Security

Argument

I Spy a Frigate … or Two

Pyongyang's military is in decline? Think again. New satellite images show that nukes aren't the only thing on North Korea's mind these days.

Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. |

Argument

Putin and His Judo Cronies

Why the Russian president is turning to his fellow martial artists to staff an efficient and loyal security force.

Mark Galeotti |

Argument

Why Burma's Top General Is Playing Peacemaker

The leader of Burma's military is leveraging peace talks to position himself for next year's epochal presidential election.

Su Mon Thazin Aung |

COLUMN

Shiny, Shiny Data: The Thrill of the Chase

Why Washington and Silicon Valley must work together to truly understand the world.

Kalev Leetaru |

THE MAGAZINE

Ctrl + Alt + Delete

Resetting America's military.

Shawn Brimley |

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 |

COLUMN

A Birth Defect in the Heart of Africa

Could anything have prevented the tragedy that is now befalling South Sudan?

James Traub |

In Other Words

Can an American Soldier Ever Die in Vain?

What Shakespeare, Lincoln, and 
"Lone Survivor" teach us about the danger 
of refusing to confront futility in war.

Elizabeth Samet |

Argument

Nigeria's Absent Commander-in-Chief

With the country descending into chaos, President Goodluck Jonathan is running out of excuses and places to hide.

Azubuike Ishiekwene |

Tea Leaf Nation

What Will China's National Security Commission Actually Do?

The four functions of China's top national security body.

Yiqin Fu |

COLUMN

Nigeria Is Not Pakistan

The state isn't trying to use Boko Haram as a political tool -- it's just been totally useless in doing anything to defeat it.

Leela Jacinto |

Dispatch

A Bit of the Old Ultraviolence

On the streets of Eastern Ukraine, the droogs are loose and chaos reigns.

Oliver Carroll |

COLUMN

Space Jam

Is the Pentagon's plan for outer-space dominance as muddled as it seems?

Micah Zenko |

THE MAGAZINE

The Looming Robotics Gap

Why America's global dominance in military technology is starting to crumble.

Michael C. Horowitz |

Argument

How Putin Is Reinventing Warfare

Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.

Peter Pomerantsev |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Ukraine is feeling outmatched

Hagel's hotline to the Kremlin; Iraq's election today; Denny Blair debuts; Obama as Captain America; At the Pentagon, if it looks like an alligator… and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold with Nathaniel Sobel |

COLUMN

Through the Fiscal Looking Glass

The latest plans for the Pentagon's budget present an alternate reality.

Gordon Adams |

Cyberwar

Exclusive: Meet the Fed's First Line of Defense Against Cyber Attacks

Inside the secret Fed cybersecurity unit keeping trillions of dollars safe from hackers.

Shane Harris |

Argument

The Kremlin's Faux 'Freedom Fighters'

Russia denies that it's meddling in Ukraine. But the pro-Russian forces out there don't always hide their links to Moscow.

Andrew Foxall |

Report

The Blue Screen of Death at 30,000 Feet

The government has new plan to ensure that your seat belts are fastened, seats are in the upright position -- and no one is hacking your plane.

Shane Harris |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Ukraine: Moscow-run intel units fomenting unrest

Unkempt? New Army reg on hairstyles raise ire; Did Snowden mess up?; Abdullah Abdullah's lead widens; Donilon on the Asia Pivot: all good; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold with Nathaniel Sobel |

Argument

These Aren't the Drones You're Looking For

Why the Navy’s betting on the wrong robot airplane for future wars.

Paul Scharre |

Christian Caryl

Imagining Invasion on Vladimir Putin's Doorstep

Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

Out of the Shadows, Onto the Screen

In a new video, a resurgent AQAP celebrates their latest jailbreak and warns what comes next.

Saeed Al Batati |

Argument

Nine-Dash Mine

Why Beijing should let international law reign in the South China Sea.

Ziad Haider |

Slide Show

In Burma, It's Rehab at Gunpoint

How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.

Vincenzo Floramo |

Special Report

A Mission That Was Set Up to Fail

How Washington turned its back on a foreign-policy triumph and let Darfur descend back into chaos. Part 3 in Foreign Policy's exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Sudan.

Colum Lynch |

Special Report

'Now We Will Kill You'

Part 2 in Foreign Policy’s exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Darfur.

Colum Lynch |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: A runoff likely, but election a signal of smoother relations

Hagel to send destroyers to Asia; Today he's in Beijing; Reciprocation problems with China; LT says: "your soldiers will amaze you;" and a bit more.  

Gordon Lubold with Nathaniel Sobel |