Central Asia

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

France gets a new president, neo-Nazis make gains in Greece, and Putin hits the ice.

Slide Show |

Argument

Shanghaied

Why you shouldn't believe everything you read about China. Hint: not even the journalists really know what’s going on.

Geoff Dyer |

Argument

The Asian Arms Race That Wasn't

India and Pakistan are firing off missiles left and right. So why aren't the Chinese nervous?

M. Taylor Fravel |

Argument

Medvedev the Phony

Russia's outgoing president was never the liberal reformer he claimed to be. But don't just take our word for it -- he said so himself.

Lilia Shevtsova |

Slide Show

Putin Forever

He's the president of Russia. He's a race-car driver. He's a blackbelt in judo. He's Vladimir Putin.

Slide Show |

Interview

Really, Really Big Oil

Steve Coll's global tour of how ExxonMobil, the international "supermajor" and world's most profitable company, still rules.

Benjamin Pauker |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Chen Guangcheng became an icon, demonstrators rallied for May Day, and Newt Gingrich bowed out.

Slide Show |

Christian Caryl

Lying to Tell the Truth

Saving the world is no excuse for fudging the facts.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Work of All Nations

President Barack Obama's creation of an Atrocities Prevention Board is an important step, but America can't prevent genocide alone.

Hashim Thaci |

Dispatch

Saving Somalia

Turkey may just be able to fix this war-torn east African nation -- if it doesn't fall into the same traps of would-be saviors who came before it.

Laura Heaton |

Letters

Campaign Literature

Barack Obama is much stronger on foreign policy than Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie suggest.

Allison Good |

Argument

Some Good News from Afghanistan

With a new partnership agreement, the United States has a chance to wind down its mission with its interests intact.

Zalmay Khalilzad |

David Rothkopf

The Enemy Within

Since the end of the Cold War, America has been on a relentless search for enemies. But the real dangers are at home.

David Rothkopf |

Think Again

Think Again: Al Qaeda

A year after Osama bin Laden's death, the obituaries for his terrorist group are still way too premature.

Seth G. Jones |

In Box

The Things They Carried: The War Reporter

ABC News senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz reveals what's inside her carry-on bag.

Benjamin Pauker |

Letters

Balance of Power

In the face-off between companies and countries, don't underestimate the growing power of the state.

Allison Good |

Letters

Georgia on My Mind

The Georgian ambassador pushes back against Thomas de Waal's portrayal of his country.

Allison Good |

Letters

Strike Out

David Rohde says the Pakistani military finds drone strikes effective. But research suggests they increase terrorist activity in the short run.

Allison Good |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Norway's mass killer goes on trial, the space shuttle Discovery lands in Washington, and North Korea celebrates the 100th birthday of Kim Il Sung.

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Slide Show

India's Deadly Shopping Spree

A look at New Delhi's military build-up.

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Slide Show

Afghanistan the Beautiful

Exclusive photos from Foreign Policy's new eBook, Afghanistan by Donkey.

Thorne Anderson |

Argument

A Tormenting in Moscow

Why is Russia harassing President Obama’s new ambassador?

Leon Aron |

Argument

The G-20 Is Failing

World leaders said they'd reform the world's financial institutions in the wake of the Great Recession, but they haven't met their commitments. We all may pay the price.

Edwin M. Truman |

The List

The New Crossroads of History

Ten things you didn't know about Turkey.

Andrew Finkel |

Slide Show

Welcome to Shura City

Religious and ethnic conflicts have left the Taliban's headquarters-in-exile battered and bleeding.

Farah Jan |

The Optimist

Sharing the Burden

Why Africa doesn't need your white guilt anymore.

Charles Kenny |

Slide Show

Combat Camera

The year's best military photography.

Slide Show |

Argument

Kicking the Afghan Can

President Obama's Afghanistan strategy might be a political liability in November -- and he has no one to blame but himself for a war he never bothered to think through.

Michael A. Cohen |

Argument

Fire on the Mountain

How many Tibetans have to burn themselves before the Chinese care?

Tsering Woeser |

Argument

No Teacher Left Behind

The good news is that more kids are in school, and for longer, than ever before. But if we want them to actually learn something, it's time to focus on the teachers.

Charles Kenny |