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Foreign Policy
May 18, 2018

How to Haggle With a Dictator
Bill Richardson has made eight missions to North Korea to negotiate the release of American captives. He sat down with Foreign Policy to explain how it's done.

Foreign Policy
May 18, 2018

NATO Chief Worried About Fissures Between United States and Europe
In an interview with Foreign Policy, Jens Stoltenberg cautioned against a new arms race with Russia.

Foreign Policy
May 18, 2018

Can the U.S.-Europe Alliance Survive Trump?
Europe and the United States have quarreled before. This time, it's serious.

Foreign Policy
May 18, 2018

Trump Lawyer Met With Qatari Government Official Days Before FBI Raid
Was Michael Cohen seeking to add foreign governments as clients of his consulting business?

Foreign Policy
May 18, 2018

Mauricio Macri Was Supposed to Be Different
Argentina's president promised the world he had the business savvy to jump-start the country's economy. He's ended up begging for a bailout.

Foreign Policy
May 18, 2018

Sexpat Journalists Are Ruining Asia Coverage
Newsroom predators in foreign bureaus hurt their colleagues - and their stories.

Foreign Policy
May 17, 2018

Once Upon a Time, America Supported Palestinians
The United States is slowly forgetting it was ever committed to Palestinian rights.

Foreign Policy
May 17, 2018

Here's What Trump Should Do Post-Nuke Deal
The United States must explain to its allies how withdrawing from the Iran deal fits into a larger strategy for the Middle East.

Foreign Policy
May 17, 2018

Trump's Jerusalem Theatrics Have Dealt A Blow to Peace
The president's reckless move reversed decades of sensible bipartisan policy. Holding out the possibility of a Palestinian capital in the holy city can keep hope for a negotiated settlement alive.

Foreign Policy
May 17, 2018

Saving European Democracy Starts at Home
If French President Emmanuel Macron is serious about pushing back against xenophobic populists, he needs to revamp his own legislative agenda.

Foreign Policy
May 16, 2018

China Has Decided Russia Is Too Risky an Investment
The economics of a major oil deal seemed to make sense. But when energy companies are arms of the state, economics aren't the only factor.

Foreign Policy
May 16, 2018

On China's New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll
China's vast foreign investment program comes at a sharp cost to human rights and good governance

Foreign Policy
May 16, 2018

How Europe Can Block Trump
After Washington exits the Iran deal, U.S. secondary sanctions could harm European companies. EU leaders should retaliate by reviving a tool used successfully in the 1990s.

Foreign Policy
May 16, 2018

Netanyahu Needs Conflict to Survive
The more Israel's prime minister escalates tensions, the more his popularity grows.

Foreign Policy
May 15, 2018

Iraq's Top 10 Potential Prime Ministers
Will it be the Harvard- and MIT-educated mandarin, the coveralls-wearing man of the people — or someone else the world has never heard of?

Foreign Policy
May 15, 2018

Pompeo Lifts Hiring Freeze at State Department
Diplomats hail the decision as another sign the Tillerson era has ended.

Foreign Policy
May 15, 2018

White House Rebuffs U.N. Appeal to Expand North Korea Food Aid
The United States sees private investment in Pyongyang, not aid, as the nuclear deal's prize.

Foreign Policy
May 15, 2018

Leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal Will Have Unintended Consequences
Trump's actions may ultimately weaken the strength of sanctions as a tool of U.S. statecraft.

Foreign Policy
May 15, 2018

And Now for Some Crises That Are Completely Different
As the Trump administration struggles to keep track of the usual hotspots, major trouble is brewing in forgotten corners of the world.

Foreign Policy
May 15, 2018

The Rohingya Have Fled One Crisis for Another
As the monsoon season looms, hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps at risk of an imminent cholera outbreak.

Foreign Policy
May 14, 2018

Regime Change for Dummies
A brief global history of a tactic that's back in style: toppling other countries' governments.

Foreign Policy
May 14, 2018

Tech Companies Are Ruining America's Image
The United States has become identified with the global internet economy — for better and worse.

Foreign Policy
May 14, 2018

Security Brief: Unclear U.S. Demands on North Korea; Iran Deal Fall Out
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provides security guarantees to Pyongyang but struggles to articulate American demands.

