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Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2018

The Paris Accord Won't Stop Global Warming on Its Own
The world needs a new alliance of green economic powers to create a low-carbon economic zone.

Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2018

U.N. Brief: Trump Manages to Unite the U.N. — Against His Isolationist Vision
Trump and Rouhani dismiss prospects for face to face talks for now.

Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2018

How to Fix the U.N.—and Why We Should
Don't let major powers such as the United States undermine the liberal international order. Instead, reform it so it works better.

Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2018

New Sanctions Won't Hurt Russia
Washington thinks punitive measures will change Moscow's calculus, but the Russian economy is doing just fine.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2018

It's Time for Macedonia to Accept Compromise
Voters in the country's upcoming name-change referendum should not allow nationalist opposition or foreign interference to stand in their way.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2018

Is the Iran Deal Finally Dead?
Europe's frantic efforts to save the nuclear pact at the UN probably won't work.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2018

Is the Iran Nuclear Deal Making Its Last Stand at the U.N.?
Europe's frantic effort to save the pact probably won't work in the end.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2018

Trump Takes Aim at Iran, China, and the Global System in Big U.N. Speech
And draws a rare laugh from world leaders while boasting of his accomplishments.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2018

The Arms Control Believer
Lassina Zerbo isn't letting the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty go.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2018

Pompeo's New North Korea Envoy Wades Into Diplomatic Minefield
Stephen Biegun is widely considered a great pick for the job. But it may be an impossible task in the first place.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2018

Taiwan Can Win a War With China
Beijing boasts it can seize the island easily. The PLA knows better.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2018

America's Elite Needs To Get Back in Uniform
Military service is a unifying force in a time of deep division.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2018

You Can't Treat Tuberculosis With Platitudes
Washington nearly killed the U.N. anti-TB effort, but it didn't need to. The U.N. will do that itself.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2018

Google Maps Is a Better Spy Than James Bond
Open source intelligence is a vital tool for governments—and for checking them.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2018

U.N. Brief: Trump Calls Kim Jong Un ‘Terrific,' Prepares ‘Strong Words' for Iranian Leaders
America's European allies make case for international cooperation.

Foreign Policy
Sep 24, 2018

Trump's Trade War With China Could Hit Energy Exports
China places tariffs on natural gas, a fast-growing U.S. export.

Foreign Policy
Sep 24, 2018

Peace Is the Best Investment
U.N. member states must renew their commitment to the vital peacekeeping operations that end wars, protect civilians, and save lives.

Foreign Policy
Sep 24, 2018

Peacekeeping Can't Be Done on the Cheap
U.N. member states must renew their commitment to the vital blue helmet operations that end wars, protect civilians, and save lives.

Foreign Policy
Sep 24, 2018

Socialists and Libertarians Need an Alliance Against the Establishment
U.S. foreign policy is ripe for disruption—but only if the left and right get their act together.

Foreign Policy
Sep 24, 2018

Security Brief: North Korea, Iran Take Center Stage at UNGA
Catch up on everything you need to know about South Korean President Moon Jae-in's big week, the U.S.-European clash on Iran, highlights from a massive gathering of top Air Force brass near Washington, and more.

Foreign Policy
Sep 24, 2018

U.N. Brief: Trump to Tackle Globe Drug Trade, Confront Iran
U.N. summit clouded by failure to end Middle East wars, America's retreat from multilateral solutions to the world's crises.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2018

The Bombings the World Forgot
On the podcast: Ambassador Prudence Bushnell survived the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Now she tells her story.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2018

Trump Has a New Weapon to Cause ‘the Cyber' Mayhem
The U.S. president and his advisor John Bolton want to take the gloves off in cyberspace—but experts worry offensive attacks could backfire.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2018

Military Worship Hurts U.S. Democracy
Battlefield experience shouldn't trump the outsider benefits of civilian leadership.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2018

The Coming Crime Wars
Future conflicts will mostly be waged by drug cartels, mafia groups, gangs, and terrorists. It is time to rethink our rules of engagement.

Foreign Policy
Sep 20, 2018

Narendra Modi Is No Populist
His economic reforms have already put the Indian economy on stronger footing, and his welfare schemes have given him the buy-in he needs.

