Foreign Policy magazine


Does the Academy Matter?

Do policymakers listen? Should you get a Ph.D.? And where are all the women?

FP Staff |

The List

FP’s Favorite Reads of 2013

Great books from the past year as selected by the FP staff.

FP Staff |

Marc Lynch

The Dark List

Why nobody in the Middle East deserves to be an FP Leading Global Thinker this year.

Marc Lynch |

David Rothkopf

The Balance of Power

Why sexism is civilization's greatest shame.

David Rothkopf |

The List

FP's Most Popular Articles of 2012

From true spy stories to the sex lives of ayatollahs, here’s what you wanted to read in the past year.

Cara Parks |

David Rothkopf

The Opposite of Thinking

The key ingredient missing in our policymaking these days? Creativity.

David Rothkopf |


Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age

Across the world, the battle for free speech is pitting governments and corporations against activists and average citizens.

Lee C. Bollinger |

Christian Caryl

Why We Give the Lady a Hard Time

An open letter to the critics of our criticism.

Christian Caryl |


Happy Blogiversary to Me

After banging on my keyboard for 10 years, have I learned anything? Have you?

Daniel W. Drezner |


Debating the Failed States Index

Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.

Adrienne Klasa |


Introducing the FPwomerati

Why didn't Foreign Policy include more women in its Twitterati list? Here's a list of 100 female tweeters around the world that everyone should follow.

@jilliancyork |


Longform's Picks of the Week

The best reads from around the world.

Max Linsky |

Photo Essay

The Best Covers of 2011

Our favorites from the past year. 

Photo Essay |

Slide Show

The Art of Foreign Policy

Our favorite FP illustrations from 2011.

Slide Show |

The List

The FP Twitterati 100

A who's who of the foreign-policy Twitterverse in 2011.

Foreign Policy |

The List

FP Favorites: The Stories That Mattered in March 2011

In March's installment of FP's most popular stories of the month, events in Libya and Japan had us glued to our screens, while March Madness was one place where democracy triumphed over dictatorship.

Suzanne Merkelson |

The List

FP Favorites: The Stories That Mattered in February 2011

In this month's installment of FP's most popular stories of the month, the events unfolding in Egypt and the rest of the Arab world were king.

Suzanne Merkelson |


Voice of Terror

Anwar al-Awlaki has emerged as the most persuasive supporter of jihad for Muslims in the West.

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens |


Remembering Samuel Huntington

A man of towering intellect, who never shied away from going for the jugular.

Fareed Zakaria |


Samuel Huntington's Legacy

Why his works on world order -- political and otherwise -- are still relevant today.

Francis Fukuyama |


40 Years of Foreign Policy

A look back at the last four decades of world affairs.

Andrew Swift |


Not on the List

Steve Clemons suggests some thinkers who deserved an honorable mention in 2010.

Andrew Swift |

Slide Show

Our Favorite Headlines of 2010

From disasters to honey traps, from WikiLeaks to Hezbollah hotties, FP's covered it all, our way.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

Who Says Foreign Policy Can't Look Good?

FP had a pretty good year when it comes to art, with National Magazine Award nominations for cover and for photography -- our first ever in both categories. Here, we celebrate the brilliant designers and photographers who translate ideas (and occasional wonkiness) into things of beauty.

Slide Show |


Exclusive: A Video Message from Aung San Suu Kyi

The newly released Burmese democracy advocate speaks about her selection as an FP Top Global Thinker of 2010.

Aung San Suu Kyi |

Failed States

In the Beginning, There Was Somalia

Two decades later, the U.S. still has no plan.

James Traub |

In Box

Dangerous Weakness

Somalia is the quintessential "failed state" -- and not just because it has topped Foreign Policy's Failed States Index since 2008.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

In Other Words

Overcoming the Language Barrier

FP's translation project: From the Rwandan genocide to Tito's death, from Indian Muslims to Vietnamese Agent Orange victims, and from Israeli communists to Parisian chroniclers of the Vichy years, a selection of works you won't read anywhere else -- at least, not in English.

Britt Peterson |

Missing Links


And thanks for reading.

Moisés Naím |


Muslims and the Caliphate

A top representative of the Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir responds to FP's Christian Caryl.

Blake Hounshell |