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Foreign Policy
Jul 18, 2019

After Rupture with U.S., Turkey Looks to Russia for Fighter Jets
Ankara may buy Moscow's most advanced Su-57 after its expulsion from the F-35 program.

Foreign Policy
Jul 18, 2019

Pompeo Heads to Latin America
Plus: A tight vote expected in Britain's House of Commons, ethno-nationalists declare a new region in Ethiopia, and the other stories we're following today.

Foreign Policy
Jul 17, 2019

The Abyss Is Opening Under China-U.S. Relations
Cool heads are needed in both Beijing and Washington.

Foreign Policy
Jul 17, 2019

Europe Is Back
Long deemed strategically irrelevant by the United States, the EU is poised to become a major geopolitical power. Washington should take note.

Foreign Policy
Jul 17, 2019

Limited Wars Are Forever Wars
A new book looks at why the U.S. military keeps trapping itself in endless conflicts.

Foreign Policy
Jul 17, 2019

Imran Khan Mustn't Let Trump Make Pakistan a Scapegoat
Almost four decades after the first U.S.-Pakistani mission in Afghanistan, Islamabad risks getting caught in the crosshairs of great-power politics again. Only deft diplomacy will save it.

Foreign Policy
Jul 17, 2019

America's Road to Reputational Ruin
The decline in U.S. soft power didn't start with Trump, but he accelerated it this week with his racist tweets.

Foreign Policy
Jul 17, 2019

The Case for Humanitarian Aid to North Korea
It won't bring the regime in from the cold, but it will save lives.

Foreign Policy
Jul 17, 2019

Will Turkey Face Double Sanctions?
Plus: Hong Kong's justice minister in China, Congo's Ebola crisis, and the other stories we're following today.

Foreign Policy
Jul 16, 2019

Warren Hammers Trump's Pentagon Nominee—Despite Her Own Industry Ties
The presidential contender is leading the charge against the Defense Department's revolving door but has a history of pushing the interests of firms in her home state.

Foreign Policy
Jul 16, 2019

Here's How to Finally Solve Spain's Governmental Standstill
A coalition between Pedro Sánchez's Socialists and Albert Rivera's Ciudadanos could prevent a fourth election in as many years—but voters are unlikely to buy it.

Foreign Policy
Jul 16, 2019

Hun Sen's Man in Washington (State)
Cambodia's strongman has found an unlikely American voice.

Foreign Policy
Jul 16, 2019

Japan's Trade War Is as Futile as Trump's
Tokyo's temper tantrum over history is mostly hurting itself.

Foreign Policy
Jul 16, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen's Big Promises for Europe
A transcript of the nominee's remarks at the European Parliament plenary session.

Foreign Policy
Jul 16, 2019

‘We Are Going to Continue to Fight'
Venezuela's would-be president, Juan Guaidó, says he's confident ahead of a new round of talks with the Maduro government.

Foreign Policy
Jul 16, 2019

Ich Bin Ein Hong Konger
How Hong Kong is turning into the West Berlin of the quasi-cold war between the West and China.

Foreign Policy
Jul 16, 2019

Colombia's Uneasy Peace
A few years after Bogotá struck a deal with the FARC, challenges to the agreement risk undermining it.

Foreign Policy
Jul 16, 2019

Trump Seeks to Shut Down Asylum at Southern Border
Plus: China's economy slows, Erdogan readies for S-400 deployment, and the other stories we're following today.

Foreign Policy
Jul 15, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen Isn't Perfect, but She's Better Than the Alternative
Opposing the compromise candidate for EU commission president will further empower populists and Euroskeptics.

Foreign Policy
Jul 15, 2019

The End of Cuba's Entrepreneurship Boom
It isn't just Trump who has put the country's small businesses under pressure. Díaz-Canel is after them, too.

Foreign Policy
Jul 15, 2019

Why Are Japan and South Korea in a Trade Fight?
Officially, Japan has "national security" concerns about technology exports to South Korea. Unofficially, World War II still casts an ugly shadow.

Foreign Policy
Jul 15, 2019

The New U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal Can Work for Everyone
Republicans and Democrats have every reason to compromise and ratify the agreement.

Foreign Policy
Jul 15, 2019

Why Turkey Doesn't Trust the United States
The decline and fall of an alliance.

Foreign Policy
Jul 15, 2019

Afghanistan's Forests Are Turning a Profit for the Islamic State
Wood smuggling is big business for the terrorist group.

Foreign Policy
Jul 15, 2019

Trump Set to Sanction Turkey
The administration has settled on a package of sanctions to punish Ankara for buying a Russian missile system.