Foreign Policy
Sep 20, 2018

Slow Down, Emmanuel Macron!
The French president is looking toward the future—but his country feels left behind.

Foreign Policy
Sep 20, 2018

Mission Impossible: Inside the Dramatic Cave Rescue of a Thai Soccer Team
Two U.S. special operations airmen recall the ordeal.

Foreign Policy
Sep 20, 2018

One Small Step for Feminist Foreign Policy
This weekend's meeting of female foreign ministers will be a historic achievement—and not nearly enough for the world's women.

Foreign Policy
Sep 20, 2018

U.N. Report Details How North Korea Evades Sanctions
But a feud between Russia and the U.S. has kept the document from being published.

Foreign Policy
Sep 20, 2018

The United States Can Stop Cameroon's Brutal Crackdown
Washington must not ignore atrocities against the country's Anglophones. It should use existing U.S. laws to force an end to the violence.

Foreign Policy
Sep 19, 2018

Norway's Green Delusions
The country may seem a haven for clean energy, but that's because it exports its pollution.

Foreign Policy
Sep 19, 2018

Russians Don't Like the Kremlin's Election Interference Either
In one gubernatorial race, a scandal might be a sign of Putin's decline.

Foreign Policy
Sep 19, 2018

Trucking Is the Security Crisis You Never Noticed
Everything from food to oil depends on underpaid and overworked drivers.

Foreign Policy
Sep 19, 2018

China Has Chosen Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang—For Now
It's expensive to destroy a people without killing them, but Beijing is willing to pay the price.

Foreign Policy
Sep 19, 2018

Time for Peace Talks With ISIS and Al Qaeda?
With options limited for fighting terrorists, negotiations may be the best remaining alternative.

Foreign Policy
Sep 19, 2018

Partition in Kosovo Will Lead to Disaster
Ill-advised land swaps and population transfers won't bring peace. They're more likely to revive the bloodshed that plagued the Balkans during the 1990s.

Foreign Policy
Sep 18, 2018

How Putin's Syrian War Is Humbling Trump
The Kremlin is filling the vacuum created by the U.S. retreat from the Middle East—now, in Idlib.

Foreign Policy
Sep 18, 2018

‘Your Mission Is to Keep All This From Collapsing Into Nuclear Hellfire'
An open letter to Donald Trump's new North Korea envoy on how to avoid Armageddon.

Foreign Policy
Sep 18, 2018

Once Upon a Time, America Needed Syria
Americans have forgotten that their long history of intervention in the Middle East started in Damascus. Now it might end there.

Foreign Policy
Sep 18, 2018

Iran Hawks Could Make a Bad Situation Worse
More pressure on Tehran won't work. Here's what Trump should really do.

Foreign Policy
Sep 17, 2018

Don't Let the U.S.-Japanese Alliance Get Out of Shape
Joint military exercises have kept the relationship strong despite Trump, but that could soon change.

Foreign Policy
Sep 17, 2018

Does It Matter That Trump Is a Liar?
World leaders have never really trusted each other—but the president's behavior undermines American foreign policy anyway.

Foreign Policy
Sep 17, 2018

The Corrupt Shall Inherit Ukraine
In a country where even the anti-corruption prosecutors abuse their power, it's hard to say who the good guys are.

Foreign Policy
Sep 17, 2018

White and Male: Trump's Ambassadors Don't Look Like the Rest of America
The diversity problem predates this administration, but some State Department officials fear it's getting worse.

Foreign Policy
Sep 17, 2018

U.S. Air Force Seeks Largest Expansion Since Cold War
The increase reflects a shift in focus away from counterterrorism and toward possible conflict with China or Russia.

Foreign Policy
Sep 17, 2018

Security Brief: Russia Wraps Vostok Exercise; Taliban Experiments With Governance
Catch up on everything you need to know about Russian military exercises, a Taliban experiment in governance, and a South Korean diplomatic offensive.

Foreign Policy
Sep 14, 2018

Talking to the Taliban
American journalist Ashley Jackson wanted to learn more about Taliban leaders. So she donned a burqa and knocked on their doors.

