Tom Tugendhat Is the British MP China Hates Most
A stalwartly anti-Beijing figure doesn’t quite fit his party’s mold.
‘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.
The Sneaky Conservatism of China’s Feminist Dramas
As Beijing limits women’s choices, ta shidai television shows soothe without offering real change.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Across the North Korean Border in China, an Economic Winter That Never Ends
The pandemic killed hopes of a trade boom.
Chile Offers a Blueprint for Effectively Channeling Outrage
Too many Latin American countries are stuck in a cycle of protest and reaction.
Vaccine Diplomacy Boosts China’s Standing in Latin America
Beijing has increased its leverage in the region—but Washington can still stage a comeback.
Peru’s Electoral Earthquake
A slate of weak parties has brought a little-known political organizer to the brink of the presidency.
Unlucky Tokyo Rolls the Olympic Dice—Again
With cancellation so prominent in Japan’s Olympic history, Tokyo 2021 has emerged as a cautionary tale.
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.
Asia’s Stakes in the Biden-Putin Summit
Geopolitical shifts have put a U.S.-Russian detente in the interest of much of Asia.
Lack of Vaccines Fuels Terrorism in Africa
To avoid more instability, it is time for all wealthy nations to start sharing.