Then-Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping unveils the plaque at the opening of Australia's first Chinese Medicine Confucius Institute.

Chinese Propaganda Has No Place on Campus

Universities can’t handle Confucius Institutes responsibly. The state should step in.

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Trump Is Beijing’s Best Asset

Chinese officials want the U.S. president reelected—because he’s so weak.

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Where the Democratic Candidates Stand on Foreign Policy

Here’s what the 2020 contenders have said in the run-up to Tuesday’s debate.

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The End of Latin American Solidarity

The region once acted as a bloc in world affairs. But as Costa Rica’s bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council shows, Venezuela’s ongoing disintegration is ripping it apart.

Yemeni supporters of the Houthi movement rally in Sanaa.

How to End the War in Yemen

Since the September attack on Saudi oil facilities, Riyadh and the Houthis have taken a step back from all-out war. All parties, including the United States, should seize this rare opportunity to resolve the conflict.

A Syrian woman walks with a boy past a banner showing Russian President Vladimir Putin shaking hands with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, after arriving in a convoy carrying displaced people into government-controlled territory at Abu al-Zuhur checkpoint in the western countryside of Idlib province, on June 1, 2018.

The United States Still Needs a Syria Strategy

Leaving the refugee crisis unresolved while legitimizing the brutal Assad regime will only do further harm to U.S. interests in the Middle East.

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Trump’s Weak Sanctions May Only Help Erdogan

Despite his vow to “destroy” Turkey’s economy, the U.S. president could help its leader escape the wrath of Congress.

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Turkey-backed Syrian fighters gather around a tank in the outskirts of Manbij near the Turkish border on Oct. 14 in northeastern Syria.

Turkey Faces Sanctions Over Syria Incursion

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A Syrian fighter with Turkish-backed forces watches an armored personnel carrier maneuvering on the outskirts of the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad on Oct. 13, 2019.

Chaos in Syria as Kurds Ally With Assad

U.S. withdrawal leaves Syrian Kurds turning toward Damascus for support against Turkey.

A Chinese flag is seen on a display at the NBA flagship retail store on Oct. 9 in Beijing.

Is the NBA Doomed in China?

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Why Central Banks Need to Step Up on Global Warming

A decade after the world bailed out finance, it’s time for finance to bail out the world.

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Space Research Can Save the Planet—Again

The solutions to climate change lie far, far away.

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Crops already suck up a lot of carbon dioxide. One scientist thinks they can do much more.

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A Peshmerga soldier places a Kurdish flag near the front line with the Islamic State in Iraq.

There’s Always a Next Time to Betray the Kurds

The Kurds have no choice but to always trust the United States—and to suffer the inevitable consequences.

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House.

Welcome to Trump’s Impeachment Foreign Policy

His administration’s decisions will be erratic, ill-considered, and ineffective. In other words, business as usual.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren attend a news conference in Washington on July 24, 2018.

A Foreign-Policy Cheat Sheet for the Democratic Debates

We know what the candidates want to talk about. Here's what journalists should be asking.

A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center in Goma on July 15.

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In Congo, thousands of people have died due to a misguided finance-driven approach to fighting pandemics that puts investors before victims.

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