The FP Memo
The United States and the Muslim Brotherhood have more in common than they think. But if the Brotherhood is to win over American skeptics, its actions will have to match its words.
What happens when you take a 40-year-old CIA memo on losing a war and replace the word "Vietnam" with the word "Iraq"? The result is a set of conclusions that are just as true today.
A series of subtle, if not very sexy, policies could help the United States bring an end to North Korea's communist era.
If Ban Ki-Moon is to promote peace around the world, he'll have to get tough at headquarters. He should start by sacking useless employees and shaming the shameful.
Neoconservatives have the president's ear, but they also have lots of baggage. To stay relevant, they must admit mistakes, embrace public diplomacy, and start making the case for bombing Iran.
To regain control of American diplomacy, Condoleezza Rice must keep John Bolton in New York, place a mole in his office, and keep the vice president out of the loop.
The movie industry's brightest stars should pick their foreign-policy roles carefully, stay far away from Davos, and avoid mixing their activism with celebrity gossip.
The head of the World Trade Organization must sound alarm bells, go over the heads of diplomats, and push Washington into bold action if the Doha Round is going to produce anything valuable.
Germany's new leader must administer bitter economic medicine, get tough with Russia, and mend ties with the United States -- all while holding together a fragile coalition.
America's leading company must expand its operations abroad, help smooth relations with China, and convince skeptics that free trade creates jobs.
The new U.S. public diplomacy guru must get the United States on local TV, make U.S. foreign aid more visible, and show the Arab world how diverse American opinion really is.
The European Union must showcase its democracy-building skills while avoiding moral grandstanding and its own version of unilateralism.
The CIA must cultivate foreign sources, reward service overseas, and tap America's top students to once again get good information on enemies of the United States.
The International Atomic Energy Agency must sharpen its fact-gathering tools, present unvarnished reports, and then leave enforcement to states and the U.N. Security Council.
To keep China strong, its premier must prevent local politicians from meddling in the economy, fight official corruption, and cut the red tape.
To survive, the monarchy must battle the militants, reassure the religious establishment, and give the middle class a taste of democracy.
To restore its credibility, the IMF must represent all its members, not just the ones who chose its new director.
The aviation giant must stop outsourcing its know-how and recapture the vision that made the company an industry leader.
The Democratic presidential nominee must defeat misconceptions about globalization in order to forge a new trade policy that will both boost economic growth and protect workers.
To ensure the vitality of the Catholic Church, the successor to John Paul II must embrace science, reject globalization, reach out to the Islamic world -- and brush up on economics.
The United Nations has failed to produce a balanced set of enforceable rules to regulate the human rights impact of multinational corporations, squandering an opportunity to bolster public trust in globalization.