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Foreign Policy
Oct 24, 2021

Germany's Love Affair With Crime Fiction
The genre is a potent mirror for a country still coming to terms with itself.

Foreign Policy
Oct 24, 2021

The Spy Who Could Have Saved Syria
An espionage thriller presents an alternative to former U.S. President Barack Obama's failed policy toward the Assad regime.

Foreign Policy
Oct 23, 2021

‘The Loneliest Americans' Asks What Being Asian American Really Means
Jay Caspian Kang turns a sharp eye on conventional narratives of identity.

Foreign Policy
Oct 23, 2021

China's Sham Meritocracy Has Created a Burned-Out Generation
As the government pushes productivity, young Chinese are embracing cynicism.

Foreign Policy
Oct 22, 2021

Jennifer Klein on the U.S.'s ‘First Ever' National Gender Strategy
"We want it to be aspirational," said co-chair of U.S. President Joe Biden's policy council.

Foreign Policy
Oct 22, 2021

Does the ICC Obstruct Peace?
In Ivory Coast, the court's blind pursuit of justice undermined reconciliation efforts.

Foreign Policy
Oct 22, 2021

Russia's Sanctions Problem
Are its U.N. panel obstructions about short-term leverage, or are they intended as an existential threat to the system?

Foreign Policy
Oct 22, 2021

Cleaning Up the Mess of Post-Trump China Strategy
A new book points to how best to handle alienated allies in a growing struggle.

Foreign Policy
Oct 22, 2021

Why South Korea's Liberals Are Defense Hawks
Seoul's new missile technologies have both Pyongyang and Beijing in mind.

Foreign Policy
Oct 22, 2021

‘It's Like We're Caged Everywhere We Go'
Rohingya refugees in India are facing persecution yet again.

Foreign Policy
Oct 22, 2021

Brazil's Senate Accuses Bolsonaro of Crimes Against Humanity
It's a new low for his government's catastrophic pandemic response.

Foreign Policy
Oct 22, 2021

Protests Sweep Sudan to Revive Dream of Civilian Rule
Nearly three years on from Sudan's revolution, entrenched military power is proving difficult to uproot.

Foreign Policy
Oct 22, 2021

Will China's New Missile Lead to Escalation or Stability?
Beijing's FOBS delivery system could provoke an arms race—or a more stable deterrence relationship.

Foreign Policy
Oct 22, 2021

Jordan Is Not Palestine
Reannexing the West Bank is an impractical idea that would threaten Jordan's stability, deny Palestinians the right to self-determination, and reward Israel's illegal settlements.

Foreign Policy
Oct 22, 2021

Liz Truss, True Believer
From Brexit-skeptic to face of the "Global Britain" agenda, the new foreign secretary has always seen politics as philosophy in action.

Foreign Policy
Oct 21, 2021

Why India Is Joining Another Quad
A new economic forum among India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States is rooted in cooperation rather than competition with China.

Foreign Policy
Oct 21, 2021

U.S. Army Failed to Warn Troops About COVID-19 Disinformation
Most soldiers said they weren't told how to deal with Chinese and Russian propaganda.

Foreign Policy
Oct 21, 2021

Turkey Threatens to Buy Russian Fighter Jets
Turkish officials want their just deserts for doing work on the F-35.

Foreign Policy
Oct 21, 2021

Northern Ireland Marks A Century. Will It Last Another?
A combination of Brexit, demographic trends, and British apathy could push public opinion toward a united Ireland.

Foreign Policy
Oct 20, 2021

Property Crisis Underpins China's Economic Slowdown
Real estate has become the dominant investment in China because it isn't taxed. The sector is in trouble.

Foreign Policy
Oct 20, 2021

China's Digital Yuan Is Aimed at Home, Not Washington
The trial project is no threat to dollar hegemony.

Foreign Policy
Oct 20, 2021

‘Now You're in a Situation': Democrats Pressure Biden on Taiwan
Moderates want to give U.S. President Joe Biden more war powers to stave off a Chinese invasion. Progressives don't agree.

Foreign Policy
Oct 20, 2021

How the Data Revolution Will Help the World Fight Climate Change
Cities are the proving ground for potent new tools to address the crisis.

Foreign Policy
Oct 20, 2021

‘The Worst Bloody Job in the World'
U.N. sanctions inspectors feel unsupported and unsafe.