Foreign Policy
Jul 15, 2019

Guatemala Cancels on Trump
Plus: Iran says it will talk—if U.S. sanctions end, Italy presents a migration plan, and what to watch in the world this week.

Foreign Policy
Jul 12, 2019

Gulf-Israel Ties Might Not Survive Trump's Peace Plan
A political program that does not envision statehood for the Palestinians could reverse the Gulf Arab states' tentative warming toward Israel.

Foreign Policy
Jul 12, 2019

F-35 Sales Are America's Belt and Road
The United States uses the fighter jet program to further its own influence while leaving allies dependent.

Foreign Policy
Jul 12, 2019

Document of the Week: Is the U.N. Revisiting the Ban on Big Tobacco?
Outgoing U.N. official pleads a case for the tobacco industry, saying health expertise and cigarette jobs can contribute to global prosperity and improved understanding of health risks.

Foreign Policy
Jul 12, 2019

Pompeo Seeks to Make Baghdad Embassy Pullout Permanent, Officials Say
The abrupt evacuation in May left hundreds of diplomats in limbo and too few in Iraq to handle Iran's influence and other pressing issues, according to State Department sources.

Foreign Policy
Jul 12, 2019

Women With Headscarves Need Not Apply in Germany
Germans welcomed an unprecedented number of Middle Easterners into their country—but not always into their workplaces.

Foreign Policy
Jul 12, 2019

China's Reefer Madness Is Sweeping Up Foreigners
Legal marijuana abroad is playing into xenophobia at home.

Foreign Policy
Jul 12, 2019

How Africans Are Dealing With Everyday Corruption
When accessing basic services, more than 1 in 4 people are still being squeezed for bribes.

Foreign Policy
Jul 12, 2019

Filipinos Don't Trust Duterte to Handle China
A maritime clash has left the public wondering why their president won't stand up to Beijing.

Foreign Policy
Jul 12, 2019

Trump's Iran Policy Hasn't Failed—Yet
Maximum pressure could still deliver strategic outcomes.

Foreign Policy
Jul 12, 2019

Argentina, Iran, and the Enduring Mystery Surrounding the Death of a Special Prosecutor
On the podcast: Alberto Nisman accused Argentina's president of covering up Iran's role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Then he was shot in the head.

Foreign Policy
Jul 12, 2019

Can Hong Kong Export Its Protest Movement?
Russian missiles headed for Turkey, U.S. immigration raids, and the other stories we're following today.

Foreign Policy
Jul 12, 2019

How Europe Can Save What's Left of the Iran Nuclear Deal
With the help of Russia and China, European leaders can prevent the total collapse of the 2015 agreement—and keep the region safer.

Foreign Policy
Jul 11, 2019

Iran's Breach Too Far
Thanks to its advances in nuclear technology, the country may be closer to a bomb than ever.

Foreign Policy
Jul 11, 2019

In Debate Over Turkey Sanctions, Trump Is the Wild Card
U.S. security officials are pushing for penalties over Ankara's purchase of a Russian missile system.

Foreign Policy
Jul 11, 2019

Ethiopia's Year of Reckoning
Ahead of elections in 2020, Ethiopia has many problems to address. Here are our top reads on how Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power and what comes next.

Foreign Policy
Jul 11, 2019

How to Keep the Lights on in Kurdistan
Caught between the United States and Iran, Iraq is facing deep energy insecurity. In Kurdistan, the solution may be solar power.

Foreign Policy
Jul 11, 2019

Let a Thousand Mulans Bloom
The upcoming Disney film is already a cultural battleground. But China's most famous heroine thrives in many tellings.

Foreign Policy
Jul 11, 2019

Assad Hasn't Won Anything
After years of bloody warfare, it's time to recognize what the Syrian dictator rules over: a chronically violent and chaotic failed state.

Foreign Policy
Jul 11, 2019

All the President's Trolls
Donald Trump is gathering his favorite meme-makers and trolls for a White House summit.

Foreign Policy
Jul 11, 2019

‘Chernobyl' Shows How the Soviets Squashed Scientists
The brutal legacy of industrialization left the "scientific-technical intelligentsia" in the cold.

Foreign Policy
Jul 11, 2019

Can't Buy Mohammad bin Salman Love
After years of denouncing Obama and cozying up to Trump, Saudi Arabia is trying to resurrect its influence among Democrats in advance of the 2020 election. It won't work.

Foreign Policy
Jul 11, 2019

Can't Buy Mohammed bin Salman Love
After years of denouncing Obama and cozying up to Trump, Saudi Arabia is trying to resurrect its influence among Democrats in advance of the 2020 election. It won't work.

Foreign Policy
Jul 11, 2019

Trump's Joint Chiefs Nominee Accused of Sexual Misconduct
News of the allegations surfaces at a time of unusual turmoil in the Pentagon's top ranks.

