People protesting the death of George Floyd hold up placards near the White House in Washington, DC, on May 31.

An Appeal to the National Security Community to Fight Racial Injustice

Two former U.S. officials argue there is no security abroad without justice at home.

U.S. police stand by a protest near the White House.

Australia Launches Probe Into U.S. Police Violence Against TV Crew

While live on air, a journalist and cameraman were attacked with tear gas along with crowds across from White House.

A banner bearing a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The U.S. Election Will Determine Assad’s Future

Washington’s approach to Syria won’t change, but divergent approaches to Iran could have an indirect effect on the Syrian economy—and the Assad regime.

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Essential Coronavirus Reading: Now Free for Everyone

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

Sixteen-year-old Flor Clara Magdalena García Rojas (right) hugs a friend after the funeral of her mother at a public cemetery in Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl on May 17. The mother, who had diabetes, worked as a janitor at a private hospital that treats COVID-19 patients and is suspected to have contracted the virus.

Mourning in Mexico

As the coronavirus death toll mounts, interrupted mourning rituals leave families unmoored.

Windows of the Grand Hotel in Taipei are illuminated to form the word "zero" after Taiwan reported no new COVID-19 cases for two consecutive days, on April 17.

How Taiwan Can Turn Coronavirus Victory Into Economic Success

Taiwan beat the virus with efficient government and advanced technology—the same ingredients that power the economy.

A family watches Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on a television at their home in Amritsar on March 24.

Leaders Can’t Lift Lockdowns Without Public Trust

Germany’s reopening is working because Angela Merkel treats citizens like adults; China’s is succeeding because people see results. In India, there’s no trust—and little evidence of progress.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Kim Is Back, but North Korea Still Isn’t Stable

There’s a lot more to worry about in Pyongyang than just its ruler’s health.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a meeting in Managua on July 22, 2019.

Iran Is Working Hard to Revive Anti-U.S. Operations in Latin America

Reactivating old alliances in America’s soft underbelly is not as easy as it seems.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil Is Suffering. Bolsonaro Isn’t.

The Brazilian president is proving that right-wing populism has ways of overcoming self-inflicted disasters.

Special insights on the post-pandemic world

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The Future of the State

Ten leading global thinkers on an expansion of government powers.

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Cities in the Future

12 experts on the coming transformations in urban life.

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The Fate of the Economy

Nine economists on a rapidly changing fiscal landscape.

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The Coming World Order

12 leading thinkers on geopolitics after the pandemic.

In the Magazine

In the Magazine

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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

Coronavirus Travel Bubbles

Welcome to a World of Bubbles

Countries across Europe and Asia are exploring special bilateral arrangements to ease border restrictions. The result could be a globe fractured along epidemiological lines.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on April 14.

Trump Scapegoats China and WHO—and Americans Will Suffer

The White House’s official narrative about the pandemic is contradicted by the facts—and creates new obstacles to stopping the virus.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, at a press briefing at the organization's headquarters in Geneva on March 11.

Yes, Blame WHO for Its Disastrous Coronavirus Response

A step-by-step reconstruction of events reveals a long series of mistakes and missteps.

A worker assembles a car at the newly renovated Ford Assembly Plant in Chicago, on June 24, 2019.

No, the Pandemic Will Not Bring Jobs Back From China

The Trump administration says manufacturing jobs are coming home. The facts tell another story.

visual stories

A protester carries an upside-down U.S. flag, a sign of distress, next to a burning building in Minneapolis on May 28. Protests broke out all across the nation—and in many other countries, including New Zealand, France, and Spain—over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis police custody three days earlier. Julio Cortez/The Associated Press

The Week In World Photos

Protests and outrage against police violence across the United States, swarms of locusts in India, and celebrations of Eid al-Fitr worldwide.

De Nicolo walks out of Santo Spirito Hospital on May 5 on her way home after 58 days in the hospital.

Italy’s Next Phase: Returning Home

As the lockdown begins to ease up, coronavirus patients in ICUs across the country are just waking up—and beginning a long road to recovery.