Prime Minister Theresa May s greeted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremonial welcome for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in London on Oct. 23, 2018. (Matt Dunham/AFP/Getty Images)

Brexit Is Destroying Britain’s Constitution

Whatever the outcome, Brexit has triggered an irreversible collapse of Britain's political, legal, and social order.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris on Oct. 24, 2017.  CHARLES PLATIAU (Charles Platiau/AFP/Getty Images)

Sisi Isn’t Mubarak. He’s Much Worse.

Egypt faced terrible repression during the Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak eras, but nothing like today’s sustained cruelty.

Norwegian and German military personnel train with a Patriot surface-to-air missile system in Norway on Oct. 24. (Kevin Schrief/Department of Defense Photo)

U.S., Turkey Take Key Step Toward Patriot Missile Deal

The agreement could remove irritant in relations between NATO and Ankara.

Americans watch President George W. Bush address the nation on March 19, 2003 in Marlton, New Jersey.  (Don Murray/Getty Images)

6 Questions to Ask Before Starting Your Next War

Only Americans can stop their country from participating in strategically misguided, irresponsible, and immoral adventures.

Hillary Clinton arrives to attend the wedding of Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal at their residence in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 12. (Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The 1 Percent Keep Their Friends Close

When politicians dance at billionaires' weddings, they're sending all the wrong messages.

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a special address to the nation, his first public comments after four weeks of nationwide 'yellow vest' (gilet jaune) protests, on December 10, 2018 in Paris. (Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Macron’s Destiny to Be Hated

The French president can make all the concessions he wants, but he can’t make the public like him.

The Beijing skyline is reflected on the windows of a Dolce & Gabbana shop in Beijing on November 22, 2018. (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Purse Snaps Shut for Dolce & Gabbana

Politics and fashion are touchy subjects in a Communist state that loves luxury.

Voices

Burnt bushes are seen as a blaze moves through Deepwater National Park in Queensland, Australia on Nov. 28, 2018. (Rob Griffith/AFP/Getty Images)

Global Warming Is Setting Fire to American Leadership

One of the side effects of climate change will be the end of U.S. hegemony.

A protester wears a mask depicting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 25. (Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images)

Mohammed bin Salman Is Worse Than a Criminal. He’s a Symbol.

Why is everyone so angry about Saudi Arabia's crown prince? Jamal Khashoggi is only a small part of the story.

A man poses on a pillory with a French flag during a demonstration against rising fuel prices on Nov. 17, 2018 in Dole, France. (Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

Macron Can Survive France’s Anger

The French will remain restive unless and until the effects of their president’s ambitious reforms kick in.

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis departs after meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Ministry of Defense on April 19, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

The Pentagon Loves Saudi Arabia, in Sickness and in Health

America’s unbreakable relationship with Riyadh is fueled less by the White House than the military.

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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.

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