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Foreign Policy
Apr 08, 2020

U.S. Daily Death Toll Spikes as Leaders Warn of Impact on the Poor
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Anthony Fauci have both voiced worries that coronavirus death toll may disproportionately affect the poor.

Foreign Policy
Apr 08, 2020

The Coronavirus Will Destroy Turkey's Economy
Ankara's finances were weak before the pandemic—but the combination of external debt, a public health crisis, and a president who chooses to protect his reputation rather than his people could spell disaster.

Foreign Policy
Apr 08, 2020

Thou Shalt Practice Social Distancing
The world's major faiths face a test, and some religious leaders are failing by endangering human lives in the name of adhering to tradition—and ushering in a new age of secularism in the process.

Foreign Policy
Apr 07, 2020

America Needs a National Service Draft Now to Fight the Coronavirus
Nations have always mobilized young people when facing existential crises like war. The case for national service has never been clearer.

Foreign Policy
Apr 07, 2020

The Coronavirus Could Heal Libya
The pandemic might prompt the kind of cooperation needed to end the country's civil war, after years of fighting and foreign intervention failed.

Foreign Policy
Apr 07, 2020

Sitting in for Boris Johnson, Raab Says He's Only Part of a ‘Great Team'
The coronavirus-infected British prime minister is still on oxygen in the ICU but is said to be stable, while his foreign minister takes the reins.

Foreign Policy
Apr 07, 2020

Islamophobia Is Making the Coronavirus Crisis Worse
Communalism is dividing India right when it needs unity.

Foreign Policy
Apr 07, 2020

Amid Price War, Texas Oil Patch Is Coming Up Empty
Thousands of workers wonder if the coronavirus shutdown will be the worst oil bust of all.

Foreign Policy
Apr 07, 2020

The World Is Addicted to Pandemic Porn
The insatiable appetite for disaster information is psychologically understandable—and politically dangerous.

Foreign Policy
Apr 07, 2020

Navy Chief Resigns After Slamming Carrier Captain
Acting Navy chief Thomas Modly resigned after profanity-laced remarks criticizing the fired captain of the coronavirus-hit USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Foreign Policy
Apr 07, 2020

Pentagon Ordered Navy Chief's Apology for Slamming Carrier Captain
Defense Secretary Mark Esper directed acting Navy chief Thomas Modly to apologize for profanity-laced remarks aboard the coronavirus-hit USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Foreign Policy
Apr 07, 2020

6 Key Questions About the Trump Administration's Firing of Captain Crozier
The affair surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt lays bare the dysfunction of civilian-military relations under Trump.

Foreign Policy
Apr 07, 2020

The PMU Is Getting More Aggressive in Iraq
Since the assassination of Qassem Suleimani, Shiite militias like the PMU have taken on a new role in Iraq.

Foreign Policy
Apr 07, 2020

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Moved to Intensive Care
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will step in for the prime minister while he is incapacitated, but it's not known how long Johnson's hospital stay will be.

Foreign Policy
Apr 07, 2020

Benny Gantz Did the Right Thing by Putting His Country First
The Blue and White leader's colleagues and former allies have denounced him for caving to Benjamin Netanyahu—but his conciliatory gesture is a sign of statesmanship, not weakness.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

Boris Johnson Placed in Intensive Care After Coronavirus Symptoms Worsen
The British prime minister has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to be deputized "where necessary," Downing Street says.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

The ‘Chinese Virus' Spread Along the New Silk Road
Western democracies may lose the coronavirus propaganda war, but China certainly won't win it.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

Is Saudi Arabia Spying in the United States?
Riyadh is accused of exploiting vulnerabilities in telecommunications networks to track its citizens abroad.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

Islamic State Aims for Comeback Amid Virus-Expedited U.S. Withdrawal
Iraqis fear their country will become a new battleground between ISIS and Iran-backed militias.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

In Historic First, U.S. Labels Russian White Supremacists a Terrorist Group
Officials say they have grown alarmed at the threat posed by right-wing extremists.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

The Coronavirus Will Cause New Crises in Latin America
The region's economic and political systems were already under strain. In 2020, the virus may push them to a breaking point.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

Poland's Shortchanged Health Care System Is Already Straining
The country's medical infrastructure is notoriously underfunded. Doctors say it will buckle under the coronavirus.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

Trump's Promised Oil Deal Still Eludes Big Producers as Prices Dive Again
But Saudi Arabia and Russia appear to be thinking twice about their oil war as their economies start to feel the pain.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

