New avenues for dialogue between the United States and Iran are needed to prevent minor confrontations from igniting a full-scale war.
The financial crisis and the Occupy movement have challenged Left-Right distinctions and prompted calls for an entirely new economic order.
The Arab revolts disrupted a dispiriting pattern in the Arab world, and these political and intellectual challenges continue to resonate.
Collection of more than 125 Foreign Policy In Focus columns covering war, peace, terrorism, global economics, culture, democracy, and the environment.
The victory of Islamists in Egypt is a victory for democracy.
With diplomacy getting short shrift, Western containment of a nuclear Iran may be the only alternative to war in an increasingly militaristic climate.
Africa can do better than invest faith and state resources in yet another Ponzi scheme -- the "privatisation of the air."
Is global violence really at an all-time low?
The postponement of a massive joint U.S.-Israeli military exercise appears to be the culmination of a series of events that has impelled the Barack Obama administration to put more distance between the United States and aggressive Israeli policies toward Iran.
Who shot down President Habyarimana's plane, triggering the 1994 genocide? A report by two French judges has definitively resolved one of the controversial mysteries of the late 20th century. Gerry Caplan considers the implications in the light also of the extradition of alleged genocidaire Leon Mugesera.