How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.
Will the self-inflicted political wound of the U.S. government shutdown ever heal?
Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.
How simmering ethnic hatred in Moscow exploded into violence.
It's not just the United States. Democracies around the world are facing a crisis of faith.
The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.
How South Africa's post-apartheid government tried to do away with the territorial legacy of racial segregation.
The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?
Flournoy, Kendall are seen as leading successors.
'There has been no support for the agency from the President, and this has not gone unnoticed.'
Breaking up may be hard to do, but it's the GOP's best chance for survival.
Obama’s trying to tank the markets to win the budget fight. Problem is, that might not work -- and Republicans just don’t care.
Russia's decision to charge environmental activists with piracy sets an ominous precedent.
The far-out, incredibly earnest argument for why the U.S. should merge with its northern neighbor.
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf talks to Foreign Policy about corruption, press freedom, and developing her nation as a petropower.
How a small gaggle of thickheaded Republicans could derail the entire global economy for a decade.
It's not Obamacare or the shutdown that's the problem -- it's the lack of American leadership.
A Rosa Brooks PSA for furloughed employees.
International election monitors are devaluing their verdicts for political reasons. It's time to stop.
Even a state visit by India's prime minister can't save a relationship with Washington that's dangerously off-base.
How Republicans are threatening to turn Washington into a failed state.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the punk band’s most famous member, jolts her compatriots with a description of her life in a Russian penal colony.
Obama's diplomatic solution might not stop Assad's war, but it's far better than what airstrikes would have accomplished.