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- pageOctober 29, 2014Your subscription benefits: Six 200-page issues — that's over 1,000 pages of the best insight and analysis available on global issues Premium access to ForeignAffairs.com Access to the full archives dating back to 1922 — that's 90 years NEW! Foreign Affairs audio editions available to stream or download.
- snapshotBy Paul Gillis -October 29, 2014In September, Alibaba Group launched the largest IPO in history, raising $25 billion from investors keen to own a slice of China’s most successful e-commerce company. For the moment, the potential for vast wealth overrode concerns about the unusual corporate structure and governance practices of Alibaba and firms like it. Maybe it shouldn’t have.
- newsOctober 28, 2014Foreign Affairs Publisher Lynda Hammes was recognized on October 21st as part of the FOLIO: 100, an honor acknowledging the most influential media professionals of the year.
- snapshotBy Hugo Dixon -October 27, 2014Europe's capital markets union is still a slogan in search of a policy program. But if it helps the continent develop new sources of finance, it could be hugely beneficial for all.
- snapshotBy Kathryn Hochstetler -October 27, 2014In her victory speech on Sunday night, Rousseff promised to reform politics, combat corruption, and rejuvenate the industrial economy. Most Brazilians, including her opponents' supporters, probably do want those things, but it will be even harder for Rousseff to deliver them in her second term than it was in the first.
- snapshotBy Rebecca Liao -October 26, 2014The Fourth Plenum took a bureaucratic view of the judiciary, treating it as an ally to the regime in improving governance rather than as the people’s advocate against that regime.
- letter fromBy Alina Polyakova -October 26, 2014A militant nationalist and a crook walk into a bar. It might sound like the beginning of a clichéd joke, but in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, the characters are all too real, and the “bar” is Electoral District 217 in the country’s capital, Kiev.
- snapshotBy Steven Simon -October 26, 2014Obama faces a tragic choice between restraint against ISIS to avoid entanglement in Syria’s civil war or full engagement against ISIS with an eye to regime change and the reconstruction and stabilization of a devastated country. After Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, we have a rough idea of what such an effort would entail and of the elusiveness of lasting gains.
- snapshotBy Jonathan Kay -October 25, 2014A decade from now, Canadians will remember this week as one in which two mentally unstable Islamic converts staged amateurish, low-yield, one-man suicide attacks on Canadian soldiers. They will not remember it as a turning point in the nation’s history.