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Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

Putin Has Learned From Belarus in Handling the Navalny Protests
The Russian regime has barely started to tap its vast toolkit for violence and intimidation.

Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

Was Portugal's Election a Breakthrough for the Far-Right?
The incumbent president won in a landslide, but a populist right-wing candidate raised eyebrows in a country that has so far avoided extremes.

Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

Taking Trump Down Has Exposed Social Media's Inherent Contradictions
Capitalism is making decisions that democracy should.

Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

You Can't Blame Russia for Trump
America's reality TV autocrat was a homegrown creation.

Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

Italy Dives Headfirst Into Political Crisis During Pandemic
Conte's ruling coalition is out—but that may not be the end for the prime minister.

Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

French Ambassador: EU Working Toward ‘Common Action' With Biden on Iran, COVID-19
But Philippe Etienne says France won't surrender its dream of "strategic autonomy."

Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

Biden's U.N. Pick Assembles Team of Foreign-Policy Veterans
Linda Thomas-Greenfield is staffing her New York and Washington offices with a range of career and political foreign-policy hands with extensive experience in United Nations affairs.

Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

Qatar Is Using the Palestinians to Assert Its Regional Influence
It probably won't work out well for either party.

Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

Don't Pursue Saudi-Israeli Peace at Jordan's Expense
The Hashemite Kingdom views custodianship of Jerusalem's holy sites as a core national interest. Rumors that Riyadh is seeking to displace Amman would humiliate and weaken the Jordanian monarchy and endanger regional security.

Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

Russia Is in Agony but Putin's Dictatorship Is Going Down
Garry Kasparov on why this weekend's protests may be the beginning of the end of autocracy in Russia.

Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

Russia Is in Agony, but Putin's Dictatorship Is Going Down
Garry Kasparov on why this weekend's protests may be the beginning of the end of autocracy in Russia.

Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

Italy Faces Political Turmoil as Conte Resigns
The Italian prime minister takes the fall to avoid humiliation in an upcoming vote, but could yet stay on as the country's leader.

Foreign Policy
Jan 26, 2021

Poland's Businesses Are Rejecting Their Lockdown
The Polish government ordered the economy to shut down. Small-business owners organized a mutiny.

Foreign Policy
Jan 25, 2021

Navalny's Bravery Is Unlikely to Shift Putin's Entrenched Power
There's no sign of defection from Russia's security services, let alone the army.

Foreign Policy
Jan 25, 2021

Why Did the Central African Republic Declare a State of Emergency?
The country's postelection violence threatens a humanitarian catastrophe—and a continued standoff between Russia and France for influence in Central Africa.

Foreign Policy
Jan 25, 2021

Biden Has a Model for Dealing With Regional Fears of Iranian Missiles and Proxies
The Arms Control and Regional Security working group convened after the 1991 Madrid peace conference failed, but it offers important lessons for today.

Foreign Policy
Jan 25, 2021

Among the Unanticipated Outcomes of the U.S. Election: A Palestinian One
Abbas agrees to face voters more than a decade after his term expired.

Foreign Policy
Jan 25, 2021

India Can't Say It Wants U.S. Help Against China
The Sikkim clash and a declassified Indo-Pacific strategy raise tough questions for New Delhi.

Foreign Policy
Jan 25, 2021

India Can't Say It Wants U.S. Help Against China Out Loud
The Sikkim clash and a declassified Indo-Pacific strategy raise tough questions for New Delhi.

Foreign Policy
Jan 25, 2021

With Russia Protesting Navalny's Arrest, Calls Mount to Target Putin's Inner Circle
The Russian president's ill-gotten wealth has proved a flash point for mounting nationwide protests, with another planned for next weekend.

Foreign Policy
Jan 25, 2021

Biden Must Rethink the American Way of War
Fighting drags on because it places too little burden on the public and politicians. That has to change.

Foreign Policy
Jan 25, 2021

Israel's Arabs May Help Netanyahu Avoid Trump's Miserable Fate
Netanyahu is courting Arab voters in a bid to win the election, curry favor with Biden, save the Abraham Accords, and stay out of prison.

Foreign Policy
Jan 25, 2021

Navalny Protests Sweep Russia as Kremlin Cries U.S. Interference
Over 100,000 Russians took to the streets across the country on Saturday, heeding a call from detained activist Alexei Navalny.

