Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.
The dispute over islands in the East China Sea is stirring up nationalist passions in the region. That doesn't bode well for the future of democracy.
Yes, it's true: Military involvement in Syria has its risks. But the costs of non-intervention are growing by the day.
Things are heating up in the Greater Pacific. Here are five key spots to watch.
As Brazil takes the lead in bringing infrastructure development to South America, indigenous communities are fighting for their way of life.
For Middle East peace, it's the only game in town.
An American photojournalist describes what he saw during the month he spent in a Syrian village under siege.
Gather round, children, and let me tell you about the War of 1812.
The United States has put up with Pakistan's insidious double game for a decade now. Not anymore.
A look at the remote glacial region where Pakistan and India are locked in a tense, and seemingly pointless, stalemate over frozen wilderness.
Why are India and Pakistan sacrificing hundreds of soldiers' lives over an uninhabitable icy wasteland?
Why Cambodia’s opposition faces a steep uphill battle in its effort to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen.
FP asked five smart observers to offer their solutions for the quagmire in Damascus.
Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.
For Washington, democracy promotion in Yemen continues to take a back seat to the fight against Al-Qaeda.
The city is making great strides, but 20 years of violence can't be erased in a day.
For better or worse, the Kony 2012 campaign has brought the fugitive warlord to the attention of the world. So what do we do now?
For more than a decade, Norma Andrade has been working to defend Mexico’s women from violence. Now she’s decided to get out.
Republicans are freaked out about what a libertarian isolationist in the White House would do to American power -- but not all Democrats are.
What a Hong Kong shopping complex tells us about the true nature of globalization.
The 21st century's defining battleground is going to be on water.
Can U.S. private contractors turn the tide in Mexico's violent drug war?
Cutting U.S. military aid to Pakistan might be just what the world's most frustrating alliance needs.
A look back at the missteps and bailouts, in pictures.
It’s the most powerful political force in the world and ignoring it will come at a price.