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People protest in Jamaica.
People protest in Jamaica.

Why Do Caribbean Countries Want to Leave the Monarchy Now?

Of the 14 countries beyond the United Kingdom that retain Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, at least six in the Caribbean want out.

A Russian soldier patrols at a theater in Ukraine.
A Russian soldier patrols at a theater in Ukraine.

What the Fall of Mariupol Would Mean for the War

A propaganda win for Russia, a big battlefield boost, and a way to hide evidence of war crimes.

Rohingya refugees gather behind a barbed wire fence.
Rohingya refugees gather behind a barbed wire fence.

The U.S. Has Recognized Myanmar’s Genocide. But Is That Enough?

Rohingya activists and human rights defenders plead for more action against Myanmar’s military junta government.

People look at damage after a missile strike in Kyiv, Ukraine.
People look at damage after a missile strike in Kyiv, Ukraine.

6 Questions About Russia’s War in Ukraine, Answered

Your guide to Foreign Policy’s coverage of the war so far.

The U.N. General Assembly Hall
The U.N. General Assembly Hall

The U.N. Treaty That Could Be the Oceans’ Last Great Hope

With a big push from a coalition of nearly 50 countries, can the landmark agreement pass?

A woman holds a placard reading “International Criminal Court in The Hague” above the portraits of both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko during a demonstration in support of Ukraine in front of Russia’s embassy in Rome on Feb. 24.
A woman holds a placard reading “International Criminal Court in The Hague” above the portraits of both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko during a demonstration in support of Ukraine in front of Russia’s embassy in Rome on Feb. 24.

Could Putin Actually Face Accountability at the ICC?

The International Criminal Court has opened an investigation into Ukraine. Here’s what you need to know.

European leaders gather in Minsk, Belarus, to discuss ending the war in Ukraine.
European leaders gather in Minsk, Belarus, to discuss ending the war in Ukraine.

Eastern Ukraine’s Problematic Peace Plan

The 2015 Minsk agreement is flawed—but it’s all there is.

A Confederate flag with a truck painted on top of it is shown in front of Canada's Parliament near a sign that says "WE the FRINGE."
A Confederate flag with a truck painted on top of it is shown in front of Canada's Parliament near a sign that says "WE the FRINGE."

Why Are Canadian Protesters Flying Confederate Flags?

How the Canadian trucker protests became a big-tent rally of Canada’s growing far-right.

Police vehicles sit outside of Congregation Beth Israel synagogue.
Police vehicles sit outside of Congregation Beth Israel synagogue.

How Aafia Siddiqui Became a Radical Cause Célèbre

The Pakistani citizen, a U.S. federal prisoner, has attracted support from extremists around the world.

A U.S. Navy sailor walks past an MK 41 pad on the USS Chafee (DDG-90), anchored at a South Korean naval port in Donghae.
A U.S. Navy sailor walks past an MK 41 pad on the USS Chafee (DDG-90), anchored at a South Korean naval port in Donghae.

Putin’s Fixation With an Old-School U.S. Missile Launcher

Russia says the Pentagon’s European missile defense isn’t so defensive after all. Does it have a point?

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani arrives in Vienna.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani arrives in Vienna.

How Close Is Iran to Getting a Nuclear Weapon?

Why Tehran’s breakout time has shrunk—and the technological hurdles that remain.

Joint military drills for the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Kyrgyzstan
Joint military drills for the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Kyrgyzstan
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual press conference in Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual press conference in Moscow.

What’s Behind Russia’s Latest Demands

Moscow has long chafed at Ukraine’s relationship with the West, so why the sudden urgency?

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Kicking Russia Off of SWIFT Might Not Be the Nuclear Option

But additional economic sanctions under study could be more devastating to Moscow than the last ones were.

Maxine Waters, chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services
Maxine Waters, chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services

Why Congress Should Regulate Cryptocurrency Now

The United States has a chance to become a standard-bearer as digital currencies expand.

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