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Lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq; Xi Jinping's reforms; an interview with Joko Widodo; and more.

A Hard Education

Gideon Rose and Jonathan Tepperman
Few would argue that Washington’s approach to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq has been a success worth emulating. So the most important question now is what can be learned from the failures.

Video: Issue Highlights

Gideon Rose
Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, discusses the highlights of the November/December 2014 issue.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a military parade in Belgrade, October 16, 2014.
Eric Lorber and Elizabeth Rosenberg

U.S. policymakers are considering giving global companies a choice: stop providing long-term financing and energy assistance to major Russian companies or be kicked out of the U.S. financial system. Such measures resemble the sanctions the United States placed on Iran a couple of years ago. But Iran was a different problem. And treating Russia the same way would be a mistake.

Benigno Aquino III

The president of the Philippines talks to Foreign Affairs about economic reform, political corruption, and Chinese aggression.

Fran Quigley

The two deadliest outbreaks of this century--cholera and Ebola--can be traced to one thing: poverty

Joko Widodo

Indonesia’s new president talks to Foreign Affairs about his recent victory, his national agenda, and the threat of Islamic extremism.

Jim Yong Kim

The World Bank's president talks to Foreign Affairs about fighting inequality, his reform program, and who should succeed him.

Edoardo Campanella

As they struggle to save the continent’s common currency from ruin, European policymakers must also confront what could be an even bigger economic problem. Europe’s economy is on the brink of a catastrophic skills shortage.