Though politicians love to talk about saving for a rainy day, not many have actually managed to pull it off. How Chile bucked the trend.
The export of American arms to countries around the world -- even those actively repressing their own citizens -- is booming.
The outgoing Mexican president had a golden opportunity to change his country for the better -- and he blew it.
The United States doesn't have a monopoly on money in politics.
9 former autocrats and bad guys that should be made to pay for their crimes.
Egypt implodes (again), Greeks head for the polls, and Shiite pilgrims converge on a bloody Baghdad.
Hugo Chávez and his leftist allies will leave little behind other than failed economic policies, massive corruption, and shrinking political freedoms.
Why is the Obama administration using its radio station to attack the Cuban Catholic Church?
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.
What would happen if you took Mitt Romney's foreign-policy promises extremely literally?
Egypt's first free election begins, NASA gets some commercial help, and Chen Guangcheng lands in New York.
Just because Brazil’s growth rates are slowing, doesn’t mean the doomsayers are right.
France fetes a new president, Spanish activists take to the streets, and Ratko Mladic finally goes to trial.
A new way of measuring prosperity has enormous implications for geopolitics and economics.
It’s true: Burma faces an uphill climb in its transition to democracy. But the odds may be better than you think.
Some of the world's most ruthless leaders have had surprisingly close -- if deeply troubled -- relationships with their mothers.
Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.
France gets a new president, neo-Nazis make gains in Greece, and Putin hits the ice.
It's not just those liberal Northern Europeans who have embraced homosexual unions.
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.
Chen Guangcheng became an icon, demonstrators rallied for May Day, and Newt Gingrich bowed out.
A conversation with USAID administrator Rajiv Shah on expanding public-private partnerships and integrating development and emergency intervention.
The potential veep contender makes a decidedly non-Romneyesque statement on foreign policy.
Barack Obama is much stronger on foreign policy than Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie suggest.
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.