A Bond for the Homeland

Migrants send billions of dollars home each year; they also save a lot, too. Instead of stuffing cash under the mattress, the developing world's diaspora could do a lot more good if they invested in their homeland. 

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala |


How Not to Declare a War

The Obama administration's legal rationale for bombing Libya suggests that while George W. Bush may be gone, the imperial presidency isn't.

Scott Horton |

Photo Essay

Arrival Cities

A look at nine places defining life on the margins for the new century, from Chongqing to California.

Doug Saunders |


West Africa Lurches Toward War

As the world watches the tsunami in Japan and the uprising in Libya, another part of the world is on the brink of disaster. Is anyone paying attention?

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Photo Essay

Bedlam at the Border

Exclusive photos of the human wave leaving Libya.

Suzanne Merkelson |

The Optimist

Invasion of the Alien Cattle

Why does the United States allow more foreign cattle to immigrate than it does people?

Charles Kenny |


Not Your Father's Cuba

What Marco Rubio and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen don't get about the new generation of Cuban-Americans.

Arturo Lopez-Levy |

Slide Show

Romas: Europe's Wanderers

Kicked out of France and unwanted in the countries to which they are forced to return, the Roma are a part of a new Europe that everyone would rather ignore.

Slide Show |


Taxing American Competitiveness

Why is Congress slapping fees on the most productive sectors of the U.S. economy?

Jacob F. Kirkegaard |

Prime Numbers


FP's guide to the coming urban age.

Richard Dobbs |


Urban Legends

Why suburbs, not cities, are the answer.

Joel Kotkin |


Chicago on the Yangtze

Welcome to Chongqing, the biggest city you've never heard of.

Christina Larson |


Beyond City Limits

The age of nations is over. The new urban age has begun.

Parag Khanna |

Photo Essay

Blood on the Tracks

Photos from the dangerous journey to El Norte.

Felipe Jácome |

The List

The World's Worst Theme Parks

Where not to take the kids on your summer vacation.

Benjamin Pauker |


Le Scandal

The French soccer team's disaster in South Africa has exposed the superficiality of European racial integration -- and now only Germany can save France from tearing itself apart.

John Hoberman |


Stealing Colombia's Criminals

How extradition is ruining Latin America's courts, robbing victims of justice, and undermining the drug war.

Michael Reed-Hurtado |

The List

The World’s Worst Immigration Laws

Think Arizona's new immigration law is harsh? The Grand Canyon state has nothing on these guys.

Peter Williams |

In Box

The FP Quiz

Are you a globalization junkie? Then test your knowledge of global trends, economics, and politics with 8 questions about how the world works.  

Peter Williams |


Interview: António Guterres

From Darfur to Afghanistan, the U.N.’s point man on refugees says, the world’s conflicts are getting “more worrisome and more difficult to solve.”

Elizabeth Dickinson |


Only Haitians Can Save Haiti

The world has tried before to fix this troubled state -- and failed each time. Now will be no different, unless Haitians take the lead.

Howard W. French |


Solomon's Baby in the Middle East

A trip to a village literally cut in two by war.

Andrew J. Tabler |


Does Israel Have an Immigrant Problem?

Thousands are flocking to the Jewish state for work. But increasingly, they are becoming a political football.

Evan R. Goldstein |


The Least Among Us

The recession may be ending for Wall Street, but for the millions of migrants who make the U.S. economy run, the crisis is just beginning.

Manuel Orozco |

In Box

The FP Quiz

Are you a globalization junkie? Then test your knowledge of global trends, economics, and politics with 8 questions about how the world works.

Elizabeth Dickinson |


Censoring the Voice of America

Why is it OK to broadcast terrorist propaganda but not taxpayer-funded media reports?

Matt Armstrong |


Reverse Migration Rocks Mexico

With the U.S. economy contracting rapidly, Mexican migrants are heading back south. But they're finding the homecoming isn't quite what they imagined.

Malcolm Beith |

In Box

Double Booked

The number of countries allowing dual citizenship is on the rise.

Elizabeth Dickinson |


The Lie We Love

Foreign adoption seems like the perfect solution to a heartbreaking imbalance: Poor countries have babies in need of homes, and rich countries have homes in need of babies. Unfortunately, those little orphaned bundles of joy may not be orphans at all.

E. J. Graff |