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The Curious Case of ‘Russian Lives Matter’

In Moscow, the Kremlin attacks U.S. racism while the liberal opposition ignores it, or worse.

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Britain is becoming like America, the Egyptian government is facing pressure on social media, and sending international students home could undermine U.S. soft power.

Syrians walk near a humanitarian convoy in Douma, Syria.

Russia, With an Eye on the Syrian Prize, Blocks Humanitarian Aid

A Russian-Chinese veto threatens lifesaving aid to starving Syrians—but Moscow doesn’t care what anyone thinks anymore.

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Journalism Has a Class Problem, Too

The increasingly narrow backgrounds of reporters distort coverage at home and abroad.

Workers and supporters of the ABS-CBN broadcaster stage a protest in the Philippines

After Signing Anti-Terrorism Law, Duterte Names His Targets

A supposed national security law in the Philippines is being used to silence dissenting voices.

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ICE Restrictions on International Students a ‘Self-Inflicted Wound’

More than a million scholars face an uncertain future as the Trump administration cracks down on immigrants of any stripe.

Air passengers wearing protective suits walk out of the arrival lounge of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India, on July 6.

Trapped on the Wrong Side of the India-China Border

From a pandemic to geopolitics, for families and businesspeople caught by border closings, things are going from bad to worse.

Members of the Broadway cast of 'Hamilton,' perform music from the production for President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and other guests in the East Room of the White House on March 14, 2016 in Washington.

Does ‘Hamilton’ Have All the Answers for U.S. Foreign Policy?

The Broadway musical offers lessons on everything from regime change to balancing ideals and interests.

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump stand onstage during the annual NATO heads of government summit on December 4, 2019 in Watford, England.

Europe Needs to Push Back Against Trump

Disastrous and erratic policies demand a stronger response.

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Xu Zhangrun Was China’s Loyal Opposition. Now, He’s In Jail.

One of the few remaining scholars openly standing against Xi Jinping is a reformist, not a revolutionary.

State Department official George Kent testifying on Capitol Hill.

Trump Promotes Senior Diplomats, Including Star Impeachment Witness

George Kent, promoted to a new rank in the senior foreign service, has avoided the grim fate of other impeachment witnesses.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives on stage to deliver a speech following a cabinet meeting in Ankara on June 9.

The Turkish Government Closed a University Because It Fears Free Speech

Ankara shut an institution founded by religious conservatives and attacks tech companies in order to stop young Turks from accessing a free academic and media environment.

A displaced Syrian woman

Guilt by Location

Around the world, security forces use forced displacement as a means of sorting populations. To fix the global displacement crisis, it’s critical to understand how and why they do it.

National Security advisor Susan Rice and others listen while U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press after a meeting with commanders at the Pentagon Oct. 8, 2014 in Washington.

The Foreign-Policy Blob Is Structurally Racist

A social revolution could transform domestic policy—but it won’t change the way policy is conducted abroad.

Workers install a solar panel system on the roof of a home in Palmetto Bay, Florida, on Jan. 23, 2018.

The Post-Pandemic Economy Could Be Green and Clean—but Not With These Plans

Well-meaning green stimulus plans fall far short of what’s needed for the climate and the economy.

A U.S. F/A-18 hornet fighter prepares to land while other fighter jets fly behind during a routine training aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the South China Sea

U.S. Carriers Send a Message to Beijing Over South China Sea

“China is just pushing on all fronts,” a former defense official told Foreign Policy. “I’m worried at some point that the dam is going to break somewhere.”

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Libya's interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil wave as they attend Friday prayers in Tripoli on Sept. 16, 2011.

Erdogan Is Libya’s Man Without a Plan

Turkey is standing in the wreckage of a foreign-policy adventure with no discernible strategy.

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Decolonize the State Department

As U.S. policymakers grapple with systemic racism, it’s time to start tapping the expertise of diasporas.

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