Foreign Aid Won’t Moderate the Taliban
International assistance isn’t the political lever many hope it will be.
The Threat of War Is the Only Way to Achieve Peace With Iran
Tehran no longer takes Washington seriously. To revive the nuclear deal, the threat of military escalation needs to be on the table.
Beijing Must Face Olympic Consequences for Human Rights Abuses
Moving the Games offers a rare opportunity to weaken Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Foreign Policy Playlist: Climate Resiliency
CNN climate analyst John Sutter dives deep into stories of those at the grassroots battling the climate crisis.
Turkey’s Opposition Can End the Country’s Economic Crisis
A broad, ideologically diverse coalition has the plans and people to turn things around.
Nordic Countries Aren’t Actually Socialist
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden shouldn’t be held up as socialist utopias.
Don’t Blame Khalilzad for the Afghanistan Debacle
Zalmay Khalilzad achieved what he was asked to do: Get the United States out of Afghanistan.
Muqtada al-Sadr Is the United States’ Best Hope
The Shiite cleric was once Washington’s bitter enemy in Iraq—and now offers the best chance of securing U.S. interests.
Sudanese General Blew Off Final U.S. Effort to Avert Power Grab
Military junta faces widespread international backlash for upending Sudan’s shaky democratic transition.
Erdogan’s Belligerence Has U.S., Greece Expanding Ties
Growing military cooperation offers Washington a hedge against Ankara and Moscow.
Future of Money – Cryptocurrency Database
Regulatory frameworks and approaches analyzed in Part II of this Power Map series have been collected in FPA’s Cryptocurrency Database, a navigable tool developed exclusively for FP Insider.
From the Ruins of War, a Tourist Resort Emerges
Shusha was the key to the recent war between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Now Baku wants to turn the fabled fortress town into a resort.
No More Trans-Atlantic Love Fest as Biden Heads to Europe
Europe and the United States were never going to be the reunited couple in a geopolitical rom-com.
Europe Needs to Name and Shame Its Small Arms Dealers
The spread of weapons is undercutting the European Union’s own security.
Ready to Fight Tonight? Not So Much, Some Army Troops Say
The U.S. military might not be as ready for a war with China or Russia as it lets on.
The Loneliest Lactation Consultant in the World
Pakistan has 50 million women of childbearing age and only one globally certified person to help them feed their newborns.
The Negotiators: Inside the Grueling Negotiations That Led to the Iran Nuclear Agreement
As the U.S. tries to restore the Iran deal, one of its architects, Wendy Sherman, describes how it came about.
Iran Turns East
Conservative President Ebrahim Raisi, deeply distrustful of the West, looks to deepen ties with China and Russia.