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Foreign Policy
Apr 23, 2021

In Colombia, Free Trade Has Come With More Violence
Nearly a decade after signing a deal with the United States, the future in cities like Buenaventura looks worse and worse.

Foreign Policy
Apr 23, 2021

ASEAN Won't Save Myanmar
The organization isn't designed to solve problems—particularly not one as thorny as the post-coup unrest in Myanmar.

Foreign Policy
Apr 23, 2021

The Islamic State's Signing Bonus
The group may be defeated in Syria and Iraq, but joining it still offers major dividends to local jihadis in Africa.

Foreign Policy
Apr 23, 2021

Stop Giving Erdogan a Veto Over U.S. Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Biden can do the right thing because Turkey has lost strategic significance.

Foreign Policy
Apr 23, 2021

A Post-Castro Cuba
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel faces the country's worst economic slump since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Foreign Policy
Apr 23, 2021

India's Coronavirus Crisis Grows Even Darker
Hospitals in New Delhi have begun refusing patients as oxygen supplies dwindle.

Foreign Policy
Apr 22, 2021

How India Became Pandemic Ground Zero
A new virus strain and increasing mobility have caused the world's worst coronavirus spike, with nearly 315,000 new cases recorded on Thursday.

Foreign Policy
Apr 22, 2021

The U.S. Never Can Say Goodbye to Afghanistan
The Pentagon is going to need more firepower to pull out U.S. troops.

Foreign Policy
Apr 22, 2021

Uzbekistan's Online Religious Revival
After years of state oppression, many Uzbeks are finding stricter interpretations of Islam on the internet. Some experts say it could have radical consequences.

Foreign Policy
Apr 22, 2021

The EU's Next Big Problem Is Switzerland
Europe is facing its first post-Brexit test of how tough it should be with its close neighbors.

Foreign Policy
Apr 22, 2021

Why Rare Earths Are the Key to Just About Everything
They're not actually that rare, but their importance to almost all modern technologies cannot be overstated.

Foreign Policy
Apr 22, 2021

Afghanistan Shows the Limits of India's Power
With the United States departing, New Delhi is seeking new ways to project influence.

Foreign Policy
Apr 22, 2021

Denmark's Plan for a Green Future
For a maritime nation, curtailing transport emissions is the first step.

Foreign Policy
Apr 22, 2021

Blinken Will Allow U.S. Embassies to Fly Pride Flag
The blanket authorization revokes a Trump-era policy.

Foreign Policy
Apr 22, 2021

End the ‘Forever War' Cliché
The war in Afghanistan needed to wind down. But Washington is learning the wrong lesson.

Foreign Policy
Apr 22, 2021

Biden to Proclaim U.S. Climate Ambitions at White House Summit
Biden is expected to announce a 50 percent reduction in U.S. emissions by 2030, will that encourage others to do the same?

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

Biden and Xi Expected to Meet at Virtual Climate Summit
Despite official aspirations, environmental cooperation isn't likely to significantly improve U.S.-China relations.

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

China Doesn't Pose an Existential Threat for America
Concerns over China's rise are overblown.

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

Are South Korea's Conservatives Back In the Game?
Stunning mayoral losses may bode ill for the liberals.

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

With a Feminist Foreign Policy, Biden Could Get Climate Change Right
At this week's summit, the United States will need to think bigger. Here's how.

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

Western Powers Need to Get More Creative Against Russia
The Czech Republic's kerfuffle over diplomats demonstrates the need to think bigger—and smaller—when it comes to responding to cyberattacks.

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

Sanctioning Russia Is Easier Said Than Done
Quiet threats, not public pronouncements, could be the best way to save Navalny.

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

The Legacy of Wartime Atrocities Still Loom Over Asian Alliances
Survivors of World War II sexual enslavement seemed one step closer to reparations, but international pressure and a Korean judge intervened.

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

The Legacy of Wartime Atrocities Still Looms Over Asian Alliances
Survivors of World War II sexual enslavement seemed one step closer to reparations, but international pressure and a Korean judge intervened.

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

Sino-U.S. Competition Is Good for Climate Change Efforts
In a contentious international environment, superpowers can spur each other on.