Foreign Policy
Jul 11, 2019

Iran Faces New U.S. Sanctions Threat
Plus: A chemical weapons investigation in Syria, pension reform in Brazil, and the other stories we're following today.

Foreign Policy
Jul 10, 2019

The Fairy Tale Is Over for Dubai's Royal Family
Sheikh Mohammed's wife has fled her home—and that may just be the beginning of his troubles.

Foreign Policy
Jul 10, 2019

Government Rift Deepens Mexico's Economic Crisis
After months of rumors, the finance minister bitterly parts ways with the leftist president.

Foreign Policy
Jul 10, 2019

The Evolution of a Russian Troll
Alexander Malkevich, whose employees were detained in Libya, is part of Moscow's efforts to create a "concert of chaos" around the globe.

Foreign Policy
Jul 10, 2019

Xi Jinping Is Tsai Ing-wen's Best Poster Boy
Taiwan's president is getting a reelection boost from Beijing's aggression.

Foreign Policy
Jul 10, 2019

The Taliban Have a Road Map for Peace
A translation of the statement from the Taliban and Afghan officials.

Foreign Policy
Jul 10, 2019

The U.S. Should Bid Biya Goodbye
It's time for Washington to renegotiate its ties with Cameroon's absentee leader.

Foreign Policy
Jul 10, 2019

The Brexit Debate Never Ends
Plus: Japan and South Korea's diplomatic dispute, Mexico's new finance minister, and the other stories we're following today.

Foreign Policy
Jul 09, 2019

Diplomats Fear Chilling Effect of British Ambassador's Resignation
Worries over leaks could curtail the flow of frank information from foreign embassies in Washington.

Foreign Policy
Jul 09, 2019

Diplomats Fear Chilling Effect of British Ambassador's Snub
Worries over leaks could curtail the flow of frank information from foreign embassies in Washington.

Foreign Policy
Jul 09, 2019

Billionaires Can't Buy World Peace
A new think tank funded by George Soros and Charles Koch wants to end American interventionism, but shows no understanding of what motivates it.

Foreign Policy
Jul 09, 2019

Pentagon to Get Its Fourth Leader in Six Months
U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer will take over as acting secretary of defense while Trump's latest nominee, Mark Esper, enters the confirmation process.

Foreign Policy
Jul 09, 2019

India's Deadly War on Experts
Empty promises and bad data won't solve the air pollution crisis.

Foreign Policy
Jul 09, 2019

Boris Johnson's Cartoon Englishness Is a Dangerous Joke
The likely British prime minister doesn't take anything seriously—even the country's future.

Foreign Policy
Jul 09, 2019

How Darfur Became Sudan's Kingmaker
The country's strongman is using the region to cement his rule.

Foreign Policy
Jul 09, 2019

Britain, France Agree to Send Additional Troops to Syria
The two U.S. allies have agreed to a marginal increase to help backfill the U.S. withdrawal.

Foreign Policy
Jul 09, 2019

Militias Are Taking Over the Iraqi State From the Inside
An attempt to rein in Iraq's paramilitaries could end up making them stronger than the government.

Foreign Policy
Jul 09, 2019

Reining in Iraq's Paramilitaries Will Just Make Them Stronger
How the Popular Mobilization Forces are taking over the Iraqi state from within.

Foreign Policy
Jul 09, 2019

Shiite Militias Are Taking Over the Iraqi State From the Inside
The country's most powerful paramilitaries are supposedly ready to follow government orders. The truth is the other way around.

Foreign Policy
Jul 09, 2019

Will More Talks Resolve Venezuela's Crisis?
Plus: French officials travel to Tehran, Trump attacks Britain's ambassador, and the other stories we're following today.

Foreign Policy
Jul 08, 2019

Iran and the United States Battle It Out in Iraq
Iraq's Shiite militias are doing Iran's bidding against the United States. Baghdad won't be able to dismantle them.

Foreign Policy
Jul 08, 2019

Trump Should Not Forget Venezuela
Even with the eyes of the world elsewhere, here's how Trump can keep up pressure on Maduro.

Foreign Policy
Jul 08, 2019

Unraveling of Iran Nuclear Deal Exposes Europe's Weakness
It was the U.S. versus 28 EU nations. Guess who's winning?

Foreign Policy
Jul 08, 2019

Muslim Leaders Are Betraying the Uighurs
The Trump administration has done more for the millions in camps than any Islamic leader.

Foreign Policy
Jul 08, 2019

Wedge Politics Won't Bring Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Kushner's plan aims to divide Palestinians from their leaders but fails to recognize that the people already resent their corrupt leadership—while failing to place any similar pressure on an Israeli prime minister under indictment.

