May/June 2013
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Failed States 2013

Straight Up

How Johnnie Walker conquered the world.

By Afshin Molavi

The Sindex

Which country is the drunkest of them all? The laziest? FP investigates.  

Make Them Eat Cake

How America is exporting its obesity epidemic.

By John Norris

The Snaxis of Evil

A journey with food critic Mark Bittman into the bellies of America's enemies.

By Justin Rohrlich

The Big Bet

Everyone is trying to cash in on China's gambling addiction. But does Beijing have an ace up its sleeve?

By Isaac Stone Fish

Fluid Markets

Deep in Congo's violent east, the business of beer meets the ugliness of war.

By Jason Miklian and Peer Schouten 

Cooking in Karachi

The world's most dangerous megacity is the next frontier in the global meth trade.

By Taimur Khan

And Now for Some Good News…

This might be the golden age of vice, but people are getting richer, freer, and more connected every day.

By DAVID ROTHKOPF

Think Again: American Nuclear Disarmament

A smaller atomic arsenal isn't just wishful thinking -- it's bad strategy.

By MATTHEW KROENIG

Ideas: Psych the Vote

BY JOSHUA E. KEATING

Ideas: Moms vs. Markets

BY JOSHUA E. KEATING

The New New Normal: Laggard

BY MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN

The Things They Carried: The Island Lobbyist

INTERVIEW BY ISAAC STONE FISH

Dispatch: The Long Haul

BY AMIE FERRIS-ROTMAN

Pictured: Burma Illuminated

PHOTOGRAPHS BY SIM CHI YIN

Muse of the Revolution 

A Syrian-American writer finds her voice, with help from Libya's most famous novelist.

BY AMAL HANANO