- snapshotBy Akbar Ganji -September 24, 2013Ayatollah Khamenei's offer of "heroic flexibility" in negotiations with the United States is significant, but not in the way that most Western commentators seem to think. Khamenei is ready to make a deal, but he still believes Iran and the West will remain ideological adversaries.
- postscriptBy Patrick Clawson -September 24, 2013As Rouhani mounts his charm offensive at the UN General Assembly, it is worth remembering that sanctions alone did not bring about Iran's new willingness to negotiate. Nor can they ensure that the mood will last.
- newsSeptember 24, 2013In his latest column, Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman looks at the mixed record of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
- snapshotBy Mohsen Milani -September 24, 2013It is difficult for Iran and the United States to know the other's true intentions. But there are two ways to find out. The first is to actually begin direct bilateral negotiations. The other is to work together at the Geneva II conference on Syria.
- interviewBy Abdullah Gul -September 24, 2013Turkey's president speaks candidly about the protests that rocked his country over the summer, accusations of the AKP's creeping authoritarianism, and Turkey's future in the Middle East and Europe.
- snapshotBy Alasdair Roberts -September 22, 2013It is easy to get caught up in the debate about the merits of different candidates for chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, but doing so misses a larger point. The real story is the intensity of the fight itself, which is evidence of a shift of power toward central bankers that began under U.S. President Ronald Reagan and has been aggravated since the financial crisis of 2008.
- snapshotBy Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang -September 19, 2013Former Chinese politician Bo Xilai is expected to be sentenced for corruption this weekend. If his trial had been a TV drama, the closing credits for directing and scripting would have gone to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Communist Party’s secret anti-corruption body. Here's how the commission works.
- newsSeptember 19, 2013Foreign Affairs announced today that Kirk Brown has joined the magazine in the newly created role of regional sales manager for the Beltway. Starting immediately, Brown will manage accounts for the entire Washington, DC, metro area.