Foreign Policy
Oct 20, 2021

Pakistan Needs a Homegrown Counterterrorism Policy
The "War on Terror" is an American idea that only made matters worse.

Foreign Policy
Oct 20, 2021

What's Behind Ecuador's Rising Murder Rate?
Ecuador's declining homicide rate had been a success story. Now the country is facing a state of emergency.

Foreign Policy
Oct 19, 2021

Why AUKUS Alarms ASEAN
The bloc is struggling to preserve unity—and can't decide what to do about the new U.S.-China rivalry.

Foreign Policy
Oct 19, 2021

It's Time for Biden to End the Korean War
The U.S. president should ignore fearmongering and build on a real opportunity.

Foreign Policy
Oct 19, 2021

Unvaccinated Police Officers Could Become America's Own Insurgents
Iraq and Egypt show how hard it is to get rid of a militarized security force.

Foreign Policy
Oct 19, 2021

Winter Is Coming, and It's Only a Preview
The world's energy crunch will have indirect effects for years to come. The question is: How bad will things get?

Foreign Policy
Oct 19, 2021

How Will Moscow Use Its Energy Leverage Over Europe?
The Kremlin holds one of the keys to resolving Europe's energy crisis.

Foreign Policy
Oct 19, 2021

Africa's Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem
Governments and donors must stop focusing solely on skills development and entrepreneurship—or risk more youth migration, unrest, and terrorism.

Foreign Policy
Oct 19, 2021

Mussolini's Heirs Equate World War II Killings of Italians With the Holocaust
By comparing the foibe killings with Nazi genocide, the Italian right is whitewashing the country's past.

Foreign Policy
Oct 19, 2021

Why Does the Singaporean Government Care About Egg Freezing?
The city-state's ban on the procedure is making its demographic problems worse.

Foreign Policy
Oct 19, 2021

Biden's Summit for Democracy Will Include Some Not-So-Democratic Countries
Countries such as Poland, Mexico, and the Philippines have all undermined their own democratic credentials in recent years.

Foreign Policy
Oct 19, 2021

Why the Pentagon Should Abandon ‘Strategic Competition'
The broad, undefined mission has undermined its original intent.

Foreign Policy
Oct 19, 2021

What China's New Missile Test Means
Beijing has played its latest test off as a space mission, but a more dangerous competition is being launched.

Foreign Policy
Oct 18, 2021

China's Orbital Bombardment System Is Big, Bad News—but Not a Breakthrough
An attempt to evade missile defenses threatens to worsen a costly arms race.

Foreign Policy
Oct 18, 2021

The Powell Doctrine Lives On
Colin Powell's legacy of restraint gained new relevance after Afghanistan and Iraq.

Foreign Policy
Oct 18, 2021

A Dangerous Decade of Chinese Power Is Here
Beijing knows time isn't on its side and wants to act fast.

Foreign Policy
Oct 18, 2021

Why Modi Is Suddenly Everywhere
After his disastrous handling of COVID-19, India's prime minister is attempting to seize back the narrative.

Foreign Policy
Oct 18, 2021

The Australian Climate Change Paradox, Unpacked
Australia is uniquely vulnerable in a warming world. So why have successive governments refused to act?

Foreign Policy
Oct 18, 2021

Colin Powell, ‘Reluctant Warrior' Who Made the Case for the Iraq War, Dead at 84
The first Black secretary of state and the youngest chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell died of complications from COVID-19.

Foreign Policy
Oct 18, 2021

Colin Powell, Trailblazing General and Diplomat, Dead at 84
The first Black secretary of state and the youngest chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell died of complications from COVID-19.

Foreign Policy
Oct 18, 2021

Will the United States Boycott the Beijing 2022 Olympics?
A U.S. diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 is still possible, but a full-scale snub is likely to remain a Cold War relic.

Foreign Policy
Oct 18, 2021

Indonesia Can't Quell West Papua's Growing Independence Movement
Jokowi's approach to the restive province is fundamentally flawed.

Foreign Policy
Oct 18, 2021

In U.S.-China Standoff, Is America a Reliable Ally?
Sowing doubts about Washington is a potent weapon for Beijing. But U.S. strategy in Asia remains intact.

Foreign Policy
Oct 17, 2021

What the German Election Taught America About Democracy
Americans concerned about the future of their democracy can learn from the system they helped install in Germany.

Foreign Policy
Oct 17, 2021

A Chinese-Russian Moon Base? Not So Fast.
Plans to compete with NASA's lunar exploration project face substantial obstacles.

