The Wuhan Virus: How to Stay Safe
As China’s epidemic continues to spread, things may seem scary. Here are ten simple precautions that can protect you from contracting the coronavirus.
Pentagon Steps Up Cruise Missile Defenses as Iranian Threat Grows
U.S. to expand network of spy satellites to better detect and track cruise missiles, drones, and hypersonic weapons.
Impeachment Trials and Conspiracy Theories: A Match Made in Hell
Does Russia get too much or too little credit in fueling the Ukraine scandal? As with everything these days, it’s too hard to tell.
Europe Is the New Front in Trump’s Trade War
Savoring his partial China deal and passage of the new NAFTA, the U.S. president turns his sights on America’s closest allies. But he may have less success there.
More U.S. Troops Treated for Concussion Symptoms as Trump Downplays ‘Headaches’
Veterans criticize president for dismissing possibility that U.S. personnel suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran missile strike.
Republican Lawmakers Questioned Trump’s Withholding of Ukraine Aid, Documents Show
Newly released emails and other documents show that some of those now sitting as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial were also unhappy about his move to freeze aid last year.
Senators Battle Over Rules as Trump Impeachment Trial Begins
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell presses for a swift acquittal of the U.S. president.
Egypt and Ethiopia Said to Be Close to Accord on Renaissance Dam
But talks in Washington haven’t yet solved the trickiest questions still looming over the dam’s impact on countries downstream.
In the Latest Democratic Debate, Finally, Some Foreign Policy
With a trimmed-down field, Democratic hopefuls sparred over Iraq, Iran, military deployments, and the threat from climate change.
‘Russia’s Political Transition Has Arrived Ahead of Schedule’
The entire Russian government has resigned as Putin charts his country’s political future—one that will certainly still include a leading role for him.
Giuliani Associates May Have Surveilled U.S. Ambassador, New Evidence Shows
The latest batch of House evidence before Trump’s impeachment trial begins includes explosive evidence linking the president’s lawyer and associates to the campaign to bully Ukraine to investigate Trump’s rivals.
Nervous U.S. Allies Brace for Iran Fallout
Gulf and European countries are eyeing Trump with trepidation as they fear more reprisals from Iran.
A Public Relations Disaster Overtakes Iran
With protests raging in the streets, the Islamic Republic finds itself on the defensive at home and overseas over its misrepresentations.
Iran’s Proxy Threat Is the Real Problem Now
Iran may call it a day after its token strike at U.S. forces in Iraq—but will its proxy forces?
Big in Japan, ‘Le Cost Killer’ Comes Home
Carlos Ghosn’s mysterious return to Beirut is met with mixed reactions from a country in protest and peril.
Who’s Afraid of Mohammad Javad Zarif?
The United States killed Qassem Suleimani. Why can’t it silence his defenders?
Western Officials Believe Iran Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner
Officials indicate the disaster might have been a mistake made at the height of tensions with the United States after Iran’s missile launch at Iraqi bases.
Trump’s Defense Secretary Finds His Voice in Iran Crisis
Overshadowed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo until now, the relative newcomer Mark Esper has played a central role in the U.S. response.
With Parliament Voting for Brexit, Is Irish Unification Inevitable?
Republican sentiment is rising over fears that Brexit will tank the economy, but Northern Ireland’s unionists won’t go quietly.
Flanked by Military Brass, Trump Backs Off War Footing
President announces he’s imposing new sanctions in response to Iranian missile strike.
Putin Moves to Heighten Russia’s Role After Suleimani Killing
The Kremlin is expected to leap at a chance to further undermine U.S. credibility in the Middle East.
Entangled by Iran, Trump Avoids North Korea
Though his approach to Pyongyang is failing, the U.S. president doesn’t want another major global crisis. Kim Jong Un may have different ideas.
Articles That Had an Impact
From the State Department to the U.N. to Turkey, India, and Pakistan, Foreign Policy’s reporting helped make a difference.
10 Important Stories You Might Have Missed in 2019
China’s designs in space, a drought crisis in southern Africa, and other stories you may have missed during this year’s chaotic and nonstop news cycle.
A Rocky Year for U.S. Diplomacy
Whether it was confrontations with Iran and China or the never-ending Ukraine imbroglio, 2019 was a tumultuous year for American foreign policy.
Will Anyone Pay for Uncle Sam’s World Expo Pavilion?
A last-ditch scramble by Trump’s chief diplomat reveals frictions with Congress over how the State Department spends its money.
World Leaders Stood Behind Bill Clinton When He Was Impeached. Not So Trump.
The allies Trump has snubbed are shrugging off his impeachment—or just laughing.
Trump Administration Blocks Another Critic from Speaking Abroad
The Denmark incident reveals how skittish the U.S. State Department has become when engaging with experts who have criticized the president’s policies.
Rafael Grossi Isn’t America’s—or Iran’s, or North Korea’s—Man
The new head of the IAEA was the United States’ preferred candidate. But, as global tensions rise, he quickly needs to prove his independence.
State Clamps Down on Officials Joining Pompeo’s Calls
A Democratic lawmaker says the lack of transparency and record-keeping will keep the public in the dark.
Despite Acrimony Among Leaders, NATO Is Making Strides at 70
Trump’s bullying prompted NATO Chief Stoltenberg to praise the U.S. president for his “leadership on defense spending,” and the alliance is bolstering itself against Russia.
China Bids to Lead World Agency Protecting Intellectual Property
“Why would you want to put the fox in charge of the henhouse?” says one American expert.
State Department Misled Congress on Ouster of Ukraine Ambassador
A new trove of State Department emails sheds fresh light on events surrounding the impeachment inquiry.
U.S. Diplomacy’s ‘Gordon Problem’ Goes Way Beyond Gordon Sondland
With the ambassador’s headline-making testimony, the Ukraine impeachment inquiry shed unprecedented light on the difference between political appointees and career diplomats.
Pompeo Thrust Into Impeachment Spotlight
The secretary of state takes flak from both chambers on Capitol Hill as his nominee for deputy gets grilled as well.
Trump Crushes Palestinian Hopes Again
The U.S. Middle East peace plan may be in a coma. But that hasn’t stopped Washington from handing major diplomatic victories to Israel.