Foreign Policy
Jan 24, 2021

The Greatest Humanitarian You've Never Heard Of
Bob Gersony was a mostly anonymous U.S. diplomat—and his country's best model for creating change in the world.

Foreign Policy
Jan 24, 2021

The World Needs a Cyber-WHO to Counter Viruses in Cyberspace
A global body has helped poorer nations counter COVID-19, but less technologically advanced countries need a similar institution to protect against the coming plague of cyberattacks.

Foreign Policy
Jan 23, 2021

Rwanda's Rendition of a Hollywood Hero Confirms the Country's Descent Into Dictatorship
Paul Rusesabagina is the latest dissident to be caught in the Rwandan ruler's authoritarian net. Western governments must stop portraying President Paul Kagame's repressive regime as a development success story.

Foreign Policy
Jan 23, 2021

Our Amazing Clean Energy Future Has Arrived
The evidence of a great green wave is now overwhelming. And it will only get better.

Foreign Policy
Jan 23, 2021

No Bread, No Peace
National security experts need to put food back on the table as a core issue.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

From Foreign Policy Magazine to Biden's Foreign Policy
FP's preemptive preview of the coming administration.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

What Do the Confirmation Hearings Tell Us About Biden's Foreign Policy?
With Avril Haines and Lloyd Austin confirmed, key officials are starting to offer hints of what's in store.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

Navalny Is All-In on Bringing Down Putinism
Russia's opposition leader is forcing the system to make decisions it wants to avoid.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

And Now for the Hard Part
This was a great week for America. But the country's system is broken in ways even Biden is unlikely to fix.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

India's Vaccine Diplomacy
The world's pharmacy is looking to inoculations to build friendly ties around the world—and compete with China.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

Outside Powers Are Making the Conflict in the Central African Republic Worse
Proxy wars pitting France and Chad against Russia and Rwanda threaten to destabilize the entire region while subjecting Central Africans to more violence and instability.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

Germany Is Pouring Cold Water on the Biden-Europe Love Fest
There are unmistakable signs of transatlantic trouble that even the arrival of a pro-European U.S. administration can't paper over.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

QAnon Will Survive Yet Another Apocalyptic Disappointment
The sprawling conspiracy theory's visions of a hidden world have always been an excuse for failure.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

With Trump Gone, Taiwan Seeks Assurances From Biden Administration
But Biden and his team are likely to resist using Taiwan as a cudgel against China the way Trump did.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

America Needs a New Way to Combat Disinformation Now
After 9/11, Washington formed a national commission that made the country safer. It should do the same now.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

Why Are Moscow and Beijing Happy to Host the U.S. Far-Right Online?
Deplatformed extremist groups are turning to providers in authoritarian states.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

Social Media Finally Broke the Public Sphere
Liberal democracies must work to recreate a sense of shared identity online.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

Biden Has a Golden Chance to Remake U.S. Intelligence
Agencies need to adapt to an information-heavy era.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

Biden's First Steps on Latin America
Only days into his presidency, he's already changed the game on immigration.

Foreign Policy
Jan 22, 2021

Biden's Russia Moves Signal a Different Kind of Reset
Biden's call for an intelligence review into recent Russian actions marks a clean break from the Trump era.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

No Amount of Swagger Can Dress Up Pompeo's Legacy
The outgoing secretary of state prioritized his political ambitions over America's interests.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

Biden's Bold Gamble on Immigration Is About America's Future
Failed immigration reform gave rise to Trumpism. Success could finally cool the debate.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

What Can Insurance Tell Us About the Capitol Mob?
And how Biden can use economic theory to stave off more riots.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

Europe Is Getting Closer to China, But Biden Can Pull It Back
In negotiations with Beijing over a new investment treaty, Brussels has asserted its autonomy from Washington. A human rights focus could repair the transatlantic rift.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

Iraq's Disappearance From Biden's Agenda Is a Big Mistake
Upcoming elections offer an opportunity to turn Iraq around—and contain Iran in the process.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

The 1776 Project Is a Desperate Search for the Right Enemies
Identity politics is painted as un-American—but historical patriots thought otherwise.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

Changing of the Guard
Biden's cabinet nominees have made a lot of promises in their Senate confirmation hearings. Whether they keep them will define the president's foreign-policy legacy.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

Biden Should Rejoin UNESCO—but Not Without Getting Something in Return
If it comes back, the United States can push the organization to focus more on initiatives that further the country's foreign-policy goals.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

