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Spring Offensive Against ISIS in Iraq 'Unrealistic'

Former Iraqi Defense Minister Abdul Qader Obeidi sits down with Foreign Policy to discuss the challenges of rebuilding the Iraqi army and the need for U.S. assistance.

Gopal Ratnam |

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If You Want Rule of Law, Respect Ours

China's ambassador to the United States on the problems with American elections, Obama's trip to Beijing, and fighting the Islamic State. 

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Exit Interview: William J. Burns

The retiring deputy secretary of state sounds off on Putin's strategic weakness, the neglected continent to the south, and the state of American power.

David Rothkopf |

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'We Are Winning. But There's Always the Threat'

Panama's new president, Juan Carlos Varela, sits down with Foreign Policy to talk crime, immigration, and reestablishing the rule of law in Washington's Central American ally.

Lally Weymouth |

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A Time of Unprecedented Instability?

A conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski on today's worldwide turmoil, overstating Iran's near-term nuclear threat, and why a return to global order may rest on the relationship between the United States and China.

David Rothkopf |

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'A' Jewish State vs. 'The' Jewish State

A conversation with FP's David Rothkopf and former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren -- on Zionism, the loyalty of American Jews, and the promise of the Promised Land.

Michael Oren |

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'What Is Happening in Ukraine Is Dangerous for Russia'

Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko on what his country really needs from the West and why Putin's politics just don't make sense.

David Patrikarakos |

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'Remind People that I Won’t Be Free for Long'

Anwar Ibrahim on Malaysia’s mishandling of MH370, President Obama, and good Jews and bad Jews.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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You Must First Invent the Universe

A conversation with legendary video game developer Sid Meier about the worlds he’s made, the people who have played in them, and how his Civilization resembles reality.

Michael Peck |

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Whistleblower or Traitor?

Exclusive: Former Google CEO says Snowden helped us, but he broke the law.

Shane Harris |

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The Russian Anti-Olympic Protest that Putin Doesn't Want You to Know About

An activist explains why the authorities cracked down on a peaceful protest to commemorate the victims of tsarist-era genocide.

Alexis Zimberg |

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'We Must Topple the Whole System'

Foreign Policy talks to boxing legend and Ukrainian opposition figure Vitali Klitschko about the "Euromaidan" protests and his country's political future.

Harriet Salem |

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A Fictional North Korean Detective Explains Kim Jong Un's Purge

Wherein your inteprid correspondent speaks with the made-up avatar of an ex-CIA official, for insight. 

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Human Rights, Snowden, and How Not to Get Hacked

The U.S. ambassador to China speaks to Foreign Policy.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Pain Relief

UNHCR’s representative to Lebanon talks to Foreign Policy about the worsening refugee crisis that threatens to stretch the country to a breaking point.

Seyward Darby |

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The Name's Bond, Larry Bond

Meet the man who inspired Tom Clancy and The Hunt for Red October.

Michael Peck |

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The New Iron Lady

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf talks to Foreign Policy about corruption, press freedom, and developing her nation as a petropower.

Johnny Dwyer |

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Spy Drones, Disputed Islands, and Diplomatic Firestorms

Japan's defense minister talks to Foreign Policy.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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The Pen and the Sword

Egypt's foremost novelist on revolution, dentistry, democracy, and why the Muslim Brotherhood is a "terroristic, underground, armed group."

David Kenner |

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National Spirit Advisor

Speaking to the centuries-old, wrathful oracle who advises the Dalai Lama on policy.

Jeffrey Bartholet |

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'Widows Are the Invisible People'

It's high time to end the daily injustices committed against the world's 115 million widows living in poverty.

Elisabeth Braw |

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King George: 'Mission Accomplished'?

Britain's counterinsurgency advisor for the American colonies on Washington, Trenton, and the mendacity of the French.

Michael Peck |

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'There's No Such Thing as a Failed State'

The father of emerging markets says we shouldn't give up on the world's Somalias and Zimbabwes.

Blake Hounshell |

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The Tallinntellect

Talking Nabokov, Rumsfeld, Popeye, and Deng Xiaoping with Estonia's president. 

Michael Weiss |

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'Don't Try to Convince Yourself That You're in Control'

Afghan lessons for arming the Syrian rebels from the CIA's mujahideen point man.

Joshua E. Keating |

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'We Face a Very Serious Chinese Military Threat'

Japan's former defense minister talks to FP about cyberattacks, the East China Sea face-off, and whether North Korea's Kim Jong Un is a puppet dictator.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Chief of the Band

From showman to president, Haiti's Michel Martelly insists he's in charge. But can he lead his fractured country out of crisis?

Rashmee Roshan Lall |

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Bassem Youssef Isn't Joking Around

The Egyptian satirist stands on the front lines of Egypt’s culture wars.

David Kenner |

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'We Are Not Fanatic Killers'

In an exclusive conversation with Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas chief talks about how Assad should have listened to his advice, and why he’s not “bloodthirsty” or “against” Jews.

David Kenner |

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'The Law of Politics' According to Sergei Lavrov

An exclusive interview with Russia's top diplomat.

Susan B. Glasser |