Drugs & Crime

Argument

A Campaign About Nothing

Why are Mexico's presidential candidates ignoring the 800-lb. gorilla in the room -- the failing drug war?

Michael Shifter |

Argument

The Fast and the Ridiculous

The conspiracy theories over the controversial ATF gun-tracking program are flying, and not just in GOP chambers. In Mexico, it's taken as fact that the United States is backing the drug cartels.

James Verini |

Argument

A Requiem for Calderon

The outgoing Mexican president had a golden opportunity to change his country for the better -- and he blew it.

Alina Rocha Menocal |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

An  ex-president is convicted, England celebrates, and Angela Merkel feeds a penguin.

Slide Show |

Christian Caryl

In the Crosshairs

Why controlling the international arms trade can help to build stable societies.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Silence in Sudan

Why did the United Nations stop reporting atrocities in Darfur?

Colum Lynch |

Argument

Mr. Nice Guy

France has chosen François Hollande, but can she fall in love with a man who lacks the passion of leaders past?

Eric Pape |

Argument

Friends Like These

This week's tensions aside, China and the United States still need each other more than they admit.

Dan Blumenthal |

Christian Caryl

Obama's Committee of Salvation

Preventing genocide sounds like a worthy cause. But setting up a new White House committee isn't the way to do it.

Christian Caryl |

Terms of Engagement

Latin Lovers' Quarrel

Obama may be well-liked by the people of Latin America, but smiling and waving won't clean up the mess the United States leaves on their table.

James Traub |

Dispatch

The New Narco State

Mexico's drug war is turning Argentina into the new Wild West of the global narcotics trade.

Haley Cohen |

Argument

Dirty Laundry

If the West really wants to prevent developing countries from laundering money, it can start by cleaning up its own act.

Peter Reuter |

Argument

Patriot Games

How the FBI spent a decade hunting white supremacists and missed Timothy McVeigh.

J.M. Berger |

Slide Show

Afghanistan the Beautiful

Exclusive photos from Foreign Policy's new eBook, Afghanistan by Donkey.

Thorne Anderson |

The Optimist

The Narco State

There's good news on the drug war: The world knows how to end it -- so why can't the United States figure it out?

Charles Kenny |

Argument

Rotting From Within

Investigating the massive corruption of the Chinese military.

John Garnaut |

The List

Artful Dodgers

The 6 countries where everyone runs the other way when the tax man comes knocking.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

Needles Into Ploughshares

Want to fight Latin America's drug problem? Try land reform.

Oliver Kaplan |

Argument

Treacherous Waters

The latest bad publicity for the global cruise industry is just the tip of the iceberg.

Ross A. Klein |

Feature

16 Ways to Fix Burma

On the eve of the country's historic elections, 16 experts give us their prescriptions for the future.

Arianne Swieca |

Argument

Biden to Latin America: Drop Dead

The laws of economics show why the United States has little chance of victory in the war on drugs.

Peter Passell |

Christian Caryl

Let's Stop Miscasting Africans

Africans are way past the victim thing -- but Westerners don't seem to be there yet. A tale of two films.

Christian Caryl |

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

You Can Run But You Can't Hide

Activists are preparing to charge Yemen's ex-strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh with crimes against humanity -- despite a deal that guarantees him immunity at home.

Inna Lazareva |

Argument

Waiting for Spring

If the Middle East is your yardstick, the countries of Central Asia ought to be on the verge of revolution. But don't hold your breath.

Scott Radnitz |

The Optimist

There Will Not Be Blood

Across the world, crime is down -- and in a big way. Are violent movies to thank for less real blood and gore?

Charles Kenny |

Case Studies

The Battle for Bihar

Sleaze still plagues India. But one place is fighting back.

Sudip Mazumdar |

Feature

The Mall of the World

What a Hong Kong shopping complex tells us about the true nature of globalization.

Gordon Mathews |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Norway's anti-terrorism laws tested in conspiracy case

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Jennifer Rowland |