Culture

Slide Show

The World This Week in Photos

Ferguson protests; Liberians face the spread of Ebola; and the pope visits South Korea.

FP Staff |

Tea Leaf Nation

Meet China's Most Famous Single Dad

With divorce rates spiraling, the biography of ancient sage Confucius resonates once again.

Alexa Olesen |

Christian Caryl

How the Wizard of Oz Explains America’s Foreign Policy

A few thoughts on saving the Munchkins, defeating tyranny, and the politics of America's favorite fairytale.

Christian Caryl |

Slide Show

The World This Week in Photos

Militias clash in Libya; preparations for India's Independence Day; and a wedding in a Gaza refugee camp.

FP Staff |

Lab Report

The Height of Hubris

Why an Erdogan victory in Turkey's presidential election is likely to trigger the biggest opposition backlash yet. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.

Cenk Sidar |

Argument

The Power of Naming and Shaming

Why renaming a Washington street after a leading Chinese dissident is an excellent idea.

Pedro Pizano |

THE MAGAZINE

The Social Laboratory

Singapore is testing whether mass surveillance and big data can not only protect national security, but actually engineer a more harmonious society.

Shane Harris |

Christian Caryl

9 Things to Avoid When Creating Your Own Caliphate

If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It's time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country's future.

Clare Lockhart |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

The aftermath of the MH17 shoot-down; violence in Gaza continues; and Hindus celebrate in India.

FP Staff |

Christian Caryl

The Woman Who Came Back from Hell

How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

India's NGO Backlash

India prides itself on its respect for democratic values. So why are civil society groups under attack?

Ram Mashru |

COLUMN

Summer Reruns in the Middle East

Televised tragedy and déjà vu in Gaza.

Matt Bors |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

MH17 shot down in Ukraine; Israel launches a ground invasion of Gaza; and the island of Tenerife, Spain celebrates the patron saint of fishermen.

FP Staff |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

A mass burial in Srebrenica; bombings rock Syria; and the bulls run in Pamplona.

Slide Show |

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 war games that let you invade Normandy all over again.

Michael Peck |