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

Brazil's Most Popular Politician Might Dial Back Bolsonaro's Legacy—but Won't Take the Country Into the Future
Lula may offer the strongest alternative to Bolsonaro, yet his policies for Brazil won't address the country's challenges.

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

Biden Looks to Progressive for Key Human Rights Post
Sarah Margon has been an outspoken critic of authoritarian allies of the United States.

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

The State of Putin's Nation
Today's speech comes as Western nations warily eye a military build-up on the Ukrainian border, and as pro-Navalny protests reignite.

Foreign Policy
Apr 21, 2021

COVAX Obstacles Threaten Africa's Vaccine Rollout
Underfunding and India's export restrictions mean some African citizens may have to wait until 2023 to get their shot.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

Justice for George Floyd Has Only Just Begun
Finding Derek Chauvin guilty of murder provides Americans with accountability—not justice. Now lawmakers need to make sure the system actually changes.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

Boris Johnson's Climate Rhetoric Lacks a Real Blueprint for Change
For the post-Brexit United Kingdom, climate leadership is easier aspired to than achieved.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

The Solution to America's Gun Problem Is Noncooperation
Substantive change will only come from protests and marches against the same global forces that brought us slavery and racism.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

The U.N.'s Moment in Venezuela Has Arrived
Nicolás Maduro has given the international community the opening it's been waiting for.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

Russia Further Ramps Up Military Pressure on Ukraine
Moscow could just be strong-arming Kyiv and Washington—or preparing another invasion.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

Don't Just Make Foreign Policy for Working Americans. Engage Them in It.
The Biden administration's new mantra falls one step short.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

India's Vaccine Diplomacy Reaches Taiwan
As New Delhi and Taipei draw closer together, the map of the Asia-Pacific could change for good.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

India Is Seeing a Terrifying Second Wave of COVID-19
As families beg for help on social media, the government plays politics.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

‘Showgirls of Pakistan' Doesn't Need Your Victim Narrative
In a new documentary about mujra dancers, Saad Khan escapes the Western documentary complex to give his subjects the chance to speak in their own words.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

China and Russia Turn Deeper Ties into a Military Challenge for Biden
"You face a two-front war where we don't have a two front military," said one former Trump official.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

‘The Taliban Have Tracked Me'
In Logar Province, just outside of Kabul, fear of a Taliban takeover rises.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

Afghans Don't Need U.S. Troops. They Need Islands of Stability.
Here's how the Biden administration can prevent chaos in Afghanistan, even after it withdraws.

Foreign Policy
Apr 20, 2021

European Football Faces Mutiny of the Mega Rich
Political leaders across the spectrum have vowed to stop plans for a European Super League, but the law (and the money) isn't on their side.

Foreign Policy
Apr 19, 2021

Manila's Images Are Revealing the Secrets of China's Maritime Militia
Details of the ships haunting disputed rocks show China's plans.

Foreign Policy
Apr 19, 2021

The U.S. Military Needs Citizen-Soldiers, Not Warriors
The recent obsession with the term is misguided and harmful.

Foreign Policy
Apr 19, 2021

Israel Should Support Biden's Efforts to Revive the Iran Nuclear Deal
Reducing Iran's breakout time and restoring robust monitoring are the most urgent priorities. A return to the JCPOA can achieve these goals.

Foreign Policy
Apr 19, 2021

Why U.S. Cities and States Should Play a Bigger Role in Foreign Policy
Part of making foreign policy work better for Americans is empowering local leaders.

Foreign Policy
Apr 19, 2021

‘Bring the Troops Home' Is a Dream, Not a Strategy
A full withdrawal from Afghanistan is a costly blunder and failure of leadership.

Foreign Policy
Apr 19, 2021

Zoom Won't Stop a Nuclear War
The red telephone is gone, but a new generation of nuclear hotlines is sorely needed to manage international crises.

Foreign Policy
Apr 19, 2021

Why Experts Ignore Terrorism in Africa
If the world really cares about the continent's future, it will start paying attention now.

Foreign Policy
Apr 19, 2021

Afghans Haven't Forgotten Taliban Atrocities
The United States' withdrawal may be a balm domestically. It's anything but for those that lived through the horror.

