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Amazon’s New Africa HQ Pits Indigenous South Africans Against Each Other
The planned development will bring jobs, but raises questions about who speaks for Khoi and San peoples, what is sacred, and how to commemorate injustice.
Can Kazakhstan Bury Its Nuclear Past?
Forgetting the site where Russia became a nuclear power comes with its own risks.
Do U.S. Sanctions Work?
Join FP’s Ravi Agrawal in conversation with two experts: Agathe Demarais, the global forecasting director at the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Nicholas Mulder, an assistant professor of history and a Milstein faculty fellow at Cornell University. Together, they will explore whether sanctions are an effective tool to achieve U.S. interests abroad and how the government might improve them.
What in the World?
Test yourself on the week of Jan. 21: India blocks a film, Ukraine gets tanks, and Peru battles growing protests.
Erdogan’s Turkey Faces a Growing Exodus Ahead of Elections
Fed up with the economy and a political crackdown, young Turks are increasingly looking abroad to find their futures.
China Doesn’t Want a U.S. Debt Default
Washington takes on financial risks that Beijing can’t afford.
Modi Is Muzzling Big Tech
Silicon Valley has spent years courting India, but its companies face an increasingly tricky censorship minefield in the world’s largest democracy.
Will Tanks Turn the Tide for Ukraine?
Germany and the United States are sending Leopards and M1 Abrams tanks—but Washington’s desired endgame is still a mystery.
Subscriber Questions on Ukraine, Answered
German tanks, Russia’s looming offensive, and what the global south is waiting for.
Why Saudi Arabia Doesn’t Want Iran’s Regime to Fall
Riyadh seeks to leverage ongoing anti-government protests to extract geopolitical concessions from Tehran—not effect regime change.
Brazil and Uruguay Give South American Trade an Adrenaline Shot
Members of the customs union Mercosur pledge to ease internal trade and explore new deals abroad.
Ukraine’s Makeshift Army Is Getting More Misfit Toys
Western tanks pack a punch. They also bring a long tail.
Will Less Democracy Kill Israel’s Tech Sector?
Several firms pull investments over Bibi’s plan to weaken the judiciary.
U.N. Rapporteur: Myanmar Crisis ‘Has Been Forgotten’
Two years after the coup, the world has moved on, but many Burmese can’t.
Andrej Babis’s Scorched-Earth Bid for the Czech Presidency
The populist former prime minister has tried to blow up the second round of voting in a race he’s almost certain to lose.
What China Can Learn From Japan—and Alexander the Great
It’s time for Beijing to reexamine its long-standing sense of purpose.