Internet

Tea Leaf Nation

Meet China's Jack Kerouac

Adventure traveler Zhang Xinyu has found fame online, inspiring a growing number of Chinese "wage slaves" to hit the road.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Favorite Villainess

Why Chinese TV viewers can't get enough of a fictitious, Qing-era concubine.

Jianyu Hou |

Investigation

Meet the Spies Doing the NSA's Dirty Work

This obscure FBI unit does the domestic surveillance that no other intelligence agency can touch.

Shane Harris |

Tea Leaf Nation

'The Renminbi Is Failing the Chinese People'

Now even Chinese people -- not just U.S. congressmen -- are hating on China's currency.

Yueran Zhang |

Exclusive

Stuxnet's Secret Twin

The real program to sabotage Iran's nuclear facilities was far more sophisticated than anyone realized.

Ralph Langner |

Report

Is Washington Letting This American Rot in a Cuban Jail?

Havana keeps saying that it's willing to let this U.S. contractor go. But the White House and Congress keep rejecting the offers.

Yochi Dreazen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Crying Lone Wolf

After explosions in a provincial capital, Chinese debate whether anti-government violence is acceptable.

David Wertime |

Micah Zenko

Shouting '9/11' in a Crowded Internet

Why the NSA's 'we keep you safe from terrorists' rationale is bogus.

Micah Zenko |

The Pulse

Trading Privacy for Security

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

Bruce Stokes |

Argument

The Greatest Enemy of Privacy Is Ambiguity

If we can't define what it means to be left alone, don't be surprised when the government comes knocking.

J.M. Berger |

Tea Leaf Nation

Ghost in the Machine

How Chinese netizens are mocking a recent spate of televised confessions. 

Yiqin Fu |

By Other Means

Public Citizen

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

Rosa Brooks |

Tea Leaf Nation

How to Say 'Truthiness' in Chinese

Chinese citizens don't think their government should have a monopoly on rumors.

David Wertime |

Feature

China's Ridiculous War on Starbucks Lattes

Runaway real estate prices. Skyrocketing healthcare expenses. Brazen land seizures. And China's state TV does an exposé on the cost of a cup of coffee?

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Don't Tweet This Chinese Flood

Is censorship of an unfolding disaster in Yuyao backfiring?  

Liz Carter |

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 |

Argument

So What About the Other 364 Days a Year?

Forget the single-minded focus on election day. What Azerbaijan needs is support for its civil society.

Melinda Haring |

Argument

The Quiet Revolution

Technology is changing the way we fight war. But it's also changing the way we make peace.     

Sheldon Himelfarb |

The List

Blocked on the Net

10 ways governments are now stifling online speech.

Sanja Kelly |

Argument

Twitter's Week of Reckoning

One major social media service isn't keeping up with its peers in dealing with designated terrorists.

J.M. Berger |

Dispatch

Barcode Nation

Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.

Sriram Balasubramanian |

Argument

Zero Degrees of al Qaeda

How Twitter is supercharging jihadist recruitment.

J.M. Berger |

The List

The FP Twitterati 100

A who's who of the foreign-policy Twitterverse in 2013.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Dispatch

NSFUK

Can David Cameron hold back the flood of porn from Britain's shores?

Alex Massie |

Argument

Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean

Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war?

James Stavridis |

Christian Caryl

Mob Rule

Why organized crime is a growing force in world politics.

Christian Caryl |

Rational Security

History of the World, Part Z

What the undead can teach us about the fall of Rome -- and cyberwar.

John Arquilla |