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Foreign Policy
Oct 03, 2022

The Royal Navy Has More Ambitions Than Assets
The sun never sets on London's naval visions.

Foreign Policy
Oct 03, 2022

‘Putin's Chef' Steps Out of the Shadows
Yevgeny Prigozhin wants to ride the Wagner Group to greater glory.

Foreign Policy
Oct 03, 2022

Russia May Use Nord Stream Aftermath to Cause More Trouble
An investigation of the leaks may cause a standoff with Russia.

Foreign Policy
Oct 03, 2022

Will Open-Source Intelligence Liberate Palestine From Digital Occupation?
Israeli analysts have transformed a tool of objectivity to one of distortion.

Foreign Policy
Oct 03, 2022

Bolsonaro and Lula Head To a Runoff
Brazil is now entering a period of deep uncertainty and potential tumult as the Oct. 30 runoff looms.

Foreign Policy
Oct 02, 2022

How NGOs Bolster Democracy
Nongovernmental organizations have the potential to undermine authoritarian governance, which must be why they face widespread crackdowns around the world.

Foreign Policy
Oct 02, 2022

The Long 20th Century Comes to a Shuddering End
An era of once-undreamt-of progress is over—and you won't like what comes next.

Foreign Policy
Oct 02, 2022

How Western Errors Let the Taliban Win in Afghanistan
NATO's last man in Kabul helped facilitate the airlift and had a front-row seat to the Taliban takeover of the capital.

Foreign Policy
Oct 01, 2022

Putin's World Is Now Smaller Than Ever
The moral and strategic disaster of the Russian leader's war in Ukraine has ended his imperial dreams.

Foreign Policy
Oct 01, 2022

The Russian Warship and the South China Sea
What lessons does the sinking of the Moskva have for Taiwan?

Foreign Policy
Oct 01, 2022

Penny Wong Wants Australia to Be More Than a Supporting Player
Can the new foreign minister escape the slipstream of the superpowers?

Foreign Policy
Sep 30, 2022

What in the World?
This week in FP's international news quiz: a journey through the Foreign Policy archives.

Foreign Policy
Sep 30, 2022

Is the British Economy in a Doom Loop?
The currency value has fallen to a historic low, but the bigger problem may be investors opting out of government bonds.

Foreign Policy
Sep 30, 2022

After Putin's Land Grab, Zelensky Wants to Fast-Track NATO Membership
Ukraine likely won't join NATO anytime soon, but it's a big symbolic move in a war that's increasingly going against the Kremlin.

Foreign Policy
Sep 30, 2022

A Summit Can't Fix America's Pacific Islands Problems
They don't just want a diplomatic deal; they want a reckoning with a history of abuse.

Foreign Policy
Sep 30, 2022

Russia's Annexed Land Is a Crime Scene
Ukraine needs help documenting Russian atrocities.

Foreign Policy
Sep 30, 2022

The Battle for Brazil's Evangelicals
After fueling Bolsonaro's rise, some are flocking to Lula's camp with earthly—and heavenly—concerns.

Foreign Policy
Sep 30, 2022

Brazil Faces "Moment of Truth" With Upcoming Election
Will Bolsonaro turn to the Trump playbook if he loses his re-election bid?

Foreign Policy
Sep 30, 2022

Brazil Faces ‘Moment of Truth' With Upcoming Election
Will Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro turn to former U.S. President Donald Trump's playbook if he loses his reelection bid?

Foreign Policy
Sep 29, 2022

Washington's Balancing Act in South Asia
India lambasted a proposed U.S. military sale to Pakistan as both countries' top diplomats met with U.S. officials this week.

Foreign Policy
Sep 29, 2022

Britain's Hard-Power Ambitions Face Soft-Power Headwinds
Aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's role in the world faces changing tides.

Foreign Policy
Sep 29, 2022

Afghan Resistance Leaders See ‘No Option' but War
But first they must present a united front to win the support they need to dislodge the Taliban.

Foreign Policy
Sep 29, 2022

In Washington, Everyone Wins if Ukraine Wins
How backing Kyiv can bridge the partisan divide and make U.S. foreign policy great again.

