US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Kremlin Is Celebrating Helsinki. For Now.

Vladimir Putin achieved his goal of embarrassing the United States. But Russians are already bracing for the backlash.

A woman holds the book of Emmanuel Macron, head of "En Marche" political movement and presidential candidate, during a book signing session in a library in Bordeaux, on December 13, 2016. (NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Liberté! Égalité! Overcrowded, Underfunded Universities!

Can Emmanuel Macron save France's higher education system by making it more American?

Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist to U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks at a debate at Zofin Palace on May 22, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Nationalist Internationale Is Crumbling

Steve Bannon is trying to sell Trumpism to Eastern Europeans—but shared ideologies die hard when they run into economic and military realities.

In the Magazine

In the Magazine

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Learning to Work With Robots

AI will change everything. Workers must adapt — or else.

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Closing the Factory Doors

For two centuries, countries have used low-wage labor to climb out of poverty. What will happen when robots take those jobs?

Then They Came for the Lawyers

Technology has already driven blue-collar workers into the underclass. Professionals may be next.

There’s No Such Thing as a Stable Career

Job insecurity has always been a fact of life. Just ask chimney sweeps, lectors, and telephone operators.

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The Hidden Benefits of Uber

Gig work offers a leg up in the developing world.

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How Venezuela Struck It Poor

The tragic — and totally avoidable — self-destruction of one of the world’s richest oil economies.

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Thank You, Jimmy Carter

Restoring the reputation of America’s most underrated foreign-policy president.

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Pride and Prejudice in Tehran

To understand Iran’s foreign policy, you need to learn a little Farsi.

Voices

A picture taken on March 1, 2018 shows a member of the Russian military police standing guard between the portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) hanging outside a guard-post at the Wafideen checkpoint on the outskirts of Damascus neighbouring the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Syrian War Is Over, and America Lost

Bashar al-Assad won. It’s worth thinking about why the United States didn’t.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrive to attend a joint press conference after a meeting in Helsinki on July 16. (Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Trump Is Getting Away With Foreign-Policy Insanity

The only people who can stop his sucking up to Russia have lost all their credibility.

Russian President Vladimir Putin hands President Donald Trump a World Cup football during a joint press conference after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Trump’s Unrequited Love for Vladimir Putin

When the U.S. president looks at Vladimir Putin, he doesn't see his handler. He sees his dad.

Podcasts

Masih Alinejad outside her home in New York in May. (Jesse Dittmar for Foreign Policy)

The Woman Who Defied Iran

On the podcast: Masih Alinejad took off her headscarf and started a movement.

Galleries

A visitor tries on a Striker II helmet-mounted display at the BAE Systems showroom during the Farnborough Airshow southwest of London on July 16. (TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Week in World Photos

An airshow near London, birthday celebrations in Johannesburg, and gymnastics in Colombia.

Afghan pigeon fancier Abdul Ghani feeds his pigeons as they fly from the rooftop of his home in Herat province on June 30. HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP/Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

A pigeon fancier in Afghanistan, migrants in the Mediterranean, and a fire-breathing stuntman in India.