How Europe’s Temperance Movement Saved Beer
Socialists fought for prohibition to stop workers being exploited.
How Art Dealers, Real Estate Agents, and Hedge Funds Enable Corruption
If Biden is serious about fighting corruption, he needs to regulate 10 key white-collar professions.
A High-Profile Trial Spells Tribulation for the Palestinian Authority
The trial of Nizar Banat’s killers has exposed the rot at the PA’s core.
China Is a Declining Power—and That’s the Problem
The United States needs to prepare for a major war, not because its rival is rising but because of the opposite.
China Has Only Itself to Blame for AUKUS
The trilateral partnership was an inevitable result of Beijing’s military growth.
Brexit Fallout Could ‘Collapse’ the Good Friday Agreement
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney warns about the ongoing border disputes, but he stresses that violence is unlikely.
What in the World?
This week in FP’s international news quiz: Canada votes, a U.S. travel ban ends, and a boxer-turned-politician throws his hat in the ring.
Afghan Resistance Mulls Formation of Government in Exile
Fighters, politicians, and generals will try to ape the Taliban’s playbook while the extremists sleepwalk into civil war.
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Has No Clear Successor
Convoluted voting and elite splits mean the top job is up for grabs.
Why This Energy Crisis Is Different
Climate change and the policies to curb it lie behind skyrocketing gas, coal, and electricity prices in Europe and Asia.
Who Blessed the Vlads Down in Africa?
Russia’s Wagner Group has its eyes on Mali. It fits a pattern of Russian interference in Africa.
Will AUKUS Hit China Where It Hurts?
The submarine deal could reshape the balance of power in the Pacific—and draw Australia into future conflicts.
‘The Question Not Being Discussed Is Whether the War Is Just or Necessary’
In a new book, a Yale historian argues that Washington is setting a dangerous international precedent for permanent war.
Is Evergrande the New Lehman Brothers?
On Foreign Policy's new economics podcast, columnist Adam Tooze discusses two data points that explain the world.
Stalled North Korea Talks Show UNGA’s Limits
World leaders have little to celebrate on the 30th anniversary of South Korea and North Korea joining the United Nations.
The View From Haiti
Many decry U.S. policy toward the country—and its migrants—as anti-Black racism.
How France Can Avoid Being Reduced to a Symbolic Power
After AUKUS, the French face the same fate on the world stage as the British unless they pursue EU strategic autonomy led from Brussels rather than Paris.
Dancing on the Debt Ceiling?
FP Studios launched Ones and Tooze—a new economics podcast centered on two data points that explain aspects of the global economy.