Can Russia reform its outmoded military without scaring the United States?
It’s hard to find people who are optimistic about the future of Russian democracy. Leon Aron explains why he’s one of them.
Before there was Pussy Riot, there were the Plastic People of the Universe. An FP List of musicians who took on their governments -- and became historical icons.
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.
Foreign Policy speaks with the Swedish activists who dropped a planeload of stuffed animals into Belarus, Europe's last dictatorship.
Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Fridman thought he could get away with crossing Vladimir Putin. He miscalculated -- badly.
The events leading up to the Cuban missile crisis as the Soviet military buildup in Cuba gathered momentum exactly half a century ago.
The Soviet Union's spies haven't disappeared, they're just wearing new clothes. An exclusive excerpt from Edward Lucas's new book, Deception.
The deadly floods in Russia's south have unleashed a groundswell of anger at the government. Could it shake the foundations of Putin's new presidency?
After torrential rains brought deadly flash floods, the unprepared and devastated residents of Krymsk are struggling to recover.
The Russians have dispatched a naval task force to Syria. As if the place wasn't enough of a mess already.
Hey, Mitt: Russia's not quite America's No. 1 geopolitical foe just yet, but keep up that talk and Vladimir Putin will be happy to oblige.
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.
Good news! Gas prices could go down to $2 a gallon by autumn -- and that's bad news for Vladimir Putin.
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 strange-but-true life stories of seven Soviet spooks.
Egypt implodes (again), Greeks head for the polls, and Shiite pilgrims converge on a bloody Baghdad.
Why the West shouldn't expect Russia's policy on Syria to change anytime soon.