North Korea Needs a Real Deal, Not a Trump Special
The Hanoi summit can be a step forward—if both sides commit.
Pakistan Has No More Excuses for Supporting Terrorism
A murderous attack in Kashmir rocks relationships throughout Asia.
Labeling Elections ‘Good Enough’ Lets African Leaders Get Away With Fraud
Setting the bar too low for African democracies, as the international community did in Madagascar, encourages electoral manipulation and bad governance.
Paraguay Is a Fiscal Paradise for Terrorists
The South American country needs to do a better job patrolling its financial system—or face the consequences.
Western Leaders Are Promoting Dictatorship, Not Democracy, in Egypt
Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Cairo and Donald Trump’s cheerleading have bolstered Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he faces popular protest over his latest power grab.
Nigeria’s Election Is Shattering Political Taboos
The issue of restructuring the country’s delicate federal system has long been off limits. Both candidates have now put it front and center, ensuring that reforms are on the way.
Comedians Will Soon Rule the World
It’s no accident that a growing number of international comics are running for office—and winning.
Forget Bitcoin, Try Your Mattress
Cryptocurrency is about as safe as keeping your money in a sock under someone else’s bed.
Cameroon Used to Welcome Refugees. Now It Forcibly Expels Them.
Nigerians fleeing violence at home are being kicked out of northern Cameroon and being sent back to areas terrorized by Boko Haram.
How Beijing Could Unmake Howard Schultz’s Billions
Corporate interests and political power are a dangerous mix for a wannabe president.
Poland’s Historical Revisionism Is Pushing It Into Moscow’s Arms
The country doesn’t need an openly pro-Russian political party. Its own government’s attempts to rewrite Polish history play directly into Vladimir Putin’s hands.
Italy’s Populists Have Lost Their Luster. They’re Looking to France to Win It Back.
Five Star used to be a protest movement; now it’s the establishment. By bashing Emmanuel Macron and embracing the yellow vest uprising, it’s hoping to restore its radical credentials.
Macron Is Going Full De Gaulle
France’s president is pushing around Britain, Germany, and Italy—and going back to his country’s foreign-policy roots.
Show Me the Money, India
The Congress Party’s newest campaigner may not actually contest elections, but she will likely narrow a funding gap in a country where winning votes costs serious money.
Theodor Herzl Was Willing to Tolerate Europe’s Far-Right. Should Israel’s Leaders Do the Same?
Shunning populist parties won’t make Jews safer. Engaging with them is a matter of realpolitik, and Israel should focus on contemporary threats, not those of the past.
Hezbollah Is in Venezuela to Stay
Regime change in Caracas won’t change the country’s problematic relationship with the terrorist group.
The Nine Levels of Brexit Hell
Donald Tusk promised ‘a special place in hell.’ Let Foreign Policy be your guide through Brexit’s Inferno.
The Future of Politics Is Coming to Poland
Promising newcomers are threatening to tear apart the country’s two-party system in every direction.
Beijing’s Olympics Paved the Way for Xinjiang’s Camps
The 2008 games were supposed to help liberalize China. Instead the party learned it could get away with anything.