Foreign Policy
Apr 19, 2021

Don't Kick Russia Out of the Chemical Weapons Convention Over Navalny
Doing so would be a death sentence for global nonproliferation efforts.

Foreign Policy
Apr 19, 2021

The Christian Priest Who Wants to Redeem Lebanon's Sins
The country wants an end to sectarian strife. Can the leader of the Maronite church deliver?

Foreign Policy
Apr 19, 2021

Merkel's Replacement is One Step Closer
As the Greens announce their first chancellor candidate, Merkel's party must overcome internal turmoil to decide on theirs.

Foreign Policy
Apr 18, 2021

For Arab Israelis, the New Peace Treaties Spell Opportunity
The Abraham Accords are spurring Israel's Arab entrepreneurs to bridge cultures.

Foreign Policy
Apr 18, 2021

Italy's Economic Recovery Plan Needs to Think Local
Already a circular economy leader in technology, Italy must involve communities if its "green recovery" is to succeed.

Foreign Policy
Apr 18, 2021

Big Agriculture Is Best
The United States' industrialized food system moved millions of people out of poverty and is better for the environment, too.

Foreign Policy
Apr 17, 2021

The Real Reason Britain Gambled at Gallipoli
A new book argues that Churchill's famous folly was ultimately about food, fear, and free trade.

Foreign Policy
Apr 17, 2021

Biden's Refugee Policy Is a Profile in Cowardice
As immigration becomes a political crisis, the U.S. president has chosen pandering to nativists over problem-solving.

Foreign Policy
Apr 17, 2021

Biden's Refugee Policy Is Anything but Merkel
As immigration becomes a political crisis, the U.S. president has embraced populism over problem-solving.

Foreign Policy
Apr 17, 2021

‘Smart' Cities Are Surveilled Cities
When everyone and everything is connected, the door is open to all kinds of digital threats.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

From Moral Responsibility to Magical Thinking: How Biden Changed His Mind on Afghanistan
After 9/11, Biden embraced the idea that U.S. troops should leave the country better than how they found it. Now, as president, he's withdrawing them regardless.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

What in the World?
A weekly international news quiz from Foreign Policy.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

India Embattled
The country can't contain insurgent movements until it has a comprehensive national plan for tackling them.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

Biden Plans Big Pledge on U.S. Emissions Cuts
Washington wants to reclaim climate leadership and get other major countries to ramp up ambitions.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

Biden Just Made a Historic Break With the Logic of Forever War
But will he really end the United States' other open-ended conflicts?

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

Biden's War at Home Over Afghanistan Is Just Beginning
After making the right call on withdrawal, the U.S. president better get ready for second-guessing.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

The Anthropocene Is Overrated
The way we talk about climate change and our effect on the planet is all wrong—and increasingly dangerous.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

America's Come-From-Behind Pandemic Victory
China was the global winner of the coronavirus disaster—until the United States beat the odds.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

The United Kingdom Finally Acknowledges Its Hard-Power Limits
In its new defense and foreign-policy posture, the country is no longer trying to punch above its weight.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

Biden's Back Channel on the Amazon
Rocky Brazil-U.S. diplomacy on protecting the rainforest approaches a pivotal moment.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

Britain's Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Can Be a Force for Good
Boris Johnson shouldn't shy away from global leadership and the morally driven approach that protected Kosovars and Iraqi Kurds in the 1990s.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

Arafat's Nephew Is Coming for Abbas
Veteran diplomat Nasser al-Qudwa could prompt a realignment within Palestinian politics.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

Is Leaving Afghanistan Misguided or Overdue?
Biden's withdrawal announcement is meant to end a 20-year war, but Washington has been dragged back into conflicts before.

