Interview

Pekka Haavisto, then-chairman of the Finnish Greens, at a parliamentary election debate in Helsinki on April 9.

Finland’s Green Diplomat

Under Pekka Haavisto, Helsinki tries to chart a path to a fossil fuel-free future.

A woman holds her child as she walks past security personnel under rain in Jammu on Aug. 5.

Inside Kashmir’s Crisis—And What Happens Next 

A scholar of Indian politics says Modi’s unilateral move to revoke the disputed territory’s status “suggests a willingness to flout basic norms of democracy.”

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid leaves the Élysée Palace after a Bastille Day working lunch during the visit of European leaders in Paris on July 14.

Estonia Battles Its Elected Racists

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid speaks on how to stand up against the far-right.

Freshman Congressman Michael Waltz, a combat-decorated Green Beret, represents Florida’s 6th congressional district. (Rep. Waltz's website)

‘The 21st-Century Space Race Is On’

Michael Waltz, Congress’s first Green Beret, talks about the new Space Force and America’s budding commercial launch industry.

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics smiles during a meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Jan. 12, 2015. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

The End of an Era

Latvia’s foreign minister on the demise of the U.S. missile treaty with Russia and NATO’s new focus on China.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on Dec. 20, 2012. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Iran Policy Is ‘Untethered to History’

Veteran diplomat William Burns on the U.S. president, Putin, Iraq, and the “militarization” of American diplomacy.

An Israeli flag is seen placed on Mount Bental in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on May 10, 2018. (Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty Images)

Dennis Ross: Trump’s Golan Giveaway ‘Makes It Harder’ to Achieve Peace

The president gave away much and got nothing in return, longtime U.S. diplomat says.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their second summit in Hanoi on Feb. 28. (Vietnam News Agency/Handout/Getty Images)

The Hanoi Talks Failed. But That Could Be a Blessing in Disguise.

Former President Barack Obama’s arms control czar says Trump gained by showing he’s “not a soft touch.”

An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard during the second day of strikes called by separatists against the National Investigation Agency raids at residences in Srinagar on Feb. 28. (Tauseef Musafa/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Claims Kashmir’s ‘Moral High Ground’

The president of Pakistani Kashmir explains why his country deserves far more credit for its role in the disputed region.

Pakistani residents catch fish in the Ravi River near Lahore on Oct. 13, 2014. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Are India and Pakistan on the Verge of a Water War?

In reprisal for a deadly terrorist attack in Kashmir, the Indian government says it will divert river waters that downstream Pakistan has been counting on.

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni speaks on the phone to constituents in Tel Aviv on March 15, 2015. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Netanyahu Delegitimized Me’

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni discusses the upcoming Israeli election and why she bowed out.

Haleh Esfandiari speaks during a press conference in Washington on Sept. 10, 2007. (Stephanie Kuykendal/Getty Images)

Transformation in Iran Will Come From Women

On the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, a former political prisoner assesses the prospect of change in Iran.

Roya Rahmani, Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States, waves before posing for a photo during the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS meeting at the State Department in Washington on Feb. 6. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Afghan Women Are ‘Not Willing to Give Up Their Rights’

In an interview, Afghanistan’s first female ambassador to Washington sets a hard line for Taliban peace talks.

Ryan Crocker, then the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, answers questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 8, 2008. (AFP/Getty Images)

Ryan Crocker: The Taliban Will ‘Retake the Country’

Former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan likens Trump "framework" deal to U.S. position on Vietnam at Paris peace talks.

Claudia Leisinger for Foreign Policy

Taking on the Kremlin From His Couch

Eliot Higgins and Bellingcat are fighting Vladimir Putin and his ilk, using little more than computers and smartphones.

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