Foreign Policy
Sep 29, 2022

As Winter Approaches, Europe Is Walking Off a Cliff
Europeans won't escape their energy crisis as long as ideology trumps basic math.

Foreign Policy
Sep 29, 2022

With Winter Coming, Europe Is Walking Off a Cliff
Europeans won't escape their energy crisis as long as ideology trumps basic math.

Foreign Policy
Sep 29, 2022

What America's Plan to Bring Home Technology Manufacturing Gets Wrong
Asia will remain central to U.S. supply chains, but the right policies could accelerate the shift from China to friendlier countries.

Foreign Policy
Sep 29, 2022

What Biden's Plan to Bring Home Technology Manufacturing Gets Wrong
Asia will remain central to U.S. supply chains, but the right policies could accelerate the shift from China to friendlier countries.

Foreign Policy
Sep 29, 2022

Turns Out COVID-19 Didn't Reshape Geopolitics
A profound shock had few lasting effects.

Foreign Policy
Sep 29, 2022

Russia's Clueless New Oligarchs
A new generation of business owners with no experience are snapping up Western companies' assets at fire-sale prices.

Foreign Policy
Sep 29, 2022

Elise Stefanik Is Most Likely to Succeed
A young woman once hailed as the future of the Republican Party embraces Trumpism to stay that way.

Foreign Policy
Sep 29, 2022

Iran's Protesters Aren't Backing Down
Even with government crackdowns and a mounting death toll, the country's unrest shows no signs of slowing.

Foreign Policy
Sep 28, 2022

What a False Coup Rumor Reveals About Chinese Politics
A baseless story briefly went viral, showing how much of the world misunderstands Beijing's inner workings.

Foreign Policy
Sep 28, 2022

Russia's Stripped Its Western Borders to Feed the Fight in Ukraine
But Finland and the Baltic states are still leery of Moscow's long-term designs.

Foreign Policy
Sep 28, 2022

The Folly of Reengaging Assad
Jordan tried to reestablish ties with the Syrian dictator's regime. It was a disaster.

Foreign Policy
Sep 28, 2022

Pakistan's Foreign Minister: We're Not a ‘Geopolitical Football'
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Islamabad's relations with Beijing and Washington and how his country is dealing with deadly floods.

Foreign Policy
Sep 28, 2022

Why Arming Allies Is America's Smartest, Safest Option
Russia's war has exposed Washington's reluctance to provide advanced arms as a dangerous misconception.

Foreign Policy
Sep 28, 2022

Why Arming Allies Is America's Smartest, Safest Strategy
Russia's war has exposed Washington's reluctance to provide advanced arms as a dangerous misconception.

Foreign Policy
Sep 28, 2022

What a 19th-Century Shearer Can Teach Us About Korean-Australian Relations
People-to-people interactions are longer and deeper than the pair's state relations.

Foreign Policy
Sep 28, 2022

Why the U.K. Economy Is Taking a Pounding
The markets have already given their no-confidence vote on Liz Truss.

Foreign Policy
Sep 28, 2022

Has Russia's Energy War Entered a New Phase?
After mysterious explosions hit two Russian gas pipelines, European leaders are bracing for the worst.

Foreign Policy
Sep 28, 2022

Floods Devastate West Africa
Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger due to government failures to invest in preventive infrastructure.

Foreign Policy
Sep 27, 2022

Italy's Right Is Torn on Ukraine but United on China
Giorgia Meloni has built long-term ties to Taiwan.

Foreign Policy
Sep 27, 2022

Baltic States Wanted German Tanks in Ukraine Yesterday
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised a new foreign policy. Critics say he has yet to deliver.

Foreign Policy
Sep 27, 2022

In Myanmar, the Tatmadaw's Frustration Fuels a Cycle of Violence
The junta's tactics have grown more brutal in the face of resistance. The international community doesn't have an answer.

Foreign Policy
Sep 27, 2022

Liz Truss Wants to Be Thatcher. She's Not.
The new prime minister is making Britain look like Argentina—in more ways than one.

