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You’re Not Getting Rid of Saakashvili That Easily

The ex-president of Georgia, stripped of both Georgian and Ukrainian citizenship, is sitting in a relative’s apartment in the Bronx, plotting his next move.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - JUNE 28: President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite attends a European Council Meeting at the Council of the European Union on June 28, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. British Prime Minister David Cameron will hold talks with other EU leaders in what will likely be his final scheduled meeting with the full European Council before he stands down as Prime Minister. The meetings come at a time of economic and political uncertainty following the referendum result last week which saw the UK vote to leave the European Union. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

‘Russia Is a Threat … to All of Europe’

Lithuania’s president talks to Foreign Policy about Vladimir Putin's "little green men" and whether Donald Trump really believes in NATO.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrives at Indira Gandhi International Airport for the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi on October 27, 2015. India is hosting an unprecedented gathering of Africa's leaders as it ramps up the race for resources on the continent, where its rival China already has a major head start.  AFP PHOTO/Sajjad HUSSAIN        (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Is Ready for Retirement

She won the Nobel Peace Prize and steered her country through the Ebola crisis. But the Liberian president’s proudest achievement will be peacefully giving up power.

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Obama’s Climate Envoy: China Will Surprise Us in a Good Way

Obama’s longtime climate envoy on finally inking a global emissions deal, on China’s future, and what happens to U.S. leadership.

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‘The Jewish Revenge’

One of Britain’s best-known novelists talks to <span class="fp_red">FP</span> about his radical reinvention of <i>The Merchant of Venice</i>.

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A Russian Reporter Goes to a Trump Rally — And Feels at Home

From a Russian point of view, the Iowa caucuses look a little different.

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The Men in the Middle

Two young, charismatic leaders in Israel and Turkey are taking on right-wing governments and trying to transform their countries' politics. Can they change the Middle East without firing a shot?

Philippines Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario answers questions during a press conference in Manila on January 22, 2015. China's reclamation of land in disputed South China Sea waters is a "threat" to all nations in Southeast Asia, the Philippines' foreign minister said on January 22.  AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS        (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

‘You Will Have Chaos and Anarchy’

Albert del Rosario, the Filipino foreign minister, talks to Foreign Policy about what will come of Beijing’s aggressive maneuvers in the South China Sea.

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Lebanon's Central Bank governor Riyad Salameh speaks during an interview with AFP at his office in Beirut on November 21, 2008. Lebanon for now has managed to steer clear of the financial crisis that has spread worldwide but is keeping close watch on its expatriate community which injects much-needed money into the economy. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)

‘If They Want Me, They Will Call Me’

Riad Salameh, the governor of Lebanon’s central bank and mooted presidential candidate, sits down with Foreign Policy to talk political protests and the economic impact of the Syrian war.

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Shadow Banking Is Killing China’s Stock Markets

The parallel banking system that funneled billions into stocks may be about to unravel.

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An Act of Empathy

Joshua Oppenheimer’s unsettling new film, <em>The Look of Silence</em>, raises questions about the troubling relationship between global capitalism and western complicity.

Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera speaks to the press at his office in Tokyo on December 17, 2013. Japan said it intends to boost military spending by five percent over the next five years, with a hardware splurge intended to beef up defence of far-flung territories amid a corrosive row with China.  AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Japan Alone Cannot Guard or Sustain Peace’

Foreign Policy talks to Japan’s former defense minister about reinterpreting the country's constitution to counter China’s peaceful rise.

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A Wake-Up Call for NGOs

On the margins of the Oslo Freedom Forum, Tunisian activist Amira Yahyaoui offers a sharp critique of the professional human rights community.

Israeli Arab political leader Ayman Odeh gestures during a press conference in Jerusalem on March 9, 2015 as part of his election campaign ahead of the March 17 general elections. The Arab list, which polls show could win 12 seats in the election, one more than their combined total now, includes Muslim, Christian, Druze and even Jewish Communist candidates. It comprises the Balad party, the Islamic Movement, the Arab Movement for Change, and Hadash, an Arab-Jewish socialist party. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI        (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

‘The Government Should Fall’

The leader of Israel’s Joint Arab List sits down with Foreign Policy to talk about Netanyahu’s lies, why Arab women need to work, and why Abu Mazen is afraid of going to war.

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