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Defeating Extreme Poverty

An exclusive excerpt of USAID's 2013 Annual Letter.

Rajiv Shah |

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Hillary Clinton's Remarks at FP's 'Transformational Trends' Forum

The secretary of state delivers a speech on the future of U.S. foreign policy during a conference sponsored by the Foreign Policy Group and the State Department's Policy Planning Staff at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Hillary Clinton |

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Paul Krugman on 5 Other FP Global Thinkers

The New York Times columnist has a lot to say about other Thinkers. Here's a small sample.

Suzanne Merkelson |

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WikiLeaked

The U.S. diplomatic cables that mattered most this year.

Suzanne Merkelson |

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Three Days in Foros

In August 1991, Soviet hardliners held Mikhail Gorbachev captive at a Crimean resort in a last-ditch effort to save the crumbling Soviet empire. Anatoly Chernyaev, Gorbachev's foreign policy advisor was there when it happened. In this excerpt from the diary he kept at the time -- newly translated into English -- he tells the story of the coup attempt that destroyed the USSR.

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Escaping from Afghanistan's Mad-Max Present

What Osama bin Laden's death means for South Asia's future.

Anne-Marie Slaughter |

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"Bin Laden is No Longer a Threat"

The late-night administration briefing on the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Britt Peterson |

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What the World Got Wrong in Côte D'Ivoire

Why is the United Nations entrenching former colonial powers on our continent? Africans can and should take the lead in resolving their own disputes.

Thabo Mbeki |

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The Qaddafi I Know

The Libyan leader was no saint. But the West was wrong to intervene in African affairs.

Yoweri Museveni |

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The Final Frontier

Our new space strategy boldly goes where no U.S. policy has gone before.

Gregory L. Schulte |

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Open Letter: Ivory Coast, the war against civilians

“The Gbagbo mafia is struggling first and foremost for power,” affirms a group of experts on West Africa, who are concerned about the “risk that the situation will escalate into a civil war”

Elizabeth Dickinson |

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The New Reality

With shifting world powers, can we find a new global balance?

Andrew Swift |

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Transcript: "The Obama/Bush Foreign Policies: Why Can't America Change?"

Text as delivered of a speech by journalist Seymour Hersh in Doha, Qatar, on Jan. 17, 2011.

Blake Hounshell |

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An Open Letter from El Diario

Ciudad Juárez's daily newspaper explains Mexico's conflict, beseeches the United States to change its policy, and mourns the deaths of its own.

Osvaldo Rodríguez Borunda |

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New U.N. Report Reveals a Smarter, Healthier -- Yet More Unequal -- World

On the 20th anniversary of the world's most in-depth country ranking, the U.N. Human Development Index finds that global progress is largely on track. But those left behind are more numerous than ever.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

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Why I Nominated Liu Xiaobo

On January 29, 2010, Kwame Anthony Appiah, the president of the global literary and human rights NGO PEN, sent this letter nominating Liu Xiaobo for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Republished here with permission.

Kwame Anthony Appiah |

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I Have No Enemies

Read 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo's final statement, issued just two days before he was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Christmas Day, 2009.

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Charter 08

Read the manifesto that landed 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in prison.

Blake Hounshell |

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'We Need to Be Big-hearted and Hard-headed'

As the world convenes at the United Nations to assess the progress on the Millennium Development Goals, President Barack Obama's speech outlines the administration's new Global Development Policy, which will change "the way [America] does business" when it comes to helping developing nations build a "path out of poverty." 

Andrew Swift |

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The Fastest to Die

A study reveals how deeply the wounds of conflict have cut the Central African Republic -- and not where you would expect.

Patrick Vinck |

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Survey Charts Darfur Opinion for First Time

Those most affected by the crisis say they want Sudan's President Omar Hassan al Bashir prosecuted, are skeptical of chances for peace, and insist on reparations for crimes.

Rebecca Hamilton |

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Unsettled

Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu may manage to paper over their differences next week, but deep disagreements remain -- Israel's settlements foremost among them.

Barbara Slavin |

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Red Team

CENTCOM thinks outside the box on Hamas and Hezbollah.

Mark Perry |

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'None of This Is Easy'

Gen. David Petraeus agreed Wednesday to become commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. In his testimony last week to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Petraeus portrayed an Afghanistan that is on the right track, but still has a long way to go before it can fend for itself.

David Petraeus |

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Al-Qaeda Central and the Internet

Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative Policy Paper: Executive Summary

Daniel Kimmage |