Foreign Policy
Oct 17, 2021

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Foreign Policy
Oct 16, 2021

Sectarian Violence Is Lebanese Elites' Comfort Zone
Open battle broke out in downtown Beirut this week—and the chances for political justice slipped further away.

Foreign Policy
Oct 16, 2021

Will Britain's Conservatives Be in Power Permanently?
A new book argues that Boris Johnson's government is already losing its grip. Here's why that's wishful thinking.

Foreign Policy
Oct 16, 2021

The Escape Artist
In 2008, an Afghan interpreter saved Matt Zeller's life. Now he wants to return the favor.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

Can Pedro Castillo Save His Presidency?
The Peruvian president's first months in office have been characterized by chaos, extremism, and—critics say—sheer incompetence.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

What in the World?
This week in FP's international news quiz: The Taliban seek international recognition, a scandal rocks the IMF, and Iraq holds elections.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

Unite Jordan and Palestine—Again
Amman should reannex the West Bank to end Israel's illegal occupation, bring peace and prosperity, and give Palestinians democratic rights.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

Lebanon Is Europe's Most Urgent Challenge
A collapsing state risks creating a catastrophic refugee crisis.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

How Land Reform Became Uganda's Most Controversial Problem
The land debate is a tussle for power between an indigenous kingdom and an authoritarian state.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

Israel Needs Weapons to Stop Iran's Bomb
Jerusalem needs help from Washington to prevail in a terrible conflict.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

State Department Cable Sees Echoes of Korean Politics in Netflix's ‘Squid Game'
The dystopian series reflects a "winner-take-all" mentality and South Koreans' economic frustrations ahead of presidential elections.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

To Fix Foreign Aid, Pay the Poor Directly
Donor countries are questioning the merits of a broken system. They must radically reevaluate how they deliver aid—not stop providing it.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

‘It Was Like Having the Chinese Government in the Room With Us'
China's method for blocking sanctions regimes.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

There's a Merkel-Sized Hole in European Conservatism
Pushed by an ascendent far-right, the search for an attractive, modern conservatism won't be easy.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

Will Europe Ever Really Confront China?
The Biden administration is gearing up for a long-term struggle in China—but shouldn't expect its closest allies by its side.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

The U.S.-Mexico Drug War Gets a Rebrand
Can the "Bicentennial Framework" be a turning point?

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

Yale's Grand Strategy Program Has Always Been Broken
The university set out to train the next generation of U.S. leaders—but it often failed to educate them.

Foreign Policy
Oct 15, 2021

LinkedIn Loses Its China Connection
After years of operating at the whims of Chinese regulators, the networking platform will finally follow Facebook and Twitter out of the country.

Foreign Policy
Oct 14, 2021

Americans Got the Foreign-Policy Blob They Asked For
The problem isn't the establishment, it's reconciling what Americans want in their foreign policy.

Foreign Policy
Oct 14, 2021

India's Democratic Backsliding Hasn't Stopped
A recent uptick in bigotry and violence poses a challenge for New Delhi's relationship with Washington.

Foreign Policy
Oct 14, 2021

The Army's Future Is Here—and It Has Robot Dogs With Guns
The Army grapples with how to showcase readiness and relevance in a new era of competition with China.

Foreign Policy
Oct 14, 2021

Sunset for U.N. Sanctions?
How the world came to depend on U.N. punitive measures and why the enforcement system is under threat—the first in an FP series.

Foreign Policy
Oct 14, 2021

Scientists Want Out of Russia
Deepening paranoia and prominent arrests are crushing morale.

Foreign Policy
Oct 14, 2021

French Ambassador on AUKUS: ‘Every Crisis Is an Opportunity'
Philippe Étienne spoke about the controversial sub deal, his recall to Paris, and a new way forward for U.S.-French relations.

Foreign Policy
Oct 14, 2021

Algeria Needs a Second Liberation
This time, from its aged rulers.

Foreign Policy
Oct 14, 2021

Biden Welcomes Kenya's Kenyatta to the White House
Kenya's president, freshly implicated in the Pandora Papers leak, will be the first African leader Biden has met at the White House since he assumed the presidency.

Foreign Policy
Oct 13, 2021

Why China Won't Back Off Taiwan
Concessions to Taipei remain politically risky in Beijing.