The U.S. Government Is Finally Getting Tough on White Nationalist Terrorism
By listing a Russian white supremacist group as a terrorist organization, the Trump administration is sending a long overdue signal to Moscow and the global far-right.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

To Defeat the Coronavirus, Stop Corruption
Humanitarian crises including Hurricane Katrina and the Ebola outbreak show that graft can dilute the best donor intentions. More vigilance is necessary.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

Could the Pandemic Ease U.S.-China Tensions?
Against a backdrop of tariffs, 5G, and weakening diplomacy, COVID-19 might be a rare chance for the two countries to come together—if they can listen to their better angels.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

Note to Nations: Stop Hacking Hospitals
Why now is the time for global cyber-norms to protect health infrastructure.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

America's National Security Software Needs an Upgrade
The outdated U.S. security apparatus was completely unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

Coronavirus Is Accelerating History Past the Breaking Point
Every era gets the infectious diseases—and the resulting political upheaval—it has coming.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

The Coronavirus Is Accelerating History Past the Breaking Point
Every era gets the infectious diseases—and the resulting political upheaval—it has coming.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

Separated Iranian Families Have Been In Self-Isolation For Years
Since U.S President Donald Trump's 2017 travel ban went into effect, thousands of Iranians have been separated from their families in the United States.

Foreign Policy
Apr 06, 2020

Anthony Fauci and U.S. Surgeon General Prepare Americans For Their "Hardest Moment"
U.S. officials are preparing Americans for another tough week of coronavirus deaths, as official tallies creep up to 10,000.

Foreign Policy
Apr 04, 2020

Our Top Weekend Reads
Market response to the coronavirus, China deflecting blame, and the dawn of post-democratic Europe.

Foreign Policy
Apr 04, 2020

West Africa Is Increasingly Vulnerable to Terrorist Groups
But working collectively and innovatively, the region can prevent the next security and humanitarian disaster.

Foreign Policy
Apr 04, 2020

America Is Having an Unemployment Apocalypse. Europe Chose Not to.
A transatlantic chasm has opened up on pandemic labor policy. We'll soon know which side got it right.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

Flying Home During the Pandemic: Expensive, Demanding, and Dangerous
Our author braves closing borders and airport chaos to catch one of the few planes still flying.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

U.N. Agencies Struggle to Carry On Remotely
Human Rights Council minutes show meetings are being dramatically cut back.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

Spies Are Fighting a Shadow War Against the Coronavirus
Intelligence agencies will play a growing role in keeping their countries safe during the pandemic—by any means necessary.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

Navy Brass Felt Blindsided by Fired Carrier Captain's Emailed Appeal
The commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt had two direct calls with top Navy aides before his warning about the dire situation on board leaked publicly.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

Are the Markets Underestimating a Coronavirus Depression?
As we saw during the last financial crisis, the "smart" players aren't always so smart. One thing we know: The world economy is never going to be the same.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

Are the Markets Underestimating the Coronavirus Depression?
As we saw during the last financial crisis, the "smart" players aren't always so smart. One thing we know: The world economy will never be the same.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

Suleimani's Absence Has Been No Problem for Iran in Syria
After the assassination of its high-ranking general, Iran has successfully doubled down on its regional military strategy.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

Is This the End of Globalization?
The world was already breaking apart. The coronavirus pandemic accelerates the trend.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

Will Trump's Pandemic Response Help or Harm U.S. Power?
Russia and China are stepping in while the United States and Europe fumble.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

The United States Can Still Win the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Trump administration has made one mistake after another—and, with some foreign-policy changes, could emerge with more global power anyway.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

How the United States Can Still Win the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Trump administration has made one mistake after another—and, with some foreign-policy changes, could emerge with more global power anyway.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

Oil Prices Surge After Trump Hints at Saudi-Russian Truce
President Trump says a production cut of 15 million barrels per day is possible, is it?

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

A Most Lonely Union
The EU is a creature of multilateralism. Can it survive in a deglobalized world?