Foreign Policy
May 14, 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi Is A Politician, Not A Monster
Western liberals projected their own hopes onto "the Lady" — and then blamed her for not living up to them.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

The Untold Story of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995
The weekly podcast: How a U.S. presidential candidate found common cause with Israelis opposed to the peace process to pass a law that could now doom it.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

RIP the Trans-Atlantic Alliance, 1945-2018
The partnership with America had a long and fruitful life — but Europe is ready to start over.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

Top State Department Nuclear Expert Announces Resignation After Trump Iran Deal Exit
Officials warn of brain drain across government offices.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

Anger Broke the Fix in Malaysia's Elections
Corruption and incompetence pushed Malayians to end decades of electoral stagnation.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

Everyday Anger Brought Down Malaysia's Government
Corruption and incompetence pushed Malaysians to end decades of one-party rule.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

Malaysia's Elites Ride The People's Tsunami
Amid a democratic triumph, the new boss is still literally the old boss.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

Trump Broke Iran Policy. Let Him Fix It.
The U.S. president has blown up the Obama-era approach to Iran he has been mocking for years. Now it's on him to clean up the mess.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

Will the End of the Iran Deal Mark the Beginning of an Iran Strategy?
The time is ripe for a U.S. approach based on pushing Iranian domestic politics into crisis.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

As Iraq Goes to the Polls, the U.S. and Iran Hang Back
For the first time since the military defeat of the Islamic State, Iraqis are voting for a new parliament. And Tehran and Washington aren't getting in the way.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

The Israelis Who Prevented a War With Iran
Netanyahu came close to ordering airstrikes in 2010 — but was thwarted by his own security chiefs.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

Trump Is Following, Not Leading
The United States has outsourced its foreign policy to regional allies. In South Korea, it might lead to peace — in Israel, it's more likely leading to war.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

Trump Is Leading From Behind, If He's Leading at All
The United States has outsourced its foreign policy to regional allies. In South Korea, it might lead to peace — in Israel, it's more likely leading to war.

Foreign Policy
May 11, 2018

An Arms Deal Won't Heal What Ails Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria's president is trying to prove he can get from Washington what his predecessor couldn't, but it might not be enough to get him re-elected.

Foreign Policy
May 10, 2018

Families of Americans Held in Iran Urge Trump: Keep Your Promise
U.S. exit from nuclear deal could jeopardize prospects for imprisoned Americans.

Foreign Policy
May 10, 2018

Trump's Iran Policy Is Blowing Up His Energy Agenda
The U.S. president wanted to be energy independent, but he's forcing his country to get more deeply involved in the global oil market.

Foreign Policy
May 10, 2018

The ‘Silver Lining' to Trump Pulling Out of the Iran Deal
The White House has the legal authority to compel countries to reinstate U.N. sanctions on Iran. So why has it chosen not to exercise it?

Foreign Policy
May 10, 2018

China Has Already Won the Drone Wars
Chinese companies are proving that America is not first in the UAV export market. Can Trump roll that back?

Foreign Policy
May 10, 2018

What Iran Really Wants in Syria
Misperceptions of Tehran's true intentions could lead to disaster.

Foreign Policy
May 10, 2018

China Enlists U.N. to Promote Its Belt and Road Project
Top United Nations officials are helping sell Xi Jinping's signature foreign-policy initiative.

Foreign Policy
May 10, 2018

The Stars of North Korea Talks Revolve Around Moon
For all Trump's talk of fire and fury, the North Koreans wouldn't have come to the negotiating table without South Korea's pragmatic president.

Foreign Policy
May 10, 2018

The Making of a Kurdish Mandela
By keeping a key challenger in jail, Turkey's government risks making Selahattin Demirtas an even more popular and formidable opponent.

Foreign Policy
May 10, 2018

Trump's Terrifying Treaty of Versailles Precedent
The last time America withdrew from its own international security agreement, it led to the most devastating war in history.

Foreign Policy
May 10, 2018

Welcome to Iraq's First Post-Sectarian Election
Iraq's political parties are finally crossing ethnic and religious lines. But how long can the good vibes last?

Foreign Policy
May 09, 2018

Torture, Morality at Heart of Senate Hearing on Trump's Pick to Head CIA
Gina Haspel dodges questions but appears headed toward narrow confirmation.

Foreign Policy
May 09, 2018

Here's What to Expect Now That Trump Has Withdrawn From the Iran Nuclear Deal
The United States will be worse off once the smoke clears.

Foreign Policy
May 09, 2018

Ebola Is Back. And Trump Is Trying to Kill Funding for It.
As a new outbreak surfaces in Africa, the only possible motive for ending America's anti-Ebola program is that Barack Obama started it.

Foreign Policy
May 09, 2018

Pompeo's Hiring Moves Soothe Diplomats
In staffing and internal policies, he seems to be reversing trends of the Tillerson era that dispirited many diplomats.

