How Portugal Quietly Became a Migration Hub
The country has a hot labor market and offers a path to EU citizenship for undocumented workers.
In the Americas, Homicide Is the Other Killer Epidemic
The good news: Lockdowns reduced crime almost everywhere else, and we know how to stop lethal violence.
What in the World?
This week in FP’s international news quiz: Russia makes gains in Ukraine, Biden visits Asia, and Yemeni flights take off.
Putin Wants to Keep Fighting. Who Will Fill the Ranks?
Moscow has to figure out how to replenish unprecedented losses in just under three months of fighting.
Putin’s Ukraine Gambit Was ‘Self-Defeating’
Two experts on energy and geopolitics talk about spiking prices, Russia’s war, and what that means for the climate fight.
Ukraine’s Other Front Line
Russia has flailed on the battlefield. But the damage inflicted on Ukraine’s economy could prove existential without Western support.
Russia Is a Real Threat to NATO
Despite its failings, the Russian military is still a powerful force.
For Opposition to Putin’s War, Look to the Fringes of His Empire
The dirty secret of the Russian military is that long-conquered subjects are the Kremlin’s cannon fodder.
Rethinking Maximum Pressure
Washington loosens its sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela ahead of a critical summit.
The Echoes of America’s Hypocrisy Abroad
Decades of Western support for dictators have caused a crisis of democracy.
Australia’s Got a Solomon Islands Headache (Again)
China’s expansion into the South Pacific caught Australia and the United States off guard.
‘We Begged Them to Spare Our Shops’
In New Delhi, the BJP-controlled local government razes a market run by Muslim women.
Swedish Defense Minister: ‘In Our Part of Europe, NATO Will Be Much Stronger’
Peter Hultqvist talks about Sweden’s bid for NATO, the Turkish roadblock, and what to do in the meantime.
Sri Lanka’s President Is Girding Himself for the Long Haul
Despite two months of anti-government protests, Gotabaya Rajapaksa doesn’t seem like a leader preparing to relinquish power.