Religion

COLUMN

What If the United States Had a Middle East Strategy?

Washington's lack of a plan to confront the spread of radical Islam  looms as an epoch-defining failure.

David J. Rothkopf |

Argument

The Peacock Angel and the Pythagorean Theorem

A thousand years ago, Yazidis and tiny pagan sects flourished under the caliphate. But the days of the tolerant Islamic state are over.

Gerard Russell |

Slide Show

Stranded on Mount Sinjar

The Yazidis, a small Iraqi religious minority, are marooned and starving on a mountain in Kurdistan. Now, the United States is trying to save them from the murderous hands of the Islamic State.

FP Staff |

Dispatch

The End of Days for Iraq's Christians

In the lands of the Old Testament, an endangered religious minority is being wiped out by the brutal Islamic State.

Sophie Cousins |

Christian Caryl

9 Things to Avoid When Creating Your Own Caliphate

If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.

Christian Caryl |

Christian Caryl

The Woman Who Came Back from Hell

How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.

Christian Caryl |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

MH17 shot down in Ukraine; Israel launches a ground invasion of Gaza; and the island of Tenerife, Spain celebrates the patron saint of fishermen.

FP Staff |

COLUMN

@ISIS Is #Winning

Why is a barbaric medieval caliphate so much better at social media than Washington?

Kori Schake |

Argument

Still in the Closet

Life isn't easy for Malaysian gays. And it may actually be getting worse.

Lim Li Min |

Argument

The Scandal of Ambassador Zeid

Why the new United Nations human rights advocate is the wrong man for the job.

Jacob Mchangama |

Christian Caryl

Mosul's Christians Say Goodbye

The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.

Christian Caryl |

COLUMN

The Ghosts of Religious Wars Past Are Rattling in Iraq

How the lessons of the European wars of the Reformation -- hundreds of years old -- can help stave off the lethal mix of religious radicalization and politics.

James Stavridis |

Christian Caryl

False Positive

Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.

Christian Caryl |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

History enthusiasts commemorate the Great War; Thai anti-coup protesters adopt a familiar hand signal; and Hong Kong remembers the Tiananmen crackdown.

FP Staff |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese State Media Warns Against 14 'Evil Cults'

China's state security apparatus may have set its sights on a new target -- fringe religious groups.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Christian Caryl

Is the Vatican Guilty of Torture?

History has shown that the Catholic Church can be a great force for good. But it can only live up to that promise by properly addressing the clerical sex abuse scandal.

Christian Caryl |

Interview

'A' Jewish State vs. 'The' Jewish State

A conversation with FP's David Rothkopf and former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren -- on Zionism, the loyalty of American Jews, and the promise of the Promised Land.

Michael Oren |

Dispatch

High Tea With a Spot of Racism

Britain's almost comically right-wing Tea Party clone is on the rise -- but if it ends up kingmaker in Westminster, that's no laughing matter.

Alex Massie |

Argument

Preventing the Next Genocide

Burma's Rohingya minority could fall victim to full-scale genocide if the international community doesn't intervene.

Sir Geoffrey Nice |

Argument

Why Jews and Ukrainians Have Become Unlikely Allies

The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin.

Josh Cohen |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

The Vatican prepares for the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II; Pro-Russian activists clash with police in Donetsk; and sumo wrestlers make babies cry in Japan.

Slide Show |

Dispatch

Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood Struggles to Grow

Can the Islamist party thrive in the turbulent politics of post-Qaddafi Libya?

Mary Fitzgerald |

Dispatch

Only the Synagogue Can Save You

Every week, thousands of people attend a megachurch in Lagos. But they aren’t there for the sermons -- they believe the televangelist pastor can cure them of HIV, cancer, and other terrible diseases.

Rowan Moore Gerety |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Revelers prepare for Holy Week; Myanmar celebrates its New Year water festival; and the search for survivors of the South Korea ferry sinking continues.

Slide Show |

Feature

For the Mothers of Tondo

Why the surprising Philippine Supreme Court ruling on reproductive health rights is a big win for women -- and a blow to the church.

Tom Hundley |

Argument

Why India Is Overdue for Economic Reform

If Narendra Modi wins, India's leftists will have no one to blame but themselves.

Shikha Dalmia |

Tea Leaf Nation

Infographic: Jesus More Popular Than Mao on China's Twitter

A surprising disparity between Communist and Christian chatter.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Argument

Say No to Civil War

The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.

Saleh Mutlaq |