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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.

US President Barack Obama speaks following a National Security Council meeting on the Islamic State at the Department of Treasury in Washington, DC, June 14, 2016.
US President Barack Obama on June 14 said the Islamic State group was losing ground in Iraq and Syria, and that the number of foreign fighters joining the extremists was plummeting. "ISIL lost nearly half of the populated territory it had in Iraq and it will lose more. ISIL continues to lose ground in Syria as well," Obama said after a meeting of the National Security Council on the fight against the jihadist group. "In short, our coalition continues to be on offense. ISIL is on defense," Obama said, using an alternate acronym for the group.
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If This Is Obama’s Middle East ‘Balancing Act,’ God Help Us

Robert Malley isn’t wrong in recounting how Obama conducted foreign policy in the Middle East. It’s why they chose that policy that’s screwy.

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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 Exchange: What Do Margaret Thatcher and Genghis Khan Tell Us About the Future of Globalization?

Jeffrey E. Garten and Robert Zoellick on refugees, women, and the connected world.

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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>.

Lee Yong-Soo (R), along with two other former South Korean "comfort women" Kim Bok-Dong (L) and Gil Won-Ok (C), voices criticism at talks with South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-Nam (not pictured) during his visit to a shelter for women, who were forcibly recruited to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, in Seoul on December 29, 2015.  South Korean officials met with former "comfort women" to seek their support for a landmark deal with Japan, after criticism it does not properly atone for the treatment of women forced into WWII army brothels.  AFP PHOTO / POOL / JUNG YEON-JE / AFP / POOL / JUNG YEON-JE        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Wisdom of Japan’s Cunning Contrition

Questions for Jennifer Lind, an expert on apologies in international politics.

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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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