Egypt is on the brink -- not of something better than the old Mubarak dictatorship, but of something even worse.
Maybe the real failed states are the ones that have the means to help other nations -- but choose to retreat inward.
Afghan lessons for arming the Syrian rebels from the CIA's mujahideen point man.
Why Obama’s small plan to send small arms to the Syrian rebels might fail on all counts.
Sorry, Edward Snowden -- the United States has a long, dubious history of putting national security before people's freedoms.
Why Congress needs to go big -- and restrict the power of a runaway executive branch.
Do Americans realize their privacy rights have been obliterated?
Japan's former defense minister talks to FP about cyberattacks, the East China Sea face-off, and whether North Korea's Kim Jong Un is a puppet dictator.
There's an effort afoot in Congress to kick terrorists off Twitter. But the government's spies aren't so sure.
The battle for a town on the Lebanese border marks the kingdom's first attempt to lead Syria's fractured opposition.
In a country where rape has been used as a weapon of war, reformers are making special efforts to turn women into cops.
Why today's presidents have more war-waging power than ever -- and why no Congress will ever stand in their way.
What do a handful of South African mercenaries do for an encore in Somalia, once all the pirates are gone?
In the mountains of Yemen, a strange and deadly face-off between elite soldiers and rebellious villagers could have big international consequences.
Obama can't live without drones, Pakistan can't live with 'em. So the president bowed to the Islamic street.
Sunni-Shiite hatreds are the least of the Middle East's problems -- it's the struggle within the Sunni world that will define the region for years to come.
Why Russia's ludicrous attempt to silence Alexey Navalny is a throwback to the bad old times of Stalin and Khrushchev.
The arrest of the alleged CIA agent in Moscow looks like a joke. But it actually illustrates just how tense U.S.-Russian relations have become.
Americans deserve to hear the dirty secrets of the CIA’s war on terror. We’ll all be better off with the truth.
The civil war in Burma goes on. But the government seems powerless to stop it.
Photos of the country that was supposed to be the poster child for the war on drugs.