Why is the United Nations entrenching former colonial powers on our continent? Africans can and should take the lead in resolving their own disputes.
The Obama administration's legal rationale for bombing Libya suggests that while George W. Bush may be gone, the imperial presidency isn't.
With the arrest of Laurent Gbagbo, the standoff in the Ivory Coast may be finished, but the state of crisis is far from over.
As revolution sweeps the Middle East, how long can international institutions resist the tide of democracy?
The murdered U.N. workers are the latest trauma for a city that's seen centuries of horrific killings.
Is Barack Obama as much of a foreign-policy realist as he thinks he is?
As Libya steals the spotlight, another crisis threatens the lives of countless thousands of civilians.
With the rebels in the Libyan opposition stronghold of Benghazi, awaiting Muammar al-Qaddafi's next move.
The Libyan leader was no saint. But the West was wrong to intervene in African affairs.
On the eve of international intervention in Libya, rebels have established a stronghold in the country's second-largest city.
Foreign Policy's crack team of international experts debate whether Washington, London, and Paris were right to step in.
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How the United States has become the largest minority stakeholder in the new global order.
Why it's too soon to give Brazil and India permanent seats on the U.N. Security Council.
Libya doesn't meet any of the criteria for a humanitarian intervention. We should do it anyway.
Talking to the head of U.N. Women about what a true post-feminist world would look like.
Congressional Republicans are bent on all but eliminating the U.S. government's foreign aid budget. And Defense Secretary Robert Gates may be the only one who can stop them.
Al Jazeera's Palestine Papers have been a PR disaster for the Palestinian Authority. But it's Israel's American supporters who really need to read them.
Lebanon's Christian community has lost faith in the court established to prosecute the killers of the country's former premier. That's good news for Hezbollah, and bad news for the United States and its allies.
Laurent Gbagbo's refusal to give up power isn't just a crisis for the Ivory Coast -- it's a moment of truth for the whole continent.
Ivory Coast's president is making a desperate stand to keep his job -- but will his move just mean more misery for a country that's already seen enough?
Barack Obama says the Israeli-Palestinian impasse is a threat to the United States' national security. But is he acting like it is?