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How Beijing Sees Biden

For decades, Chinese leaders thought they knew the man who would become America’s 46th president. But he was changing all along.

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china-decline-deena-so-oteh-illustration-hp

The Dangers of China’s Decline

As China’s economic miracle fades, its leaders may become more inclined to take risks.

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china-us-foreign-policy-eleanor-shakespeare-illustration-hP

What Exactly Is America’s China Policy?

The United States needs to right-size the China threat to know how to counter it.

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A destroyed building in Ukraine

Ukraine’s War Has Already Changed the World’s Economy

Global economics will never be the same—but not in the ways you might think.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin

The Intellectual Catastrophe of Vladimir Putin

The meaning of Russia’s war in Ukraine is its own national weakness.

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A climate change protester in New York

The Way We Talk About Climate Change Is Wrong

The language of “sacrifice” reveals we’re stuck in a colonial mindset.

Mario Mario Draghi speaks at a press conference in Frankfurt.
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 track through a forest delineates the damage from wildfires in Turkey’s Mugla province.
A track through a forest delineates the damage from wildfires in Turkey’s Mugla province.

What if Democracy and Climate Mitigation Are Incompatible?

Elected officials work through compromise, but a warming planet waits for no one.

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech after a visit to a factory of manufacturer Valeo in Etaples, near Le Touquet, northern France on May 26, 2020 as part of the launch of a plan to rescue the French car industry. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech after a visit to a factory of manufacturer Valeo in Etaples, near Le Touquet, northern France on May 26, 2020 as part of the launch of a plan to rescue the French car industry. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Real Philosophy of Emmanuel Macron

The key to reconciling the French president’s many political contradictions is his widely misunderstood philosophical mentor.

An illustration of people's fist replacing columns in building representing people's democracy.
An illustration of people's fist replacing columns in building representing people's democracy.

More Power to More People

To protect democracy, we have to first figure out why it’s worth saving.

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Koko the gorilla with trainer Penny Patterson

Nature Is Becoming a Person

How to make sense of the new global trend that grants legal rights to animals, plants, and rivers.

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climate-change-storytelling-foreign-policy-illustration

The Tragedy of Stopping Climate Change

The race is on to tell—or sell—the right story about global warming.

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Float, Move, and Fight

How the U.S. Navy lost the shipbuilding race.

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Sea Power Makes Great Powers

History reveals a country’s rise and decline are directly related to the heft of its navy. So why is the United States intent on downsizing?

A military transport plane takes off in Kabul.
A military transport plane takes off in Kabul.

The Falling Man of Kabul

Zaki Anwari represented what a free Afghanistan could achieve. His gruesome death is a vivid reminder of the human toll of U.S. abandonment.

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