Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab

Sitting in for Boris Johnson, Raab Says He’s Only Part of a ‘Great Team’

The coronavirus-infected British prime minister is still on oxygen in the ICU but is said to be stable, while his foreign minister takes the reins.

An oil worker surveys pipelines in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, on May 4, 2018.

Amid Price War, Texas Oil Patch Is Coming Up Empty

Thousands of workers wonder if the coronavirus shutdown will be the worst oil bust of all.

Muslims from the Tabhligi Jamaat Islamic missionary movement board ambulances that will take them to a coronavirus quarantine facility on April 3 in New Delhi, India.

Islamophobia Is Making the Coronavirus Crisis Worse

Communalism is dividing India right when it needs unity.

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Essential Coronavirus Reading: Now Free for Everyone

Access these select Foreign Policy articles on the deadly outbreak without a subscription.

A woman wearing a face mask walks in an empty market during the outbreak of the coronavirus, in Mexico City, on April 3.

The Coronavirus Will Cause New Crises in Latin America

The region’s economic and political systems were already under strain. In 2020, the virus may push them to a breaking point.

Members of the Iraqi military check the body temperature of people wearing protective masks against the coronavirus near a plane at the Qayyarah air base, before a planned U.S. pullout on March 26.

Islamic State Aims for Comeback Amid Virus-Expedited U.S. Withdrawal

Iraqis fear their country will become a new battleground between ISIS and Iran-backed militias.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks alongside Vice President Mike Pence and Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk during a press briefing in Washington, DC, on April 5.

6 Key Questions About the Trump Administration’s Firing of Captain Crozier

The affair surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt lays bare the dysfunction of civilian-military relations under Trump.

Benny Gantz attends a press conference in Tel Aviv on Nov. 20, 2019.

Benny Gantz Did the Right Thing by Putting His Country First

The Blue and White leader’s colleagues and former allies have denounced him for caving to Benjamin Netanyahu—but his conciliatory gesture is a sign of statesmanship, not weakness.

Fighters of a military battalion loyal to Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar

The Coronavirus Could Heal Libya

The pandemic might prompt the kind of cooperation needed to end the country’s civil war, after years of fighting and foreign intervention failed.

Protesters chant slogans as they walk past a pro-Kataib Hezbollah billboard during an anti-government demonstration.

The PMU Is Getting More Aggressive in Iraq

Since the assassination of Qassem Suleimani, Shiite militias like the PMU have taken on a new role in Iraq.

Volunteers apply stickers to boxes of emergency supplies to be distributed to people in need during the coronavirus pandemic in Bengaluru, India, on April 6.

To Defeat the Coronavirus, Stop Corruption

Humanitarian crises including Hurricane Katrina and the Ebola outbreak show that graft can dilute the best donor intentions. More vigilance is necessary.

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How to Save Global Capitalism From Itself

Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.

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Britain’s Post-Brexit Identity Crisis

Boris Johnson has contradictory ideas for his country’s future—and no clear paths for getting there.

The Ugly End of Chimerica

The coronavirus pandemic has turned a conscious uncoupling into a messy breakup.

The 3 Most Polarizing Words in India

“Jai Shri Ram” was meant to be a celebration of a Hindu deity. But the phrase is turning into hate speech—and a dog whistle for attacks on Muslims.

Voices

A 14th-century painting showing the caravan of Niccolò and Maffeo Polo crossing Asia.

The ‘Chinese Virus’ Spread Along the New Silk Road

Western democracies may lose the coronavirus propaganda war, but China certainly won’t win it.

U.S. President Donald Trump with China's President Xi Jinping

The United States Can Still Win the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Trump administration has made one mistake after another—and, with some foreign-policy changes, could emerge with more global power anyway.

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America Is Ailing—and Leading the World

The coronavirus pandemic has been a humiliation for the United States—and confirmation of its unmatched international power.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers his state of the nation address in Budapest on Feb. 18, 2018.

The Shocking ‘Coronavirus Coup’ in Hungary Was a Wake-Up Call

While the world is shut down, history hasn’t stopped. Authoritarians are seizing the opportunity.

Galleries

A Red Cross volunteer measures the temperature of a man before he is allowed to enter the Nakasero Market in Kampala, Uganda, on April 1. SUMY SADURNI/AFP via Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

Crackdowns to curb coronavirus, a dramatic volcano eruption, and wandering mountain goats.

The Rev. Giuseppe Corbari, a priest in the village of Robbiano, Italy, near Milan, celebrates Mass in front of photographs of his congregation attached to empty pews March 22. The priest appealed to his parishioners to send him selfies so he wouldn’t be alone when celebrating Mass. PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

Overwhelmed hospitals, strictly enforced lockdowns, and creative approaches to social distancing.