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A sign for TotalEnergies EP Myanmar is seen behind a shuttered gate in Yangon, Myanmar, on Jan. 22.
A sign for TotalEnergies EP Myanmar is seen behind a shuttered gate in Yangon, Myanmar, on Jan. 22.

Companies Quitting Myanmar Provide Hollow Victories Against Junta

The departures of France’s TotalEnergies and Norway’s Telenor have left the military regime with more money and control.

Tanks in the German armed forces participate in military exercises near Bergen, Germany, on October 14, 2016.
Tanks in the German armed forces participate in military exercises near Bergen, Germany, on October 14, 2016.

Baltic States Wanted German Tanks in Ukraine Yesterday

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised a new foreign policy. Critics say he has yet to deliver.

A woman carefully chooses her fruit in Tunis, Tunisia, amid an ongoing food and inflation crisis.
A woman carefully chooses her fruit in Tunis, Tunisia, amid an ongoing food and inflation crisis.

Tunisia’s Perfect Economic Storm

Crises at home and abroad have touched off food shortages across the country.

The dome of the U.S. Capitol
The dome of the U.S. Capitol

5 Midterm Foreign-Policy Shake-Ups to Watch on Capitol Hill

The U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion decision has changed the race, but foreign policy is on the ballot, too.

People gather in front of a shuttered post office in Ukraine.
People gather in front of a shuttered post office in Ukraine.

Postal Workers Are Keeping Ukraine’s Front-Line Villages Alive

Deliveries of packages and pension payments have helped uphold a fragile sense of normalcy for civilians under fire.

Women are seen making food and holding food containers in a kitchen.
Women are seen making food and holding food containers in a kitchen.

Chavismo’s Latest Target

NGOs are essential to Venezuelan society. A new law may lead to their collapse.

Workers operate sewing machines in a garment factory at the Hawassa Industrial Park in southern Ethiopia.
Workers operate sewing machines in a garment factory at the Hawassa Industrial Park in southern Ethiopia.

The Dark Side of Ethiopia’s Export Boom

Workers report sexual coercion and poor conditions at the Hawassa Industrial Park.

Then-Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida walks in front of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant.
Then-Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida walks in front of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant.

Fumio Kishida’s Great Nuclear Leap

A decade after Fukushima, the Japanese prime minister is walking a fine political line to reengage with the carbon-free energy source.

Catalan leader Pere Aragonès gives a speech.
Catalan leader Pere Aragonès gives a speech.

Catalan President: Now Is Not the Time for a Unilateral Independence Vote

Pere Aragonès discusses negotiations with Madrid, Catalan views on NATO, and prospects for a future referendum.

Four people stand on stage holding hands with their arms up.
Four people stand on stage holding hands with their arms up.

Is Italy Seeing the Rise of a New Fascism?

The Brothers of Italy, which descended from Mussolini’s fascist movement, is projected to win the coming election.

Russian servicemen gather at Red Square in Moscow.
Russian servicemen gather at Red Square in Moscow.

Russia’s Sending Its Ethnic Minorities to the Meat Grinder

Chaotic mobilization sparks renewed fears that the pain will not be shared evenly across Russia.

Soldiers take part in a military exercise at the Adazi military base, north east of Riga, Latvia, on March 8, 2022.
Soldiers take part in a military exercise at the Adazi military base, north east of Riga, Latvia, on March 8, 2022.

The Baltics Hunker Down for the Long Game Against Russia

The Kremlin is down but not out in Ukraine, and the Baltic states want to make sure they’re not next.

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner leaves a courthouse
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner leaves a courthouse

The Many Trials of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Argentina’s vice president survived an assassination attempt. Will she make it out of court?

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on economic issues in Moscow on Feb. 17, 2022.
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on economic issues in Moscow on Feb. 17, 2022.

Putin Doubles Down on a Bad Hand With Mobilization

The war in Ukraine is going so bad, he’s willing to risk domestic unrest.

Enrico Letta, leader of the Italian Democratic Party (PD), delivers a speech in Rome's downtown square on September 6 ahead of the upcoming general political elections in Milan.
Enrico Letta, leader of the Italian Democratic Party (PD), delivers a speech in Rome's downtown square on September 6 ahead of the upcoming general political elections in Milan.

Enrico Letta’s Lonely Campaign

The Italian center-left leader says he can stop the far right’s march to victory. His chances are slim.

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg

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