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Farmers take part in a tractor rally as they continue to demonstrate against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms in New Delhi on Jan. 26.

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.

The Acropolis in Athens

Ancient Greece Had Hard Lessons on Partisan ‘Stasis’

For the Greeks, factionalism and civil strife went together.

People visit the Bund in Shanghai

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.

A transparent model car displayed at the Huawei booth during the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on Sept. 27, 2020.

To Face Off Against China, Copy Its Playbook

Biden should unite allies with a giant “Made in the Free World” project.

Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal welcomes U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at Riyadh Air Base on Oct. 27, 2011.

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.

A fisherman holds a batch of tuna on Sept. 25, 2015, in Kiribati, where fishing is one of the most common occupations.

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.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife, Yulia

Dissidents Aren’t Saints

The organized campaign against Alexei Navalny was damaging and misplaced.

Joe Biden speaks during a call to congratulate the NASA Perseverance team on the successful Mars Landing in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on March 4 in Washington.

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.

Viet Thanh Nguyen poses during a photo session in Paris on June 28, 2017.

In ‘The Committed,’ Revolution and Colonialism Turn Into Crime

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s sequel moves from the United States to France but stays revolutionary.

Israeli lawmaker and leader of centrist Yesh Atid party, Yair Lapid, speaks at a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 2, 2015.

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.

Joe Biden holds up a copy of his daily schedule, which includes statistics about how many U.S. troops have died while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq and updates about the coronavirus caseload in the U.S., while speaking before a roundtable event with military veterans at Hillsborough Community College on Sept. 15, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.

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.

U.S. President Joe Biden

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.

Relatives of a deceased person mourn during a mass burial of coronavirus pandemic victims at the Parque Tarumã Cemetery in Manaus, Brazil on May 19, 2020.

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.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join Prime Minister Boris Johnson and various heads of state and dignitaries at the U.K.-Africa Investment Summit at London’s Buckingham Palace on Jan. 20, 2020.

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.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi (R), in Tehran, on Feb. 21.

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.

Thai pro-democracy protesters

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.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks about priorities for the Biden administration at the State Department in Washington on March 3.

Confidence, Humility, and the United States’ New Direction in the World

A transcript of Antony Blinken’s remarks on U.S. foreign policy.

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