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Petro, a man in a suit, gestures while talking in front of a blue background.
Petro, a man in a suit, gestures while talking in front of a blue background.

The Realpolitik of Gustavo Petro

The lifelong outsider has built a campaign team of political insiders in an attempt to win the Colombian presidency.

Hollywood star Paul Newman on the set of Exodus in Israel
Hollywood star Paul Newman on the set of Exodus in Israel

Has Hollywood Fallen Out of Love With Israel?

A recent book examines the origins and end of an affair between the film industry and the Jewish state.

An earth mover loads a truck with coal at the Wieczorek coal mine in Katowice, Poland, on April 14, 2004.
An earth mover loads a truck with coal at the Wieczorek coal mine in Katowice, Poland, on April 14, 2004.

Should We Burn More Fossil Fuels, Not Less?

A sequel to “The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels” doubles down on a flawed defense of oil, gas, and coal.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) speaks during a news conference with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto at the State Department in Washington on May 27.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) speaks during a news conference with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto at the State Department in Washington on May 27.

Finland Is Set for NATO—if Turkey Plays Ball

Turkey’s objections to new NATO members are a speed bump, not a roadblock, says Finnish Foreign Minister.

A man walks past a building with a banner in support of Russian military action in Ukraine
A man walks past a building with a banner in support of Russian military action in Ukraine
An aerial view of an industrial settlement in a blue sea.
An aerial view of an industrial settlement in a blue sea.
U.S. President Joe Biden exits a plane in Japan
U.S. President Joe Biden exits a plane in Japan

What in the World?

This week in FP’s international news quiz: Biden talks Taiwan, the U.N. tours China, and Turkey’s top diplomat keeps busy.

A primary and secondary school is destroyed.
A primary and secondary school is destroyed.

Al Qaeda Isn’t Dead Yet

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has put 9/11’s planners back in the terror cockpit.

Kishida, Biden, and Modi stand together in front of a large sign that reads "Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity."
Kishida, Biden, and Modi stand together in front of a large sign that reads "Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity."

Biden’s Economic Plan Leaves Asian Leaders Wanting More

The new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework isn’t quite what Asia-Pacific governments were hoping for.

Ukrainian police forensic experts exhume a body.
Ukrainian police forensic experts exhume a body.

Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Become Genocide

Moscow is already carrying out ethnic cleansing.

A man wears a QAnon shirt while boarding a shuttle bus.
A man wears a QAnon shirt while boarding a shuttle bus.

Americans, Like Swedes, Need Help Telling Fact From Fiction

A botched disinformation board shouldn’t be the end of efforts to educate the public.

Taiwanese reservists take part in military training at a base in Taoyuan on March 12, 2022.
Taiwanese reservists take part in military training at a base in Taoyuan on March 12, 2022.

Is Biden Being Machiavellian or Misguided on Taiwan?

The U.S. president’s surprise statement could deter China—or increase the risk of war.

First Lady Jill Biden, Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso, and Ecuadorian First Lady María de Lourdes Alcívar de Lasso wave to reporters at the Carondelet Palace in Quito, Ecuador, on May 19.
First Lady Jill Biden, Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso, and Ecuadorian First Lady María de Lourdes Alcívar de Lasso wave to reporters at the Carondelet Palace in Quito, Ecuador, on May 19.

Will Washington Invest in Its Neighborhood?

The June Summit of the Americas is an opportunity to unveil a more ambitious regional economic strategy.

Gustavo Petro, Colombian presidential candidate for the Historic Pact coalition, gestures at the presidential candidate for the Team for Colombia coalition, Federico Gutiérrez, during a presidential debate at the headquarters of El Tiempo in Bogotá, Colombia, on May 23.
Gustavo Petro, Colombian presidential candidate for the Historic Pact coalition, gestures at the presidential candidate for the Team for Colombia coalition, Federico Gutiérrez, during a presidential debate at the headquarters of El Tiempo in Bogotá, Colombia, on May 23.

Is Colombia Ready for a Leftist President?

Election front-runner Gustavo Petro is a former Marxist guerrilla.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Hungary’s Orban Dials Dictatorship Up a Notch

Budapest’s faux state of emergency is meant to appease Putin and cement Orban’s hold on power.

The remains of a police car in Somalia.
The remains of a police car in Somalia.

Somalia’s al Qaeda Branch Has Gotten ‘Bigger, Stronger, and Bolder’ Since U.S. Exit

As in Afghanistan, Trump’s decisions to withdraw have only emboldened terrorists.

From left, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger, and World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende attend a session at the WEF annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on May 25.
From left, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger, and World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende attend a session at the WEF annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on May 25.

Why We Need Davos Man Back

It’s fun to bash billionaires. But with the global system under assault, we need all the help we can get.

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