Politics

Report

Should America Start Exporting Oil?

Energy execs and a powerful senator say it's time -- even though the U.S. still doesn't drill enough to supply itself.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

Making the Grade

Is there really a way to judge if a foreign policy is successful?

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

South Africa, Unequal by Design

How Nelson Mandela's legacy is holding South Africa back.

Mike Albertus |

Argument

Return of the Basket Case

On the eve of a fundamentally flawed election, Bangladesh teeters on the edge of the precipice.

M. Ron Wahid |

Argument

Reckless Reforms

Why the Obama administration should ignore recommendations from the panel it established to review NSA surveillance.

Joshua Rovner |

COLUMN

Words of Unwisdom

The year’s best worst quotes.

Micah Zenko |

COLUMN

Presenting the Albies of 2013

The best global political economy writing of the year -- tweets included.

Daniel W. Drezner |

Lab Report

Cleaning House in Kenya's Police Force

Why security sector reform in Kenya has been much more successful than you might think. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.

Alexander Noyes |

Slide Show

2013: A Year in Protests

From the Vatican to Brazil, from Paris to Bahrain, a global tour of the year the street roared.

Slide Show |

Lab Report

Venezuela’s Glass Revolution

In 2013, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution survived the death of Hugo Chávez. Now his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, confronts his toughest challenge yet: an economy on the brink. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Venezuela.

Juan Nagel |

The List

The Stories You Missed in 2013

Six events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2014.

Ty McCormick |

Slide Show

The Most Memorable Photos of 2013

The events that shaped 2013 -- and the photos we won't forget.

Slide Show |

Interview

'We Must Topple the Whole System'

Foreign Policy talks to boxing legend and Ukrainian opposition figure Vitali Klitschko about the "Euromaidan" protests and his country's political future.

Harriet Salem |

Report

How the U.S. Triumph in South Sudan Came Undone

The White House bet on guerrilla fighters changing their warring ways. Turns out it was a bad bet.

Colum Lynch |

Putinology

Putin's Knack for Surprise

Behind Putin's sudden release of former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

The End of Erdogan?

Why a power struggle over Turkey's deep state could bring down the government.

John Hannah |

Argument

Who's the Biggest Loser in the Ukraine-Russia Deal?

It's not Putin, Yanukovych, or even the EU. It's the Ukrainian people.

Anders Aslund |

The List

Next of Kim

Meet the next generation of North Korea's ruling family -- while you still can.

Dennis P. Halpin |

Argument

Is Congo Finally Getting Its Act Together?

After decades of corruption and conflict, the Democratic Republic of Congo edges toward statehood.

James A. Robinson |

Dispatch

'The Power Struggle Was Only Beginning'

In South Sudan, a failed coup, violent confusion -- or the first spark of civil war?

Andrew Green |

Report

Energy Boost

The next head of the Senate Energy Committee has big plans for U.S. gas exports.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Boycott Me. Please.

Why the American Studies Association's boycott of Israeli academic institutions -- and my small liberal arts college -- is so utterly ridiculous.

Martin Kramer |

5 Things You Didn't Know About...

Premature Evaluation

An admittedly foolhardy (but no more than the rest) attempt to assess the legacy of Barack Obama.

Aaron David Miller |

Report

The Pentagon's Invisible Man

Even the defense secretary admits, "It's not a Hagel era."

Gordon Lubold |

Gordon Adams

The Little Budget Deal is a Big Deal

What's good for the country is even better for the Pentagon -- stability.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

A Cambodian Awakening

The Cambodian opposition is flooding the streets. But success depends on whether it can play politics.

Ellen Bork |

Feature

No Quiet on the Western Front

The eurozone lived to fight another day. But a new battle is brewing.

Daniel Altman |

Dispatch

The Angry Man

Why we remember Mandela the smiling grandfather, not Mandela the fighter.

Eve Fairbanks |

Argument

The Royal Meddler

Why is Thailand's democracy so dysfunctional? Blame the king.

Paul Handley |

Feature

Rift Removal

Why cooperation and coordination are the political keys to ending the Syrian crisis.

William B. Taylor |