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Postscript,
Ananda Rose

Crossing the border between the United States and Mexico is more dangerous than ever. Here's what happens to those who make it -- and those who don't.

Snapshot,
Tom Keatinge
In recent years, U.S. and European officials have aggressively targeted terrorist financing networks. Those efforts have come at a high cost, restricting access to the financial system and pushing more cash into the shadows.

Snapshot,
Felix Salmon

There aren’t many institutions that are powerful enough to bring a sovereign nation to its knees. Most of the ones that are wield their power with great care; the rest are dangerous fundamentalists. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court, suggested to the world that it -- and the rest of the U.S. federal judicial system -- lives squarely in the latter camp.

Comment, 2014
Stephen R. Weissman

Newly available evidence shows that the CIA engaged in pervasive political meddling and paramilitary action in Congo during the 1960s -- and that the local CIA station chief directly influenced the events that led to the death of Patrice Lumumba, the country's first democratically elected prime minister.

Essay, 2014
Marvin Ammori

As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama called himself “a strong supporter of net neutrality.” But under his leadership, the Federal Communications Commission appears to have given up on the goal of maintaining an open Internet. Obama now has second chance to fix his Internet policy; here’s what he should do.

Essay, 2014
Robert Legvold

The crisis in Ukraine has pushed Moscow and the West into a new Cold War. For both sides, the top priority must now be to contain the conflict, ensuring that it ends up being as short and as shallow as possible.

Review Essay, 2014
Joseph S. Nye Jr.

During the early Cold War, the Dulles and Bundy brothers played critical roles in shaping U.S. foreign policy. New biographies make clear that the all four men had some common ideological blindspots. But how much of their worldview and behavior can be attributed to their WASP establishment backgrounds is an open question.

Snapshot,
Randall L. Schweller

It increasingly seems that the world will no longer have a single superpower, or group of superpowers, that brings order to international politics. In terms of geopolitics, we have moved from an age of order to an age of entropy.

Video,
Gideon Rose and Carla A. Hills

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, sits down with Carla Hills, the lead U.S. negotiator of NAFTA.

Snapshot,
Peter D. Feaver and Eric Lorber

The same attributes that make sanctions effective can also make them difficult to unwind. That poses a big problem: If Washington can't ease the pressure when states comply with its demands, it can't expect to achieve its most important goals.

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