As Europe’s biggest sporting tournament kicks off in Ukraine, will political controversy and racism mar the country’s moment in the sun?
An ex-president is convicted, England celebrates, and Angela Merkel feeds a penguin.
Don't count the tyrants out. They've still got plenty of tricks up their sleeves.
Obama's ambassador to Moscow has gotten a rude welcome in Putin's Russia. But he's not going to take it anymore.
Stuxnet was a monster computer virus. Flame is 20 times larger -- and it's been out there, listening, for years.
What would happen if you took Mitt Romney's foreign-policy promises extremely literally?
The lowlights of Europe's annual tribute to trashy Europop.
Americans are wringing their hands about the grave threat that a nuclear Iran would pose to the United States. But the numbers tell a different story.
Why controlling the international arms trade can help to build stable societies.
France fetes a new president, Spanish activists take to the streets, and Ratko Mladic finally goes to trial.
Does the 63-year-old alliance still matter today? We asked politicians, scholars, and other observers from both sides of the Atlantic to weigh in.
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.