Foreign Policy
Apr 16, 2021

Biden Hosts Suga, With China in the Foreground
The White House is pushing for strong anti-China rhetoric in the joint statement to follow today's summit.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

How Will Biden Pivot on South Asia?
After the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan, its rivalry with China is likely to define the new administration's approach to the region.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

Jordan Has Become a Banana Monarchy
The country is imploding under America's watch.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

U.S. Slaps Wide-Ranging Sanctions on Moscow—but Stops Short of Killer Blow
The Biden administration takes a novel, broad-brush approach to Russia's nefarious activity.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

U.S. Bucks Won't Stop Here in Afghanistan
Biden administration officials have said U.S. troops are leaving the battlefield in Afghanistan, but the U.S. aid spigot won't end.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

U.S. Bucks Won't Stop in Afghanistan
Biden administration officials have said U.S. troops are leaving the battlefield in Afghanistan, but the U.S. aid spigot won't end.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

Biden to Announce Nominees for Key Diplomatic Posts
Experts and former diplomats want to see Biden pick up the pace on nominations to better compete with China on the world stage.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

America and India Need a Little Flexibility at Sea
A U.S. operation targeting Indian claims has drawn unnecessary outrage.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

U.S. Mounts All-Out Effort to Save Iran Nuclear Deal
Chief negotiator Robert Malley begins to forge a compromise with both Iran and hard-liners at home.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

The Wisdom of Leaving Afghanistan
The United States hadn't accomplished its goals in 20 years. The next few weren't going to make much of a difference.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

Yes, the Atrocities in Xinjiang Constitute a Genocide
Beijing's own words and actions highlight the intent to end the Uyghurs as a people.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

Yes, Xinjiang Is an Intentional Genocide
Beijing wants to end the Uyghurs as a people.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

Ecuador Just Voted Against Populism, but Its Democracy Is Far from Healthy
Conservative Guillermo Lasso will take office as an isolated president with a weak mandate, tasked with restoring faith in the country's institutions.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

What to Do With U.S. Forces in the Persian Gulf
As the United States leaves Afghanistan, the question of troops in the Middle East to support the Afghan mission looms large.

Foreign Policy
Apr 15, 2021

Kerry Seeks Cooperation in Shanghai Climate Talks
Today's meetings will test whether climate change can be the rare avenue of harmony between the two rivals.

Foreign Policy
Apr 14, 2021

China Intensifies Provocations Over Taiwan
The risk of invasion remains small, but Beijing's rhetoric and posturing raises some red flags.

Foreign Policy
Apr 14, 2021

Taiwan and China Are Locked in Economic Co-Dependence
Both sides have leverage but have been reluctant to use it.

Foreign Policy
Apr 14, 2021

Biden Is Done with Afghanistan. Is Afghanistan Done With America?
Pulling out all U.S. troops is the administration's risky plan to pressure Kabul and the Taliban to make peace.

Foreign Policy
Apr 14, 2021

Biden's Withdrawal Plan Sets the Clock Ticking in Afghanistan
With troops to depart on Sept. 11, the next five months are critical for any chance of peace.

Foreign Policy
Apr 14, 2021

The World Should Treat Pandemics Like It Treats Chemical Weapons
Plans for a global pandemic treaty don't solve the problem of China's refusal to cooperate.

Foreign Policy
Apr 14, 2021

Asian Americans Belong, but Sometimes It's Hard for Us to Believe It
Oscar-nominated "Minari" is about flowering in the United States—with the aid of our elders.

Foreign Policy
Apr 14, 2021

Sputnik V's Biggest Legacy May Be Political Turmoil
In Eastern European countries that have accepted the Russian vaccine, destabilization has followed.

Foreign Policy
Apr 14, 2021

­­A Hashemite Family Reunion Can't Hide Jordan's Woes
Making nice after an alleged coup attempt obscures serious challenges, including water scarcity, a refugee crisis, and unhelpful neighbors.

Foreign Policy
Apr 14, 2021

Why the World Won't Criticize Chad
Western democracies look the other way as a dictatorial ally in the war on terror holds another election marred by violence and intimidation.

Foreign Policy
Apr 14, 2021

The Summit That Can't Fail
Japan's prime minister visits Washington at a time when, thanks to Chinese aggressiveness, U.S.-Japan relations are critical.

Foreign Policy
Apr 14, 2021

Taliban Issues Cold Response to U.S. Withdrawal Plans
The group has promised to avoid peace talks until "all foreign forces completely withdraw."

Foreign Policy
Apr 13, 2021

The Future of Solar Is Small
Local community projects are already powering parts of London and could pave the way for a green transition.

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