Big Brother Comes to Belgrade
Chinese facial recognition software has arrived in Serbia. It confirms the West’s worst fears about Huawei.
Will Boris Be Britain’s ‘Last Conservative Prime Minister’?
Many Tories fear a Johnson premiership will tear the party apart for good.
How Europe Is Handing Off Its ISIS Militants to Iraq
France is leading the way in washing its hands of its Islamic State fighters—whether they receive justice or not.
Tunisia’s Authoritarians Learn to Love Liberalism
Police unions are using their country’s newfound freedoms to protect themselves—and attack freedom fighters.
Kazakhstan’s Second-Ever President Can’t Tolerate Protest
Nazarbayev’s successor has an impressive foreign profile but a raft of domestic problems.
Transnistria Isn’t the Smuggler’s Paradise It Used to Be
The separatist territory sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine has long thrived on porous frontiers and Russian backing, but Kiev has changed its tune and might be dragging it back toward the West.
Playacting the Cold War in Kosovo
The Balkans are center stage for new tensions between Russia and the West—but how real is the action?
New Vote in Israel Puts Trump’s Deal of the Century on Ice
Parliament votes to dissolves itself after Netanyahu failed to form a majority coalition.
Trump Is Driving Iran into Russia’s Arms
U.S. sanctions won’t necessarily isolate Tehran. They could spur new strategic alliances.
How ISIS Still Threatens Iraq
Roiled with internal divisions, Iraqi forces struggle to fully eliminate the Islamic State.
How European Politics Is Fracturing
Sunday’s vote shows that mainstream centrist parties are losing their traditional constituencies as voters hunger for new voices.
Theresa May’s Successor May Be Just as Doomed
Whoever takes over will face the same intractable Brexit dilemmas.
The Counterrevolution Begins in Sudan
Omar al-Bashir is gone, but his system is fighting back. The result is total stalemate—for now.
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.
U.S. Raises the Stakes in Afghanistan From the Air
Civilian deaths mount as Washington tries to pressure the Taliban in peace talks.
Cameroon’s Separatist Movement Is Going International
Armed groups are slipping into Nigeria and appealing to the Cameroonian diaspora to fuel their fight for a breakaway state.
Does America Know Who Its Airstrike Victims Are?
A recent strike in Somalia raises questions about whether Africom investigates civilian casualties.
The Panama Canal Could Become the Center of the U.S.-China Trade War
Panama’s strategic and symbolic importance place it at the heart of growing trade tensions.
Beijing Eyes Afghanistan’s Intimate Wars
Afghan militia members driven from their homes square off against Uighur exiles.