International Relations

Argument

The Curse of Low Expectations

Lessons for democracy from Madagascar's election.

Brian Klaas |

Argument

Boxed In

How Israel became the land of no good options.

Amos Harel |

By Other Means

Never Waver

Now is the time for Obama to beat back the congressional hawks taking aim at the Iran deal.

Rosa Brooks |

Lab Report

The Basket Case

One of Europe's biggest countries is on the verge of economic collapse. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.

Anders Åslund |

Argument

Indefinite Extension

Obama needs to consult Congress before he authorizes offensive military action in Afghanistan after 2014.

Bruce Ackerman |

Christian Caryl

Ukraine's Hostage Crisis

How one woman's fate is derailing Ukraine's European dream.

Christian Caryl |

Terms of Engagement

'The Worst of the Worst'

A U.S. ally is treating a would-be nation as a prison camp -- and we're doing nothing about it.

James Traub |

Argument

No More Exemptions

Why Israel can no longer afford to rebuff global norms pertaining to weapons of mass destruction.

Avner Cohen |

Report

The Self-Serving Argument That Could Sink the Pacific Trade Deal

Congressmen cry foul over currency intervention -- until the U.S. does it.

Jamila Trindle |

Jeffrey Lewis

Vive la Freeze!

Why the French are better at diplomacy than we are.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

The Pivot Starts Now

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the United States has gained some ground at China's expense.

Patrick M. Cronin |

Christian Caryl

The LGBT Global Values Gap

The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The End of India's Sovereignty Hawks?

It’s time for the world’s largest democracy to start promoting human rights.

Sumit Ganguly |

Argument

A Strange Kind of Victory

Some pundits are celebrating the effort to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. But if this is progress, what does failure look like?

Michael Weiss |

Interview

Human Rights, Snowden, and How Not to Get Hacked

The U.S. ambassador to China speaks to Foreign Policy.

Isaac Stone Fish |

The Pulse

Trading Privacy for Security

Americans are still willing to forgive the NSA's intrusions, but are U.S. friends abroad?

Bruce Stokes |

Feature

The Seven Deadly Sins of Foreign Policy

Lust, sloth, and wrath are even worse when states do them -- right, Machiavelli?

Stephanie Carvin |

By Other Means

Public Citizen

If our kids don't all have tracking chips, the terrorists win.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Doing Away with Et Cetera

Bosnia's current constitution leaves some people unrepresented. It's time to move away from ethnicity and toward citizenship.

Luka Oreskovic |

Gordon Adams

Rebalancing the World Stage

Why America can no longer be both an actor and director.

Gordon Adams |

Putinology

Not Exactly the Land of Smiles

As they gear up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, young Russians find themselves exercising some little-used facial muscles.

Anna Nemtsova |

Micah Zenko

Estimated Recovery Time

Will the self-inflicted political wound of the U.S. government shutdown ever heal?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

High North or High Tension?

How to head off war in the last frontier on Earth.

Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret) |

Argument

The Fire Next Time

Why another debt crisis would be a national security disaster.

Robert D. Hormats |

Dispatch

At Sea

Smugglers, shipwrecks, and the harrowing, tragic journey of Syrian refugees trying to get to Sweden.

Sophia Jones |

Report

The NSA's New Code Breakers

America's using front companies, break-in artists, and hacktivists to spy on everyone -- and only North Korea seems able to resist.

Matthew M. Aid |

Profile

Sherman's March

Meet the social worker turned nuclear negotiator who's trying to keep Iran from getting the bomb.

Yochi Dreazen |

Jeffrey Lewis

Poison Control

Why can't we get rid of nukes the same way we got rid of chemical weapons?

Jeffrey Lewis |

Christian Caryl

Peer Pressure

The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.

Christian Caryl |

By Other Means

The Failure of Impasse

From Vietnam to Syria, the appalling history of U.S. efforts to end wars by creating stalemate.

Rosa Brooks |