Weaving above, below, and across the U.S.-Mexico border over the course of a year, a photographer captures the violence and trauma of a deadly drug war and those caught in its crossfire.
Who's your enemy? Why fight? Over the course of three years, Belgian-Tunisian photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa has traveled to both sides of the world's longest-simmering conflicts to ask these pointed questions. What he heard from combatants in the Gaza Strip, the disputed Kashmir region along the India-Pakistan border, and tribally divided South Sudan captures the futility of wars that never end -- and can't be won. Tragically, bitter rivals are often fighting for the very same reasons.
Touring the Islamic Republic through the one social network it hasn't cracked down on yet.
In their quest to unify the country after the Arab Spring, Yemen's new leaders are confronting a major obstacle: calls for secession.
Twelve years after the Taliban blew up the world-famous Bamiyan Buddhas, a Chinese mining firm -- developing one of the world's largest copper deposits -- threatens to destroy another of Afghanistan's archeological treasures.
As Brazil takes the lead in bringing infrastructure development to South America, indigenous communities are fighting for their way of life.
Photos from a time when tiki bars and afternoons at the pool dominated the lives of Americans in Afghanistan.
What does living in a failed state look like? A tour through the world’s 60 most fragile countries.
Missile-wielding drones and elite Special Forces units are the new face of American power, and the White House is increasingly relying on them to fight terror in the farthest corners of the globe.
We think of drones as a modern invention, but they've been part of warfare for longer than you think. Here's a look at the evolution of drones and the way they've changed how war works.
A ground-level view of the Syrian regime's assault on Homs.
Photos of a swinging Iran when the skirts were short, the dance was the twist, and America wasn't Enemy No. 1.
A rare journey to the rugged province of Saada, the battle-torn region that has fallen out of the government's control during the past year.
A visit to the sites of the most iconic pictures of Haiti's 2010 earthquake to see what has -- and hasn't -- been reconstructed two years later.
Foreign Policy’s most popular photo essays of 2011.
A look back at the highlights of the Dear Leader's odd, unpredictable, and often quirky behavior as North Korea's leader.
The end of the war in Iraq, more European chaos, and election fraud in Russia.
From the fall of Ahmadinejad, Assad, Castro, and Chavez to the rise of cyberattacks -- the top 13 stories that could dominate the headlines in 2012.
Portraits of Russia's would-be revolutionaries -- and their intimate thoughts on Vladimir Putin and the country's dark political future.
From Singapore to Christchurch, the urban centers that are shaping the next century.
An exclusive portfolio by photographer Jared P. Moossy of the devastation wrought by famine.
A peek into the "pleasant" colonial past of the world's most dangerous city.