U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after announcing his decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal, at the White House on May 8. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The United States Finally Has an Aggressive Plan to Defang Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has an impressive strategy to counter Tehran and break free from two decades of failed U.S. policy.

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How to Steal an Election in Broad Daylight

Autocrats and counterfeit democrats have perfected the art of rigging polls to stay in power — without breaking any laws.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington on May 21. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Pompeo’s Iran Plan Is a Pipe Dream

The Trump team doesn’t have a post-nuke deal strategy — just a list of demands.

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Sexpat Journalists Are Ruining Asia Coverage

Newsroom predators in foreign bureaus hurt their colleagues — and their stories.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bavarian Governor and leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer depart after speaking to the media on October 9, 2017 in Berlin.

In Europe, the Only Choice Is Right or Far-Right

As left-wing parties have collapsed, the sole option remaining for voters is conservatism or right-wing populism.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, chats with friends near the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Trump Lawyer Met With Qatari Government Official Days Before FBI Raid

Was Michael Cohen seeking to add foreign governments as clients of his consulting business?

US President's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner are seen during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. (MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Once Upon a Time, America Supported Palestinians

The United States is slowly forgetting it was ever committed to Palestinian rights.

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National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks on a morning television show from the grounds of the White House, on May 9, 2018. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

And Now for Some Crises That Are Completely Different

As the Trump administration struggles to keep track of the usual hotspots, major trouble is brewing in forgotten corners of the world.

Col. Muammar Gaddafi arrives at the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Sept. 23, 2009 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Regime Change for Dummies

A brief global history of a tactic that's back in style: toppling other countries' governments.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron gesture on the balcony of the town hall of Aachen after Macron recieved the International Charlemagne Prize at a ceremony on May 10, 2018 in Aachen, Germany. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images,)

RIP the Trans-Atlantic Alliance, 1945-2018

The partnership with America had a long and fruitful life — but Europe is ready to start over.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Panmunjom, South Korea, on April 27. (Korea Summit Press Pool/AFP/Getty Images)

How to Haggle With a Dictator

Bill Richardson has made eight missions to North Korea to negotiate the release of American captives. He sat down with Foreign Policy to explain how it’s done.

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A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a mosque in Gaza City on May 16 as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

The World in Photos This Week

Ramadan around the world, violence in Gaza, and an eruption in Hawaii.

A man jumps over a large bonfire during the Kakava Festival on May 5 in Edirne, Turkey. The festival celebrates the coming of spring among the Roma community.  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The World in Photos This Week

Spring celebrants in Turkey, marches of remembrance in the former Soviet Union, and naked gardeners in New Zealand.

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The Right to Kill

Should Brazil keep its Amazon tribes from taking the lives of their children?

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Germany’s Family Feud

Family reunification for refugees is no longer a given. But keeping relatives apart hurts host countries as well as newcomers.

Thus Spoke Jordan Peterson

The best-selling psychologist isn't leading young men to salvation — he's delivering them to authoritarianism.

The Arab World’s Star Student

What Tunisia can teach its neighbors about the value of education.