A visitor touches an interactive display showing a projection of Aziz Kaddan, an Israeli Arab entrepreneur and the CEO of Myndlift, at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sept. 3, 2019.

For Arab Israelis, the New Peace Treaties Spell Opportunity

The Abraham Accords are spurring Israel’s Arab entrepreneurs to bridge cultures.

A commuter trades plastic bottles to be recycled for transit credit at a reverse vending machine on Oct. 8, 2019 at the Cipro underground metro station in Rome.

Italy’s Economic Recovery Plan Needs to Think Local

Already a circular economy leader in technology, Italy must involve communities if its “green recovery” is to succeed.

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Big Agriculture Is Best

The United States’ industrialized food system moved millions of people out of poverty and is better for the environment, too.

Australian infantrymen sit on a transport as they head toward the beach at Gallipoli, Turkey, in 1915.

The Real Reason Britain Gambled at Gallipoli

A new book argues that Churchill’s famous folly was ultimately about food, fear, and free trade.

Angela Merkel (L) speaks with Joe Biden at the start of their meeting at the Chancellery on Feb. 1, 2013 in in Berlin.

Biden’s Refugee Policy Is a Profile in Cowardice

As immigration becomes a political crisis, the U.S. president has chosen pandering to nativists over problem-solving.

Pedestrians walk in China.

‘Smart’ Cities Are Surveilled Cities

When everyone and everything is connected, the door is open to all kinds of digital threats.

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives at a U.S. base in Maidan Shar.

From Moral Responsibility to Magical Thinking: How Biden Changed His Mind on Afghanistan

After 9/11, Biden embraced the idea that U.S. troops should leave the country better than how they found it. Now, as president, he’s withdrawing them regardless.

A sadhu bathes in the Ganges River in Haridwar, India, on April 12.

What in the World?

A weekly international news quiz from Foreign Policy.

Supporters of Naxalite People’s War Group wait for leaders to address a public meeting in India’s Guntur district on Oct. 11, 2004.

India Embattled

The country can’t contain insurgent movements until it has a comprehensive national plan for tackling them.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about climate change issues,

Biden Plans Big Pledge on U.S. Emissions Cuts

Washington wants to reclaim climate leadership and get other major countries to ramp up ambitions.

A U.S. soldier during Operation Khanjari in Afghanistan.

Biden Just Made a Historic Break With the Logic of Forever War

But will he really end the United States’ other open-ended conflicts?

Joe Biden walks through Arlington National cemetery to honor fallen veterans of the Afghan conflict in Arlington, Virginia on April 14, 2021.

Biden’s War at Home Over Afghanistan Is Just Beginning

After making the right call on withdrawal, the U.S. president better get ready for second-guessing.

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The Anthropocene Is Overrated

The way we talk about climate change and our effect on the planet is all wrong—and increasingly dangerous.

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America’s Come-From-Behind Pandemic Victory

China was the global winner of the coronavirus disaster—until the United States beat the odds.

The Royal Navy flag is hoisted during preparations for a commemoration event on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Arromanches-Les-Bains, France, on June 6, 2019.

The United Kingdom Finally Acknowledges Its Hard-Power Limits

In its new defense and foreign-policy posture, the country is no longer trying to punch above its weight.

U.S. Army troops from the 10th Mountain Division collect their duffels after returning from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan to Fort Drum, New York, on Dec. 8, 2020.

What to Do With U.S. Forces in the Persian Gulf

As the United States leaves Afghanistan, the question of troops in the Middle East to support the Afghan mission looms large.

A donkey stands tied up next to a burnt area of Amazon rainforest reserve, south of Novo Progresso in Para state, on August 16, 2020.

Biden’s Back Channel on the Amazon

Rocky Brazil-U.S. diplomacy on protecting the rainforest approaches a pivotal moment.

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Britain’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Can Be a Force for Good

Boris Johnson shouldn’t shy away from global leadership and the morally driven approach that protected Kosovars and Iraqi Kurds in the 1990s.

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Arafat’s Nephew Is Coming for Abbas

Veteran diplomat Nasser al-Qudwa could prompt a realignment within Palestinian politics.

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Is Leaving Afghanistan Misguided or Overdue?

Biden’s withdrawal announcement is meant to end a 20-year war, but Washington has been dragged back into conflicts before.