U.S. China Policy Must Confront the Genocide in Xinjiang First
Beijing's actions demand a rethinking of failed engagement.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

Italy's Mediterranean Belt and Road
Taking a page from Beijing, Rome is positioning itself as the center of trade, energy, and transportation in Southern Europe and beyond.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

The World Is Glad to See Biden Take Office
In major countries, the new U.S. president starts with favorable approval ratings from day one—with the notable exception of Russia.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

North Korea's New Sub Missile Is First Step Toward a New ICBM
Parading a new submarine-launched missile made a big buzz in North Korea. The real buzz is what it could mean for Pyongyang's nuclear deterrent.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

America Needs Protection. So Does the Regime.
The U.S. military secured Joe Biden's inauguration. But the new administration also needs to treat the armed forces as a potential threat.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

A Face Lift Can't Fix the State Department
The Biden administration plans a quick reform of American diplomacy—but fixing the rot requires going much bigger.

Foreign Policy
Jan 21, 2021

Allies and Adversaries React to Biden Inauguration
Iran's president has promised a fresh start, while Canada gave Biden's first executive orders a mixed response.

Foreign Policy
Jan 20, 2021

China Issues Sanctions on Long List of Trump Officials
The announcement on the heels of Biden's inauguration could be an attempt to gauge the new administration's positions.

Foreign Policy
Jan 20, 2021

Trump's Legacy Is a Global Alliance Against Women's Rights
U.S. conservatives have forged dangerous ties on abortion with reactionaries abroad.

Foreign Policy
Jan 20, 2021

It Takes More Than a Diverse Cabinet to Advance a Feminist Foreign Policy
The Biden administration must move beyond superficial inclusion and actively promote gender equality globally while seeking to reverse the harm done in the name of forever wars.

Foreign Policy
Jan 20, 2021

Syria's Hidden Hand in Lebanon's Port Explosion
Signs are adding up that the explosives in Beirut were intended for Damascus—but Lebanese elites are trying to stop the investigation.

Foreign Policy
Jan 20, 2021

The Internet is a Crime Scene
How we conceptualize the role social media played in the Capitol siege will set the stage for information governance across the globe.

Foreign Policy
Jan 20, 2021

President Biden Pledges a Fresh Start for America
With Trump gone, Biden talks up the need for unity and renewal after four years of bitter division.

Foreign Policy
Jan 20, 2021

It's Time for Justice, Not Healing
The United States needs to follow South Korea's post-impeachment example.

Foreign Policy
Jan 20, 2021

Advice to National-Security Republicans as Biden Takes Office
Republicans should start off on the right foot as we transition into the opposition.

Foreign Policy
Jan 20, 2021

Trade Can Drive a Revived U.S. Strategy in Asia
After years of neglect under Trump, the region needs fresh attention from Biden.

Foreign Policy
Jan 20, 2021

After a Century of Lobbying, Women Are Finally Getting Top Jobs in Washington
Instead of talking about "binders full of women," the new president has appointed several key female leaders in the national security agencies—but the U.S. government is still a long way from gender parity.

Foreign Policy
Jan 20, 2021

Why Boris Johnson Won't Clash With Joe Biden
Britain's prime minister has always been a political weathervane, and he knows the wind from across the Atlantic is now blowing in a different direction.

Foreign Policy
Jan 20, 2021

Biden Takes Office In Locked Down Washington
Biden plans a raft of executive orders on his first day as the post-Trump era dawns.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

Trump Taps Loyalists to Defense Policy Board in Last-Minute Move
The appointments come as part of a broader sweep to reward the president's supporters with late-game promotions at the Defense Department.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

Pompeo's Mistimed Uighur Genocide Declaration Hands China Ammo
A botched process will end up helping Beijing's propaganda.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

More Black Ambassadors Would Highlight America's Greatest Strengths
An open position in China is an opportunity to show U.S. diversity.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

Capitol Assault Dominates Hearing for Biden's Spy Chief
Avril Haines vowed to keep politics out of intelligence.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

Biden Can Reinvent American Power for a Post-Trump World
The U.S. president-elect promises a humble foreign policy. That can start by coming to terms with America's diminished capacity to lead the world after Trump.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

The U.S. Coronavirus Response Might Be a Crime Against Humanity
The Trump administration callously dismissed the deaths of the most vulnerable, including minorities.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

