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An illustration shows the lopped off lower half of the globe with a diverse group of people holding it up from below for a story about the term "the global south."
An illustration shows the lopped off lower half of the globe with a diverse group of people holding it up from below for a story about the term "the global south."

Is There Such Thing as a Global South?

The category is emotionally powerful but fundamentally flawed.

President-elect Javier Milei laughs with lawmakers at the National Congress for the official announcement of the final vote count on Nov. 29 in Buenos Aires.
President-elect Javier Milei laughs with lawmakers at the National Congress for the official announcement of the final vote count on Nov. 29 in Buenos Aires.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo speaks at an event on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Week in San Francisco, California.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo speaks at an event on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Week in San Francisco, California.

Commerce Needs Cash to Curb China’s Chips

Economic statecraft needs to be resourced to compete with China, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo tells FP. 

Biden delivers remarks from a lectern in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
Biden delivers remarks from a lectern in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

It’s Time to Reconsider U.S. Military Aid

As Congress stalls, the U.S. public has good reason to demand more transparency on Biden’s funding for Ukraine and Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (back) greets U.S. President Joe Biden upon his arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (back) greets U.S. President Joe Biden upon his arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.

Why Israel Needs America’s Tough Love

An argument for making U.S. aid conditional on steps toward Palestinian statehood.

A driver charges his electric vehicle at a charging station in Shenzhen, southern Guangdong province, China.
A driver charges his electric vehicle at a charging station in Shenzhen, southern Guangdong province, China.

China Hawks Are Putting the Green Transition at Risk

New electric vehicle restrictions will end up hurting U.S. interests.

Export oil pipelines are seen at an oil facility on Iran’s Khark Island, on the shore of the Persian Gulf, on Feb. 23, 2016.
Export oil pipelines are seen at an oil facility on Iran’s Khark Island, on the shore of the Persian Gulf, on Feb. 23, 2016.

Is Biden Ignoring Iran’s Sanctions Evasion?

Republicans say the U.S. president is allowing Iran’s increased oil exports. The evidence suggests otherwise.

A model of the U.S. Supreme Court in poinsettias is displayed at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.
A model of the U.S. Supreme Court in poinsettias is displayed at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.
John Ackah Blay-Miezah smokes a cigar in the London office of the Oman Ghana Trust Fund in the 1980s.
John Ackah Blay-Miezah smokes a cigar in the London office of the Oman Ghana Trust Fund in the 1980s.

The Man Who Conned the World

How one of the greatest scam artists of all time used Ghana’s colonial past to get rich.

Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, president of the 2023 U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP28), speaks to the media following the opening session of the conference in Dubai on Nov. 30.
Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, president of the 2023 U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP28), speaks to the media following the opening session of the conference in Dubai on Nov. 30.

At COP28, the World Needs to Prioritize Financial Reform

Three ideas that could boost investment in the planet—and its people.

An India flag during the T20 Tour match between Northamptonshire and India at The County Ground on July 03, 2022 in Northampton, England.
An India flag during the T20 Tour match between Northamptonshire and India at The County Ground on July 03, 2022 in Northampton, England.

Are Global Climate Partnerships Fit for Purpose?

A close look at India's relationship to Just Energy Transition Partnerships.

An aerial view of Imburu, Nigeria, following flooding caused by heavy rainfall, on Sept. 25, 2022.
An aerial view of Imburu, Nigeria, following flooding caused by heavy rainfall, on Sept. 25, 2022.

The Dark Side of Climate Finance

At COP28, poor countries should be careful what they wish for.

Joaquin Phoenix in the film "Napoleon."
Joaquin Phoenix in the film "Napoleon."

The Economic Legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte

A new biopic fails to capture Napoleon’s historical significance.

El Salvador's president Nayib Bukele, wearing clear plastic goggles and a black zip-up jacket, spreads his arms enthusiastically as he speaks during a joint news conference. He stands behind a podium and in front of U.S. and Salvadoran flags.
El Salvador's president Nayib Bukele, wearing clear plastic goggles and a black zip-up jacket, spreads his arms enthusiastically as he speaks during a joint news conference. He stands behind a podium and in front of U.S. and Salvadoran flags.

Bukele’s Bitcoin Mess and the U.S.-Backed Bank That Enabled It

The United States has supported the so-called dictators’ bank to rival China in Central America—and funded El Salvador’s authoritarian descent in the process.

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