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Ukrainian citizens and supporters attend a silent protest in Poland.
Ukrainian citizens and supporters attend a silent protest in Poland.

Congress Seeks to Declare Putin’s War Genocide

A bipartisan resolution will underscore that Russian war crimes in Ukraine have constituted a genocide.

Then-Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gives a press conference.
Then-Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gives a press conference.

The Fall and Fall of Dmitry Medvedev

How the former Russian president went from geeky technocrat to deranged war hawk.

A protester against Chinese repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang
A protester against Chinese repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

How Congress Rallied Against Oppression in Xinjiang

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act was a rare—and messy—bipartisan success.

The robot Spot
The robot Spot

Ukraine’s Bomb Squads Have a New Top Dog

Move over, mine-sniffing pups. Robots are taking your job.

Russians in Poland protest
Russians in Poland protest

Poland Has Had It With Russia

The ratings are out: And Biden falls alongside Putin.

MQ-9 Reaper drone
MQ-9 Reaper drone

‘It’s Not Afghanistan’: Ukrainian Pilots Push Back on U.S.-Provided Drones

Both the Biden administration and Ukraine are worried that American strike drones would get shot down quickly.

Trawlers from the Murmansk fleet wait for the next fishing expedition in Murmansk, Russia, on Feb. 21, 2006.
Trawlers from the Murmansk fleet wait for the next fishing expedition in Murmansk, Russia, on Feb. 21, 2006.

WTO Clinches Deal Aimed at Reducing Global Overfishing

The agreement limits the subsidies that countries can provide fisheries.

Afghan Ambassador Nasir Andisha attends a special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Afghanistan in Geneva on Aug. 24, 2021.
Afghan Ambassador Nasir Andisha attends a special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Afghanistan in Geneva on Aug. 24, 2021.

U.S. Weighs Waiving Taliban Travel Ban (Again)

Western engagement with the militant group appears to be on its last legs.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures to U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures to U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

Washington Worries China Is Winning Over Thailand

One of the United States’ oldest security partners in Asia is increasingly marching to Beijing’s music.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (left) and Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov attend a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group ahead of a NATO defense ministers' meeting at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels on June 15.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (left) and Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov attend a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group ahead of a NATO defense ministers' meeting at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels on June 15.

Ukraine Still Wants Heavy Metal

Kyiv remains frustrated with Western arms deliveries, despite a surge of support.

A container is decorated with a map showing the proposed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, a project that was scrapped after Russia invaded Ukraine, in Lubmin, Germany, on March 1.
A container is decorated with a map showing the proposed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, a project that was scrapped after Russia invaded Ukraine, in Lubmin, Germany, on March 1.
An aerial view of crosses, floral tributes, and photographs of the victims of the battles for Irpin and Bucha that mark the graves in a cemetery in Irpin, Ukraine, on May 16.
An aerial view of crosses, floral tributes, and photographs of the victims of the battles for Irpin and Bucha that mark the graves in a cemetery in Irpin, Ukraine, on May 16.
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping talk in 2011.
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping talk in 2011.

Pentagon Hopes for More China Hotlines

“This meeting is in part about setting guardrails on the relationship,” a senior U.S. defense official said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with US President Joe Biden prior to their meeting at the 'Villa la Grange' in Geneva on June 16, 2021.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with US President Joe Biden prior to their meeting at the 'Villa la Grange' in Geneva on June 16, 2021.

Biden Is Still Worried About Poking the Russian Bear

“If that’s our attitude, we’re never going to win a war again, ever,” said one U.S. source familiar with the debate.

NATO soldiers participate in a military exercise in Estonia.
NATO soldiers participate in a military exercise in Estonia.

NATO Allies Are Rethinking Russia’s Supposed Military Prowess

But Russia’s early military failures in Ukraine don’t make it any less dangerous, military analysts warn.

Taboubi and other leaders sit at a conference table in front of the Tunisian flag
Taboubi and other leaders sit at a conference table in front of the Tunisian flag

Tunisia’s Powerful Labor Union Is Thwarting President Saied’s Ambitions

The Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) is the one body with enough power to derail Saied’s plans.

A crater and damaged building in the Donbas
A crater and damaged building in the Donbas

Ukraine Wants Longer-Range Ammunition for Donbas Gunfight

“We’re still not giving them what they want,” one U.S. source told Foreign Policy.

Friends of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold posters bearing his picture.
Friends of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold posters bearing his picture.

The Booming Export of Authoritarianism

Ever more governments are reaching beyond their borders to silence their critics, according to a new Freedom House report.

Members of the Karenni Nationalities Defense Force run during training at their base camp in a forest in Myanmar's eastern Kayah state.
Members of the Karenni Nationalities Defense Force run during training at their base camp in a forest in Myanmar's eastern Kayah state.

Myanmar Military Carries Out Atrocities in the East, Too

A distracted international community hasn’t been watching.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) speaks during a news conference with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto at the State Department in Washington on May 27.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) speaks during a news conference with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto at the State Department in Washington on May 27.

Finland Is Set for NATO—if Turkey Plays Ball

Turkey’s objections to new NATO members are a speed bump, not a roadblock, says Finnish Foreign Minister.

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