Revolution in a Box
It's not Twitter or Facebook that’s reinventing the planet. Eighty years after the first commercial broadcast crackled to life, television still rules our world. And let’s hear it for the growing legions of couch potatoes: All those soap operas might be the ticket to a better future after all.
By Charles Kenny
The only two Westerners living on their own in Kandahar have been bombed, ambushed, and nearly sold to kidnappers. Here’s what they’ve learned about the country where war just won’t end.
By Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn
Plague: A New Thriller of the Coming Pandemic
The best-selling author of Outbreak has an exclusive tale for FP about a catastrophe of global proportions. And by the way, it’s not fiction.
By Robin Cook
Think Again: God
Why we need God more than ever—and why secularism is as dangerous as fundamentalism.
By Karen Armstrong
Why Copenhagen will be a bust, and other prophecies from the foreign-policy world's leading predictioneer.
By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
Schemers didn't lose in the economic crisis. They won all over again. And here's why.
By Moisés Naím
How two plants wreak havoc on the countries that produce and consume them—and everyone in between.
By Beau Kilmer and Peter Reuter
How globalization is changing the Indian novel.
By Chandrahas Choudhury
The surprising popularity of a libertarian hero in India.
By Jennifer Burns
By Larry Franklin
By Edward Luttwak
By Christian Caryl
Steven Clemons and Stephen Walt sound off on Paul Wolfowitz’s critique of realism and Obama’s foreign policy.
Supply and Debate
Peak oil advocates Matthew Simmons and Kjell Aleklett say Daniel Yergin has the future of energy all wrong.
Is Oil a Blessing?
Energy analyst Michael Lynch wonders why Peter Maass’s examination of oil and society focuses on the negative.
Beating the Curse
Kathryn McPhail and Francisco Paris argue that there’s a way out of the "oil curse" described by Moises Naim.