In Other Words

In Other Words

Foreign policy isn’t just about war, staged conferences, and tiffs between world leaders — and neither is Foreign Policy. With our In Other Words section, we feature the best in ideas and intellectual culture from around the world, from the jokes that are shaping political life in Egypt to the Soviet literary masterpieces that still ...

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Foreign policy isn’t just about war, staged conferences, and tiffs between world leaders — and neither is Foreign Policy. With our In Other Words section, we feature the best in ideas and intellectual culture from around the world, from the jokes that are shaping political life in Egypt to the Soviet literary masterpieces that still resonate today, including regular book clubs and excerpts from our favorite authors worldwide.

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