Think Again: Asia's Rise
Don't believe the hype about the decline of America and the dawn of a new Asian age. It will be many decades before China, India, and the rest of the region take over the world, if they ever do.
By Minxin Pei
1979: The Great Backlash
What do Ayatollah Khomeini, Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, and Deng Xiaoping all have in common?
By Christian Caryl
Manly men have been running the world forever. But the Great Recession is changing all that, and it will alter the course of history.
By Reihan Salam
The fall and rise—and fall again—of Europe's new basket cases: a recessionary tale.
By Edward Lucas
It is a sobering time for the world's most fragile countries—virulent economic crisis, countless natural disasters, and government collapse. This year, we delve deeper than ever into just what went wrong—and who is to blame.
By FOREIGN POLICY and THE FUND FOR PEACE
The Whiplash Effect
By Homi Kharas
Trouble in Tehran
By Djavad Salehi-Isfahani
By Elizabeth Dickinson
Disorder in the Ranks
By Robert I. Rotberg
The Last Straw
By Stephan Faris
The magic number to get real international action.
By Moisés Naím
Low birthrates aren't the result of economic growth and political stability; they're a prerequisite.
By Malcolm Potts and Martha Campbell
Germany's great skeptic looks back in scorn on years of reunification
By Cameron Abadi
Russia's new literature of crisis.
By Leon Aron
By Jacob Heilbrunn
By David Lehrer
Barack von Metternich
By Gustavo de las Casas
By Phillip Longman
Red Light, Green Jobs
Green for All President Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins defends Obama's green jobs plan from Matthew E. Kahn’s critique, while University of Illinois law professor Andrew Morriss says Kahn doesn't go far enough.
Is Geography Destiny?
Geographer Brian Blouet and political scientists Geoffrey Kemp and Robert Harkavy dig deeper into Robert Kaplan's "Revenge of Geography". Yemeni Ambassador Abdullah Alsaidi says Kaplan misunderstands his country.
How to Beat a Dictator
Carl Gershman of the National Endowment for Democracy says the methods described in Paul Collier’s "The Dictator’s Handbook" can be beaten.
What's Ailing Africa
Chanda Chisala sees contradictions in Dambisa Moyo's attack on aid to Africa.