When an elite Air Force helicopter rescue crew plummeted into a Japanese forest, it didn't just kill an airman and spark an inferno -- it stirred up a diplomatic hornet’s nest for the U.S.
Why a massive trade deal is the key to the Asia pivot -- and to America's future.
Australia's former prime minister on tensions in the Pacific, China's leadership, and the language of diplomacy.
The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.
The developed world could make a big difference to the global economy simply by helping migrants to do what comes naturally: send money home.
Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.
President Aquino's anti-corruption program is just what the Philippines economy needs.
A conversation with David Sanger, author of a new book on Obama's secret wars.
The Pentagon sure wants more $15 billion boats, but it may have to look for other options.
In its naval clash with Beijing, Manila seems to be taking its cues from a third-century Roman dictator.
A conversation with the first female head of the U.N. Development Program on the most pressing issues for women in the developing world.
The Angela Merkels and Dilma Rousseffs get all the attention. But they're not the only female leaders running the world.
The ongoing showdown between China and the Philippines is an opportunity for the United States to strengthen the Asian pivot.
The Pope dons a sombrero, French police hunt suspected Islamists, and a Tongan king is laid to rest.
A tragedy in Toulouse, spring has sprung, and a general testifies.
Some of the best economic innovations come from places you wouldn't expect.
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.
From Harvard to Pacific Western, a look at the sometimes surprising U.S. universities that have educated today’s new crop of world leaders.