Ideas

Dispatch

'A Declaration of War' in Jerusalem

As Mahmoud Abbas rails against the Temple Mount closing, a volatile and divided city is poised to explode.

Gregg Carlstrom |

Report

If the Republicans Win Big on Tuesday, So Will the CIA

The intel community has spent years being bashed by Senate Democrats. Things will be very different if Richard Burr is in charge.

John Hudson |

Argument

Is Gen. John Allen in Over His Head?

President Obama’s point man in the fight against the Islamic State faces a ruthless foe. But his detractors at home -- even in the Pentagon -- may be his biggest enemy.

Mark Perry |

Report

A Pipeline to Somewhere

With the Keystone pipeline still in limbo, TransCanada gets the ball rolling on Plan B -- shipping tar-sands oil to Canada's eastern coast.

Keith Johnson |

Tea Leaf Nation

Tim Cook Coming Out Has Turned China Into a Nation of 5th-Graders

Despite the Apple CEO's good intentions, Chinese netizens can't seem to stop mocking iPhones for being gay.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Slide Show

Burkina Faso Burning

Protests in the capital, Ouagadougou, are spinning out of control.

FP Staff |

Argument

Lawyers, Guns, and Mujahideen

Inside Syria’s sharia court system.

Maxwell Martin |

Argument

West Africa's Financial Immune Deficiency

Health systems in Africa are ill-equipped to deal with Ebola. And that's partly the fault of IMF policies.

Rick Rowden |

Report

Afghanistan Going off the Rails as U.S. Withdrawal Speeds Up

Insurgent attacks rise as poppy cultivation reaches a post-Taliban high in Afghanistan.

Gopal Ratnam |