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All the Presidents’ Meals

America’s laden tables used to wow queens and premiers. But is state dinner diplomacy as outdated as lobster aspic?

A female mechanized infantry recruit guides her crew as they learn how to repair broken vehicle tracks in Boden, Sweden, on Sept. 12, 2018. (Teresa Fazio for Foreign Policy)

Stand at Attention and Bite the Bullet

The Swedish military had a #MeToo problem. They decided to do something about it.

What’s Next for Venezuela?

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself president. But even if he succeeds in restoring democracy, the hard part is just beginning.

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The War-Torn Web

A once-unified online world has broken into new warring states.

No, Not All Politics Are Local

A guide to the U.S. midterms for foreign-policy wonks.

A photo of Vanessa García when she was 16 with her 27-year-old boyfriend, who used the alias Darío Lulo, during their time with the FARC. Vanessa became pregnant and says she was forced to abort his child. (Erika Piñeros for Foreign Policy)

The Women Abandoned by Peace

Victims of sexual violence and forced abortion during Colombia’s long years of conflict have yet to see justice.

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Mapped: The Absent Ambassadors

Khashoggi ordeal spotlights staffing gap at embassies around the world.

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Why the Military Must Learn to Love Silicon Valley

The U.S. Defense Department and big tech need each other—but getting along won’t be easy

A cruise ship near the harbor of Ilulissat off the west coast of Greenland, north of the Arctic Circle, in August 2012. (Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Stretched Thin on Thin Ice

With the Arctic melting and northern coast guards struggling to keep up, the next disaster is a matter of when, not if.

The scene on the main road of Nawa-i-Barakzai district center in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 2. The Taliban held the area from October 2016 to July 2017.

The Taliban’s Fight for Hearts and Minds

The militants’ new strategy is to out-govern the U.S.-backed administration in Kabul—and it’s working.

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Words of War

Decrypting nine new military programs that will change the face of battle.

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In Cyberwar, There are No Rules

Why the world desperately needs digital Geneva Conventions.

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The Rise of the Cyber-Mercenaries

What happens when private firms have cyberweapons as powerful as those owned by governments?

A Rohingya refugee reacts while holding his dead son after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh in Whaikhyang on Oct. 9, 2017. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Western Officials Ignored Myanmar’s Warning Signs of Genocide

U.S. and U.N. diplomats overlooked atrocity amid hopes of democracy.

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