Using terms like "civil society" is a distraction from the real problems in authoritarian countries.
Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.
A guide to the world news you should get caught up on now that the election is over.
It's Hamid Karzai's country now, and not everything is black and white.
The U.S. and Russia never really cured their nuclear mistrust. And now it's come back.
Some of the world's bravest dissidents are pursuing their fight against injustice with little attention from the outside world. But that doesn't mean they aren't worth knowing about. Here's a list of remarkable people who rarely make it into the headlines.
Why aren't America and China talking about their nukes?
Why is the Nobel Prize-winning economist mocking the countries that have escaped the eurocrisis?
In good times and bad, Chinese stock markets don’t work. And that's just the way Beijing wants it.
U.S. and Indian officials say weeks of interrogating Zabiuddin Ansari yielded new evidence that Pakistani intelligence officers helped plan and direct the 2008 terror onslaught that cost six Americans and 160 others their lives.
Foreign Policy speaks with the Swedish activists who dropped a planeload of stuffed animals into Belarus, Europe's last dictatorship.
So far, Washington's pivot to Asia has included a lot of work on security and trade. Democracy, not so much.
Photos from a time when tiki bars and afternoons at the pool dominated the lives of Americans in Afghanistan.
Forget the best and brightest. Why did America send its C team to Afghanistan? An exclusive excerpt from the new book Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan.
There are plenty of good yardsticks for the state of women’s rights around the world. Parliamentary representation isn’t one of them.
Inside the petro-fueled naval military buildup you've never heard of: It's Russia versus Iran, with three post-Soviet states -- and trillions of dollars in oil -- in the middle.
The post-Soviet region has begun a high-stakes arms race, fueled by competition for recently discovered oil fields.
Pakistan is in such bad shape, even the generals don't want to stage a coup.
With an "ally" in a state of perpetual dysfunction, it's time for Washington to reconsider its options: containment or benign neglect.
Russia's savvy president isn't trying to start a new Cold War, he's just waiting to see what happens in November.
From Angola to Yemen, eight countries whose futures are tied up in the land they occupy.
States don't fail overnight. The seeds of of their destruction are sown deep within their political institutions.
The United States has put up with Pakistan's insidious double game for a decade now. Not anymore.