Culture

Putinology

Life for Russia's Liberals Just Got a Whole Lot Worse

Moscow's annexation of Crimea is fueling a surge of "patriotism" -- and a new sense of claustrophobia.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Two Chief Petty Officers Walk Into a Bar...

America used to love laughing at the military. When did it become so taboo?

Stephen M. Walt |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.

FP Staff |

Argument

Shoring Up the Fragile State

Societies attempting to make the transition to democracy should start by establishing a consensus on basic values.

Seth Kaplan |

COLUMN

Stonermania and the Promise of Novel Diplomacy

Could a simple book about a simple man help mitigate America's image as a vulgar hegemon?

Amy Finnerty |

COLUMN

Tupac in the Kremlin

How the martyred king of gangsta rap, a bisexual LSD-touting beat poet, and a reclusive alcoholic painter inspire a Moscow apparatchik.

Whitney Kassel |

Slide Show

The March/April Issue

The trouble with high speed rail in China; how small satellites are turning space into a DIY playground; and what happens to "child sorcerers" in Congo.

FP Staff |

Argument

Mourning a Musical Dissident

The story of Cameroon's late 'Guitar Man,' who spent his life fighting to take down a brutal autocrat.

Alex Gladstein |

Argument

Yes, There Are Bad Guys in the Ukrainian Government

It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.

Andrew Foxall |

Slide Show

Celebrating in Color

India celebrates Holi, the Hindu spring festival of colors.

FP Staff |

Report

#AfricaTrending

From FIFA to Magnum ice cream to Nairobi’s traffic, a glimpse at what Africans talk about on Twitter.

Michela Wrong |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Katelyn Fossett |

Argument

The Anderson Doctrine

Director Wes Anderson is waging a twee war on imperialism and the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie.

Jake Scobey-Thal |

In Other Words

The Reckoning

After decades of censorship, Burma's filmmakers probe their country's dark past.

Francis Wade |

Tea Leaf Nation

'I Feel as if I Were Holden Caulfield'

Chinese from each recent epoch have found a reason to care about U.S. literature.

Helen Gao |

Rebuttal

The Recline! Response (Part 2)

Kristin Lord, Suzanne Nossel, Whitney Kassel, and Ari Ratner weigh in on Rosa Brooks's recent columns and a woman's right to recline.

Kristin M. Lord |

Putinology

The Maidan's Fighters Stand Their Ground

The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.

Anna Nemtsova |

Rebuttal

The Recline! Response (Part 1)

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julianne Smith, and Mieke Eoyang take on Rosa Brooks' Manifesto for the new working woman.

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julianne Smith and Mieke Eoyang |

COLUMN

Live, from the Anchor Desk

What's a Crimea again?

Matt Bors |

COLUMN

Slack? Nap? Snooze?

A follow-up to my Recline manifesto.

Rosa Brooks |

Christian Caryl

Rescue Me!

Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Different Chapter, Same Book

What Crimea’s history can teach us about Crimea’s future.

Peter Eltsov |

Argument

The Human Rights That Dictators Love

Does the concept of "human rights" still have meaning in a world where everything qualifies?

Pedro Pizano |

COLUMN

Unrealistic Expectations

When powerful democracies intervene in a troubled society, what is it that they want: democracy or liberalism?

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

A House United

Why analysts touting Ukraine's East-West division are just plain wrong.

Alexander J. Motyl |

Feature

Mayo-Drenched and Heroic

A tribute to the home cooks of the Red Empire, who turned mass production, propaganda, and want into a cuisine.

Anya von Bremzen |

Argument

The Thai Malaise

The current political standoff in Thailand is a symptom of deeper problems that can't be solved by watering down democratic process.

Duncan McCargo |

Putinology

Patriotism and the Olympics

Why taking the wrong stand on the Olympics can get you accused of being a traitor to the nation.

Anna Nemtsova |

Christian Caryl

The Young and the Restless

Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?

Christian Caryl |

Report

Big Brother's Burmese Comeback

Why the country George Orwell once skewered is finally embracing its non-native son.

Catherine A. Traywick |