What to Expect in Biden's First 100 Days in Foreign Policy
From climate change to China to ending the forever wars, here are 10 of the biggest challenges facing the Biden foreign-policy team as it takes office.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

Pompeo Declares China's Crackdown on Uighurs ‘Genocide'
The Trump administration's final parting shot at Beijing poses a diplomatic challenge for Biden on his first day in office.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

A Democracy Summit Is More Urgent Than Ever
Jan. 6 gave the world's democracies a glimpse of their own mortality, but it can also be a catalyst for revival.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

What Erdogan Really Wants in the Eastern Mediterranean
Turkey's adventures abroad are about more than hydrocarbons. They're a bold and expensive attempt at geopolitical revisionism.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

Congress Will Continue Probing Pompeo's Military Housing Long After He Departs State
Internal emails reveal Pompeo may have benefited from tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds for upkeep at his residence.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

Ahead of Biden's Inauguration, a Solemn Eeriness Descends on the Capital
A maze of checkpoints stretches across Washington's commercial and residential districts, webbed in caution tape and patrolled by thousands of troops.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

The United States Doesn't Need Another Rushed Patriot Act
The tools are already in place to arrest the Jan. 6 attackers.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

How China Took Western Tech Firms Hostage
And what the United States and Europe can do about it.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

2021 Is the Year the Internet Gets Rewritten
As Silicon Valley flails to combat an insurrection at home, Europe is marching ahead with a plan to revise the web's basic rulebook.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

America Must Reclaim the Global Lead on Climate Change
Five places to start undoing the Trump administration's damage and rebuilding U.S. leadership.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

For Modi, Courting the Arab World Begins With India's Muslims
India's tricky regional balance of power isn't made any easier by sectarian tensions.

Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2021

Blinken Faces Grilling at Senate Confirmation Hearing
Biden's picks for secretaries of state, defense, and the treasury all go before Senate Committees today.

Foreign Policy
Jan 18, 2021

Biden to Tap Seasoned Former Diplomat to Oversee Southern Border Policy
Roberta Jacobson, a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, will join the NSC and help oversee an anticipated U-turn in U.S. policy on migration and asylum.

Foreign Policy
Jan 18, 2021

Is Armin Laschet Too Gemütlich?
Angela Merkel's most likely successor is promising continuity with her style of politics—but that may not be up to him.

Foreign Policy
Jan 18, 2021

Biden Should Release the CIA Report on Jamal Khashoggi's Killers
Trump has protected Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that he ordered the assassination of a U.S. resident. The new administration should reveal the truth.

Foreign Policy
Jan 18, 2021

Big Tech's Big Challenge
Twitter and Facebook have set a precedent in removing Trump from their platforms—but can they apply the same principle globally?

Foreign Policy
Jan 18, 2021

Why Nigeria Is Losing Its Fight to Prosecute Rape
Women who accuse men of sexual assault have faced backlash, high-profile defamation lawsuits, and even retaliatory police investigations.

Foreign Policy
Jan 18, 2021

Political Scientists Turned a Blind Eye to America's Democratic Failures
A state built on Black repression and local violence was smugly coded as a mature democracy.

Foreign Policy
Jan 18, 2021

Fukuyama: Expect More Violence Before America Returns to Sanity
The famed political philosopher still believes in democracy's ultimate triumph but says the "end of history" has been sidetracked by unforeseen forces.

Foreign Policy
Jan 18, 2021

Washington Must Treat White Supremacist Terrorism as a Transnational Threat
After the Capitol attack, the U.S. government needs to recognize racist extremists as a national security risk and create a high-level counterterrorism czar to disrupt their financing and dismantle their networks.

Foreign Policy
Jan 16, 2021

Our Top Weekend Reads
Why Biden thinks the way he does about foreign policy, what the future holds for an America on the brink, and what the Cold War policy of containment means for our current moment—all from our latest magazine issue.

Foreign Policy
Jan 15, 2021

Trump Mounts Last-Minute Attempt to Starve Funding for Foreign Aid, Global Vaccine Efforts
But congressional sources say it's highly unlikely lawmakers will cut billions of dollars of already appropriated funding.

Foreign Policy
Jan 15, 2021

The End of Swiss Neutrality
The country is campaigning for a seat on the U.N. Security Council, but taking on that role will clash with some fundamental tenets of Swiss foreign policy.

Foreign Policy
Jan 15, 2021

Far-Right Extremism Is a Global Problem
And it is time to treat it like one.

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