International Organizations

Argument

The 5 Most Important Questions About Afghanistan

Obama can't shirk the difficult issues when he meets with Karzai this week.

Michael Kugelman |

Rebuttal

Poor Choice

The International Finance Corporation responds to Cheryl Strauss Einhorn's investigation into the World Bank's investment arm.

Bruce Moats |

Investigation

Can You Fight Poverty With a Five-Star Hotel?

The story of how the World Bank's investment arm hands out billions in loans to wealthy tycoons and giant multinationals in some of the world's poorest places.

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn |

Argument

A Network of Dictators

There's a fight brewing for the future of the Internet.

James A. Lewis |

Argument

What Africa Did Right in 2012

Africans are getting better at finding their own solutions to African problems.

Jon Temin |

FP Explainer

Paging Bruce Willis

Whose job is it to stop an asteroid from hitting the Earth?

J. Dana Stuster |

Feature

Assad's War on the Red Crescent

Aid workers are caught in the crossfire of Syria's bloody revolt.

David Kenner |

Christian Caryl

Barbarians at the Gate

Are Russia and China trying to take over the Internet? Probably. But so far they aren't having much luck.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

State of Confusion

Why Mahmoud Abbas’s U.N. statehood bid is great for Israel -- and the United States.

Ephraim Sneh |

Profile

Can You Save Diplomacy From Itself?

Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.

Cristina Odone |

Christian Caryl

The Corruption Pandemic

Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

Profile

The Man Who Brought the Black Flag to Timbuktu

A new Islamist strongman has taken the stage in North Africa. His rising power is giving him a lot of bad ideas.

William Lloyd-George |

Argument

Eyes Off the Prize

The real question isn’t whether the European Union deserved its Nobel. The real question is: What is the EU going to do with it?

Gareth Harding |

Daniel Altman

Writing’s on the Wall for Argentina

Cristina de Kirchner has brought her country to the brink of the abyss.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

The Quiet Man of Chinese Letters

Should we condemn Mo Yan for failing to speak out?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Briefing Book

Losing at the IMF

The Obama administration set out to reform the international financial system, but now finds itself on the defensive. What went wrong?

Douglas Rediker |

In Box

Blame Game

Want to avert another global recession? Stop the finger-pointing.

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Argument

Argentina's Deadbeat Mom

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner refuses to pay Argentina's massive debts -- and that's why she has to go.

James K. Glassman |

David Rothkopf

How Not to Lead the World

The U.N. General Assembly is providing a real-time seminar on failed leadership.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

A New Model for Foreign Aid

How the Millennium Challenge Corporation is changing how America helps the world's poor.

Daniel W. Yohannes |

Christian Caryl

The Problem with Patriotism

The dispute over islands in the East China Sea is stirring up nationalist passions in the region. That doesn't bode well for the future of democracy.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

It's Time to Act in Syria

Yes, it's true: Military involvement in Syria has its risks. But the costs of non-intervention are growing by the day.

Mark N. Katz |

Argument

The Gang That Can't Shoot Straight

The Syrian National Council has failed to galvanize international support for the rebellion -- and it has only itself to blame.

Malik Al-Abdeh |

Argument

Learning Europe's Lessons in Africa

Why five East African countries are trying to follow in the European Union's footsteps -- minus the common currency.

Blair Glencorse and Charles Landow |

Argument

The Talkfest in Tehran

Should Americans really worry about the Non-Aligned Movement, a relic of the Cold War whose purpose is no longer clear?

David Bosco |

Argument

Mad Libs: The United Nations

As the U.N. General Assembly prepares to meet next month, FP asked experts and insiders what role the body -- lately taking heat for its response to crises in Syria and Iran -- should play on the world stage today.

Hillary Hurd |

Argument

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Public health activists and pharmaceutical companies are finally joining forces to help developing countries get access to low-cost drugs.

Roger Bate |

Case Studies

Rebuilding the Police in Kosovo

In the wake of its war with the Serbs, Kosovo faced a yawning law enforcement gap. Here's how the international community helped an embyronic country rebuild its police.

Morgan Greene |

Argument

Blood Law

Does it matter that the Red Cross now says Syria is technically in a state of "civil war"?

David Rieff |