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U.S. Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo arrives to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on April 12. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Mike Pompeo Needs to Clean Up After Rex Tillerson

The new secretary of state should focus on rebuilding his department.

A man walks past a roadside poster of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, on Oct. 24, 2017. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s $6 Billion Propaganda Blitz Is a Snooze

Beijing’s propaganda works at home, but it can't compete globally.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo walks to a meeting with Virginia Sen. Mark Warner on Capitol Hill on April 18. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pompeo North Korea Visit Throws Wrench in Confirmation Fight

The behind-the-scenes effort to rally enough senators to confirm Pompeo just got tougher.

A Chinese Communist Party flag is displayed at an exhibition showcasing China's progress in the past five years at the Beijing Exhibition Center on Oct. 10, 2017. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

The Chinese Communist Party Is Setting Up Cells at Universities Across America

It’s a strategy to tighten ideological control. And it’s happening around the world.

Runners of the Shanghai Pride Run make signs with their fingers while wearing rainbow shoelaces at the start of the race in Shanghai on June 18, 2016.
(Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Still (Just About) OK to Be Gay in China

Online protest has scored a solid win for LGBT rights — for now.

The Changbai Shan, a Chinese amphibious warfare ship that’s taken advantage of commercial ports for resupply, Jan. 26, 2015. (Wikimedia Commons)

One Belt, One Road, One Happy Chinese Navy

Beijing is using commercial bridgeheads to give its warships staying power in the Indian Ocean.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a news conference at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on Nov. 6, 2017. (Kiyoshi Ota/AFP/Getty Images)

Can a Weekend at Mar-a-Lago Rescue the Trump-Abe Relationship?

The Japanese prime minister’s courtship of the U.S. president worked. For a while.

Employees build a Boeing 777 airplane cockpit at a plant in Wichita, Kansas, on Aug. 18, 2004. (Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Why China Will Win the Trade War

Trump thinks he has a strong hand. In fact, Washington is far more vulnerable than Beijing.

Mike Pompeo during his confirmation hearing to be CIA director in Washington on Jan. 12, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Here’s What the Senate Should Ask Mike Pompeo

Democratic foreign-policy veterans want answers from Trump’s pick for secretary of state.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrates the successful test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4, 2017. (AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS/Getty Images)

North Korean Destructive Malware Is Back, Says DHS Report

Malware not seen since the 2014 attack on Sony has returned, raising the possibility of future destructive attacks.

Eleanor Taylor illustration for Foreign Policy

Economic Rights Are Human Rights

U.S. foreign policy has exacerbated many of the evils it set out to eradicate. It needs an overhaul.

Sisal Creative illustration for Foreign Policy; Sean Money and Elizabeth Fay for Foreign Policy

The End of Human Rights?

Learning from the failure of the Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court.

China's President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening session of the Chinese Communist Party's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 18.  (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

How Far Will China Go?

From buying influence at American universities to forcing Chinese nationals to return home, Beijing is expanding its political operations abroad.

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