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Maxime Bernier, leader of the People's Party of Canada, poses for a photo during a meeting with the Toronto Star’s editorial board on Sept. 24.

Canada’s Nationalist Gets a Polite Refusal

Maxime Bernier has run a familiar populist playbook — and ended up a joke.

A tent orphanage for Jewish refugees in Tehran, 1942.

When Iran Welcomed Jewish Refugees

In the middle of World War II, Tehran became a haven for both Jewish and Catholic Polish refugees who were welcomed as they arrived from Soviet Central Asia.

Turkish soldiers and Turkish-backed Syrian fighters gather.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Suspected white phosphorus attacks in Syria, sanctions take their toll on Chinese firms, and Britain debates Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal.

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It’s Trump’s World Now. What Do We Do About It?

How to fix U.S. democracy, populism, trade, and other pressing issues.

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Let a Thousand Parties Bloom

The only way to prevent America’s two-party system from succumbing to extremism is to scrap it altogether.

Sébastien Thibault illustration for Foreign Policy

Why Trade Wars Are Inevitable

Trump’s trade wars aren’t just about him or China—but global economic imbalances that the next U.S. administration will still have to address.

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The Internet Broke the News Industry—and Can Fix It, Too

The only way to save journalism is to make readers direct participants in making, and paying for, the media.

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The Upside of Populism

The same impulse that brought Trump to power could save U.S. democracy.

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On the Wagon: U.N. Cuts Back on Liquor, Interpreters, and Water Pitchers

Secretary-General António Guterres lays down the law in a new memo dealing with the cash crisis.

The State Department is seen in Washington.

Senior State Official Accused of Mismanagement to Step Down

Kevin Moley, the top U.S. diplomat overseeing international organizations affairs, will retire next month.

Diners at Hunan Slurp in New York’s East Village on July 25.

From Chop Suey to Fine Dining

Wealthy Chinese are pushing to overturn their national cuisine’s image as fast and cheap.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth in Texas on Oct. 17.

America’s Syria Debacle Is Not Trump’s Alone

By going along with the myth that the president is pulling out of the Middle East, his critics are helping make U.S. wars there worse.

Turkish soldiers secure a road before army tanks start moving toward the Syrian border in Ceylanpinar, Turkey, on Oct. 18.

Trump Can Forget Burden Sharing Now

By abandoning the Kurds in Syria, Trump has undermined one of his central foreign policies.

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When the U.S. Turns Its Back on Allies

A former U.S. intelligence officer explains what happens to locals who helped the United States when troops leave a conflict zone.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with his Lithuanian counterpart, Saulius Skvernelis.

Lithuania Is Forming a New Relationship With Its Past—and With Israel

As political ties flourish, the country is taking tenuous steps to confront its Holocaust history. But it hasn’t gone far enough.

A park in Xinjiang.

Xinjiang Backlash Is Hitting Chinese Firms Hard

The United States has slapped sanctions on companies tied to Chinese repression. That may be just the start.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump listens before a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 21, 2017.

Why the United States Is So Bad at Peace Talks

Even when the country wants a deal, at least four largely psychological impediments get in the way.

A woman covers her face as she stands along the side of a road near the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain.

Turkish Proxies Appear to Be Using White Phosphorus in Syria

Photos of children show horrific burns caused by what looks like white phosphorus.

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