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Where Do Bad Ideas Come From

And why don't they go away?

BY STEPHEN M. WALT

12 Unconventional Wisdoms

A special anniversary report challenging the world's most dangerous thinking.

American Decline

This time it's for real.

BY GIDEON RACHMAN

Running the World, After the Crash

Has the era of global cooperation ended before it began?

BY RICHARD SAMANS, KLAUS SCHWAB, MARK MALLOCH-BROWN

The Imaginot Line

Why we're still fighting yesterday's economic war.

BY PAUL SEABRIGHT

Three Decades of a Joke That Just Won't Die

Egyptian humor goes where its politics cannot.

By Issandr El Amrani

Meet the Persident

In surreal Russia, fake presidential tweets are much more relevant than the real ones.

By Julia Ioffe

Freedom.gov

Why Washington's support for online democracy is the worst thing ever to happen to the Internet.

By Evgeny Morozov

Special Report: China in 2011

The FP Survey: Terrorism

What is the state of global terrorism today, nearly a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks? Foreign Policy asked the top terrorism experts in the field. Here's what they told us.

Electric Company

Gen. Wesley Clark and Roger Kemp argue that a new superbattery isn't enough to make the electric car viable.

Old Money

Global aging isn't the problem, says Jack Goldstone -- it's lack of opportunity.

The Iran X-Files

George Kennan wanted to invade Iran, not contain it, Martin Kramer argues.

What Saved Japan?

Dick Beason takes issue with Clyde Prestowitz's argument that government action, not free markets, beat the Japanese juggernaut.

Not on the List

Steve Clemons suggests some thinkers who deserved an honorable mention in 2010.