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Iraqis lit candles in memory of demonstrators who lost their lives as they mark the one-year anniversary of anti-government protests at Tahrir Square in Baghdad on Oct. 1, 2020.

Iraq’s Disappearance From Biden’s Agenda Is a Big Mistake

Upcoming elections offer an opportunity to turn Iraq around—and contain Iran in the process.

Picture taken in January 1946 in London showing Eleanor Roosevelt attending a United Nations meeting.

After a Century of Lobbying, Women Are Finally Getting Top Jobs in Washington

Instead of talking about “binders full of women,” the new president has appointed several key female leaders in the national security agencies—but the U.S. government is still a long way from gender parity.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Marine One as they depart the White House in Washington on Jan. 20.

Advice to National-Security Republicans as Biden Takes Office

Republicans should start off on the right foot as we transition into the opposition.

Supporters of President Donald Trump hold up their phones with messages referring to the QAnon conspiracy theory at a campaign rally at Las Vegas Convention Center on Feb 21, 2020.

The Internet Is a Crime Scene

How we conceptualize the role social media played in the Capitol siege will set the stage for information governance across the globe.

An iPhone screen displays U.S. President Donald Trump's suspended Twitter account in San Anselmo,  California, on Jan. 8.

Big Tech’s Big Challenge

Twitter and Facebook have set a precedent in removing Trump from their platforms—but can they apply the same principle globally?

Gen. Lloyd Austin prepares to testify before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on Sept. 16, 2015.

Now Is a Bad Time to Weaken Civilian Control Over the Military

Biden’s nomination of a retired general to head the Pentagon reinforces a dangerous trend. His confirmation must come with concrete safeguards.

Riot police push back a crowd of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump at the Capitol

‘This Was Like Charlottesville on Steroids’

Security expert Erroll Southers speaks with Foreign Policy on the roots of the Capitol assault.

Employees of Indian education technology startup BYJU's work on app content in Bangalore, India, on Jan. 10, 2019.

Bengaluru Is the New Shenzhen as Apps Displace Devices

In the global internet economy, India’s tech industry has a leg up on China’s.

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington on Oct. 19, 2020.

Why The Latest Cyberattack Was Different

The epic SolarWinds hack affecting thousands of government agencies and companies could mark the beginning of the end of the open internet.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6.

Our Top Weekend Reads

An opportunity for Biden, populism’s online fires, and the need for transitional justice.

Rep. Gregory Meeks in 2017

New House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Vows Pompeo Investigations Will Continue

Rep. Gregory Meeks, who took the gavel this week, also urged the State Department to reverse its decision to close the last two U.S. consulates in Russia.

U.S. President Donald Trump steps out of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 5.

The Coming Republican Reckoning With Trump’s Legacy

Rebuilding Republican credibility in national security will require an honest look at Trumpism—and a return to our party’s foreign-policy principles.

A man cross an empty highway on Feb. 3 in Wuhan, China.

Our Top Stories of 2020

From human rights abuses in Xinjiang to the coronavirus crisis in the United States, here are the stories that most captivated our readers this year.

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