Foreign Policy
May 09, 2018

How China Managed to Play Censor at a Conference on U.S. Soil
The Beijing-backed Confucius Institute offers much-needed money to American universities — but with strings attached.

Foreign Policy
May 09, 2018

The Nobel Scandal Has Become a Swedish Foreign-Policy Crisis
Have allegations of sexual assault at Sweden's most famous institution harmed the country's reputation — or helped it?

Foreign Policy
May 08, 2018

The Art of the Regime Change
Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has one goal in mind — and no plan to achieve it.

Foreign Policy
May 08, 2018

Fresh U.S. Sanctions Not Likely to Strangle Iran's Oil Market
Trump walks away from the nuclear deal, but big Asian buyers are likely to keep snapping up Iranian crude.

Foreign Policy
May 08, 2018

The Predictable Disaster of Trump's Lonely Iran Strategy
The United States is breaching the nuclear deal, alienating all its friends, and paving the way to another Middle Eastern war.

Foreign Policy
May 08, 2018

The North Korean Playbook Won't Work With Iran
Hard-liners in Tehran and Washington are both drawing the wrong lessons from diplomacy with Pyongyang — and that could lead to war.

Foreign Policy
May 08, 2018

Don't Overestimate the Power of Historic Summits
The potential for progress on the Korean Peninsula is real, but the pitfalls are plentiful.

Foreign Policy
May 08, 2018

Iran Will Never Trust America Again
When the nuclear deal was signed, Revolutionary Guards told me they wanted a better relationship with America. Not anymore.

Foreign Policy
May 08, 2018

Don't Scrap Washington's Lebanon Policy. It's Working.
America can't disarm Hezbollah or completely remove Iranian influence. But existing U.S. security assistance programs have been successful.

Foreign Policy
May 08, 2018

The United States Has Not Lost Lebanon
Despite Hezbollah's strong election showing, American policies are working and Washington must stay the course.

Foreign Policy
May 07, 2018

What Happens if the U.S. Bows Out of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
By reimposing sanctions, Trump risks alienating Europe and freeing Iran to revive its nuclear program.

Foreign Policy
May 07, 2018

The First Saudi-Iranian War Will Be an Even Fight
What happens when the Saudi military's massive budget meets Iran's mastery of asymmetric warfare? Here's a preview.

Foreign Policy
May 07, 2018

Inside the Cutthroat World of Billion-Dollar Military Supply Contracts
A U.S. military vendor created a "ghost structure" to do business with Iran, yet the dollars keep rolling in.

Foreign Policy
May 07, 2018

Security Brief: Haspel Nomination Fight, Iran Deal Deadline Looms
Gina Haspel wanted to withdraw her nomination before the White House prevailed upon her.

Foreign Policy
May 07, 2018

Rubio Questions D.C. Panel on China Influence
It's a sign of growing concern over Chinese influence operations in the United States.

Foreign Policy
May 04, 2018

Macron Is Too Weak to Lead the Free World
Angela Merkel may have ceded her crown to France's president. But neither can supplant Donald Trump.

Foreign Policy
May 04, 2018

The United States Should Seize on Iran's Currency Crisis
An anti-regime alliance of rich and poor could be the key to ending clerical rule.

Foreign Policy
May 04, 2018

Could North Korea Help Bring the United States and China Closer Together?
The mutual challenge of managing Pyongyang could offer Washington and Beijing the chance to get along.

Foreign Policy
May 04, 2018

The Head of the U.S. Coast Guard Isn't Afraid to Talk About Climate Change
It may not be a White House priority. But rising sea levels are critical to the service's operations.

Foreign Policy
May 04, 2018

The Road Ahead With North Korea
The weekly podcast: What a potential summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could look like.

Foreign Policy
May 04, 2018

The Perils of a Putsch in Venezuela
Encouraging a coup in Caracas will give Russia and China a foothold in the United States' backyard.

Foreign Policy
May 04, 2018

Eastern European Laws on World War II History Spark Congressional Reaction
Will a letter sent by concerned lawmakers encourage leaders to change course or further polarize politics?

Foreign Policy
May 04, 2018

What's Driving the U.S. Air Force Pilot Shortage?
It's not leadership or combat culture driving pilots out of the service.

Foreign Policy
May 03, 2018

Italy Is Safe From, and for, Jihadis
It turns out not being attacked by the Islamic State is nothing to be proud of.

Foreign Policy
May 03, 2018

Trump Is Ending One Gulf Conflict to Start Another
The Trump administration's sudden U-turn on Qatar is all about Iran.

