Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to get as close to the source as possible. Hence the name First Person.
America may have the best intelligence, military, and diplomacy programs, but it’s getting played bigly by the Kremlin.
In this relentless, breathless news cycle, critical issues are getting lost in the chatter.
Can we hold on to these little bits of optimism as the Trump administration takes us into a turbulent, unprecedented future?
Executive chairman for Alphabet Inc., Eric Schmidt, on the future of technology, harnessing information, and what’s next for Google.
Even as the incoming Trump administration fills its top cabinet and advisory roles, Trump’s foreign policy plans are still a mystery.
Campaign news might be dominating headlines, but it’s the stack of international problems awaiting the next president that really deserves our attention.
What will come next in the offensive against the Islamic State in Iraq? And should U.S. voters be wary of a cyber attack on November 8?
The hot mic tape, dissention in the G.O.P, and another defense of an aggressive Russia has put Donald Trump on the ropes. But whether Hillary Clinton landed her political punches, remains to be seen.
World leaders gathered in New York City to give speeches and discuss the world’s most pressing foreign-policy issues, but they neglected two of its biggest problems.
While we’re at it, let’s just pick her foreign policy team of advisers…
And who's on tap for the top national security jobs in the Trump administration?
Increasingly, America’s armed forces are tasked with protecting new battlefronts around the world — from cyberwarfare to post-conflict peacekeeping. And that could be very bad for the United States.
Beijing was denied its maritime claims to the contested waters, but will The Hague’s ruling really make a difference?
It feels like the world is in a state of constant upheaval, and maybe it’s time to start connecting the global dots.
A campaign-platform wish list for the next U.S. president
Does Hillary Clinton’s experience making — and surmounting — mistakes strengthen her POTUS potential?
What Ben Rhodes tells us about ego and politics inside the Obama administration.
The United States isn’t going to see the kind of change brought by the Arab Spring and Euromaidan—no matter how many millennials rock the vote.
What will the next president choose: war, diplomacy, or inaction?
From Syria to Germany, from the U.S. election to the plot line of Homeland, this week’s panel debates whether even the best political intentions can produce real change.
It’s actually Putin and a rising Russia that pose the greater threat to world order. And that's something we need to acknowledge, for ourselves and our allies.
Why Americans are getting stuck in the rhetorical mud about true threats to national security.
Is the U.S. military still too much of an industrial-era relic to meet the challenges of the moment and adapt to a new world order?
David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Tom Ricks wrestle with America's recent legacy in the Middle East and what's broken with the last superpower's armed forces.
Do our leaders know enough about code and IT to develop sufficient cyberpolicy? Listen to David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and David Sanger explore the modern challenges facing cybersecurity.
David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Bob Kagan, and Kori Schake debate who's been the world's most effective head of state since Barack Obama took office. Spoiler alert: It doesn't help to be a good guy.
CEO and editor David Rothkopf sizes up the 2016 contenders on foreign policy with Rosa Brooks, Robert Kagan, and Kori Schake.