Southeast Asia

Argument

Google Confronts the Great Firewall

In the second clash between the Internet search giant and the Chinese government, will freedom of speech win?

Rebecca MacKinnon |

Christian Caryl

The Dictators Are Smarter Than You Think

Don't count the tyrants out. They've still got plenty of tricks up their sleeves.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Red Flag and the Silver Screen

Why is China buying America's movie theaters?

Shaun Rein |

Christian Caryl

In the Crosshairs

Why controlling the international arms trade can help to build stable societies.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Bangkok Blues

How did the one functional democracy in Southeast Asia get so screwed up?

Joshua Kurlantzick |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

France fetes a new president, Spanish activists take to the streets, and Ratko Mladic finally goes to trial.

Slide Show |

Argument

Meet the GUTS

The West isn't declining. Here are four world powers enjoying an astonishing renaissance.

Bruce Jones and Thomas Wright |

The List

Comrade Locke

Why is China so obsessed with America's backpack-wearing, coupon-clipping ambassador?

Anne Henochowicz |

Argument

Welcome to the New World Disorder

The G-8 is not about to save the world. It's time the United States started planning for the G-Zero.

Ian Bremmer |

Argument

Burma Can Bring It

It’s true: Burma faces an uphill climb in its transition to democracy. But the odds may be better than you think.

Michael Albertus |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

France gets a new president, neo-Nazis make gains in Greece, and Putin hits the ice.

Slide Show |

Argument

Uh-Oh. Pakistan Can't Pay Its Electric Bills.

How an energy crisis became an economic and political crisis too.

Colin Cookman |

Argument

China's iPad Generation

Meet the children left behind when mommy and daddy go to the factory.

Deborah Jian Lee |

Argument

Citizen Chen

How a Chinese legal activist became an icon of freedom.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Slide Show

9 Ways of Looking at Chen

A human rights hero becomes a meme.

Sophie Beach |

Argument

Obama's Smart Diplomacy in China

The United States did the right thing in cutting a deal to save blind activist Chen Guangcheng. But his case highlights just how much progress China needs to make on human rights.

Frank Jannuzi |

Argument

China's Left Behind Children

Breakneck growth has made China an economic miracle. But will the destruction of families prove to be too high a cost?

Deborah Jian Lee |

Argument

Tobacco's War on Women

The global tobacco industry is targeting women in emerging markets. Can public policy rise to the challenge?

Brad Edmondson |

Argument

Why America Must Save Chen Guangcheng

Now is one of those times when the United States must live up to its ideals.

Frank Wolf |

Argument

State of Injustice

What the bizarre cases of Bo Xilai and Chen Guangcheng can tell us about China.

Sophie Richardson |

Argument

Away From the Handouts

The argument for a new approach to development aid.

Peter Passell |

Interview

Financial (Secret) Services

A conversation with the mysterious Anonymous analysts who are exposing fraud and corruption in Chinese companies -- and taking them down.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Slide Show

Japan's Enviable Decline

Recently, most of the news coming out of Japan is gloomy -- but the country has more going for it than you'd think.

Slide Show |

Feature

The Most Powerful Women You've Never Heard Of

The Angela Merkels and Dilma Rousseffs get all the attention. But they're not the only female leaders running the world.

FP Staff |

Feature

Mad Libs: Women in Politics

FP asked top female politicians around the world to fill in the blanks on sexism, women leaders, and breaking the glass ceiling.

Alessandra N Ram |

The Optimist

Get an MBA, Save the World

If you want to work in international development, go work for a big, bad multinational company.

Charles Kenny |

Letters

Occupy This!

An Occupy Wall Street leader highlights the global reach of his movement.

Allison Good |

Argument

April Is the Cruelest Month … for China

Beijing's leaders are finding out the hard way that being a superpower isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Sophie Richardson |

Argument

The Terrible Tiger

Vietnam may look like a success story, but with Burma's recent thaw, it's now the most repressive country in Southeast Asia.

Dustin Roasa |

Argument

The New Islamists

How the most extreme adherents of radical Islam are getting with the times.

Olivier Roy |