How can the biggest news story of 2013 be so overblown -- and so monumentally important -- at the same time?
The U.S. slammed shut a border crossing to Mexico after 9/11, isolating and starving a village on the other side. The passage reopened in 2013, but stark divisions remain.
When an enemy can be anywhere, the state looks everywhere. So how can it infringe on privacy nowhere?
Why isn't anyone focusing on the domestic help in the Indian diplomatic scandal?
Sorry, haters, when it comes to foreign aid -- of all sorts -- the United States is far and away the most generous nation on Earth.
Why tomorrow's arsenal can't be created with the tools of the past.
The next head of the Senate Energy Committee has big plans for U.S. gas exports.
How the opening of Mexico's state oil monopoly could spell the end of Keystone XL.
Call Erich Ferrari, the lawyer who makes a living defending alleged drug kingpins and arms dealers.
The jig is up for anyone who argues that the Constitution doesn't cover metadata.
An admittedly foolhardy (but no more than the rest) attempt to assess the legacy of Barack Obama.
Why a judge's assault on 'Orwellian' surveillance could cripple the spy agency's legal and political support.
My day at the National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade.
With Washington and Moscow caught in a deteriorating relationship, is conflict inevitable?
What's good for the country is even better for the Pentagon -- stability.
A look at the Internet's lurid underbelly -- your one-stop shop for weapons, drugs, and illegal pornography.
If the West doesn't shape up, the rest of the world will just go around it.
The spy chief who nailed Osama bin Laden reflects on Syria, Iran, and the most dysfunctional U.S. Congress in recent memory.
Public officials from Beijing to D.C. are failing to rise to the world's challenges. That's where FP's Global Thinkers come in.