The U.S. Cavalry, outside of the Great Wall of China

When America Invaded China

The Boxer Rebellion still shapes Beijing’s attitude toward the United States.

The sun shines in a hazy sky over mechanical equipment at Tanjung Priok sea port.

The Climate Conversation No One Wants

It’s time to talk about managing the world’s likely overshoot beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius.

An illustration of French President Emmanuel Macron and the word emmerder.

Macron’s Vulgarity Is a Big Deal

What the French president’s choice of swear word reveals about his style of governance.

A man stands by fans during a heat wave in Baghdad.

Climate Change Demands More Air Conditioning

An often-disparaged technology is a lifesaver, not a luxury.

Valérie Pécresse gives a talk at a Paris high school.

France’s Iron Lady

Can Valérie Pécresse reunite the right and defeat French President Emmanuel Macron?

Afghan militia gather in Afghanistan.

America Doesn’t Control the Forever Wars

The slow fall of the nation state’s monopoly on violence will shape future conflicts.

Flowers and photographs lay at a democracy statue in Hong Kong.

Nathan Law’s Lesson for Democracies

The exiled Hong Kong activist makes a case for fighting global authoritarianism in a new book.

Djokovic smiles while holding a tennis racket and towel.

Novak Djokovic’s Visa Cancellation Is About Politics, Not Health

The Australian government attempts to hide its COVID-19 mismanagement.

Russian soldiers attend a ceremony marking the end of the Collective Security Treaty Organization mission in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Jan. 13.

Russian Propagandists Zero In on Kazakh Crisis

Intense interest by diplomats and state media underscores the significance of Russia’s intervention.

Demonstrators protest British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

What in the World?

This week in FP’s international news quiz: U.S.-Russia talks, a prime minister in hot water, and fresh sanctions in West Africa.

Motorists line up at a Sinooil gas station in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Want to Derail the Energy Transition? Take Fossil Fuels Out of the Mix.

Policies that attack supply to reduce demand will create substantial collateral damage.

Mario Mario Draghi speaks at a press conference in Frankfurt.

Mario Draghi Doesn’t Have ‘Whatever It Takes’ Anymore

Whether as Italy’s prime minister or its president, he may not have the solution to Italy’s problems.

A Ukrainian military serviceman waits at his position on the frontline with Russia-backed separatists.

Russia Planning Provocation in Ukraine as Pretext for War

Warnings from U.S. officials come amid a cyberattack on Ukrainian government websites.

A military training course in Armenia.

Russia Is Worried About Challenges in the Caucasus

The Nagorno-Karabakh war’s aftermath is still impacting Moscow’s plans.

A meeting of the United Nations Security Council

Biden Plans U.N. Showdown if Russia Invades Ukraine

There’s lots of history at the Security Council, but few changes.

Sen. Ted Cruz questions Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a hearing.

Showdown at the Nord Stream Corral

U.S. Senate strikes down sanctions bill on a Russian pipeline project that became a political lightning rod in Washington.

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