Cashing Out

America's status as the world's banker has shielded it from harsh economic realities for more than half a century. Not anymore.

Fan Gang |


Left Behind

Americans created the knowledge economy. So why can't they keep up with it anymore?

Mishaal al Gergawi |


Atomic Dogs

Why can't the world's nuclear energy watchdog do anything about Fukushima or Iran's weapons program? I went to find out.

Konstantin Kakaes |


Can a Supercomputer Predict a Revolution?

Not quite yet. But a new study suggests how it may one day be possible.

Joshua E. Keating |


Reading Shakespeare in Kandahar

The United States has won some measure of revenge in the 10 years since 9/11. But as in Shakespeare's bloodthirsty play Titus Andronicus, has the cost been too great?

Nick Schifrin |


Lightning Rod

As Dick Cheney's punch-throwing memoir hits store shelves, Foreign Policy hosts a freewheeling debate on the legacy of America's most controversial vice president.

Suzanne Merkelson |


The Road to Tahrir

The roots of Egyptians' rage can be traced back to bad economic advice from the IMF -- and the crony capitalism it left behind.

Ty McCormick |


Life After Debt

In this month's market upheavals in the United States and Europe, we are witnessing the end of a seven-decade economic experiment. But does anyone have any clue what comes next?

James Macdonald |


The FP Survey: The Internet

You can't talk about the future without talking about the thing that's shaping the future the most. Some 20 years on, the Internet has upended entrenched business models, opened up a world of information to people all over the globe, and possibly even helped topple a dictator or two. But is the open web in danger? As 24/7 connectivity becomes an ever more inextricable part of our daily lives, FP asked some of the world's top experts to tell us where the Net is headed next.

Suzanne Merkelson |


Why Is It So Hard to Find a Suicide Bomber These Days?

A decade after 9/11, the mystery is not why so many Muslims turn to terror -- but why so few have joined al Qaeda's jihad.

Charles Kurzman |


Super Bad

With the debt ceiling impasse and legislative gridlock sucking all the air out of Washington, Foreign Policy asked the experts: Is this really the worst Congress ever?

Kelsey Suemnicht |


The Forgetting Stone

"No matter how many years may pass, do not forget this warning": A poet’s look at Japan’s centuries of rebuilding over fault-lines, from FP’s latest ebook.

Mariko Nagai |


A Continent, Sinking

Europe's financial crisis is a Titanic moment, threatening to bring down not only the EU's major economies, but its political raison d'être. Is it too late to save the ship?

Steven Erlanger |


Assassin Nation

After more than three decades of targeted killings, is there anyone left alive who can actually run Afghanistan?

Edward Girardet |


Red Shirts and Rowdy Royals

The secret WikiLeaks cables that explain how Thailand went from paradise to political mayhem.

Andrew MacGregor Marshall |


Lagarde's To-Do List

What should Christine Lagarde do on Day 1 as managing director of the IMF? Five experts weigh in.

Cameron Abadi |


Where Have All the Girls Gone?

It's true: Western money and advice really did help fuel the explosion of sex selection in Asia.

Mara Hvistendahl |


Leaving Afghanistan

Seven Afghanistan experts review the president's plans for ending the war.

Edmund Downie |


Twilight of the Nuba

Is the Sudanese regime embarking on another war of extinction?

Dan Morrison |


Fading Legacy

Yelena Bonner and Andrei Sakharov were giants. Why do so few Russians remember them?

David E. Hoffman |


Bad Guys Still Matter

Why 2011 is turning out to be a very bad year for dictators.

Paul Collier |


Democracy Unleashed

With a flurry of elections hitting Africa this year, here are four countries where things could get lively -- maybe too lively.

Joelle Burbank |



For the first time, Boris Yeltsin's right-hand man tells the inside story of the coup that killed glasnost -- and changed the world.

Gennady Burbulis with Michele A. Berdy |


The Long, Lame Afterlife of Mikhail Gorbachev

A cautionary tale about what happens when you fail to see the revolution coming.

Anne Applebaum |


The Great Rebalancing

With the world finally inching out of recession, the rules of global markets are being rewritten. We asked 55 of the world's top economists to tell us what to think.

Suzanne Merkelson |


On the Economy, Be Careful What You Wish For

A major shift in global economic power is approaching. Can the U.S. cope?

Ian Bremmer |


The Zawahiri Era Begins

What's in store for al-Qaeda's new leader?

David Kenner |


The Cynical Dairy Farmer's Guide to the New Middle East

How a couple of cows explain a changing region: equal opportunity offender edition.

Karim Sadjadpour |