"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.
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?
After more than three decades of targeted killings, is there anyone left alive who can actually run Afghanistan?
The secret WikiLeaks cables that explain how Thailand went from paradise to political mayhem.
What should Christine Lagarde do on Day 1 as managing director of the IMF? Five experts weigh in.
It's true: Western money and advice really did help fuel the explosion of sex selection in Asia.
Seven Afghanistan experts review the president's plans for ending the war.
Yelena Bonner and Andrei Sakharov were giants. Why do so few Russians remember them?
With a flurry of elections hitting Africa this year, here are four countries where things could get lively -- maybe too lively.
*And why it matters today in a new age of revolution.
For the first time, Boris Yeltsin's right-hand man tells the inside story of the coup that killed glasnost -- and changed the world.
A cautionary tale about what happens when you fail to see the revolution coming.
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.
A major shift in global economic power is approaching. Can the U.S. cope?
How a couple of cows explain a changing region: equal opportunity offender edition.
In the five years since taking office, Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has consolidated a dangerous amount of power. Now, his citizens are angry and his opponents scheme. But is it too late?
President Obama may say he's committed to international institutions and multilateral engagement, but the Israel-Palestine debacle keeps tripping him up.
Why Obama is emerging as the Roger Federer of diplomacy.
From the Middle East to Madagascar, high prices are spawning land grabs and ousting dictators. Welcome to the 21st-century food wars.
But what if the experts are wrong?
From China's strategic pork reserve to a future where insects are the new white meat, 10 reasons we really are what we eat.
Ruminations on the revolutions of 2011.