Drugs & Crime


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 |


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 |


Needles Into Ploughshares

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

Oliver Kaplan |


Treacherous Waters

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

Ross A. Klein |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


The Mall of the World

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

Gordon Mathews |


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

Foreign Policy and the New America Foundation bring you a twice weekly brief on the legal war on terror. You can read it on foreignpolicy.com or get it delivered directly to your inbox -- just sign up here.

Jennifer Rowland |


Gateway Interventions

Drones along the Mexican border, commandos in Central America -- the war on drugs looks more than ever like a real war. But do Americans have any idea what they're getting into?

James Poulos |


The End of FARC?

Why the killing of the Colombian insurgency's leader is a real chance for peace.

Silke Pfeiffer |

Terms of Engagement

No Apology Necessary

Barack Obama shouldn't have to make excuses for sending troops to Uganda.

James Traub |

Photo Essay

A Brief History of Plan Colombia

Is the U.S.-backed anti-drug war in Colombia really a success worth replicating in Afghanistan?

Uri Friedman |

The List

The Price of Failure

How much has the collapse of Somalia cost the world? $55 billion -- and here's where it went.

John Norris |


New Jack Rio

Six years ago, crack cocaine was virtually unheard of in Brazil. Now it's out of control.

Kristina Rosales |

Photo Essay


Brazil may be rising, but in Rio's favelas, drugs, crime, and killing are a way of life. A Hipstamatic tour -- deep inside the gritty, gang-ridden streets -- where few outsiders dare to tread.

Jared P. Moossy |

The List

Ten More WikiLeaks You Missed

From the Indian April Fools cable to Hanoi's sexy discos to China's dangerous nuclear plants, Julian Assange's hits just keep on coming.

Ty McCormick |

Slide Show

Packing Heat

Guns don't need passports to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

Slide Show |


The Fog of Mexico's Drug War

After one of the worst attacks on civilians ever, President Felipe Calderón shows exactly why he can't win the war he started.

Malcolm Beith |


Stopping the Fifth Column

How to end a post-Qaddafi insurgency in Libya before it starts.

Brian Fishman |

Small Wars

This Week at War: Outsourcing the Drug War

Can U.S. private contractors turn the tide in Mexico's violent drug war?

Robert Haddick |