U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on Jan. 23.

For Netanyahu, Trump’s White House Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

A U.S. peace plan seems designed mainly to get Bibi reelected. The Palestinians aren’t even invited.

tracking the Wuhan coronavirus

A vendor (C) wearing a facemask offers meat at a near-empty market on the eve of the Lunar New Year in Wuhan on January 24, 2020.

Don’t Blame Bat Soup for the Wuhan Virus

Racist memes target Chinese eating habits, but the real causes of the coronavirus are more mundane.

A medical staff member takes the temperature of a man at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in China on Jan. 25.

How China’s Coronavirus Is Spreading—and How to Stop It

Studies are building toward a tentative clinical profile of the outbreak.

Medical staff members wear protective clothing as they arrive with a patient at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in China on Jan. 25.

The Wuhan Virus: How to Stay Safe

As China’s epidemic continues to spread, things may seem scary. Here are ten simple precautions that can protect you from contracting the coronavirus.

Security personnel check the temperature of passengers at the wharf on the Yangtze River in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 22.

As Wuhan Virus Spreads, Taiwan Has No Say at WHO

Chinese pressure keeps Taipei out of international organizations—putting everyone at more risk.

Former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton

The Journey of John Bolton: From Right-Wing Zealot to Rock of the Republic

Trump’s former national security advisor could be a key to proving the impeachment case against the president.

U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien walks onstage during the seventh summit between the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Bangkok on Nov. 4, 2019.

Robert O’Brien Is the Anti-Bolton

The quiet successor to Trump’s fiery former national security advisor couldn’t be more different. And he wants to stay that way, aides say.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a white horse to climb Mount Paektu in an image distributed on Oct. 16, 2019, by the North Korean government.

Kim Jong Un Rides to His Family’s Battles

North Korea’s new propaganda campaign looks to old myths.

A woman walks past electoral billboards bearing a portrait of Israeli Prime Minister and Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sept. 4, 2019.

In Israel’s Endless Elections, Female Candidates Have Been the Biggest Losers

Party mergers and other systemic problems have buried the country’s once-vaunted female political leadership.

In the Magazine

In the Magazine

Dan Saelinger illustration for Foreign Policy

Can Social Democrats Save the World (Again)?

Communism and democratic socialism won’t heal today’s political divisions. But social democracy—which helped ward off extremism following World War II—could.

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Why Socialism Won’t Work

Capitalism is still the best way to handle risk and boost innovation and productivity.

How Climate Change Has Supercharged the Left

Global warming could launch socialists to unprecedented power—and expose their movement’s deepest contradictions.

Why the Berlin Wall Still Matters

Fragments of the wall have become museum pieces. But with the rise of extremist parties in Germany, the debate over the barrier’s legacy is anything but history.

Voices

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office of the White House on May 10, 2017.

Why Is the United States So Bad at Foreign Policy?

It’s not just Trump. Washington hasn’t had a coherent strategy for decades.

Members of Code Pink protest as Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Jan. 14, 2020 in Washington.

Outrage Culture Is Ruining Foreign Policy

As the 2020 presidential campaign heats up, U.S. politics is getting harder and harder to explain to the rest of the world.

Public health officials run thermal scans on passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Jan 8.

Just in Time for Lunar New Year, Another SARS-like Epidemic Is Brewing in China

Scores of people in Wuhan and Hong Kong have been sent to hospitals because of a mystery respiratory ailment—and true to form, China is trying to keep it quiet.

A pro-Trump message on a house in the village of Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland, on the main road to Trump International Golf Club on June 6, 2019.

Trump’s Growing European Base

Attitudes toward the United States are improving across the Atlantic—but only because the right wing is getting stronger.

Galleries

A boy and his father wear protective masks amid the coronavirus outbreak as they take a selfie at Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on Jan. 23. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

An outbreak in China, protests in Iraq, and locusts in Kenya.

Residents commute on a road through thick smoke from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state, on Jan. 5. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Otherworldly Photos of the Australian Bushfires

Deadly blazes have swept the country amid record heat, killing more than 20 people and millions of animals and leaving behind a charred, apocalyptic landscape.

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