Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 25. (John Moore/Getty Images)

How to Fix the U.N.—and Why We Should

Don’t let major powers such as the United States undermine the liberal international order. Instead, reform it so it works better.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he talks with Igor Sechin, the CEO of oil giant Rosneft, following his meeting with Italy's Prime Minister in Sochi on May 17, 2017. (Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)

New Sanctions Won’t Hurt Russia

Washington thinks punitive measures will change Moscow’s calculus, but the Russian economy is doing just fine.

New U.S. special representative to North Korea Stephen Biegun speaks after being named by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington on Aug. 23. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo’s New North Korea Envoy Wades Into Diplomatic Minefield

Stephen Biegun is widely considered a great pick for the job. But it may be an impossible task in the first place.

Macedonians in Skopje rally in support of changing their country's name on Sept. 16. (Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Time for Macedonia to Accept Compromise

Voters in the country’s upcoming name-change referendum should not allow nationalist opposition or foreign interference to stand in their way.

Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Foreign Policy illustration

America’s Elite Needs to Get Back in Uniform

Military service is a unifying force in a time of deep division.

Lassina Zerbo, the executive secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, in Vienna on Sept. 28, 2017. (Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

The Arms Control Believer

Lassina Zerbo isn’t letting the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty go.

Destruction in Al Habit on the southern edges of the rebel-held Idlib province of Syria after strikes by Russian-backed government forces on Sept. 9. (Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Maps Is a Better Spy Than James Bond

Open-source intelligence is a vital tool for governments—and for checking them.

In the Magazine

In the Magazine

A cruise ship near the harbor of Ilulissat off the west coast of Greenland, north of the Arctic Circle, in August 2012. (Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Stretched Thin on Thin Ice

With the Arctic melting and northern coast guards struggling to keep up, the next disaster is a matter of when, not if.

Matt Chase illustration for Foreign Policy

Food Fight

Why the next big battle may not be fought over treasure or territory—but for fish.

The Taliban’s Fight for Hearts and Minds

The militants’ new strategy is to out-govern the U.S.-backed administration in Kabul—and it’s working.

Point and Nuke

Remembering the era of portable atomic bombs.

Voices

A doctor examines the X-rays of a tuberculosis patient at a clinic in Brooklyn, New York, on Nov. 27, 2002. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images

You Can’t Treat Tuberculosis With Platitudes

Washington nearly killed the U.N. anti-TB effort, but it didn't need to. The U.N. will do that itself.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during a rally in front of the Capitol in Washington on March 22, 2017. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Socialists and Libertarians Need an Alliance Against the Establishment

U.S. foreign policy is ripe for disruption—but only if the left and right get their act together.

A satellite photo from September 16, 2004 depicting what South Korean officials described as "mushroom-shaped clouds" over North Korea's remote northeastern region. (LEE JONG-CHUL/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Your Mission Is to Keep All This From Collapsing Into Nuclear Hellfire’

An open letter to Donald Trump's new North Korea envoy on how to avoid Armageddon.

Podcasts

Rescuers work among the rubble after the bombing U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya on Aug. 7, 1998. (AFP/Getty Images)

The Bombings the World Forgot 

On the podcast: Ambassador Prudence Bushnell survived the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Now she tells her story.

Galleries

Turkish Shiite women take part in a procession held for the religious holiday of Ashura in Istanbul on Sept. 20. Ashura marks the murder of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed killed while refusing the Caliph Yazid's right to rule the Islamic world. YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

A religious procession in Istanbul, a typhoon in Hong Kong, and police puppies in Santiago, Chile.

Protesters clash with police during a demonstration against the agreement reached by Greece and Macedonia to resolve a dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's nam during the opening of the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair in Thessaloniki on Sept. 8. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

Protests in Greece, a propaganda extravaganza in North Korea, and a giant pumpkin in England.

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