Shadow Government

How the New Republican Congress Can Strengthen Obama’s Pivot to Asia

Just days after the Nov. 4 U.S. midterm election transformed the American political landscape by handing control of Congress to Republicans, President Barack Obama will ...


Cover Your Face, Then Pay a Fine and Miss the Show

Front-row tickets to a Saturday night show at the Opéra Bastille in Paris are already pricey -- upwards of 230 euros a seat. And they ...

Situation Report

FP’s Situation Report: U.S. alienates Syrian rebel groups; Turkey greenlights expanded role against ISIS; Boko Haram leader looks alive; and a bit more.

By Kate Brannen and Nathaniel Sobel Complaints and criticism about the U.S. strategy to crush the Islamic State keep rolling in from the Syrian rebels. ...


…And Stay Out! Australia Signs a Deal to Unload Refugees Onto Cambodia

On Friday, one of the world's wealthiest nations convinced one of the world's poorest to take in its unwanted refugees. Australian officials say they hope ...


The Terror Down Under

Islamic State fighters, Western officials have repeatedly stressed, pose a different kind of threat than their terrorist precursors. With a large contingent of foreign fighters ...


The Green Devil

Hiking through the Tasmanian wilderness feels like a scene out of Jurassic Park. Overhead are the tallest flowering trees on the planet. Underfoot are so ...


No Sakebombs for Abe and Putin

Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, the world wondered what the Kremlin would do next. On Tuesday, all eyes looked to the Pacific as ...


Keep Your Eye on Beijing

While the world focuses on the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine and the deepening Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions in another of the ...

Situation Report

FP’s Situation Report: Congress funds Iron Dome big time; Amos steps into the breach; In Vienna, progress but still work to be done; A legendary Marine major, outted; No-fly for the F-35; and a bit more.

  Congress ups Israel's Iron Dome funding. Iron Dome, the anti-missile system that is seen as so successful at preventing Hamas' rocket attacks from being ...


Are the Oceans Failed States?

In the early hours of March 8, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 lost contact with air traffic control just one hour after taking off from Kuala ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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