -- where the beautiful game is just war by other means.
Do Not Despair, Ye Flaccid, Loveless Hordes
Fleshy oysters and severed phalluses: The best sexual stimulants from around the world.
Out of the Way, Congress
5 reasons U.S. lawmakers need to get on board with mega-regional free trade deals.
The Year America’s Post-9/11 Foreign Policy Failed
And the nine other top foreign policy headlines of 2014.
The Stories You Missed in 2013
Six events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2014.
Untangling the Chinese Bond Knot
Five ways that Beijing could get rid of its dependence on U.S. debt.