Foreign Policy
May 03, 2018

Don't Blame Amber Rudd for Britain's Racist Immigration System
The ousted home secretary was trying to clean up the mess her boss created. Theresa May alone is responsible for the "hostile environment" policy's heinous abuses.

Foreign Policy
May 03, 2018

This Land Is Our Land
South Africa's ruling party has failed to redistribute land to the black majority for over two decades. Can the new president defuse a ticking time bomb?

Foreign Policy
May 02, 2018

Netanyahu's ‘Iran Lied' Presentation Shows Why Trump Should Keep the Nuke Deal
Israel and the United States are both led by men who are hard to trust.

Foreign Policy
May 02, 2018

Europe Has No Clue How to Handle an American Bully
Germany, France, and the U.K. all tried sucking up to Trump. They ended up helping kill the Iran deal.

Foreign Policy
May 02, 2018

Exclusive: White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away From State Department
Mike Pompeo's first test could be a plan to remove refugee aid from Foggy Bottom.

Foreign Policy
May 02, 2018

White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away From State Department
Mike Pompeo's first test could be a plan to remove refugee aid from Foggy Bottom.

Foreign Policy
May 02, 2018

Korea's Nuclear Nightmare Hasn't Gone Away
Unless the United States changes its priorities, Korean diplomacy is probably doomed.

Foreign Policy
May 02, 2018

Prince Harry's Wedding and Global Order
The decline and fall of royal marriages as international diplomacy.

Foreign Policy
May 02, 2018

Royal Weddings Are a Fairy Tale. They Used to Be High-Stakes Diplomacy.
Once upon a time, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would have been instruments of foreign-policy ambition.

Foreign Policy
May 01, 2018

Bibi's Infomercial for the Iran Deal
Smoke and mirrors aside, the Israeli prime minister's presentation was an endorsement of existing nuclear diplomacy with Tehran.

Foreign Policy
May 01, 2018

Bibi's Informercial for the Iran Deal
Smoke and mirrors aside, the Israeli prime minister's presentation was an endorsement of existing nuclear diplomacy with Tehran.

Foreign Policy
May 01, 2018

Pompeo's First Mission: Restoring State Department's ‘Swagger'
In opening remarks to employees, the new secretary of state appeared eager to show the State Department he is no Rex Tillerson.

Foreign Policy
May 01, 2018

Turkey's War on Dissent Goes Global
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is abusing international law enforcement institutions to target its critics.

Foreign Policy
May 01, 2018

U.S. Soldiers Might Be Stuck in Korea Forever
As Trump's discovered, pulling the military from the Peninsula isn't easy.

Foreign Policy
May 01, 2018

China's Ready to Cash In on a Melting Arctic
Beijing has big plans for its own Polar Silk Road.

Foreign Policy
May 01, 2018

The Afghan War Isn't Being Won, Says New Pentagon Audit
A new summary of the country's troubles by a special inspector general doesn't paint an optimistic picture.

Foreign Policy
May 01, 2018

Who Can Challenge the No-Fly List?
A prominent Pakistani doctor suspects he is on the no-fly list. He's demanding the right to find out why.

Foreign Policy
Apr 30, 2018

Trump Is Right to Target Saudi-Russian Collusion
Moscow and Riyadh are conspiring to rig global oil markets against the United States.

Foreign Policy
Apr 30, 2018

Israel's Calm Before the Storm
Without deft diplomacy, confrontations in Syria, protests in Gaza, and tensions over the Iran nuclear deal could plunge the Middle East into chaos.

Foreign Policy
Apr 30, 2018

Netanyahu Hands Trump PR Win on Iran
In a dramatic presentation on Monday, the Israeli prime minister outlined revelations on Iran's secret nuclear weapons program that most of the world had already accepted.

Foreign Policy
Apr 30, 2018

Optimism About Korea Will Kill Us All
The first step towards peace is lowering your expectations.

Foreign Policy
Apr 30, 2018

Trump-Goes-to-Korea Is the New Nixon-Goes-to-China
There are plenty of lessons to draw from America's diplomatic gambit in Korea — just probably not the ones you think.

Foreign Policy
Apr 30, 2018

Nikki Haley's Loyalty Test Backfires
The U.S. ambassador's threat to punish states for voting against the U.S. at the U.N. didn't work out so well.

Foreign Policy
Apr 30, 2018

Security Brief: Trump Admin Drives Hard Line on Korea; Details on Kim's Offer
After a historic summit light on details, White House reiterates tough demands for North Korean denuclearization.

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