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The 2010 Global Cities Index

Introduction

The Rankings

Photo Essay: Metropolis Now

Beyond City Limits

The age of nations is over. The new urban era has begun.

BY PARAG KHANNA

Urban Legends

Why suburbs, not cities, are the answer.

BY JOEL KOTKIN

Prime Numbers: Megacities

BY RICHARD DOBBS

Chicago on the Yangtze

Welcome to Chongqing, the biggest city you’ve never heard of.

BY CHRISTINA LARSON

Don't Try This at Home

You can't build a new Silicon Valley just anywhere.

BY MARGARET O'MARA

Googlopolis

Eric Schmidt tells FP what makes a city smart, how not to lose $1 trillion -- and the one place he's never been.

The Transformer

Bob Gates never thought he'd be Barack Obama's defense secretary. Now, in an exclusive interview, the most revolutionary Pentagon leader since Robert McNamara tells FP why he said yes, when he'll get out of Washington, and what legacy he hopes to leave behind.

BY FRED KAPLAN

Fire in the Hole

How India's economic rise turned an obscure communist revolt into a raging resource war.

BY JASON MILKIN and SCOTT CARNEY

The Arctic

Everyone wants a piece of the thawing far north. But that doesn't mean anarchy will reign at the top of the world.

BY LAWSON W. BRIGHAM

Tycoon Lit

Foreign Policy asked three authors to dig into the stories -- some unexpected -- of booming business across the globe.

The Flu

The world has virtually wiped out polio, eradicated smallpox,and slowed the spread of HIV/AIDS. But when it comes to the deadly influenza virus, all governments seem to do is panic.

By John Barry

Strange brew

By Peter Baker

Reagan Was Right

Richard Perle challenges Peter Beinart's representation of Reagan's foreign policy.

Who's Misreading Tehran?

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett take issue with FP's "Misreading Tehran" package.

Not Your Father's Francafrique

Yves Gounin defends France's Africa policy.

America's Triumph Over the Zombie Horde

Daniel Nixon claims the zombie wars will make the U.S. stronger than ever.