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.
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.
Obama may be well-liked by the people of Latin America, but smiling and waving won't clean up the mess the United States leaves on their table.
Mexico's drug war is turning Argentina into the new Wild West of the global narcotics trade.
If the West really wants to prevent developing countries from laundering money, it can start by cleaning up its own act.
Economic inequality is today’s hot-button issue -- whether you live in a wealthy country or a poor one.
Summits in Latin America may not achieve many concrete results, but they sure do keep us entertained.
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.
The latest bad publicity for the global cruise industry is just the tip of the iceberg.
The Pope dons a sombrero, French police hunt suspected Islamists, and a Tongan king is laid to rest.
Can Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Havana offer any hope for the Cuban people?
A tragedy in Toulouse, spring has sprung, and a general testifies.
The laws of economics show why the United States has little chance of victory in the war on drugs.
Obama takes a basketball break with buddy David Cameron, Japan marks the earthquake anniversary, and a couple of bridges take a beating.