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10 Parting Thoughts for America's Diplomats

As one of America's foremost diplomats hangs up his spurs, lessons from 33 years at the State Department.

William J. Burns |

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Abandon All Hope Ye Who Protest Here

What Hong Kong's Occupy Central can learn from the Tahrir Square uprising.

Mahmoud Salem |

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Epic Soccer-Like Battles of History

Here's our martial World Cup wrap-up -- where the beautiful game is just war by other means.

Daniel Altman |

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Do Not Despair, Ye Flaccid, Loveless Hordes

Fleshy oysters and severed phalluses: The best sexual stimulants from around the world.

Catherine A. Traywick |

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Carpetbagging the Olympics

How to ski for Dominica if you're an Italian couple from Staten Island.

Hanna Kozlowska |

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Out of the Way, Congress

5 reasons U.S. lawmakers need to get on board with mega-regional free trade deals.

Kati Suominen |

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The Year America’s Post-9/11 Foreign Policy Failed

And the nine other top foreign policy headlines of 2014.

David Rothkopf |

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FP’s Favorite Reads of 2013

Great books from the past year as selected by the FP staff.

FP Staff |

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Next Year’s Wars

From Sochi to Sudan, 10 conflicts that will threaten global stability in 2014.

Louise Arbour |

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The Stories You Missed in 2013

Six events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2014.

Ty McCormick |

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Last-Minute Gifts for Wonks

FP's shopping guide for would-be statesmen & Snowdens.

FP Staff |

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Next of Kim

Meet the next generation of North Korea's ruling family -- while you still can.

Dennis P. Halpin |

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Spycrash

5 CIA operations that went south -- spectacularly.

David Kenner |

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Untangling the Chinese Bond Knot

Five ways that Beijing could get rid of its dependence on U.S. debt.

Derek Scissors |

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The World’s Most Jaw-Dropping Reality TV Shows

Live sex, human Tetris, baby giveaways, and more.

Catherine A. Traywick |

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Slumming It

Shantytown resorts, homeless hotels, and 6 other tasteless vacations for the 1 percent

Catherine A. Traywick |

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Martin Luther and the Viral Superstars

5 pioneers of social media, from before social media was an annoying buzzword.

Tom Standage |

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Zero-Sum Enrichment

Six reasons why the United States can’t force Iran's nuclear hand.

Colin H. Kahl |

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Analog War

How to rid Somalia of al-Shabab once and for all -- in six (not-so) easy steps.

Roger Carstens |

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Tempest in a Teacup

Five reasons why canceling Obama's Asia trip is no big deal.

Michael Auslin |

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Found: Bibi's Missing Cartoon Posters on Iran's Nuclear Threat

Imagining a presentation full of Benjamin Netanyahu's strangest metaphors for the menace posed by Tehran.

Ty McCormick |

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Blocked on the Net

10 ways governments are now stifling online speech.

Sanja Kelly |

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Hacking the Climate

7 far-out geoengineering ideas that could save the planet -- or destroy it trying.

Ty McCormick |

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The World's Most Powerful Labor Unions

From Tunisia to South Africa, where workers still rule.

Elias Groll |

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Mapped: The 7 Governments the U.S. Has Overthrown

Yes, we now have confirmation that the CIA was behind Iran's 1953 coup. But the agency hardly stopped there.

J. Dana Stuster |

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The Show Must Go On

Purging a top Chinese official doesn't always go as planned.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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The FP Twitterati 100

A who's who of the foreign-policy Twitterverse in 2013.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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Klout

Forget money, forget politics. Which global leader really rules the Twitterverse?

Marya Hannun |

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Jeff Bezos, Meet Your Fellow Media Plutocrats

With his purchase of the Washington Post, the Amazon founder joins the ranks of other millionaires and billionaires who are reshaping the global media landscape.

Elias Groll |