Foreign Policy
Jul 08, 2019

Spilling the Tea in Sri Lanka
As large colonial-era tea plantations crumble, family-owned plots are trying to take their place and save the industry.

Foreign Policy
Jul 08, 2019

Greece's New Prime Minister Is Just as Populist as the Old One
Athens's center-right establishment is back in power after mimicking the scare tactics of the far-left.

Foreign Policy
Jul 08, 2019

The Myth of Democratic Socialism
The Nordic countries show the limits, not successes, of Bernie Sanders's plans.

Foreign Policy
Jul 08, 2019

The Middle East Is Now Split Between Red States and Blue States
The region has been carved up into Republican and Democratic countries, to the detriment of the United States.

Foreign Policy
Jul 08, 2019

Iran Moves Forward on Enrichment
The latest breach could significantly reduce the time it will take Tehran to amass enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuclear weapon.

Foreign Policy
Jul 08, 2019

What Can Europe Do About Iran?
Plus: Sudan's final transition deal, Parliament's plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, and what to watch in the world this week.

Foreign Policy
Jul 07, 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas Need Each Other to Survive
Israel needs the Palestinian Authority's security cooperation to avoid another intifada—and without security ties to Israel and the funding that comes with it, the PA could cease to exist.

Foreign Policy
Jul 06, 2019

The World This Weekend
Trump's Washington celebrates a militaristic Fourth of July, protests surge in Hong Kong, and the European Union chooses new leadership.

Foreign Policy
Jul 06, 2019

El Salvador's Tough Policing Isn't What It Looks Like
Shootings reported as enfrentamientos, or confrontations, often mask killings of civilians and other misconduct.

Foreign Policy
Jul 05, 2019

A Dream Deferred
On the podcast: Journalist Laura Wides-Muñoz traces the lives of several undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

Foreign Policy
Jul 05, 2019

Merkel's Final Mistake Is Her Chosen Successor
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is in line to take over as German chancellor—but there's no telling if she'll survive long enough to get the job.

Foreign Policy
Jul 04, 2019

There Will Be No Peace for Afghanistan
Despite optimistic signs from U.S.-led peace talks in Qatar, Afghanistan's future looks bleak.

Foreign Policy
Jul 04, 2019

Spain's Formula to Live Forever
The country is set to boast the world's longest life expectancy by 2040. What are the Spanish doing right?

Foreign Policy
Jul 04, 2019

Abiy Ahmed's Reforms Have Unleashed Forces He Can No Longer Control
Ethiopia's prime minister oversaw the chaotic release of thousands of prisoners, including many ethnonationalist militants. His amnesty may now be coming back to haunt him.

Foreign Policy
Jul 04, 2019

Pandora's Vox
Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks anticipated robots and artificial intelligence—and they didn't trust them.

Foreign Policy
Jul 04, 2019

Books in Brief
Reviews of the latest releases on mosquitoes, the Islamic State, and Kim Jong Un.

Foreign Policy
Jul 04, 2019

China's Overrated Technocrats
Beijing is famous for putting engineers and scientists in charge. But that doesn't make for better leaders.

Foreign Policy
Jul 04, 2019

Europe's Ever Closer Confusion
A newly translated novel portrays the European Union's search for meaning as a historical reckoning—and a comedy of manners.

Foreign Policy
Jul 04, 2019

Who Will Win the Self-Driving Future?
China and the United States have drastically different visions for autonomous transportation.

Foreign Policy
Jul 04, 2019

Instead of Bringing Jobs to the People, Bring the People to the Jobs
How transportation subsidies can fix seasonal poverty.

Foreign Policy
Jul 04, 2019

Why Young Koreans Love to Splurge
Sometimes blowing your paycheck can be a rational choice.

Foreign Policy
Jul 04, 2019

The Dangerous Politics of Playing the Victim
The leaders of Israel and Serbia share one thing: They've perfected the politics of persecution. Here's why that strategy won't keep working.

Foreign Policy
Jul 03, 2019

Trump's Fighter Jet Sale to Taiwan Advances Despite China's Protests
The news comes as Washington and Beijing agree to resume trade talks.

Foreign Policy
Jul 03, 2019

While Trump Isolates the U.S., It's ‘Let's Make a Deal' for the Rest of the World
Globalization is alive and well. It's just the United States sitting on the sidelines.

Foreign Policy
Jul 03, 2019

It's Trump's Fourth of July Now
The president's military parade only furthers his vision of a dumbed-down America that may no longer be up to the task of global leadership.

Foreign Policy
Jul 03, 2019

Celebrating the Trump of July
The president's military parade only furthers his vision of a Trumpified, dumbed-down America that may no longer be up to global leadership.

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