The four functions of China's top national security body.
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.
On the streets of Eastern Ukraine, the droogs are loose and chaos reigns.
Why America's global dominance in military technology is starting to crumble.
Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.
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.
The latest plans for the Pentagon's budget present an alternate reality.
Inside the secret Fed cybersecurity unit keeping trillions of dollars safe from hackers.
Russia denies that it's meddling in Ukraine. But the pro-Russian forces out there don't always hide their links to Moscow.
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.
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.
Why the Navy’s betting on the wrong robot airplane for future wars.
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
In a new video, a resurgent AQAP celebrates their latest jailbreak and warns what comes next.
How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.
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.
Part 2 in Foreign Policy’s exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Darfur.
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.
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.
The legacy of genocide and why humanitarian intervention still needs a president that's compelled to act.
From global-health success story to nightmare: How a worldwide effort to eradicate polio went from Jonas Salk to Islamist terrorist.
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.
The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.
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.
The Taliban isn't attacking the Afghan army anymore -- they're trying to blow up the heart of Afghan politics.
20 years after the Rwandan genocide, is Paul Kagame's government assassinating its critics?
Why Afghanistan's next president won't succeed without the warlords -- or the Taliban.
Crimea crisis awakens an anemic NATO; Egypt's Gen. Sisi throws his hat in the ring; Petty Officer Mayo was a hero; Why will 1,892 flags to be planted on the Mall today?; and a bit more.