Foreign Policy
Sep 14, 2018

Turkey and the United States Should Work Together to Avert Disaster in Idlib
Despite their differences, Trump and Erodgan share an interest in avoiding a new humanitarian catastrophe in Syria.

Foreign Policy
Sep 14, 2018

Forget Hearts and Minds
Soft power is out; sharp power is in. Here's how to win the new influence wars.

Foreign Policy
Sep 14, 2018

The End of Viktor Orban's Peacock Dance
As the European Union takes long overdue measures to punish the Hungarian regime, the prime minister appears to be moving from rhetorical to real repression.

Foreign Policy
Sep 14, 2018

How the Tariff War Could Turn Into the Next Lehman
A decade on, we still don't get the deeper interconnections in the global economic system—or how it could blow up again.

Foreign Policy
Sep 14, 2018

Beijing Is Foisting a White Elephant on Hong Kong
The massive Greater Bay Area project is about China's needs, not Hong Kongers.

Foreign Policy
Sep 14, 2018

China Is Buying African Media's Silence
I wrote about Chinese oppression in a South African paper. Hours later, they cancelled my column.

Foreign Policy
Sep 13, 2018

Trump Officials Can't Rescue Their Reputations With Op-Eds
They argue their actions are saving the republic, but they are really trying to save themselves.

Foreign Policy
Sep 13, 2018

Oil Production Is at Record Levels. So Why Are Oil Prices Heading Higher?
The short answer: Looming shortfalls from Venezuela and Iran.

Foreign Policy
Sep 13, 2018

For Palestinians, America Was Never an Honest Broker
The Trump administration's policies don't represent a radical shift. The White House has simply abandoned the facade of neutrality and rubber-stamped the Israeli government's agenda.

Foreign Policy
Sep 13, 2018

For Macedonia, Is Joining NATO and the EU Worth the Trouble?
A referendum could decide whether the country will change its name to gain entrance. But those prizes have lost their shine.

Foreign Policy
Sep 13, 2018

The Middle East Doesn't Take China Seriously
There are some parts of the world where economic strength isn't enough to qualify as a great power.

Foreign Policy
Sep 13, 2018

48 Ways to Get Sent to a Chinese Concentration Camp
Something terrible is happening in Xinjiang.

Foreign Policy
Sep 13, 2018

Corruption Is Wasting Chinese Money in Africa
Beijing's funding could do tremendous good—if Africans fight for their own real interests.

Foreign Policy
Sep 13, 2018

The Oslo Accords Are Dead, but There Is Still a Path to Peace
On the 25th anniversary of the landmark Israeli-Palestinian deal, activists and diplomats should focus on recreating the conditions that made it possible.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

John Bolton's Obsession With the International Criminal Court Is Outdated
If Trump's advisors are all off giving irrelevant speeches on old preoccupations, who is minding the president?

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

Trump Doubles Down on War in Yemen
Despite mounting violence, the United States will continue supporting airstrikes against Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

It's Been 25 Years Since Anyone in Italy Trusted the Government
Italian populism is still fueled by corruption scandals that are over two decades old.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

The Future of War
Introducing Foreign Policy's Fall 2018 print edition.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

The Algorithms of August
The AI arms race won't be like previous competitions, and both the United States and China could be left in the dust.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

The Return of the Pentagon's Yoda
Can Andrew Marshall, the U.S. military's longtime oracle, still predict the future?

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

Why the Military Must Learn to Love Silicon Valley
The U.S. Defense Department and big tech need each other—but getting along won't be easy

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

Stretched Thin on Thin Ice
With the Arctic melting and northern coast guards struggling to keep up, the next disaster is a matter of when, not if.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

Food Fight
Why the next big battle may not be fought over treasure or territory—but for fish.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

Point and Nuke
Remembering the era of portable atomic bombs.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

The Taliban's Fight for Hearts and Minds
The militants' new strategy is to out-govern the U.S.-backed administration in Kabul—and it's working.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

Words of War
Decrypting nine new military programs that will change the face of battle.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

Trump's Trade War With China Is About to Get Supersized
Washington is levying more tariffs, leaving Beijing to retaliate in other painful ways, from Iran to North Korea.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

The End of the Fighting General
America's top brass should abandon dreams of battlefield glory—and focus on paperwork instead.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

In Cyberwar, There are No Rules
Why the world desperately needs digital Geneva Conventions.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

A Million Mistakes a Second
Ultrafast computing is critical to modern warfare. But it also ensures a lot could go very wrong, very quickly.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

Books in Brief: Fresh Reads on WWII Maritime History, Clipper Ships, and Cambodian Refugees
Foreign Policy staffers review recent releases.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

Night at the Museum
Brussels's new European history museum could put anyone to sleep.

