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Tom Tugendhat, a member of the British Parliament

Tom Tugendhat Is the British MP China Hates Most

A stalwartly anti-Beijing figure doesn’t quite fit his party’s mold.

A medical worker in personal protective equipment closes the doors of an ambulance after dropping off a patient suspected of having the COVID-19 virus at the Acibadem Altunizade Hospital on April 17, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey.

‘War on Disease’ Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

The mindset that helped fight the current pandemic is what gets us into situations like this in the first place.

Me Too protest in China

The Sneaky Conservatism of China’s Feminist Dramas

As Beijing limits women’s choices, ta shidai television shows soothe without offering real change.

Truck at a roadblock in Democratic Republic of the Congo

It’s the Roads, Stupid

Armed checkpoints along key trade routes—not natural resources—are the key to financing rebel groups and insurgencies around the world.

Joe Biden arrives for a ceremony near the village of Sojevo, Kosovo on August 17, 2016.

Biden’s Balkans Test Has Arrived

The U.S. president has taken a step toward getting tough on Serbia—but can he see the policy through?

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin wearing sunglasses

What to Expect From the Biden-Putin Summit in Geneva

The two leaders have much to discuss. Just don’t hold your breath for a breakthrough.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife at the G-7 summit

What in the World?

This week in FP’s international news quiz: G-7 leaders meet, Bitcoin gets official status, and a swarm of insects stop the press.

Medical personnel receive the Moderna vaccine in Taiwan.

U.S.-China Spat Over Taiwan Extends to Vaccine Diplomacy

The United States is providing hundreds of thousands of vaccines right in China’s front yard.

Chilean cyclists participate in a protest against Sebastian Piñera's government in Santiago on Nov. 24, 2019.

Chile Offers a Blueprint for Effectively Channeling Outrage

Too many Latin American countries are stuck in a cycle of protest and reaction.

Employees work on the production line of CoronaVac, Sinovac Biotech's vaccine against COVID-19 coronavirus at the Butantan biomedical production center, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Jan. 14.

Vaccine Diplomacy Boosts China’s Standing in Latin America

Beijing has increased its leverage in the region—but Washington can still stage a comeback.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron during his visit to the chancellor’s office in Berlin on May 15, 2017.

Is Macron the New Merkel?

The French president has charted a new kind of centrism in Europe.

Peruvian leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo of Peru Libre waves to supporters from his party headquarters balcony in Lima on June 8.

Peru’s Electoral Earthquake

A slate of weak parties has brought a little-known political organizer to the brink of the presidency.

1940 Olympics Flag

Unlucky Tokyo Rolls the Olympic Dice—Again

With cancellation so prominent in Japan’s Olympic history, Tokyo 2021 has emerged as a cautionary tale.

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at Cornwall Airport in Cornwall, England, on June 9.

What’s the Point of the G-7?

As Biden attends the summit, it’s worth asking whether this group—or other alliances of democracies—can really get anything done.

Putin and Modi at the 2016 BRICS summit

Asia’s Stakes in the Biden-Putin Summit

Geopolitical shifts have put a U.S.-Russian detente in the interest of much of Asia.

A health care worker salutes from a window of the Mulago National Referral Hospital on the first day of the country’s vaccination rollout after it received the first batch of AstraZeneca doses in Kampala, Uganda, on March 10.

Lack of Vaccines Fuels Terrorism in Africa

To avoid more instability, it is time for all wealthy nations to start sharing.

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