A gray tsunami is sweeping the planet -- and not just in the places you expect. How did the world get so old, so fast?
BY PHILLIP LONGMAN
A stagnant economy. Declining American influence. Dictators on the march abroad. And a more Republican Congress coming soon. Barack Obama is in big trouble. But it's never too late. Foreign Policy has a plan, 14 in fact, for how the president can find his mojo again.
Three historical myths have been leading American presidents into folly for nearly a century. Is Obama wise enough to avoid the same fate?
BY ROBERT DALLEK
How George Kennan is still the best guide to today's villain inside a victim behind a veil.
BY KARIM SADJADPOUR
Al Qaeda's bold new strategy is all about using our own words and actions against us. And it's working.
BY JARRET BRACHMAN
From a distance, you might think the Taliban is a monolithic enemy. Far from it.
BY PETER BERGEN, BRIAN FISHMAN, KATHERINE TIEDEMANN
A 19th-century technology could determine which nation triumphs in the 21st. Steve LeVine reports from the global competition to replace the combustion engine.
BY STEVE LEVINE
Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate has more to say about human freedom than any other Russian novel of the century. That's probably why it was locked up for so long.
From Beijing to Brighton, billions of people now can't imagine life without supermarkets. But what forces push us, as we push our carts?
By Raj Patel
By Charles Homans
By Clyde V. Prestowitz
BY ELIZABETH DICKINSON
By William Easterly
Lawrence Korb takes issue with Fred Kaplan's representation of Defense Secretary Robert Gates's record.
Ron Paul explains why the growing grassroots movement can't fight big government at home while supporting it abroad.
Saskia Sassen argues that emerging Asian cities have a long way to go before they're truly global.
Edward Glaeser and Jim Woods examine Joel Kotkin's pro-suburb argument.
Rob Huebert counters Lawson W. Brigham's assertion of a peaceful Arctic.