Foreign Policy
Sep 27, 2022

India-Pakistan Ties Are Warming—but Don't Get Excited Just Yet
When sworn enemies with nuclear arms get along better, it's incredibly significant news.

Foreign Policy
Sep 27, 2022

Companies Quitting Myanmar Provide Hollow Victories Against Junta
The departures of France's TotalEnergies and Norway's Telenor have left the military regime with more money and control.

Foreign Policy
Sep 27, 2022

Russia's Defeat Would Be America's Problem
Victory in Ukraine could easily mean hubris in Washington.

Foreign Policy
Sep 27, 2022

Italy's Far Right Wins
Giorgia Meloni is expected to head the country's most right-wing government since World War II.

Foreign Policy
Sep 27, 2022

Italy's Far-Right Wins
Giorgia Meloni is expected to head the country's most right-wing government since World War II.

Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2022

The Crazy Logic of Brinksmanship Is Back
The West can only counter Putin's nuclear threats with ruinous threats of its own.

Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2022

5 Midterm Foreign-Policy Shake-Ups to Watch on Capitol Hill
The U.S. Supreme Court's abortion decision has changed the race, but foreign policy is on the ballot, too.

Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2022

Shinzo Abe's State Funeral Is as Controversial as He Was
The ceremony for the assassinated former prime minister marks the end of an era.

Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2022

Who Speaks English?
The world is long overdue for the abandonment of the unstated but powerful hegemony that exists around the great imperial languages of centuries past.

Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2022

Europe's Energy Crisis Is Destroying the Multipolar World
The EU and Russia are losing their competitive edge. That leaves the United States and China to duke it out.

Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2022

Tunisia's Perfect Economic Storm
Crises at home and abroad have touched off food shortages across the country.

Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2022

How Tunisia Can Save Its Economy
It's all about democracy, stupid.

Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2022

The Italian Far Right Is About to Meet Italian Bureaucracy
Italy's politics is a constant cycle of failed populist waves.

Foreign Policy
Sep 26, 2022

Russians Protest Putin's Conscription
The Kremlin's plan to mobilize hundreds of thousands of forces is facing growing resistance.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2022

Politics as Theater
On watching Gogol in Simferopol, and more.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2022

Postal Workers Are Keeping Ukraine's Front-Line Villages Alive
Deliveries of packages and pension payments have helped uphold a fragile sense of normalcy for civilians under fire.

Foreign Policy
Sep 25, 2022

Chavismo's Latest Target
NGOs are essential to Venezuelan society. A new law may lead to their collapse.

Foreign Policy
Sep 24, 2022

Diplomacy Is Still (Just About) Possible in Ukraine
The Black Sea agreement offers a model for off-ramps to escalation.

Foreign Policy
Sep 24, 2022

The Dark Side of Ethiopia's Export Boom
Workers report sexual coercion and poor conditions at the Hawassa Industrial Park.

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

Is Italy Seeing the Rise of a New Fascism?
The Brothers of Italy, which descended from Mussolini's fascist movement, is projected to win the coming election.

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

Two Years Later, the Abraham Accords Are Losing Their Luster
Divorcing recognition from the Palestinian question has unleashed Israel's worst angels.

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

Russia's Sending Its Ethnic Minorities to the Meat Grinder
Chaotic mobilization sparks renewed fears that the pain will not be shared evenly across Russia.

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

What the Hijab Protests Mean for Iran's Clerical Class
The supreme leader's stance could become a source of widening divide.

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

Let's Be Honest About the Iran Nuclear Deal
There are several politically inconvenient realities its detractors and defenders should consider.

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

How Should the West Respond to Putin's Military Mobilization?
Doubling down on support for Ukraine could lead to wider conflict—or force the Kremlin to back down.

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

Iran's Anti-Veil Protests Have Already Succeeded
The Islamic Republic is no stranger to protests—but this time, they're leaving a permanent mark.

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

China's War on History Is Growing
The government is inviting snitches to report on "historical nihilism."

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

Catalan President: Now Is Not the Time for a Unilateral Independence Vote
Pere Aragonès discusses negotiations with Madrid, Catalan views on NATO, and prospects for a future referendum.

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

Britain's Golden Era With China Is Well and Truly Dead
Liz Truss's administration is the nail in the coffin for friendly ties with Beijing.

