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Syria’s opposition faces an uphill battle in its efforts to win backing from U.S. policymakers.
Promoting democracy in places like Egypt or Iraq is about changing the status quo. So why are we so surprised when it turns out that not everyone is in favor?
Iran and al Qaeda might seem like strange bedfellows. But their relationship goes back years.
Can the thriving Palestinian economy survive as millions of U.S. aid dollars slow to a trickle?
Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.
Think 2011 was a bad year for Europe? 2012 could be a whole lot worse -- if EU leaders don't get serious and deal with these 6 problems.
Promises of fiscal discipline by European countries could prove empty without effective surveillance from the International Monetary Fund. Here's how to make sure they don't slip.
Why is Egypt's military shutting down NGOs? I thought we had a revolution.
Republicans are freaked out about what a libertarian isolationist in the White House would do to American power -- but not all Democrats are.
Dwindling funding for the global fight against AIDS doesn't mean the battle is lost -- but it does mean we have to think about what we're getting for our money.
Do Europeans believe in the European Union enough to save it?
Barack Obama's Iran policy is frustrating, slow-moving, and fraught with uncertainty. But have you taken a look at the alternatives?
As the Cannes caucus begins, here's what would have saved the world economy -- and Barack Obama's job.
From flawed beginning to bloody end, the NATO intervention in Libya made a mockery of international law.
Libyans may be celebrating the killing of Muammar al-Qaddafi, but you'd better believe that Western governments are breathing a sigh of relief themselves.
How Libya changed the face of humanitarian intervention -- an FP roundtable.
An important reminder that the Islamic Republic's greatest victims are its own citizens.
The 2012 election may well mark the last gasp of the Republican foreign-policy establishment. But what’s more remarkable is that it lasted as long as it did.
How much has the collapse of Somalia cost the world? $55 billion -- and here's where it went.
South Africa was once celebrated as a champion for human rights. So why are Mandela's heirs engaging with some of the world's most dubious characters?
Why can't the world's nuclear energy watchdog do anything about Fukushima or Iran's weapons program? I went to find out.
But do we really need multilateral institutions anymore to kick-start international trade?
The eurozone's banking crisis is on the verge of becoming a global economic catastrophe. But do the economic heavyweights meeting in Washington this week know what to do about it?
Palestine may be fragmented. But let's remember whose fault that is.
Even if the United Nations grants Palestine statehood this September, it's far from looking -- or acting -- like a real, functioning state.
Palestinian leaders are headed for a dangerous confrontation at the U.N. that will only leave everyone worse off. Can anyone stop this runaway train?
Never before has a monetary union been so full of anticipation and hype. Should we have known that the euro would buckle?
Why keeping the dollar as the world's reserve currency is a massive drag on the struggling U.S. economy.