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U.S. President Joe Biden sits with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
U.S. President Joe Biden sits with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

As Security Threats Mount, Japan and South Korea Begin (Carefully) Mending Fences

Prodded by Washington, Seoul and Tokyo are taking steps to overcome deep historical tensions.

A close-up of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's head
A close-up of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's head

Pyongyang’s Not Picking Up the Phone

Seoul and Washington have pledged they’re ready to talk with a nuclear-testing North Korea—but they’re not getting any response.

A man views congestion in Kathmandu, Nepal
A man views congestion in Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal’s Big EV Bet

Is it a genuine push toward a cleaner—and safer—nation?

Members of the Taliban stand in front of a Blackhawk helicopter.
Members of the Taliban stand in front of a Blackhawk helicopter.

Afghans Battle Another Blow After Big Earthquake

The Taliban can’t govern in normal times, let alone disaster response.

Soldiers patrol the streets in Mexico
Soldiers patrol the streets in Mexico

How AMLO Has Fueled Mexico’s Drug War

He campaigned on “Hugs, Not Bullets.” Now, he’s militarized the country.

Israel's former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media at the Knesset in Jerusalem.
Israel's former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media at the Knesset in Jerusalem.

Bibi Sees a Path Back to Leadership After Israeli Government Dissolves

But a fifth election in less than four years is more likely to produce deadlock—again.

Families look out from screened windows.
Families look out from screened windows.

Syrian Refugees Find Little Hope in Lebanon’s Election

Lebanon’s large refugee population has long given up on their futures in the country.

French President Emmanuel Macron (right) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin before a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on Jan. 19, 2020.
French President Emmanuel Macron (right) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin before a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on Jan. 19, 2020.

There’s a Method to Macron’s Madness

The French president wants to leave room for talks and carve out a bigger role for France.

Alternative for Germany (AfD) candidate Alice Weidel (left) speaks with former Christian Democratic lawmaker Erika Steinbach during an AfD election campaign event on in Pforzheim, Germany, on Sept. 6, 2017. Steinbach has since joined the AfD and heads its political foundation, Desiderius-Erasmus-Stiftung.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) candidate Alice Weidel (left) speaks with former Christian Democratic lawmaker Erika Steinbach during an AfD election campaign event on in Pforzheim, Germany, on Sept. 6, 2017. Steinbach has since joined the AfD and heads its political foundation, Desiderius-Erasmus-Stiftung.

Germany May Soon Pay Millions to Far-Right Operatives

A pending court case could force Berlin to fund the AfD’s foundation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting.
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting.

Putin’s Lies About the War Hobble Russia’s Offensive

Pretending the invasion of Ukraine is a “special operation” has limited the Kremlin’s ability to win it.

Elephants graze at Kimana Sanctuary.
Elephants graze at Kimana Sanctuary.

The Brewing Battle Over Africa’s Ivory

Many countries in southern Africa want to unload big stockpiles of ivory to fund conservation, even though the trade is banned.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the Bundestag via live video from the embattled city of Kyiv on March 17, 2022 in Berlin, Germany.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the Bundestag via live video from the embattled city of Kyiv on March 17, 2022 in Berlin, Germany.

Zelensky Wants Asia to Stop Enabling Putin’s War

“If you cover half of the river, what difference does it make?” one Ukrainian official said of the evasion of sanctions on Russia.

A resident of the Donbas front line city Vuhledar makes a fire for cooking outside a residential block
A resident of the Donbas front line city Vuhledar makes a fire for cooking outside a residential block
Iraqi demonstrators lift banners against Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi during a protest rejecting election results, near an entrance to the Green Zone in Baghdad on Nov. 5, 2021.
Iraqi demonstrators lift banners against Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi during a protest rejecting election results, near an entrance to the Green Zone in Baghdad on Nov. 5, 2021.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Is Silencing Human Rights Advocates

Mustafa al-Kadhimi promised reform and freedom of expression. Now he’s using archaic laws to stifle free speech.

A destroyed Russian main battle tank rusts next to the main highway into the city on May 20, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
A destroyed Russian main battle tank rusts next to the main highway into the city on May 20, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Pentagon Deputy: Russia’s Defense Industry ‘Will Feel’ Pain of Ukraine War

Russia’s vaunted defense modernization depends on precisely the Western gear it can no longer acquire.

Foreign Policy's editor in chief Ravi Agrawal moderating a panel called "The Return to War" with four top thinkers at the World Economic Forum.
Foreign Policy's editor in chief Ravi Agrawal moderating a panel called "The Return to War" with four top thinkers at the World Economic Forum.

FP at Davos: The Return to War

FP’s Ravi Agrawal spoke with four top thinkers on the war in Ukraine and its future, live at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

An airport vehicle pulls a portion of a shipment of weapons that include Javelin anti-tank missiles and other military hardware delivered on a National Airlines plane by the United States military at Boryspil Airport near Kyiv on January 25, 2022 in Boryspil, Ukraine.
An airport vehicle pulls a portion of a shipment of weapons that include Javelin anti-tank missiles and other military hardware delivered on a National Airlines plane by the United States military at Boryspil Airport near Kyiv on January 25, 2022 in Boryspil, Ukraine.

Inside a Major Nerve Center for Shipping Military Aid to Ukraine

In just a few weeks, U.S. and British officials have turned an ad hoc operation into a pipeline.

An immigrant holds a “Nobody Is Illegal” placard at a demonstration in Praça do Comércio in Lisbon on July 11, 2021.
An immigrant holds a “Nobody Is Illegal” placard at a demonstration in Praça do Comércio in Lisbon on July 11, 2021.

How Portugal Quietly Became a Migration Hub

The country has a hot labor market and offers a path to EU citizenship for undocumented workers.

People sell vegetables under yellow tents.
People sell vegetables under yellow tents.

‘We Begged Them to Spare Our Shops’

In New Delhi, the BJP-controlled local government razes a market run by Muslim women.

A woman votes behind a white privacy screen.
A woman votes behind a white privacy screen.

Lebanon’s Surprisingly Promising Election

After years of political deadlock, the country may be starting to shake off its ruling class.

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