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Argument

Has China Lost Myanmar?

As Myanmar’s messy democracy turns to the West, Beijing debates stirring up ethnic tensions to rile the government and maintain its leverage.

Yun Sun |

Dispatch

Syrian Purgatory

As winter clutches northern Syria, thousands displaced by the civil war take cold comfort in a temporary tent city.

Steven Sotloff |

Special Report

Edge of the World

For one journalist embarking on a seven-year journey to retrace the footsteps of early humans, the biggest obstacles are man-made.

Paul Salopek |

Special Report

Stowaway

A reporter travels the treacherous Pakistan-Afghanistan border by truck.

Matthieu Aikins |

Dispatch

The Settlement That Broke the Two-State Solution

Ma'aleh Adumim symbolizes why Middle East peace may no longer be possible.

Larry Derfner |

Dispatch

Yemen's Rocky Roadmap

Yemenis hope that a planned National Dialogue will save the revolution. But what abut the guys with the guns? 

Adam Baron |

Argument

The 7 Deadly Sins of Congo's Peace Process

Congo is an object lesson in how not to resolve conflicts. It's time we changed that.

John Prendergast |

Photo Essay

A Yemen Built for Two?

In their quest to unify the country after the Arab Spring, Yemen's new leaders are confronting a major obstacle: calls for secession.

Luke Somers |

Dispatch

The New Border: Illegal Immigration’s Shifting Frontier

As the net flow of immigrants from Mexico nears zero, violent and impoverished Central American countries have emerged as the fastest-rising source of illegal immigrants to the U.S.

Sebastian Rotella |

Christian Caryl

The Corruption Pandemic

Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

The List

How Ancient Plankton Elected Obama

And other crazy tales from the world's electoral maps.

Frank Jacobs |

Christian Caryl

The Problem with Patriotism

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.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

It's Time to Act in Syria

Yes, it's true: Military involvement in Syria has its risks. But the costs of non-intervention are growing by the day.

Mark N. Katz |

The List

5 Flashpoints in the South China Sea

Things are heating up in the Greater Pacific. Here are five key spots to watch.

Elias Groll |

Photo Essay

Rumble in the Jungle

As Brazil takes the lead in bringing infrastructure development to South America, indigenous communities are fighting for their way of life.

Noah Friedman-Rudovsky |

Dispatch

"The Wounded Will Be Killed"

An American photojournalist describes what he saw during the month he spent in a Syrian village under siege.

Robert King |

Terms of Engagement

The Most Important War You Probably Know Nothing About

Gather round, children, and let me tell you about the War of 1812.

James Traub |

Argument

The Patience Runs Out

The United States has put up with Pakistan's insidious double game for a decade now. Not anymore.

Shamila N. Chaudhary |

Slide Show

The Battle at the Top of the World

A look at the remote glacial region where Pakistan and India are locked in a tense, and seemingly pointless, stalemate over frozen wilderness.

Slide Show |

Dispatch

Cold War

Why are India and Pakistan sacrificing hundreds of soldiers' lives over an uninhabitable icy wasteland?

Myra MacDonald |

Argument

Betting on a Cambodian Spring

Why Cambodia’s opposition faces a steep uphill battle in its effort to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Thomas Mann Miller |

Argument

What the Hell Should We Do About Syria?

FP asked five smart observers to offer their solutions for the quagmire in Damascus.

Alessandra N Ram |

Argument

Getting Ready for Life after Castro

Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.

Jaime Suchlicki |

Argument

Where Democracy Is America’s Second Choice

For Washington, democracy promotion in Yemen continues to take a back seat to the fight against Al-Qaeda.

Francisco Martin-Rayo |

Slide Show

Mogadishu's Moment

The city is making great strides, but 20 years of violence can't be erased in a day.

Slide Show |

Argument

Dear Abu Mazen: End This Farce

An open letter to the Palestinian leader.

Yossi Beilin |

Argument

No Longer Invisible

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?

Michael Wilkerson |

Dispatch

In Mexico, An Activist Says Her Farewells

For more than a decade, Norma Andrade has been working to defend Mexico’s women from violence. Now she’s decided to get out.

Larry Kaplow |

Argument

The World According to Ron Paul

Republicans are freaked out about what a libertarian isolationist in the White House would do to American power -- but not all Democrats are.

Michael A. Cohen |