America Loves Excusing Its War Criminals
Bitter memories of impunity for U.S. soldiers still rankle even close allies.
Scott Morrison Won Australia’s Election Against All Odds. It Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise.
The Australian Labor Party made the same mistakes that have led to failure for center-left leaders across the globe—and the right is reaping the benefits.
China Raises Threat of Rare-Earths Cutoff to U.S.
Beijing could slam every corner of the American economy, from oil refineries to wind turbines to jet engines, by banning exports of crucial minerals.
Turkey Is Hungry for War With Cyprus
Erdogan has rarely been so weak at home—or so aggressive with his neighbors in the Mediterranean.
How to Prevent an Accidental War With Iran
With the dangers of miscalculation or misunderstanding high, Trump should act now to make sure the only wars the United States enters are the ones it really wants to.
Fear of Prolonged U.S.-China Trade War Rattles Markets
Some financial analysts warned that if trade talks between the countries collapse—and tariffs remain high—the global economy could move toward recession.
Serbia Needs Kosovo’s Respect, Not Its Land
Peace talks have fallen apart again in the Balkans—but Greece and Macedonia show the proper way forward.
Democrats Won’t Win by Being Trump Lite on Trade
International trade isn’t the problem—it’s Republican trade policies that have empowered corporations while leaving American workers behind.
An Icon of the Left Tells Democrats: Don’t Go Socialist
The economist Joseph Stiglitz still mistrusts markets. But he’s worried "democratic socialism" will cost the Dems the 2020 election.
A French Feminist Foreign Policy
France is the latest country to pledge allegiance to a gendered international focus. Will it work?
Be Afraid of the World, Be Very Afraid
Five global problems that are getting worse—and may never get better.
Buddhist Anger Could Tear Sri Lanka Apart
Old hatreds are coming out in the aftermath of the Easter bombings.
Russia’s Military Exercises in the Arctic Have More Bark Than Bite
For now, cooperation still reigns.
U.S. Intel Indicates Iran Behind Tanker Sabotage
President Trump is warning armed conflict with Iran would be the country’s ‘official end.’
When Home Is a Prison, More Saudi Women Are Choosing to Flee
The latest refugees from the kingdom fled to Tbilisi, Georgia, and spoke to Foreign Policy before seeking asylum in the West.
Indian Exit Polls Predict Modi Win
India’s Narendra Modi appears set for second term, Austria’s ruling coalition collapses ahead of the EU elections, and what to watch in the world this week.
‘The Dominant Voter’ in European Elections Is the ‘Confused Voter’
European elections this month are not simply a faceoff between anti-EU and pro-EU forces, says Mark Leonard of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
What to Read If ‘Game of Thrones’ Let You Down
Five reads that do political fantasy better than HBO.
Leaving the Paris Agreement Is a Bad Deal for the United States
Trump’s plan to quit the accord would provide serious cover for major emitters like China and India.