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

The Islamic State is threatening to attack the U.S. and Britain. But thousands of miles away from the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, Australia is the first to find itself on the front lines of the newest terror war.   


The Green Devil

From logging Tasmanian forests to dumping in the Great Barrier Reef, Prime Minister Tony Abbott is the Australian environment's worst nightmare.


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 Middle East and Ukraine, China's neighbors worry about the fallout of brewing tensions along its borders. And so should we.

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?

Thanks to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and terrible governance, the largest ecosystem on the planet is close to collapse.

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