India’s Green Revolution Sowed the Seeds of Today’s Meltdown
Farmers are protesting against more than Modi’s agricultural laws. They’ll keep going until he understands that.
Ancient Greece Had Hard Lessons on Partisan ‘Stasis’
For the Greeks, factionalism and civil strife went together.
Seeking Truth From Fiction
The provocative short stories in “Land of Big Numbers” offer a window into ordinary life in China with rich material from a reporter’s notebook.
To Face Off Against China, Copy Its Playbook
Biden should unite allies with a giant “Made in the Free World” project.
Can Biden Really Shrug Off the Saudis?
David Rundell, a seasoned Saudi hand, talks to Foreign Policy about what’s really at stake with the Biden administration’s reassessment of a decades-old relationship.
How Eight Pacific Island States Are Saving the World’s Tuna
They have created a strikingly successful scheme that prevents overfishing and raises local incomes at once.
Biden’s Stimulus Is the Dawn of a New Economic Era
The United States’ massive relief package is more than a technocratic policy. It’s a democratic triumph.
In ‘The Committed,’ Revolution and Colonialism Turn Into Crime
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s sequel moves from the United States to France but stays revolutionary.
How a Journalist-Turned-Politician Became the Best Hope for Israel’s Anyone-but-Bibi Camp
Centrist Yair Lapid refused to join Netanyahu’s coalition last year. Now the decision is paying off.
Biden Has a Plan to Not Break Afghanistan
New details are trickling out about how the United States is preparing to withdraw its troops without leaving chaos behind.
Meet Biden’s Middle East Team
Brett McGurk, who served under Bush, Obama, and Trump, is bringing aboard a Middle East team to the National Security Council that includes several former staffers from the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State.
The Cost of Brazil’s COVID-19 Chaos
As deaths shoot up, the country’s data blackout and new variant put the whole world at risk.
Britain Shouldn’t Put Its Money on a Post-Brexit Rapprochement With Africa
Boris Johnson is looking to old U.K. colonies for trade deals, but his government can’t compete with China and won’t get far until it abandons its neocolonial attitudes.
Who’s to Blame for Stalling U.S.-Iran Negotiations?
Biden was expected to revive the nuclear deal quickly—but as pro-Iran militias attack U.S. forces in Iraq and Washington strikes back in Syria, direct talks aren’t on the horizon.
Biden Can Engage Southeast Asia Without Compromising U.S. Values
To counter China in the region, the United States should fight corruption and abuses while increasing investment and security cooperation.
Confidence, Humility, and the United States’ New Direction in the World
A transcript of Antony Blinken’s remarks on U.S. foreign policy.