Fear of Prolonged U.S.-China Trade War Rattles Markets
Some financial analysts warned that if trade talks between the countries collapse—and tariffs remain high—the global economy could move toward recession.
Serbia Needs Kosovo’s Respect, Not Its Land
Peace talks have fallen apart again in the Balkans—but Greece and Macedonia show the proper way forward.
Democrats Won’t Win by Being Trump Lite on Trade
International trade isn’t the problem—it’s Republican trade policies that have empowered corporations while leaving American workers behind.
An Icon of the Left Tells Democrats: Don’t Go Socialist
The economist Joseph Stiglitz still mistrusts markets. But he’s worried "democratic socialism" will cost the Dems the 2020 election.
A French Feminist Foreign Policy
France is the latest country to pledge allegiance to a gendered international focus. Will it work?
Be Afraid of the World, Be Very Afraid
Five global problems that are getting worse—and may never get better.
Buddhist Anger Could Tear Sri Lanka Apart
Old hatreds are coming out in the aftermath of the Easter bombings.
Russia’s Military Exercises in the Arctic Have More Bark Than Bite
For now, cooperation still reigns.
U.S. Intel Indicates Iran Behind Tanker Sabotage
President Trump is warning armed conflict with Iran would be the country’s ‘official end.’
When Home Is a Prison, More Saudi Women Are Choosing to Flee
The latest refugees from the kingdom fled to Tbilisi, Georgia, and spoke to Foreign Policy before seeking asylum in the West.
Indian Exit Polls Predict Modi Win
India’s Narendra Modi appears set for second term, Austria’s ruling coalition collapses ahead of the EU elections, and what to watch in the world this week.
‘The Dominant Voter’ in European Elections Is the ‘Confused Voter’
European elections this month are not simply a faceoff between anti-EU and pro-EU forces, says Mark Leonard of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
What to Read If ‘Game of Thrones’ Let You Down
Five reads that do political fantasy better than HBO.
Leaving the Paris Agreement Is a Bad Deal for the United States
Trump’s plan to quit the accord would provide serious cover for major emitters like China and India.
What Will India Look Like If Modi Returns to Power?
Sunday's exit polls suggest the prime minister will get a second term. But while that may hurt India's liberal traditions, a further slide toward authoritarianism isn't likely.
Universities Aren’t Ready for Trade War Casualties
American schools have become dependent on Chinese student money.
The Heart and Hypocrisy of the American Empire
Richard Holbrooke was a symbol of his country’s promise as a superpower—and its decline.
Britain Is Making Sexual Harassment a Hate Crime
A shift in how police departments handle complaints about men could save the lives of countless women.
Who Will Speak for the Tatars?
When Russia seized Crimea in 2014, a crackdown on the Muslim minority ensued.
The World This Weekend
Iran’s saber-rattling falls flat, and Alabama’s anti-abortion law echos Romania’s past.