How the United States and NATO came to pursue the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan -- and why it might never be used again.
Lawrence Wright's "Camp David" brilliantly depicts the famous 1978 peace summit -- and reveals why there's no hope in the current Israeli-Palestinian talks.
Why Thomas Piketty's capital gulf gets a bit complicated when you look at the numbers.
How Katty Kay and Claire Shipman get it wrong on women and overconfidence.
Can India's likely next prime minister unleash his country's economy without allowing his Hindu nationalist base to run free?
Fame, acclaim, and a notorious friendship with Fidel Castro: The life of writer Gabriel Garcia Márquez was as fantastical and politically charged as his reality-bending novels.
Try and tell me the Russian president isn't winning … for now.
When it comes to conflict in world politics, realists are the peaceniks of post-Cold War America.
Why are Algerians so keen to elect (once again) an ailing 77-year-old man they so rarely see?
Sexualized violence against girls is going unchecked in schools around the world -- and the perpetrators are teachers. What can be done to stop them?
A four-step guide to navigating the pressures and prerogatives of the powers-that-be.
Income inequality in the U.S. is now as bad as it was in aristocratic Europe. Are the bread riots finally coming?
How to fend off the Russians, in seven simple steps.
Israel fears prosecution in The Hague, and the Palestinians know it. But does the world’s war crimes court want to get involved?
With the peace process sputtering, will John Kerry abandon his signature initiative -- or cling to his belief that a deal can really be reached?
A game theory guide to understanding the cynical genius of Russia’s president.
The legacy of genocide and why humanitarian intervention still needs a president that's compelled to act.
From global-health success story to nightmare: How a worldwide effort to eradicate polio went from Jonas Salk to Islamist terrorist.
Don't be too quick to condemn Afghanistan's unpredictable president to history's dustbin.
How Secretary of State John Kerry could turn the ashes of Middle East peace into diplomacy that actually gets results.
Actually Mr. Lewis, it's not just Wall Street that's rigged. It's the American system.
Can anyone de-wonkify climate change warnings and actually get people to listen?
Could a simple book about a simple man help mitigate America's image as a vulgar hegemon?
On personality politics, great men, and the fallacy of thinking that individuals actually shape the world.
Is Obama pushing a new living wage to try and force the issue of undocumented workers?
20 years after the Rwandan genocide, is Paul Kagame's government assassinating its critics?
Why Afghanistan's next president won't succeed without the warlords -- or the Taliban.
FP talks to Mustapha Dzhemilev about his besieged people and bizarre conversation with Vladimir Putin.
Syria's jihadists take on Flappy Bird with new low-tech games that target enemies in Iran and Saudi Arabia.