What Turkey Wants
Erdogan could force Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO bids to the wire—and perhaps beyond.
We Are Now in a Global Cold War
With NATO expanding its focus to China, new battle lines are being drawn.
Peru’s Democracy Is Dying
Pedro Castillo promised leftist reform. His incompetency has left his country’s democracy on its last legs.
The Ukraine War Is Dividing Europe’s Arctic Indigenous People
It has driven a wedge between Sámi in Russia and those in Nordic countries.
Netflix India’s ‘Cobalt Blue’ Shows Queer Love—in Primary Colors
The recent LGBTQ film tries to give life to the complications of queer desire. It falters.
Biden’s Endgame Shouldn’t Be Victory for Ukraine
There is no realistic scenario for Ukraine to win. Washington should push for a settlement.
Who Managed COVID-19 Best, and Why?
A new book compares different countries’ responses to the pandemic, and the conclusions are intriguing.
Race to the Bottom: Deep Sea Mining Is the Next Frontier
The untapped trove of metals on the ocean floor might be the key to a greener future—or an environmental catastrophe.
From Pushkin to Putin: Russian Literature’s Imperial Ideology
Russian classical literature, chock full of dehumanizing nationalism, reads disturbingly familiar today.
Afghans Battle Another Blow After Big Earthquake
The Taliban can’t govern in normal times, let alone disaster response.
What in the World?
This week in FP’s international news quiz: Israel’s government falls, BRICS gathers, and Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Japan Is Getting Real on Security After Ukraine
A flurry of moves is positioning Tokyo at the center of anti-China alliances.
Congress Seeks to Declare Putin’s War Genocide
A bipartisan resolution will underscore that Russian war crimes in Ukraine have constituted a genocide.
Here’s How to Help Ukraine Handle Putin’s Food Blockade
Creative storage and transport of the new harvest can undercut Russia’s weaponization of global hunger.
Roe Abolition Makes U.S. a Global Outlier
Almost 50 years ago, the United States liberalized abortion laws, and the world followed suit. Today, it joins Iran, North Korea, and Russia in rolling back reproductive rights.