Think Again

Think Again: Immigration

After Republicans' election-year drubbing, the United States has an historic opportunity to fix its broken immigration system. And the arguments against reform simply don't hold up anymore.

Shannon O’Neil |


Rainbow Coalition

A gay rights revolution is sweeping across the Americas. It's time for Washington to catch up.

J. Lester Feder |


Mexico's False Dawn

Don't believe all the rosy news about Mexico's rise -- this emerging economy is still stuck emerging.

Larry Kaplow |


The New Border: Illegal Immigration’s Shifting Frontier

As the net flow of immigrants from Mexico nears zero, violent and impoverished Central American countries have emerged as the fastest-rising source of illegal immigrants to the U.S.

Sebastian Rotella |


Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

When the leaders of Mexico and the United States meet for the first time, they'll have a chance to make real progress on issues that have been stalled for decades.

Peter Hakim |

In Other Words

A Father's Secret…

And his journalist son's search for the truth.

Scott C. Johnson |


These 7 Countries

The rise of China and India has long since become a cliche. In fact, neither country has done all that well since the crash of 2008 -- but these emerging powerhouses have cleaned up.

Joshua E. Keating |

Slide Show

Murder Most Foul

The world's 10 deadliest cities.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |


The Return of the Mexican Dinosaur

Mexico's pretty-boy president is more dangerous than he looks.

John M. Ackerman |


Mexico's Bright Light

Even as the country around it sinks into a morass of drug-fueled crime, Mexico City has remained surprisingly safe.

Larry Kaplow |

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Mexico's Bloody Future

Mexico will elect a new president on July 1, but the violent war on (and between) the drug cartels that President Felipe Calderón began in 2006 shows no signs of diminishing.

Lilian Timmermann |


Lost Highways

Can Mexico continue its impressive economic growth even as the drug war looks increasingly hopeless?

Malcolm Beith |


The Fast and the Ridiculous

The conspiracy theories over the controversial ATF gun-tracking program are flying, and not just in GOP chambers. In Mexico, it's taken as fact that the United States is backing the drug cartels.

James Verini |


The Most Powerful Women You've Never Heard Of

The Angela Merkels and Dilma Rousseffs get all the attention. But they're not the only female leaders running the world.

FP Staff |

In Box

A Better Dictator

If you have to live under an authoritarian regime, which kind is best?

Joshua E. Keating |


Dirty Laundry

If the West really wants to prevent developing countries from laundering money, it can start by cleaning up its own act.

Peter Reuter |


Needles Into Ploughshares

Want to fight Latin America's drug problem? Try land reform.

Oliver Kaplan |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

The Pope dons a sombrero, French police hunt suspected Islamists, and a Tongan king is laid to rest.

Slide Show |


Biden to Latin America: Drop Dead

The laws of economics show why the United States has little chance of victory in the war on drugs.

Peter Passell |


In Mexico, An Activist Says Her Farewells

For more than a decade, Norma Andrade has been working to defend Mexico’s women from violence. Now she’s decided to get out.

Larry Kaplow |


Off the Beaten Path

Some of the best economic innovations come from places you wouldn't expect.

Jeffrey Frankel |


¿El Presidente?

Mitt Romney could be the first Latino president. So why is he blowing it?

Larry Kaplow |

In Box

The Stories You Missed in 2011

10 events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2012.

Joshua E. Keating |


Gateway Interventions

Drones along the Mexican border, commandos in Central America -- the war on drugs looks more than ever like a real war. But do Americans have any idea what they're getting into?

James Poulos |


The LWOT: Al-Qaeda no. 2 reported killed in Pakistan

Foreign Policy and the New America Foundation bring you a twice weekly brief on the legal war on terror. You can read it on or get it delivered directly to your inbox -- just sign up here.

Jennifer Rowland and Andrew Lebovich |

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Packing Heat

Guns don't need passports to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

Slide Show |


The Fog of Mexico's Drug War

After one of the worst attacks on civilians ever, President Felipe Calderón shows exactly why he can't win the war he started.

Malcolm Beith |

The Optimist

Slim Pickings

Mexico is the most staggeringly unequal society on the planet -- but it doesn't have to stay that way.

Charles Kenny |

Small Wars

This Week at War: Outsourcing the Drug War

Can U.S. private contractors turn the tide in Mexico's violent drug war?

Robert Haddick |