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.
Argentina's economy has been coasting on its past successes. Don't be fooled.
The good news is that more kids are in school, and for longer, than ever before. But if we want them to actually learn something, it's time to focus on the teachers.
You can call them respectable democracies, but India, Brazil, and South Africa will be judged by how they act abroad. And on the Syria question, it's been shameful.
(And Roberto Bolaño and Tomás Eloy Martínez.)
How Hugo Chávez is painting his opponent as a gay, Zionist Nazi out to destroy the country.
Remembering a fallen journalist, protests hit Afghanistan, and Carnival around the world.
For more than a decade, Norma Andrade has been working to defend Mexico’s women from violence. Now she’s decided to get out.
Some of the best economic innovations come from places you wouldn't expect.
A new study shows Europe's power waning -- and if the continent doesn't get its act together soon, it could put the global order in serious jeopardy.
Natural resources would seem to promise easy money. Welcome to the dark side.
Instead of repeating tired applause lines about Fidel Castro, here are the vital Latin American issues the Republican candidates should be talking about.
Countries around the world are finding that military involvement in private business is a major barrier to reform. But pensioning off CEOs in uniform is easier said than done.
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’s most popular photo essays of 2011.
From Tahrir Square to Wall Street to the Kremlin, 2011 was a year when politics was conducted in the street.
From the fall of Ahmadinejad, Assad, Castro, and Chavez to the rise of cyberattacks -- the top 13 stories that could dominate the headlines in 2012.
Forget the BRICs. The real economies that will shake up the world over the next few decades need a new acronym.
From Harvard to Pacific Western, a look at the sometimes surprising U.S. universities that have educated today’s new crop of world leaders.
The Obama administration is turning to Asia for the defining competition of the next century. But if the United States actually wants to win, it'll need Latin America.