Saudi royal AlWaleed bin Talal just bought $300 million worth of everyone's favorite microblogging site. Here's why that might be a good thing.
The fate of a senior Hezbollah commander captured in Iraq raises questions about what the United States accomplished in Mesopotamia -- and the future of its shadow war with Iran.
Man-made killer bird flu is here. Can -- should -- governments try to stop it?
Most Egyptians want economic recovery, not more protests, according to national Gallup surveys conducted over the past eight months. Do activists have any chance of winning back the street?
Want to think like the world's best minds? Start by reading like them. The FP Global Thinkers' 20 most recommended titles.
Spare a thought for the bureaucrats stuck with one of the most important, and miserable, jobs in the world.
For the third year in a row, Foreign Policy polled the world's top Global Thinkers to ask everything from how Barack Obama's really doing on the economy to what the biggest threats to global stability are in a year of revolutions. (Hint: There's not a lot of bullishness in this group.) So take a look at what our brilliant collection of Nobel winners, paradigm-shattering authors, and leaders from around the world has to say about this momentous year and what's in store for 2012.
Do the Middle East's revolutions have a unifying ideology?
The social networking giant has the power to change the world for the better. But does it want to?
The 19th century thinker still has much to teach us on liberty.
The just-plain-wrong notions that (hopefully) bit the dust this year.
The world's smartest people tell us what to think about Barack Obama, the Arab Spring, and the dizzying events of 2011.
What a Hong Kong shopping complex tells us about the true nature of globalization.
After two foreign-policy debates, we still have no idea what most Republican presidential candidates would do about the actual issues facing America abroad.
What the polls tell us about the Republican candidates on foreign policy.
Syria is entering the bloodiest phase yet of its eight-month-old uprising. But is the death toll enough to bring down President Bashar al-Assad?
How America's longtime man in Southeast Asia, Jim Thompson, fought to stop the CIA's progression from a small spy ring to a large paramilitary agency -- and was never seen again.
Why the Colombia model -- even if it means drug war and armed rebellion -- is the best chance for U.S. success in Central Asia.
We asked the iPhone 4S's personal assistant, Siri, some of the toughest questions in international politics. At least she knows more than Herman Cain.
An important reminder that the Islamic Republic's greatest victims are its own citizens.
What do the 2012 Republican candidates have to say about foreign policy?
FP asked a panel of writers from around the world to tell us what the United States is doing wrong. We got an earful.