Security

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 |

Special Report

'They Just Stood Watching'

After the Darfur genocide, the United Nations sent in 20,000 peacekeepers with a single mission -- to protect the region's civilians. A Foreign Policy investigation details why they failed, and what the U.N. knew about it.

Colum Lynch |

COLUMN

If We Can Let Syria Burn, Have We Learned Anything at All from Rwanda?

The legacy of genocide and why humanitarian intervention still needs a president that's compelled to act.

James Traub |

COLUMN

The Shots Heard Around the World

From global-health success story to nightmare: How a worldwide effort to eradicate polio went from Jonas Salk to Islamist terrorist.

Laurie Garrett |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Connecting the wrong dots on PTSD and Fort Hood

Karzai's got hand; Hagel is headed to Japan; Ash Carter to start talking; Iraqi wants the U.S. to take a stand; Carl Mundy, Jr. dies; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

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 |

Argument

How the U.S. Can Help North Africa's Democracy Champion

Tunisia has made it farther down the road to democracy than any other Arab Spring country. That means that it deserves hands-on support from the West -- sooner rather than later.

Isobel Coleman |