May/June 2012
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Why Do They Hate Us?

The real war on women is in the Middle East.

BY MONA ELTAHAWY

The Bedroom State

The new politics of sex -- from Iran to India and seven countries in between.

BY JOSHUA E. KEATING

The FP Survey: Women in Politics

Top female politicians tell us why there aren't more women in politics -- and what we should do about it.

The Ayatollah Under the Bed(sheets)

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, all politics may not be sexual, but all sex is political.

BY KARIM SADJADPOUR

Why Women Are a Foreign Policy Issue

The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women.

BY MELANNE VERVEER

The Most Powerful Women You've Never Heard Of

The Angela Merkels and Dilma Rousseffs get all the attention. But they're not the only female leaders running the world.

BY FP STAFF

The Startling Plight of China's Leftover Ladies

China's men far outnumber women. So why is it so hard to find a good husband?

BY CHRISTINA LARSON

Mad Libs: Women in Politics

FP asked top female politicians around the world to fill in the blanks on sexism, women leaders, and breaking the glass ceiling.

 

Think Again: Al Qaeda

A year after Osama bin Laden's death, the obituaries for his terrorist group are still way too premature.

BY SETH G. JONES

A Giant Among Giants

Glencore -- founded by famous fugitive Marc Rich -- has cornered the market on just about everything. Now that it's going public, will its ties to dictators and spies stand up to scrutiny?

BY KEN SILVERSTEIN

The Enemy Within

Since the end of the Cold War, America has been on a relentless search for enemies. But the real dangers are at home.

BY DAVID ROTHKOPF

Ideas: Work Hard, Pray Hard

BY JOSHUA E. KEATING

Epiphanies from Abdullah Gul

INTERVEW BY BENJAMIN PAUKER

The Things They Carried: The War Reporter

INTERVIEW BY BENJAMIN PAUKER

Pictured: Night Vision

BY PETER DICAMPO

Teaching Intolerance

BY EMAN AL NAFJAN

The End of History in the New Libya

BY CLARE MORGANA GILLIS