The World After Helsinki

Two Dutch passports lie in a field among luggage, personal belongings and wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Jul. 22, 2014, in Grabovo, Ukraine. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images.)

State Department Silent on MH17 Anniversary Following Trump-Putin Firestorm

The department prepared to criticize Russia’s role in the 2014 downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine, but the statement was never released.

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Trump on Putin: The U.S. President’s Views, In His Own Words

A history of contradictory statements from 2015 to the present.

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‘It Was Nothing Short of Treasonous’

How people in the United States and Russia responded to the Helsinki summit.

In the Magazine

In the Magazine

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Why India Gives Uber 5 Stars

Gig work offers a leg up in the developing world.

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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?

Pride and Prejudice in Tehran

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

Self-Driving Cars Are on the Road to Nowhere

Technology companies have been selling a vision of greener cities and safer roads. It's nothing more than hype.

A U.S. Air Force B-1 Lancer takes off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. (Tech Sgt Richard P. Ebensberger/U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Bomber Crews Flying With Broken Ejection Seats

A number of B-1 seats could still malfunction after a dangerous June mishap.

Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih, the architect of OPEC’s production restraints that drove prices higher in recent years, in Baghdad on May 22, 2017.

Proposed Law Would Allow U.S. to Sue OPEC for Manipulating Oil Market

Trump appears to favor the idea, but oil producers are already pumping flat out.

Robert Mueller speaks during a news conference at the FBI headquarters June 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Robert Mueller Is Fighting a War

The special prosecutor's latest indictments prove he's waging more than just a legal battle.

The ZTE logo is seen on an office building in Shanghai on May 3. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images/Foreign Policy illustration)

ZTE’s Ties to China’s Military-Industrial Complex Run Deep

The Chinese telecommunications firm is connected to other companies with a history of proliferation.

Voices

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.

Dr. John Fildes walks with President Donald Trump at University Medical Center, October 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump’s Battle Against Breastfeeding Is a Small Part of a Wider War

With escalating drug prices and growing vaccine paranoia, American populism is taking down the edifice of global public health.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives at Camp Alvarado in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 9, 2018. (Andrew Harnik/AFP/Getty Images)

It Still Doesn’t Get Worse Than Afghanistan

From alienating allies to starting trade wars, Trump has made plenty of foreign-policy errors. But his biggest blunder is the one Obama handed him.

Podcasts

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C. in December 1987. (AFP/Getty Images)

When Ronnie Met Mikhail​

On our podcast: As Trump sits down with Putin, we look back at a summit in Reykjavik that helped end the Cold War.

Galleries

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.

The full moon rises behind burning moorland as a large wildfire sweeps across the moors between Dovestones and Buckton Vale in Stalybridge, England.  (Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

A Week in World Photos

A fiery moon over England, a chess champion in Nepal, and rhino relocation in Kenya.