Forget China: the $10 trillion global black market is the world's fastest growing economy -- and its future.
China and India are both hungry for Burma's vast natural riches. But will Burma's people pay the price or can this Southeast Asian backwater finally enter the 21st century?
American pundits decry the onset of sharp defense cuts, but the Pentagon can’t even account for $1 trillion in its own spending. Isn't it time to rein in the beast?
The French don't just tolerate their politicians' sexual dalliances -- they demand them.
It's not just U.S. officials who are shining a harsh light on Pakistan's complicity with Islamist groups. Pakistan's ambassador to the United States once had some tough words of his own.
In this excerpt from a memoir of love and war, a former Beirut correspondent recalls the way her experience of Lebanon's most turbulent times was shaped by the meals she ate throughout.
What to look for in FP's new exclusive ebook on the uprisings sweeping the Middle East.
More than three decades ago, before there was an Islamic Republic, the West sought desperately to prevent Iran's ruler from getting his hands on the bomb. New revelations show just how serious the crisis was -- and why America's denuclearization drive isn't working.
Global Thinker No. 26 Raghuram Rajan's look at the fissures that brought about the global financial crisis -- and which are still at work today.
From the new afterword to Andrew Ross Sorkin's classic tale of the financial crisis, recommended by several FP Global Thinkers: Have we learned anything from our failures?
Recommended by our global thinkers, an excerpt from Matt Ridley's book on why everything is going to be OK -- even Africa and global warming.
In the battle against Al Qaeda, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Statesmen once looked to great works of literature to help them understand the world. No longer.
America's clumsy, misguided attempts to reach out to European Muslims.
Newly opened archives reveal what Pius XII knew and when he knew it.
From a Zelig-like chronicler, encounters with the people who made history.
A look inside the hunt for a white, powdery killer.
Brazil's biofueled paradise is looking more and more like a carbon-spewing wasteland.
A long-time Middle East correspondent recalls his bizarre experience of the Iraq invasion in the house of a Yezidi prince -- and meeting a fortune-teller who only revealed to him that his future was not in journalism.
An exclusive excerpt from David Albright's new book, Peddling Peril: How the Secret Nuclear Trade Arms America's Enemies.