Drugs & Crime
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not destroying the country's democracy -- he's building it up after an era of military repression that was far worse.
C.J. Chivers talks with Foreign Policy about the Kalashnikov, the world's real weapon of mass destruction.
On Sept. 27, Kim Jong Un was named to a lofty post in North Korea's army, presumably in preparation to succeed his father as the country's ruler. FP looks at the world's autocrats-in-training who are waiting to take over their fathers' regimes.
The FARC's most famous hostage, Ingrid Betancourt, tells FP what six-and-a-half years of captivity in the jungle felt like.
When Afghanistan's powerbrokers own the networks, they control what's on the air. The result: documentaries of Dostum chasing Taliban fighters across northern Afghanistan on horseback.
Why are there 1,000 suspected torturers and génocidaires in America right now?
The world’s most notorious arms dealer is coming to America to stand trial. And that has Russia very worried.
Five places saying "yes, in my backyard" to the nasty stuff that no one else wants.
Learning to live with drug cartels -- and killer robots.
Seven months after it happened, the mysterious assassination of a Hamas operative in Dubai is still causing fallout in the Middle East.
What soldiers fighting the Taliban can learn from cops policing American inner cities.
Is President Álvaro Uribe trying to prevent his successor from making peace with Venezuela?
No, the U.S. military is not trying to take over Africa. Here's what we're actually doing.
The World Cup hosts hunker down for a wave of xenophobic violence.
A chilling attack on a controversial science journalist in Beijing bodes poorly for scientific progress.
One of the most urgent tasks confronting Gen. David Petraeus is also one of the least glamorous: reforming Afghanistan's corrupt and ineffective police.
South of the Border is no portrait of Hugo Chávez or the Latin American left; it's about how one U.S. director views the world.
Nine years after 9/11, getting between extremist groups and their funding remains an uphill struggle.
How extradition is ruining Latin America's courts, robbing victims of justice, and undermining the drug war.
Drug treatment in Southeast Asia is brutal, exploitative, and practically worthless.
U.S. demands for the extradition of a notorious gang leader have exposed an island paradise as a violent narcostate teetering on the edge of chaos.
Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris tells FP that an International Crisis Group report accusing his government of intentionally killing civilians is "nebulous" and shrouded in a "veil of secrecy."
When Felipe Calderón comes to Washington this week, his army's troublesome human rights record should be front and center.