What crocodile-infested rivers and hovercrafts tell us about how people value their own safety.
The man behind the myth -- and the tenuous future of South Africa.
With Nelson Mandela's death, a look back at the South African leader's legendary life -- in his own words.
A brutal militia has surrendered in Congo -- but is the war-torn country any safer?
John Kerry has the skill, toughness, and ego to be a great secretary of state. But will the world let him?
Shantytown resorts, homeless hotels, and 6 other tasteless vacations for the 1 percent
Two mega-companies are trying to seize control of the world's cocoa supply. What that means for poor African farmers and your favorite chocolate bar.
The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.
UNHCR’s representative to Lebanon talks to Foreign Policy about the worsening refugee crisis that threatens to stretch the country to a breaking point.
From Senegal to St. Louis, the world wastes an astonishing amount of food every year. So why is it so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry?
Swashbuckling journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a mission to hunt down Joseph Kony. Is it genius or folly?
The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.
How South Africa's post-apartheid government tried to do away with the territorial legacy of racial segregation.
The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?
The ICC’s docket points to a serious problem -- but not the one that African leaders are complaining about.
Why America can no longer afford to outsource the war on al-Shabab.
The untold story of al-Shabab's murderous attack on the U.N. in Mogadishu.
India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf talks to Foreign Policy about corruption, press freedom, and developing her nation as a petropower.
Why al-Shabab's Westgate massacre is just the tip of the iceberg for an Africa on the edge of dysfunction.
The World Economic Forum's big report isn't all it's cracked up to be.
One major social media service isn't keeping up with its peers in dealing with designated terrorists.
International election monitors are devaluing their verdicts for political reasons. It's time to stop.