The United States’ massive relief package is more than a technocratic policy. It’s a democratic triumph.
Centrist Yair Lapid refused to join Netanyahu’s coalition last year. Now the decision is paying off.
Biden was expected to revive the nuclear deal quickly—but as pro-Iran militias attack U.S. forces in Iraq and Washington strikes back in Syria, direct talks aren’t on the horizon.
David Rundell, a seasoned Saudi hand, talks to Foreign Policy about what’s really at stake with the Biden administration’s reassessment of a decades-old relationship.
Boris Johnson is looking to old U.K. colonies for trade deals, but his government can’t compete with China and won’t get far until it abandons its neocolonial attitudes.
“We Are Bellingcat” charts the rise of the digital sleuths who have used open-source investigations to foil Russia’s intelligence agencies.
Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki is fueling bloodshed in Tigray—and offering other regional leaders lessons in authoritarianism.
New details are trickling out about how the United States is preparing to withdraw its troops without leaving chaos behind.
Looking back on 50 years of U.S. foreign policy and the lessons they hold for Washington today.
The fuzzy goodwill between Biden and America’s Asian allies will soon be tested by China’s growing power.
The best way for Biden to build better partnerships abroad is to get America’s own house in order—that starts with human rights.
The dollar is dead. Long live the dollar.
The Arab moment has passed. Competition between non-Arab powers—Turkey, Iran, and Israel—will shape the region’s future.
As Sri Lanka shows, when it comes to Chinese debt, small states have agency and great powers have responsibilities.
Why Boris Johnson’s failures in the pandemic are partly the product of the office he holds.
A transcript of Antony Blinken’s remarks on U.S. foreign policy.
“The World for Sale” peels back the cover on the secretive—and sometimes shady—people who make the modern world go around.
A new cease-fire at the Line of Control must avoid problems that have derailed past attempts at peace.
The best thing Biden can do is lighten up on China and let gravity take its toll.
It’s no coincidence that, after years of fighting abroad, the United States is beset with paranoia, loss of trust, and increasingly bitter divisions.
The new administration, like previous ones, has a Middle East quagmire. But it’s trying some nuanced moves to break free.
Ignoring the central role of race and colonialism in world affairs precludes an accurate understanding of the modern state system.
International relations theorists once explored racism. What has the field lost by giving that up?
The new administration can learn from South Africa’s experience with transitional justice.
Nine experts on the future of education after the pandemic.
February brought unrest in Myanmar after a military coup—plus a spectacular volcanic show in Italy, a reopened border for asylum seekers in the United States, and a celebrated landing on Mars.
Fists raised and voices lifted, people around the world took to the streets in 2020—to stand up against police brutality, demand democracy, and confront other injustices. A look at some of the photos that captured the year’s most defining movements.