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

Fumio Kishida's Great Nuclear Leap
A decade after Fukushima, the Japanese prime minister is walking a fine political line to reengage with the carbon-free energy source.

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

The U.N.'s Small Success Stories
The organization has been criticized aplenty this week. Its missions in Colombia, Honduras, and Venezuela could be a silver lining.

Foreign Policy
Sep 23, 2022

Italy Braces for Pivotal Election
If polling holds up, the country's most far-right government since World War II could soon come into power.

Foreign Policy
Sep 22, 2022

In Flooded Pakistan, It's Politics as Usual
As Islamabad continues to appeal for international assistance, its political polarization has proved to be an obstacle too.

Foreign Policy
Sep 22, 2022

Why Did Modi Push Back on Putin?
New Delhi may have signaled a shift in its posture on Russia's war in Ukraine, but it seeks more quiet support from the West.

Foreign Policy
Sep 22, 2022

Europe Struggles to See What's Next for Russia
Putin's fumbling war in Ukraine has weakened his grip on power, but it's still not clear what that means.

Foreign Policy
Sep 22, 2022

The Baltics Hunker Down for the Long Game Against Russia
The Kremlin is down but not out in Ukraine, and the Baltic states want to make sure they're not next.

Foreign Policy
Sep 22, 2022

Putin Is Turning Armenia Into a Russian Outpost
Moscow is losing regional influence—but it's shoring up its position in Yerevan.

Foreign Policy
Sep 22, 2022

The World's Militaries Aren't Ready for Climate Change
These days, threats don't just come from other states.

Foreign Policy
Sep 22, 2022

Why Beijing Wants Bolsonaro to Win
For China, the Brazilian president is an ally against the West.

Foreign Policy
Sep 22, 2022

Russia Can't Protect Its Allies Anymore
Moscow is overstretched in Ukraine—and Armenia is suffering the consequences.

Foreign Policy
Sep 22, 2022

Is Putin Panicking Over Ukraine?
Experts say the Russian leader's military mobilization plans reflect his growing desperation.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2022

Bus Crash Amplifies Zero-COVID Frustration
Discontent with the restrictive policy seems to serve as a proxy for discontent with Xi Jinping's government itself.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2022

Enrico Letta's Lonely Campaign
The Italian center-left leader says he can stop the far right's march to victory. His chances are slim.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2022

Why India Needs More Aircraft Carriers
New Delhi just commissioned its first indigenously built major warship. It will need more to challenge Beijing on the high seas.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2022

Putin Doubles Down on a Bad Hand With Mobilization
The war in Ukraine is going so bad, he's willing to risk domestic unrest.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2022

China Is Quietly Trying to Dethrone the Dollar
Regional groups and small banks are helping insulate Beijing against sanctions.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2022

Who's Winning the U.S.-China Trade War? No One
With no end in sight, nationalism is trumping economic wisdom as global recession looms.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2022

The Many Trials of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Argentina's vice president survived an assassination attempt. Will she make it out of court?

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2022

Biden Should Embrace the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals
Many of his domestic policy priorities align with the global campaign.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2022

Protests Erupt in Iran
The death of a 22-year-old woman while in police custody has ignited defiant demonstrations.

Foreign Policy
Sep 21, 2022

In Washington, Cyril Ramaphosa Defends South African Neutrality
South African leaders have consistently rejected U.S. efforts to punish African countries for nonalignment.

Foreign Policy
Sep 20, 2022

Putin's Energy War Is Crushing Europe
The big question is whether it ends up undermining support for Ukraine.

Foreign Policy
Sep 20, 2022

Germany's Energy Crisis Plan Contradicts Itself
The German government is desperately trying to conserve gas—and subsidizing its use.

Foreign Policy
Sep 20, 2022

Biden to Drip-Feed Afghanistan Its $3.5 Billion in Frozen Reserves
But it's just going to go in Taliban pockets, critics say.

Foreign Policy
Sep 20, 2022

Tibetans Fight to Keep Their Language Alive
The diaspora is preserving Tibetan as Chinese oppression grows at home.

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