Some of the world's most ruthless leaders have had surprisingly close -- if deeply troubled -- relationships with their mothers.
What's really behind Vladimir Putin's surprising decision to skip the G-8 summit?
A global guilt trip in honor of Mother's Day.
Has the Russian protest movement fatally weakened Vladimir Putin? Don’t bet on it.
Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.
The life of Benzion Netanyahu, Bibi's father, explains a lot about Israel's hawkish prime minister. But is he still fighting his dad's battles?
The Angela Merkels and Dilma Rousseffs get all the attention. But they're not the only female leaders running the world.
In a special edition of The FP Survey, top female politicians around the world -- presidents and vice presidents, cabinet secretaries and members of Congress -- told us about the worst cases of sexism in politics and the best ways to bring more women to the negotiating table.
FP asked top female politicians around the world to fill in the blanks on sexism, women leaders, and breaking the glass ceiling.
Since the end of the Cold War, America has been on a relentless search for enemies. But the real dangers are at home.
The 6 countries where everyone runs the other way when the tax man comes knocking.
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.
Getting rid of a dictator is a great achievement. But it's only the beginning of a successful transition to democracy.
When it comes to fighting corruption, it turns out there’s a lot that the U.S. can learn from developing countries.
Hungary's beleaguered opposition takes to the streets to contest Prime Minister Viktor Orban's growing authoritarianism.
How one of Europe’s most celebrated anti-communists become the bad boy of the continent.
By ruling out the possibility of deterring a nuclear Iran, President Obama is needlessly increasing the risks of a ruinous war.
Obama takes a basketball break with buddy David Cameron, Japan marks the earthquake anniversary, and a couple of bridges take a beating.
Vladimir Putin is back in the saddle, and the weather is getting chilly again for Russia's protest movement.
The European Union is flailing, feckless, and fundamentally undemocratic.
Mr. Netanyahu goes to Washington, Vladimir Putin's tearful election, and Prince Harry wins a race.
In an age of globalization and revolutionary upheaval, grand impersonal forces might appear to be winning out. But don't discount the human factor.
Big public demonstrations may be a new development in Russia, but protests in the streets have been around for a while. Just ask the artists.
What Russia taught Syria: When you destroy a city, make sure no one -- not even the story -- gets out alive.
Once again, it all comes down to Putin versus himself.