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

How to Save Global Capitalism From Itself
Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

The Ugly End of Chimerica
The coronavirus pandemic has turned a conscious uncoupling into a messy breakup.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

Dismantling the World's Largest Democracy
A new book recounts the inspiring story of how India's constitution introduced democracy to people who had never experienced it before. Those freedoms are now in jeopardy.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

The Tyranny of Property
Thomas Piketty's new book argues that rising inequality is explained by politics, not economics, and offers some radical solutions.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

Books in Brief
FP staff reviews recent releases on Chinese industrial espionage, the dissent channel in American diplomacy, and British anti-colonialism.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

Britain's Post-Brexit Identity Crisis
Boris Johnson has contradictory ideas for his country's future—and no clear paths for getting there.

Foreign Policy
Apr 03, 2020

A Train to Nowhere
Hovertrains were meant to revolutionize British transport. But they never arrived.

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

I Knew Coronavirus Denier Landon Spradlin. His Death Wasn't A Punchline.
The evangelical musician died of COVID-19 after calling it fake news. But he was a victim of forces much larger than him.

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

Trump Talks Up Oil Markets, but the Economy Is Still Tanking
Despite a brief recovery in oil, experts say there is still no deal to cut production and boost prices.

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

A Deal to Stop the Saudis From Drowning U.S. Shale Would Come None Too Soon
Trump has finally realized the U.S. energy industry is under attack. Better late than never.

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

In Global Leadership Void on Pandemic, Critics Ask: Where's Pompeo?
The U.S. secretary of state is late to finding his voice on the pandemic, as the State Department scrambles to repatriate tens of thousands of American citizens stranded abroad.

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

Pentagon Removes Carrier From Middle East Amid Pandemic-Induced Resource Fight
The Defense Department will end the deployment of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the Middle East as the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. military has intensified.

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

Africa Meets Pandemic With Violence, Confusion
The coronavirus arrived late to the continent, but the early responses could backfire.

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

Confucianism Isn't Helping Beat the Coronavirus
Cultural tropes don't explain South Korea's success against COVID-19. Competent leadership does.

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

Trump Just Missed a Perfect Opportunity to Reassert American Leadership
The G-20 helped beat Ebola. Why can't it do the same for the coronavirus?

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

Trump Just Wasted a Perfect Opportunity to Reassert American Leadership
The G-20 helped beat Ebola. Why can't it do the same for the coronavirus?

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

The Countries That Are Succeeding at Flattening the Curve
Lessons from Taiwan, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, and Iceland show that the coronavirus can be stopped.

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

The Coronavirus Won't Kill the Islamic Republic
The pandemic hit Iran harder than almost anywhere—but may have strengthened the regime's hard-liners.

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

How WHO Became China's Coronavirus Accomplice
Beijing is pushing to become a public health superpower—and quickly found a willing international partner.

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

Trump's Plan to Deploy Anti-Drug Mission in Caribbean Sparks Backlash in Pentagon
The Department of Defense is set to send Navy destroyers and small combat ships to the region to ramp up counter-drug efforts.

Foreign Policy
Apr 02, 2020

Is China Underreporting Its Coronavirus Figures?
The U.S. intelligence community says China has underreported its total coronavirus infection figures. Does it matter?

Foreign Policy
Apr 01, 2020

The Tourism Industry Is in Trouble. These Countries Will Suffer the Most.
Many island nations rely on foreign tourists, but the world's major economies will also see drastic declines in spending as the coronavirus shuts down travel.

Foreign Policy
Apr 01, 2020

America's Pandemic War Games Don't End Well
One simulation of an uncontrolled disease outbreak concluded with riots and the National Guard on the streets.

Foreign Policy
Apr 01, 2020

Ukraine to World: This Is Not the Time to Go Wobbly on Sanctions
With the coronavirus pandemic, the United States faces the greatest global challenge to its sanctions policy since the 1990s.

Foreign Policy
Apr 01, 2020

Coronavirus Has Started a Censorship Pandemic
Governments around the world are banning fake news about the crisis—and cracking down on their critics while they're at it.

Foreign Policy
Apr 01, 2020

What to Make of China's Coronavirus Figures
Given the unreliability of the official data, how can we judge the situation on the ground?

Foreign Policy
Apr 01, 2020

Russia Scores Pandemic Propaganda Triumph With Medical Delivery to U.S.
Along with China, the Kremlin is looking to gain a geopolitical edge on the West by rushing medical supplies to countries hit hard by the coronavirus.

Foreign Policy
Apr 01, 2020

For Now, China Has Forgiven Russia for Rebuffing It Over the Coronavirus
Moscow closed the border and banned Chinese citizens in an attempt to stop the pandemic. Now, Beijing has reached out a hand by sending medical aid to Russia.

