China’s Hidden Navy
The evidence shows that supposed fishing boats around contested islands are part of an extensive maritime militia.
Kushner Launches Middle East Peace Plan
Plus: Ethiopia grapples with the aftermath of an attempted coup, Iran won’t negotiate with the U.S., and the other stories we’re following today.
Economic Band-Aids Won’t Bring Peace to the Middle East
European leaders should not lend support to a Trump administration plan that dangles economic carrots to Palestinians while entrenching the Israeli occupation.
Ethiopia Is at a ‘Very Critical Juncture’
After high-level assassinations, the country may still be in danger, says Human Rights Watch expert Felix Horne.
U.S. Intelligence Undercuts Trump’s Case on Iran-al Qaeda Links
Despite claims by Pompeo, Tehran and al Qaeda have been at odds more often than they've been aligned since 9/11.
Facebook’s New Currency Has Big Claims and Bad Ideas
Libra is an ideological project, not a practical one.
Experts Get Multipolarity All Wrong
Don’t discount the G-20. In a world with no hegemon, coordinating bodies are more important than ever.
When Poppies Don’t Pay
With a stark decline in the price fetched by opium gum, Mexico’s government should take strides toward making crop substitution proposals a reality in Guerrero.
Trump Finds His Red Line on Iran
The U.S. military launched cyberattacks against Tehran in response to the shootdown of a U.S. drone.
Canada Reckons With Genocide
A damning new report on the deaths of indigenous women highlights post-colonial nations’ failures.
Dear President Trump, Let’s Talk About Iran
An open letter to the U.S. president on how to deal with the Islamic Republic—and his own administration.
Erdogan Gambles and Loses—Again
Plus: New U.S. sanctions on Iran, migration enforcement ramps up in Mexico, and what to watch in the world this week.
A Foreign-Policy Cheat Sheet for the Democratic Debates
We know what the candidates want to talk about. Here's what journalists should be asking.
At Europe’s Edge, Unwanted Migrants Are Stranded in an Unrecognized Country
Scammed by opportunistic agents, African students seeking a future in the EU have ended up stuck in Northern Cyprus—some of them left for dead.
Kim Jong Un Wants It All
Anna Fifield on how the North Korean leader uses class divisions to stay in power.
The World This Weekend
Trump backs down from Iran strikes, the Pentagon gets a new chief, and Istanbul returns to the polls.
In Hong Kong, the Freedom to Publish Is Under Attack
If the extradition law is eventually forced through the Hong Kong legislature, censorship of books will become commonplace in what has long been a bastion of publishing freedom.
Trump Nominates Army Secretary as Pentagon Chief
The president also announced he would promote Ryan McCarthy, a former Army ranger, to the top Army civilian slot.
Trump’s National Security Council Is Replicating Reagan’s Chaos
If John Bolton isn’t careful, he could go the way of William Clark, whose hawkish policies sowed White House discord.
What Istanbul’s Voters Want
AKP and CHP supporters have the same priorities. So why are they so divided?