Vladimir Putin's forces in Crimea are trying to pick a fight. But the Ukrainians hunkered down in their bases have every interest in abstaining.
Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?
Why a Russian intervention in southern Ukraine could rebound against Moscow.
When powerful democracies intervene in a troubled society, what is it that they want: democracy or liberalism?
Mainland media says it's about pique, not human rights.
How tensions between South Korea and Japan are playing out in small towns across America.
Mexican society is reeling from an epidemic of organized crime. But now it faces another challenge: taking its economy to the next level.
With the administration's Russia engagment policy in shambles, Amb. Mike McFaul heads for home.
There are no winners in the geopolitical tug of war between Russia and the West.
Most visitors to the Winter Olympics will only see the giant stadiums and overpriced hotels. But some Russians are mourning the lost paradise of childhood.
Chinese state media is going soft on the Winter Games, while Chinese visitors seem to be having a ball.
President Yanukovych is losing his support among Ukraine's oligarchs -- and that could be the key to his fate.
Political instability -- from Turkey to Brazil -- is unnerving investors. Could the focus on short-term gain unsettle the global economy?
A starlet discovers the hard way how much Hong Kongers dislike their mainland bretheren.
Why the controversy around the Sochi Olympics could turn out to be a good thing for Russia.
Why undervaluing the potential upsides to a deal with Iran is just bad business.
Remembering a popular restaurateur killed in Kabul—and a policy of segregation that humiliated local Afghans.
The sensible way to fight back against Russia's anti-gay campaign.
For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
From a U.S. attack on Syria to the collapse of the Eurozone, here's what didn't happen in foreign policy this year.
Foreign Policy talks to boxing legend and Ukrainian opposition figure Vitali Klitschko about the "Euromaidan" protests and his country's political future.
Why isn't anyone focusing on the domestic help in the Indian diplomatic scandal?
Sorry, haters, when it comes to foreign aid -- of all sorts -- the United States is far and away the most generous nation on Earth.
Are billions of dollars from Russia and the Gulf really worse than Western assistance?
Why the American Studies Association's boycott of Israeli academic institutions -- and my small liberal arts college -- is so utterly ridiculous.
How the opening of Mexico's state oil monopoly could spell the end of Keystone XL.