Foreign Policy
Apr 01, 2020

America Is Ailing—and Leading the World
The coronavirus pandemic has been a humiliation for the United States—and confirmation of its unmatched international power.

Foreign Policy
Apr 01, 2020

The World's Most Dangerous Coronavirus Lockdowns
As some democracies try to lesson the pandemic's effect on prison populations, dictatorships around the world are doing the opposite.

Foreign Policy
Apr 01, 2020

As the World Is Distracted, Boko Haram Terrorists Strike a Key Western Ally
The battle against jihadi terrorism in Africa takes one of its deadliest turns yet, with consequences far beyond the region.

Foreign Policy
Apr 01, 2020

White House Projects Up to 240,000 U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
U.S. President Donald Trump admits that the country is in for "a very, very painful two weeks" as death projections hit home.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

Hezbollah Prepares for Its Next War: Against the Coronavirus
The militant group seeks to gain an edge on other parties in responding in Lebanon.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

Nepal May Escape the Coronavirus but Not the Crash
The remote mountain country has only five confirmed coronavirus cases.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

The Coronavirus Could Topple Governments Around the World
The coronavirus pandemic might not disrupt politics in wealthy Western democracies, but it is likely to unleash political instability—and even regime change—in developing countries already suffering from an economic crisis.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

The Coronavirus Is Absolutely No Excuse to Lift Sanctions on Iran
Exploiting Iran's coronavirus crisis to demand an end to sanctions is fundamentally dishonest—and panders to a brutal regime.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

India's Lockdown Helps Its Rich but Ignores Its Poor
The coronavirus crisis will disproportionately harm the millions of migrant workers and homeless people at severe risk of being exposed.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus and the End of Economics
Why standard economic theories have no answers for this kind of crisis.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

The Shocking "Coronavirus Coup" in Hungary Was a Wake-Up Call
While the world is shut down, history hasn't stopped. Authoritarians are seizing the opportunity.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

The Shocking ‘Coronavirus Coup' in Hungary Was a Wake-Up Call
While the world is shut down, history hasn't stopped. Authoritarians are seizing the opportunity.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

After Death of U.S. Citizen, State Department Floats Slashing Egypt Aid
The United States continues sending military aid to Egypt despite its worsening human rights situation. Could the death of a detained American change that?

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

5G Explained - Part Three
In the final installment, FP Analytics lays out the inherent security risks associated with 5G's role in the digitization of the global economy and breaks down the critical issues for which companies and individuals need to prepare.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus and the Dawn of Post-Democratic Europe
Hungary has used the pandemic to abandon its last vestiges of democracy—and to dare the EU to do anything about it.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

Spain's King Isn't an Obstacle to Dialogue. Catalonia's Separatists Are.
Repeated attempts by Catalan secessionists to break away are increasing polarization and preventing reconciliation.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

Waiting for Peace on the Front Lines
As political divisions hold up talks with the Taliban, Afghan forces are paying the price.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

Hungary's Orban Given Power to Rule By Decree With No End Date
Citing the urgency of the coronavirus pandemic, Hungary's prime minister has been given powers that could prove difficult to undo.

Foreign Policy
Mar 31, 2020

China Isn't Helping Italy. It's Waging Information Warfare.
The populist Five Star Movement has become China's chief enabler as Beijing spreads disinformation about the origins of the coronavirus while sending aid shipments to EU countries where it seeks influence.

Foreign Policy
Mar 30, 2020

The U.S. Government Must Prepare Now for the Next Pandemic
Trump botched the coronavirus response. The United States cannot make the same mistake again.

Foreign Policy
Mar 30, 2020

Beware of Bad Samaritans
China and Russia are sending medical aid to Italy and other coronavirus-stricken countries, but their motives aren't so altruistic.

Foreign Policy
Mar 30, 2020

Fighting Pandemic, Europe Divides Again Along North and South Lines
Southern countries push for a eurobond while the wealthy North says "nein."

Foreign Policy
Mar 30, 2020

A Desperate Scramble to Prevent the Pandemic at a U.S.-Mexico Border Camp
With 2,500 asylum-seekers packed in tightly and no coronavirus tests available, doctors and volunteers are doubtful that education will be enough to prevent the spread of the virus.

Foreign Policy
Mar 30, 2020

Narendra Modi's Sisyphean Quest for Global Coronavirus Cooperation
India's prime minister is pushing for a regional response while facing a growing crisis at home.

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