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People drink in a festival tent of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on October 3, 2019.

How Europe’s Temperance Movement Saved Beer

Socialists fought for prohibition to stop workers being exploited.

The head of the Russian Art Department at Christie's readies a pre-auction exhibition in Moscow.

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.

Palestinians rally to denounce the Palestinian Authority following the violent arrest and death in custody of the activist Nizar Banat in Ramallah, West Bank, on Aug. 2.

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.

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after making a toast during a welcome banquet for the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 14, 2017. Wu Hong/Getty Images

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.

Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean

China Has Only Itself to Blame for AUKUS

The trilateral partnership was an inevitable result of Beijing’s military growth.

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney

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.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a constituent take a selfie

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 and anti-Taliban fighters stand guard in Afghanistan’s Panjshir province on Aug. 23.

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.

Liberal Democratic Party presidential candidates (from left to right) Taro Kono, Fumio Kishida, Sanae Takaichi, and Seiko Noda

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Has No Clear Successor

Convoluted voting and elite splits mean the top job is up for grabs.

Demonstrators protest against electricity tariffs in Madrid

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.

Russian and African presidents pose at a Russia-Africa summit.

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.

Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean arrives for a logistics port visit on Apr. 1 in Hobart, Australia.

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 brother of Ezmarai Ahmadi, a civilian wrongly identified as an Islamic State militant and killed in a U.S. drone strike, stands next to the wreckage of a vehicle that was damaged in the strike in the Kwaja Burga neighborhood of Kabul on Sept. 18.

‘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.

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Is Evergrande the New Lehman Brothers?

On Foreign Policy's new economics podcast, columnist Adam Tooze discusses two data points that explain the world.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in addresses the U.N. General Assembly.

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.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuña-Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 19.

The View From Haiti

Many decry U.S. policy toward the country—and its migrants—as anti-Black racism.

French President Emmanuel Macron takes part in a military ceremony before the official launch of the new French nuclear submarine "Suffren" built by Naval Group at the French naval base on July 12, 2019, in Cherbourg, France.

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.

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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.

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