Culture

ChinaFile

The Debate Over Confucius Institutes in the United States

A ChinaFile conversation on the promises and perils of partnering with Beijing on education. 

Stephen I. Levine |

Rebuttal

In Defense of Baijiu

What Foreign Policy got wrong about China's most popular drink.

Derek Sandhaus |

Dispatch

Statue of Limitations

Seventy years after the Holocaust ravaged Hungary, Budapest's right-wing government is whitewashing the country's wartime sins by building a garish monument to a past that never existed.

Yigal Schleifer |

Argument

What Happened to <i>Picardía</i>?

Argentina has made it to the semifinals of the World Cup without its usual tricks.

Daniel Altman |

COLUMN

Therapy for the Self-Hating Superpower

Snap out of it, America. You're good enough, smart enough -- who cares if people don't like you?

David Rothkopf |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

FP Staff |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

The 2014 FIFA World Cup causes celebration and protests; Iraqi refugee camps swell with families after the fall of Mosul; and people all over the world enjoy the summer heat.

FP Staff |

Argument

Build a Party, Beware of Judges, and Never Give Up

Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.

Mohamed Nasheed |

Argument

Pyongyang Express

Why is North Korea so pissed off about the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy caper?

Victor Cha |

Tea Leaf Nation

The President that China Never Had

Netizens are using a Korean film about late president Roh Moo-hyun as a subtle form of protest.

David Wertime |

COLUMN

Being a Neocon Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

These guys were wrong about every aspect of Iraq. Why do we still have to listen to them?

Stephen M. Walt |

Christian Caryl

Mosul's Christians Say Goodbye

The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.

Christian Caryl |

Tea Leaf Nation

Is China Losing its 'Last Fair Path' to Prosperity?

Citizens may be losing faith in what looked like the last bastion of equal opportunity.

Rachel Lu |

COLUMN

Storm the Beaches from your Living Room

Six D-Day wargames that let you invade Normandy all over again.

Michael Peck |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

History enthusiasts commemorate the Great War; Thai anti-coup protesters adopt a familiar hand signal; and Hong Kong remembers the Tiananmen crackdown.

FP Staff |

Christian Caryl

Not So Happy In Iran

Iran’s ayatollahs are going nuts over a harmless video. But they’re not the first autocrats to obsess about the impact of popular culture.

Christian Caryl |

Report

The Silencing of Egypt's Jon Stewart

The rise and fall of a funnyman in a strongman state. 

H.A. Hellyer |

Argument

What Strongmen Have to Fear

Autocrats have increasing reason to fear the power of people in the streets. Here's why the leaders of democracies should take note.

Andrea Kendall-Taylor |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Ukrainians riot ahead of the presidential election; Ultra-Orthodox Israeli soldiers train near the Syrian border; and Thailand's army chief declares a coup.

FP Staff |

Putinology

'Girls, Stop What You're Doing or Die'

In Ukraine, women militants are taking up weapons on both sides of the barricades.

Anna Nemtsova |

Tea Leaf Nation

Will China Get Lonely Before It Gets Rich?

China is becoming a nation of singles, 'DINKs,' and empty-nesters, says a new government report.

Rachel Lu |

Feature

Any Mumbai Sunday

One woman is on a quest to sell American football to India. Is anyone buying?

Elizabeth Segran |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

India wrapped up the largest democratic election in the world; Pope Francis ordained 13 new priests; and Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine concluded a controversial referendum for self-rule.

FP Staff |

Argument

The Skeleton in Chile's Closet

Chile has made progress toward democracy. Why do its indigenous people still feel left out?

Mira Galanova |

COLUMN

The Promise of Hashtag

If only Twitter could save Nigeria's stolen schoolgirls.

Matt Bors |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Peculiar Phrase Finds a Home in China

Frustration at 'Catch-22's' are a common part of life here.

Helen Gao |

Argument

Putin's Assault on Civil Society Continues

Russian civil society organizations are actually doing a remarkable job of fighting back against discriminatory legislation. But a new bill presented to parliament sends an ominous signal.

Miriam Lanskoy |

Christian Caryl

In a Divided Ukraine, Even Victory Over Hitler Isn’t What It Used to Be

As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.

Christian Caryl |

In Other Words

Can an American Soldier Ever Die in Vain?

What Shakespeare, Lincoln, and 
"Lone Survivor" teach us about the danger 
of refusing to confront futility in war.

Elizabeth Samet |