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Pakistani soldiers stand next to what Pakistan says is the wreckage of an Indian fighter jet shot down in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir near the Line of Control on Feb. 27.

Our Top Stories of 2019—So Far

From a trade war with China to women’s rights around the world, here’s what has captured our readers’ attention in the first half of the year.

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Tension Mounts In Eastern Ukraine
Tension Mounts In Eastern Ukraine

10 Wars to Watch in 2015

From Afghanistan to Yemen, the conflicts and crises the world faces in the coming year.

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Last Minute Gift Guide for Wonks, 2014 Edition

FP’s shopping suggestions for the politically passionate and internationally inclined.

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AFP/Getty Images/Paula Bronstein

Abandon All Hope Ye Who Protest Here

What Hong Kong's Occupy Central can learn from the Tahrir Square uprising.

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Michael Steele/Getty Images

Epic Soccer-Like Battles of History

Here's our martial World Cup wrap-up -- where the beautiful game is just war by other means.

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Do Not Despair, Ye Flaccid, Loveless Hordes

Fleshy oysters and severed phalluses: The best sexual stimulants from around the world.

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Carpetbagging the Olympics

How to ski for Dominica if you're an Italian couple from Staten Island.

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David McNew/Getty Images

Out of the Way, Congress

5 reasons U.S. lawmakers need to get on board with mega-regional free trade deals.

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The Year America’s Post-9/11 Foreign Policy Failed

And the nine other top foreign policy headlines of 2014.

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FP’s Favorite Reads of 2013

Great books from the past year as selected by the FP staff.

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Next Year’s Wars

From Sochi to Sudan, 10 conflicts that will threaten global stability in 2014.

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The Stories You Missed in 2013

Six events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2014.

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Last-Minute Gifts for Wonks

FP's shopping guide for would-be statesmen & Snowdens.

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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 29: US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo and EU Commissioner in charge of financial services, financial stability and the Capital Markets Union, Mairead McGuinness (not seen) hold a joint news conference in Brussels, Belgium on March 29, 2022. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 29: US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo and EU Commissioner in charge of financial services, financial stability and the Capital Markets Union, Mairead McGuinness (not seen) hold a joint news conference in Brussels, Belgium on March 29, 2022. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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