How a Plea Bargain for Netanyahu Could Realign Israeli Politics
The terms offered would keep him out of prison but also out of office.
Will Poland’s Border Emergency Become Permanent?
After months of closure, Foreign Policy gets an authorized glimpse into the militarized Polish-Belarusian border zone.
How a Garbage Dump Foretells Tunisia’s Future
President Kais Saied promised to confront corruption and defend poor Tunisians. Now, his government is abandoning and brutalizing them.
Putin Remains Defiant, Threatens Ukraine in Annual Presser
Russia’s year-end telethon ends with the usual bombast about Ukraine, NATO, and Father Frost.
Lockdowns Produced a New Generation of Child Soldiers
In Colombia, armed groups have treated the pandemic as a recruitment opportunity.
Poland’s Twin Crises
Warsaw is challenging Brussels on the rule of law but using an immigration crisis to soften any pushback.
Fear and Hand-Wringing in Halifax
Almost a year into the Biden administration, U.S. allies are still grappling with shaken confidence and unease.
Israel Is Enlisting King David to Sell the Abraham Accords
The government wants to boost Arab tourism, and it’s sending visitors to an archeological park in East Jerusalem with a particular twist.
The Poland-Belarus Border Crisis Is a Harbinger of the Future
The crisis is a window into the pitfalls of prevailing migration politics.
Afghan Refugees Get Cold Welcome in Pakistan
The Taliban takeover has pushed many Afghans over the border and into another kind of limbo.
The Myth of ‘Stray Bullets’ in Uganda
A year ago, the state shot to death scores of citizens. No one has been held accountable.
Reform Is Becoming Treason in Thailand
Government courts accuse students of attempting to overthrow the monarchy.
France’s Mainstream Political Parties Are a Dying Breed
As the presidential election looms, the parties that ruled France for half a century are now fighting for their very survival.
Kais Saied’s Unholy Marriage of Convenience With Tunisia’s Police
Police impunity has long plagued the country. Now, it could get even worse.
Israeli Settlers Escalate Violence in West Bank
“They will certainly come again,” 21-year-old Asil Eid said. They did.
As Colombia’s Peace Crumbles, Female Guerrillas Wonder What’s Left for Them
Many joined the FARC to escape traditional gender roles. Now they’re being forced back.
Why a Political Comeback for Israel’s Netanyahu Just Became a Lot Less Likely
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett passes a budget bill and signals stable leadership.
U.S. and Russia Find Some Common Ground—in Space
A joint U.S.-Russian experiment to study long-term space travel is a rare bit of cooperation between the two rivals.