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Stormy Forecast

How climate change affects trade.

Kayvan Farzaneh |

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Capping It Off

How a concept became an environmental policy catchphrase.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

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The Debt Explosion

How the IOUs are stacking up.

Kayvan Farzaneh |

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Border Control

How national borders become natural borders.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Godly Business

The end of the Protestant work ethic.

Davide Cantoni |

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Epiphanies: Paulo Coelho

One of the world's most popular novelists, Coelho has sold more than 100 million books in 150-plus countries. He spoke with FP about growing up in Brazil, the importance of artists today, and how to sell novels in Africa.

David Kenner |

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The FP Quiz

Are you a globalization junkie? Then test your knowledge of global trends, economics, and politics with 8 questions about how the world works.

Kayvan Farzaneh |

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The List: The World's Kissingers

A country's foreign policy is often defined less by its elected leader than its behind-the-scenes operators and elder statesmen. Here are four figures setting the global agenda for the world's emerging powers, just as Henry Kissinger set America's for over 50 years.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Dayton Discord

How the international community failed Bosnia.

Clive Baldwin |

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The U.N.'s Dictator Envoy

Meet Ibrahim Gambari, diplomat to the autocrats.

Colum Lynch |

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The Good Ayatollah

Why my former cellmate's legacy will live on.

Abbas Milani |

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The FP Quiz

Are you a globalization junkie? Then test your knowledge of global trends, economics, and politics with 8 questions about how the world works.

P.J. Aroon |

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No Heads Are Better Than Two

Russia's double-headed eagle is not just a national emblem. It's a symbol of the national schizophrenia.

Nina L. Khrushcheva |

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The Islamists Are Not Coming

Religious parties in the Muslim world are hardly the juggernauts they've been made out to be.

Charles Kurzman |

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How High the Moon?

Eclipses move markets. Really.

Mordchai Shualy |

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Epiphanies: Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan's first postwar finance minister has now set his sights on reforming the country from the ground up, calling out his former boss, President Hamid Karzai, for corruption and failure. Here, the poetry-loving Pashtun speaks with FP about his troubled homeland's past and future.

David Kenner |

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The New Blood Diamonds

Diamonds from African countries have been funding guerrilla wars for decades. But they're not the only precious gems with blood on their hands. Here are four more prized resources that are fraught with conflict.

Jordana Timerman |

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The Elephant in the Room

The biggest pain in Asia isn't the country you'd think.

Barbara Crossette |

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The FP Quiz

Are you a globalization junkie? Then test your knowledge of global trends, economics, and politics with 8 questions about how the world works.

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Take Me Back to Constantinople

How Byzantium, not Rome, can help preserve Pax Americana.

Edward Luttwak |

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New Order

How "the multipolar world" came to be.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

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Hot Potato

The little tuber that gave us modernity. 

Joshua Keating |

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Iran's Dirty Workers

The Islamic Republic's president and supreme leader may be household names, but many of those in charge of the state's atrocities remain largely unknown outside the country. Here are five of the worst.

Joshua Keating |

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Epiphanies: Akbar Ganji

A former tenant of Tehran's infamous Evin prison and award-winning investigative journalist offers his advice to those who carry on the fight.

Akbar Ganji |