Foreign Policy
Sep 12, 2018

Why Growth Can't Be Green
New data proves you can support capitalism or the environment—but it's hard to do both.

Foreign Policy
Sep 11, 2018

Movie Theaters and Women Driving Won't Placate Saudi Shiites
Superficial reforms leave religious minorities behind—and that's dangerous.

Foreign Policy
Sep 11, 2018

The U.S.-Turkey Relationship Is Worse Off Than You Think
The alliance between Washington and Ankara needs to be saved—and easy fixes won't cut it.

Foreign Policy
Sep 11, 2018

East Germany's Cultural Anxiety Is 300 Years Old
There are very deep historical reasons why far-right resentment has flourished in the German state of Saxony.

Foreign Policy
Sep 11, 2018

East Germany's Far-Right Problem Is 300 Years Old
There are deep—very deep—historical reasons why far-right resentment has flourished in eastern Germany.

Foreign Policy
Sep 11, 2018

What's the Matter With Saxony? Its History.
There are deep—very deep—historical reasons why far-right resentment has flourished in eastern Germany.

Foreign Policy
Sep 11, 2018

In Hungary, Social Conservatism and Authoritarianism Aren't the Same
The European Parliament needs to start condemning Orban for the right reasons.

Foreign Policy
Sep 11, 2018

China Can't Afford a Cashless Society
A mania for mobile payments is leaving the poor behind.

Foreign Policy
Sep 10, 2018

This Is Where Iran Defeats the United States
Iraq's Kurdish kingmakers used to side with Washington. Now, Tehran seems like a more attractive partner.

Foreign Policy
Sep 10, 2018

Google Is Handing the Future of the Internet to China
The company has been quietly collaborating with the Chinese government on a new, censored search engine—and abandoning its own ideals in the process.

Foreign Policy
Sep 10, 2018

Sweden's Far Right Has Won the War of Ideas
An election fought on the Sweden Democrats' terms leaves the far-right party in control of the country's agenda.

Foreign Policy
Sep 10, 2018

Sweden's Nazi Offspring Won the War of Ideas
An election fought on the Sweden Democrats' terms leaves the far-right party in control of the country's agenda.

Foreign Policy
Sep 10, 2018

U.S. Ramps Up Threats of Military Action Against Syria's Assad
Administration worried about lingering Iranian and Russian influence in Syria.

Foreign Policy
Sep 10, 2018

Al Qaeda Won
Seventeen years after the 9/11 attacks, the terrorists have definitively won the battle for the American mind.

Foreign Policy
Sep 10, 2018

The War Over War Powers Heats Up in Congress
A top Middle East diplomat's confirmation has been blocked in the Senate as new Syria strikes loom.

Foreign Policy
Sep 10, 2018

In India, Still Unfurling the Rainbow Flag
New Delhi may have decriminalized homosexuality on the books. Now it needs to destigmatize it in people's minds.

Foreign Policy
Sep 10, 2018

Putin Wants God (or at Least the Church) on His Side
A contest over the future of Christianity in Ukraine goes to the heart of Moscow's ambitions.

Foreign Policy
Sep 10, 2018

Security Brief: Pentagon Draws Up ‘Options' for Striking Assad; Trump Expands CIA's Drone Mission in Africa
Catch up on everything you need to know about a possible military strike against Assad, the expansion of the CIA's shadowy drone mission against militants in Africa under Trump, and all the latest from North Korea.

Foreign Policy
Sep 07, 2018

Wrong Place, Wrong Time
On the podcast: An American who was in Turkey during the coup attempt is accused of being one of the plotters.

Foreign Policy
Sep 07, 2018

How to Slow-Walk a President
U.S. leaders have almost unchecked powers in a crisis. But the bureaucracy has ways to gum up the system.

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