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Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission, talks to journalists after the closing ceremony of the UN Climate Summit COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission, talks to journalists after the closing ceremony of the UN Climate Summit COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Europe’s Climate Chief: The 1.5-Degree Goal Is on ‘Life Support’

Frans Timmermans on COP27 and how Brussels navigates a frosty relationship between Washington and Beijing.

A woman holds a blank sheet of paper as demonstrators protest the deaths caused by an apartment complex fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, at the Langson Library on the campus of the University of California, Irvine.
A woman holds a blank sheet of paper as demonstrators protest the deaths caused by an apartment complex fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, at the Langson Library on the campus of the University of California, Irvine.

What Xi’s Zero-COVID Fiasco Might Mean for China and the World

Protests spotlight the regime's misguided approach to the pandemic and lackluster vaccination campaign.

U.S. Iran envoy Robert Malley testified on the Iran nuclear deal.
U.S. Iran envoy Robert Malley testified on the Iran nuclear deal.

Biden’s Iran Envoy: Sanctions Are ‘Not the Answer’

Robert Malley on the stalled nuclear deal and Washington’s plan to help Iran’s protesters.

Philippe Etienne, the French ambassador to the United States, speaks during a reception.
Philippe Etienne, the French ambassador to the United States, speaks during a reception.

France Tries to Get Onside With Washington Ahead of First State Visit

Foreign Policy talked with the French ambassador about energy, the war, and looming trade tensions.

An illustration of price tags in the shape of a Thanksgiving turkey.
An illustration of price tags in the shape of a Thanksgiving turkey.

It Wasn’t Always About Eating and Shopping

How Thanksgiving became the consumption holiday that we know and love.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks while taking part in an anti-government march.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks while taking part in an anti-government march.

Is Imran Khan Pakistan’s Comeback Kid?

Foreign Policy talked to the former prime minister about the recent attempt on his life, relations with Washington, and how he’d make Pakistan great.

Anti-Russia and pro Ukraine banners hang on the fence in front of the Russian Federation embassy in Tallinn, Estonia.
Anti-Russia and pro Ukraine banners hang on the fence in front of the Russian Federation embassy in Tallinn, Estonia.

Estonia’s Former Spy Chief: Too Soon to Count Russia Out

Mikk Marran talks about Moscow’s intelligence failures, cyberwar, and whether Western resolve will last the winter.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet.

Will the G-20 Lead to More Engagement With China?

The inside track on the week’s biggest diplomatic gathering.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the midterm elections at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the midterm elections at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

Foreign Policy in the Midterms

What Kyiv, Moscow, Tehran, and Riyadh can expect if Republicans take control of the U.S. Congress.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva flashes the "L" (for Lula) sign after casting his vote during the presidential run-off election in Sao Paulo.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva flashes the "L" (for Lula) sign after casting his vote during the presidential run-off election in Sao Paulo.

Can Lula Save the Amazon?

What his victory means for Brazil’s economy and climate policy.

An employee makes chips at a Jiejie Microelectronics factory in Nantong, in China's Jiangsu province, on March 17, 2021.
An employee makes chips at a Jiejie Microelectronics factory in Nantong, in China's Jiangsu province, on March 17, 2021.

America’s Risky New China Policy

Washington has a bold plan to restrict Beijing’s semiconductor imports. The world needs to talk about it.

Rishi Sunak speaks in London.
Rishi Sunak speaks in London.

Can Rishi Sunak Unite Britain?

Two experts on the historic challenges confronting Britain's new leader.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shakes hands with Latvian President Egils Levits.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shakes hands with Latvian President Egils Levits.

Latvian President: Only the West’s Weakness Can Provoke Russia

Egils Levits talks about military aid for Ukraine, a special tribunal for Russian war crimes, and how to respond to nuclear blackmail.

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a podium.
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a podium.

China Has Entered ‘Maximum Xi’

Three experts offer takeaways from the 20th Party Congress.

Alon Liel introduces his Syrian-American counterpart.
Alon Liel introduces his Syrian-American counterpart.

Veteran Israeli Diplomat: ‘We Are Only Part of the West When It Suits Us’

Alon Liel discusses the lack of arms for Ukraine and the long-term damage accommodating Moscow could do.

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