Wheat harvest in Ukraine

A Russia-Ukraine War Could Ripple Across Africa and Asia

Beware of food price spikes and revolutions if Ukrainian grain deliveries are disrupted.

Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan's then newly appointed national security advisor, attends a ceremony in Kabul in 2018.

Former Afghan Advisor: Biden’s Withdrawal Was the ‘Tipping Point’ for Afghanistan

Hamdullah Mohib, former Afghan national security advisor, spoke about what went wrong, who’s to blame, and what lies in store for his country.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi looks on during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Jan. 19, 2022.

A New Chapter for Iran and Russia

Will Raisi succeed where previous Iranian regimes have failed?

Silvio Berlusconi smiles as he waves before a flag.

Berlusconi Rises From the Ashes

The former Italian prime minister has been reinvented as an unlikely moderating force.

Historical T-34 tanks move through Red Square.

What a ‘Minor’ Russian Incursion Into Ukraine May Look Like

Don’t expect Russian ground forces to try to hold territory.

A Ukrainian protester holds a sign that says "Say NO to Putin."

What in the World?

This week in FP’s international news quiz: Ukraine remains under threat, Barbados holds elections, and North Korea opens its border a crack.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron (not pictured) at the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30, 2018.

A “New Cold War” to Decide the Future of Europe—and the World

Trump’s ambassador to the OSCE says a Russian invasion of Ukraine is an attack on “all of America’s allies.”

Ones and Tooze Override Photo

The Ones and Tooze Podcast: Inside the Davos Bubble

Omicron has relegated the conference to online-only status, but it’s still the world’s most closely watched gathering of the rich and powerful.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a press conference at the Culture Palace in Guatemala City on Jan. 11, 2017.

Why Is Taiwan Bankrolling a U.S. Lobbyist for Guatemala?

Taipei’s checkbook diplomacy is poised for a showdown with Washington’s anti-corruption agenda.

Ukrainian servicemen taking part in the armed conflict with Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk region of the country attend the handover ceremony of military heavy weapons and equipment in Kiev on November 15, 2018.

The West’s Weapons Won’t Make Any Difference to Ukraine

U.S. military equipment wouldn’t realistically help Ukrainians—or intimidate Putin.

Afghan men sit in chairs alongside a building beneath a large banner advertising World Food Program and USAID food assistance.

How to Prevent Afghan Aid Money From Reaching Terrorists

Humanitarian aid must be linked to an effective independent monitoring system.

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Macron Hitches His Reelection to Europe

The French president rattled Washington—and his domestic political rivals—with a full-throated defense of Europe’s centrality.

Labor activists demand higher minimum wage

Why Gains for U.S. Workers Are Good for the World

The rising power of labor will have ripple effects far from U.S. shores.


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