10 Government Lists You’re Probably Already On


10 Government Lists You’re Probably Already On by Patrick Welsh fact checked by Rachel Jones We like to believe we live in an idealized version of democracy with a government that values our privacy. Well, I think it’s pretty clear by now that that’s not the case. The United States government actually runs the biggest data collection … Continue reading 10 Government Lists You’re Probably Already On

Top 10 Places That Prove Our World Can Be Weird as Hell


Top 10 Places That Prove Our World Can Be Weird as Hell by C.J. Phillips fact checked by Darci Heikkinen City, suburb, farmlands, repeat. The world we’ve built for ourselves can be awfully dull and repetitive. Sure, there are some incredible mountains and rivers, and the world’s coasts aren’t half bad, but then you remember that Fresno, … Continue reading Top 10 Places That Prove Our World Can Be Weird as Hell

FP Editor’s Pick


1 Only children. China once hailed the one-child policy as a stroke of political genius. But as Beijing tries desperately to boost birth rates, the policy seems to have left a permanent impression, Helen Gao writes. 2 Escalating extremism. The Haqqani network has long been the most vicious element of the Taliban. With Haqqanis now at the helm, … Continue reading FP Editor’s Pick

10 Little-Known Facts About Area 51 Including The Real Conspiracy


by Himanshu Sharma fact checked by Jamie Frater Area 51 is probably one of the most mysterious man-made places in the world. Depending on which part of the Internet you’re in, conspiracies around the highly secretive military base can range from ‘they conduct human experiments there’ to ‘we’re living in a simulation run out of Area 51`. There’s no … Continue reading 10 Little-Known Facts About Area 51 Including The Real Conspiracy

Foreign Affairs today: Newsletter


Sponsored by Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University Market Prophets The Path to a New Economics By Felicia Wong A Foreign Affairs subscription is less than $3.50/month. Subscribe today. The Wars Within Islam Are Not Over But the Post-9/11 Era Is—and America Must Adapt By Philip Zelikow Adapt or Perish Preparing for the Inescapable Effects … Continue reading Foreign Affairs today: Newsletter