2018: The Year in Review

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Beijing’s Big, Bad Year

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on China.

Yemeni children from the Hodeidah province are seen through a hole in a damaged house where they have been living with other displaced families in the southwestern city of Taez on Sept. 30. (Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP/Getty Images)

The Year That Washington Finally Cared About Yemen

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on Yemen.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with the media at his campaign headquarters in Moscow on March 18. Putin was re-elected to a fourth term as president in 2018. (Sergei Chirikov/AFP/Getty Images)

In Russia, 2018 Ends You

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories to help make sense of Russia′s role in the world in 2018.

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The Internet Will Doom Us All

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on tech.

U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to address the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 25. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Trump’s War on the World Order

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on multilateralism.

A Honduran migrant caravan crowds the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, in Chiapas state, Mexico, on Oct. 20. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

Overrated or Underreported?

A look at the stories the media hyped—or largely ignored—in 2018.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meet in the White House on March 20.

Our Top Stories of 2018

From the Mueller investigation to China’s expanding influence, these are the pieces readers clicked on the most.

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‘Tariff Man’ vs. the World

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on global trade.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to 10 Downing Street in central London after making a statement following the announcement of a draft deal on post-Brexit trade ties with the EU on Nov. 22. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

Drama on Downing Street

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on Brexit.

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The Books We Read in 2018

Some of Foreign Policy’s favorite reads of the year.

The scene on the main road of Nawa-i-Barakzai district center in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 2. The Taliban held the area from October 2016 to July 2017.

This Year’s Essential Deep Dives

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy long-form stories in 2018.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference in the Riyadh on Oct. 23. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

Reckless in Riyadh

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on U.S.-Saudi relations and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the American withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal at the White House on May 8, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The Day After the Iranian Nuclear Deal

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on Iran.

Chinese soldiers ride on armored missile carriers as they pass in front of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City during a military parade on Sept. 3, 2015, in Beijing. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Goodbye War on Terror, Hello China and Russia

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on defense and security.

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