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U.S. President Richard Nixon in China in 1972; Harned Hoose in Beijing in the early 1970s.
U.S. President Richard Nixon in China in 1972; Harned Hoose in Beijing in the early 1970s.

‘I Can Think as the Chinese Do’

Harned Hoose played both sides of the U.S.-China relationship—including during Nixon’s famous trip.

A Halo Trust member lifts a tarp covering explosive debris.
A Halo Trust member lifts a tarp covering explosive debris.

In Iraq, the Bitter Legacy of War Still Lies Hidden Underground

Baghdad can’t rebuild its infrastructure and agricultural sector when its land remains littered with thousands of explosive devices.

Chinese dredging vessels at work at the Colombo Port City under construction in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 14, 2018. Xinhua/CHEC via Getty Images
Chinese dredging vessels at work at the Colombo Port City under construction in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 14, 2018. Xinhua/CHEC via Getty Images

The Great Sand Grab

Modern civilizations are forged with sand, but soaring extraction has come at an alarming price.

A report card is superimposed over U.S. President Joe Biden.
A report card is superimposed over U.S. President Joe Biden.

Is Biden’s Foreign Policy Grade A Material?

More than 30 experts grade the U.S. president’s first year of foreign policy.

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afghanistan-foreign-embassies-diplomats-foreign-policy-illustration-HP

Afghanistan’s Diplomats Refuse to Represent a Terrorist Group

Some are working on resistance. Others, consular services. And all of them must figure out how to keep their embassy’s lights on.

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2022-elections-france-macron-brazil-bolsanaro-hungary-1500x1000

Elections to Watch in 2022

Next year’s contests are set to bring populist reckonings, parliamentary headaches, and a possible democratic crisis or two.

A Ukrainian serviceman fires at a drone.
A Ukrainian serviceman fires at a drone.

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2022

Battle deaths may be down, but regional wars continue to rage as great-power confrontations loom, from Ukraine to Taiwan, amid declining U.S. influence.

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FP-Interns-Underpaid-Washington-DC-Government-Matt-Chase-16x9

Washington Runs on Interns

So why are most of them not paid enough—and some not paid at all?

An illustration of a captain's hat with a 1980s era Pepsi logo and USSR and U.S. flag pins.
An illustration of a captain's hat with a 1980s era Pepsi logo and USSR and U.S. flag pins.

The Doomed Voyage of Pepsi’s Soviet Navy

A three-decade dream of communist markets ended in the scrapyard.

Xi Zhongxun from a postage stamp commemorating the Chinese military leader.
Xi Zhongxun from a postage stamp commemorating the Chinese military leader.

A Squabble About History Almost Killed Xi Jinping’s Father

Fights about the party’s past are serious business in Beijing.

Future of Money - Cryptocurrency Database illustration
Future of Money - Cryptocurrency Database illustration

Future of Money – Cryptocurrency Database

Regulatory frameworks and approaches analyzed in Part II of this Power Map series have been collected in FPA’s Cryptocurrency Database, a navigable tool developed exclusively for FP Insider.

Future of Money - Part 3
Future of Money - Part 3

Future of Money – Part 3

A comprehensive picture of the forces and actors that are critical to understanding and navigating the future financial system.

Future of Money Part 2
Future of Money Part 2

Future of Money – Part 2

The widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies could undermine governments' control over monetary policies and disrupt global finance.

Future of Money - Part 1
Future of Money - Part 1

Future of Money – Part 1

Driven by perceived U.S. sanctions overreach, numerous countries now seek to circumvent the dollar-dominated financial system. Emerging technologies are paving the way.

Miles Thompson plays lacrosse
Miles Thompson plays lacrosse

Gaming the State System

Can the Haudenosaunee Confederacy become the first Indigenous nation to secure an Olympic berth?

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