Foreign Policy
Oct 13, 2021

The West Still Needs Russia's Energy
Hopes of defanging Moscow through alternative energy have faded.

Foreign Policy
Oct 13, 2021

Biden's ‘Strategic Competition' Is a Step Back
A switch from Trump administration language does nothing to clarify U.S. policymaking.

Foreign Policy
Oct 13, 2021

After Spike in Ransomware Attacks, U.S. Looks to Go on the Offensive
The Biden administration is circling the wagons to address growing cyberthreats.

Foreign Policy
Oct 13, 2021

The Taliban's Sharia Is the Most Brutal of All
The Afghan government is imposing punishments that have no comparison elsewhere in the Islamic world.

Foreign Policy
Oct 13, 2021

A Nobel for Journalists Is a Direct Challenge to Authoritarians
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov's award will make leaders like Duterte and Putin think twice before attacking reporters—but only if democratic governments bolster the free press.

Foreign Policy
Oct 13, 2021

India's Space Program Inches Closer to America and the Quad
In another strategic shift, Modi has opened New Delhi's space activities to private companies and new allies.

Foreign Policy
Oct 13, 2021

The Biggest Loser of Iraq's Election Could Be Iran
Pro-Iran parties lost support, say they'll reject the results, and are threatening violence.

Foreign Policy
Oct 13, 2021

The Biggest Loser of Iraq's Election Is Iran
Pro-Iran parties lost support, say they'll reject the results, and are threatening violence.

Foreign Policy
Oct 13, 2021

Don't Remove Ethiopia's AGOA Trade Privileges
The Biden administration has threatened to end Addis Ababa's eligibility under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Doing so would hurt the poor the most.

Foreign Policy
Oct 13, 2021

Will the EU's Brexit Fixes Be Enough for Britain?
The European Union will announce changes to border checks under the Northern Ireland protocol, one day after Britain called for a new deal.

Foreign Policy
Oct 13, 2021

Post-Pandemic Authoritarianism Looms in Indonesia
A crackdown on government critics accompanied coronavirus lockdowns. It hasn't let up.

Foreign Policy
Oct 12, 2021

Future of Money - Part 3
A comprehensive picture of the forces and actors that are critical to understanding and navigating the future financial system.

Foreign Policy
Oct 12, 2021

JPMorgan's Deal With Alipay Will Put the PLA in Your Pocket
Chinese mobile payment apps are a national security threat—but Western financial firms are misguidedly rushing to embrace them.

Foreign Policy
Oct 12, 2021

Has the Pandemic Burned Itself Out in India's Capital?
Why a crowded New Delhi public hospital with empty COVID-19 wards is a sign of hope.

Foreign Policy
Oct 12, 2021

Methane Agreement A Rare Bright Spot in Climate Fight
A commitment to reduce methane emissions is gaining momentum, but China and Russia have yet to sign on.

Foreign Policy
Oct 12, 2021

Methane Agreement: A Rare Bright Spot in the Climate Fight
A commitment to reduce methane emissions is gaining momentum, but China and Russia have yet to sign on.

Foreign Policy
Oct 11, 2021

It's Not Too Late to Save America's Afghan Allies
Here are three steps the Biden administration can take today.

Foreign Policy
Oct 11, 2021

The United States Must Reckon With Its Own Genocides
Confronting abusers like China demands accountability for the treatment of Indigenous people at home.

Foreign Policy
Oct 11, 2021

Maria Ressa's Nobel Peace Prize Is a Call to Action
The last time a working journalist was honored, it was a German editor as World War II loomed.

Foreign Policy
Oct 11, 2021

How Pakistan's A.Q. Khan Helped North Korea Get the Bomb
Islamabad and Pyongyang exchanged technology, cash, and expertise.

Foreign Policy
Oct 11, 2021

Pakistan's Ambassador to Kabul: ‘Engagement Has to Continue' With Taliban Government
Mansoor Ahmad Khan tells FP that Afghanistan is more stable now, and he denies any Pakistani support for the militant group.

Foreign Policy
Oct 11, 2021

AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia
The controversial deal puts Canberra on the right side of history.

Foreign Policy
Oct 11, 2021

The IMF's Big Week
The fund must decide whether to retain its leader Kristalina Georgieva amid claims she is too soft on China.

Foreign Policy
Oct 11, 2021

Global Money Shifts to India as Xi Cracks Down on Tech
But the sudden flood of capital is not as good for India as it looks.

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