Gay Pride Charade

U.S. Progress On Gay Rights Is More Modest Than It Appears

Omar G. Encarnación
Thousands carry rainbow flags at the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in California June 29, 2014
Thousands carry rainbow flags at the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in California June 29, 2014 (Courtesy Reuters)
Although the modern gay rights movement was initiated in the United States, the country can no longer plausibly claim to be a pioneer. Recent progress on gay marriage pales in comparison with strides made elsewhere in the world.
Snapshot

Grappling With Graft

Alexander Lebedev and Vladislav Inozemtsev
The world needs a new international convention to combat corruption -- a global epidemic that erodes government institutions, fuels unrest, and increasingly threatens the stability of the West.
News & Events

What's Inside the New Issue

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

Today's Book: In 100 Years

Richard N. Cooper
In 1930, John Maynard Keynes gave a famous lecture in which he took an uncharacteristic stab at forecasting the distant future, 100 years away. Palacios-Huerta saw fit to repeat this thought experiment and invited ten prominent economists to imagine economic life circa 2114.
A school boy, carrying a backpack, walks past burning fuel tankers, October 7, 2010.
Comment
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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a military parade in Belgrade, October 16, 2014.
Snapshot
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.

Interview
Benigno Aquino III

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

Snapshot
Fran Quigley

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

Interview
Joko Widodo

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

Interview
Jim Yong Kim

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

Discussion