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The Best-Laid Plans

What do Richard Nixon, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all have in common? The decades long dream of energy independence.

Charles Homans |

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8 Geopolitically Endangered Species

Meet the weaker countries that will suffer from American decline.

Zbigniew Brzezinski |

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21 Books to Read in 2012

Foreign Policy picks the books that will matter in the year ahead. Get that Kindle warmed up.

Margy Slattery |

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It's Not Just Obama

Twenty elections that could change the world in 2012.

Lois Parshley |

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FP's Most Popular Articles of 2011

From congressional dysfunction to kleptocrats to cow jokes, here’s what you wanted to read in the past year.

Lois Farrow Parshley |

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War Dogs, Boomtowns, and Dead Dictators

Foreign Policy’s most popular photo essays of 2011.

Lois Farrow Parshley |

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Next Year's Wars

Ten conflicts to watch in 2012.

Louise Arbour |

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The Damage Done

The 10 big takeaways from America's adventure in Iraq are also clues to its uncertain future. 

Ian Livingston |

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7 Holiday Games for Wonks

What to get the serious gamer on your shopping list.

Michael Peck |

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The Worst Predictions for 2011

From dictatorships to elections to the rapture, 2011 was another banner year for bone-headed prognosticators.

Joshua E. Keating |

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A Few of Kim's Favorite Things

The late North Korean leader was known around the world as much for his personality quirks as the tyranny of his rule. Here are a few of his main obsessions.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Poking Fun at the Dear Leader

Whether portrayed as a hopelessly lonely egomaniac or a wannabe Batman, Kim Jong Il has long been a favorite target for comedians.

Uri Friedman |

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FP's Favorite Reads of 2011

23 great books about the world, chosen by Foreign Policy's editors and bloggers.

Russell Tepper |

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The 14 Biggest Lies of 2011

The big fibs that defined our year.

David J. Rothkopf |

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Newt Skywalker and the Moon Mirror

A guide to the Republican front-runner's far-out, futurist vision of warfare.

Sharon Weinberger |

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Iraq's War Stories

As the United States leaves Mesopotamia, these are the articles that defined the conflict.

David Kenner |

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Game Change

From reciprocal nuclear reductions to making nice with Iran, 5 bold moves that could change the world.

Stephen M. Walt |

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Talking the Talk

A guide to world leaders who have overcome language barriers to rule.

Kedar Pavgi |

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Newt vs. Newt

Gingrich's most outrageous foreign-policy flip-flops.

Uri Friedman |

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Head of the Class?

From Harvard to Pacific Western, a look at the sometimes surprising U.S. universities that have educated today’s new crop of world leaders.

Uri Friedman |

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The Amerislump Reader

Tracking the ups and downs of a superpower.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Eight Reasons Why Italy Is Such a Mess

From tax-dodging brides to heaps of trash in the streets, Italy's problems run deeper than the government's recent collapse.

Uri Friedman |

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5 Spies Who Went Out in the Cold

Covert agents typically maintain a low profile, preferring to operate in the shadows and fade into obscurity. Not these guys.

Joshua E. Keating |

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The New Stars of Cannes

Some surprising economies are hogging the spotlight at this year's G-20 summit.

Uri Friedman |

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The Top 10 Screeds in China's Global Times

The nationalist tabloid has published its share of saber-rattling op-eds.

Uri Friedman |

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America's Unsavory Allies

A look at the some of the bad guys the U.S. still supports.

Uri Friedman |

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Hoarders: Dictator Edition

From Saddam's risqué oil paintings to Teodorin's King of Pop trove, the quirky collections of the world's most notorious leaders.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Do Graves of Dictators Really Become Shrines?

A tour of contentious burials from Qaddafi to Hitler.

Uri Friedman |

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Coming Up Empty

Ten reasons why Obama's foreign policy is not a success.

Stephen Walt |

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R.O.C.K. in the D.P.R.K.

What can we learn about the Hermit Kingdom from the amazing music videos it has on YouTube?

Suzanne Merkelson |