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Flags with the logo and the World Cup 2018 mascot Zabivaka are seen in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow on June 30, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)        (Photo credit should read VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Read FP’s Coverage of the 2018 World Cup

War is politics by other means — and so is the World Cup.

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State of the Trade Wars

Tracking U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs — and the retaliatory measures other countries are taking.

Fans cheer for Mexico during an international friendly soccer match against Croatia at AT&T Stadium on March 27 in Arlington, Texas.  (Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

If Trump Tears Up NAFTA, Sports Will Keep North America Together

The joint 2026 World Cup is yet another sign that Canada, Mexico, and the United States are becoming increasingly culturally and economically interdependent.

Above: Two people look over the balcony on the second floor of the Parliament building in Georgetown on April 26. Top: In a section of Georgetown called Houston, contractors are building out a new oil industry depot, capable of storing needed equipment, fuel, water, cement, fluids, and other materials that contractors working in Guyana’s deep waters need. The base already has a contract to supply ExxonMobil. (Micah Maidenberg for Foreign Policy)

The Country That Wasn’t Ready to Win the Lottery

Guyana just discovered it owns enough oil to solve all its problems — and cause even bigger ones.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks at Foreign Policy's Diplomat of the Year awards ceremony in Washington on June 13.

Canadian Foreign Minister Sharply Rebukes Trump’s Trade Policy and Worldview

Chrystia Freeland said Trump was putting his thumb on the scales with tariffs.

A skier wearing a cow costume arrives in the finish area before the second run of the women's slalom race at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Feb. 18, 2017. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images)

Justin Trudeau Is Running a Milk Racket

Trump is right: Canada's protectionist food policies rip the world off.

G-7 leaders participate in a working session in Quebec, Canada, on June 8. (Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images)

The United States and Europe Still Need Each Other

In the run-up to the G-7 summit, Trump seemed to forget a key lesson from history.

The men waging Trump’s trade wars (from left): Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro, in the White House on March 8. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump’s Steel Tariffs on Allies Complicate Bigger Problem: China

Angering Europe, Canada, and Mexico makes it harder to build a common front against Beijing’s trade abuses.

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Sexpat Journalists Are Ruining Asia Coverage

Newsroom predators in foreign bureaus hurt their colleagues — and their stories.

Doug Ford was honored and received a special blessing at a Tamil Hindu Temple after meeting with members of the Tamil community in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, on Sunday February 11, 2018.

Canada’s Trump?

Canada’s left is trying to tarnish Doug Ford’s image by branding him a racist. They’d be better off asking why so many minorities support him.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) along with his wife Sophie Gregoire (L) pay their respects at the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar, India on February 21, 2018.

Teflon Trudeau Is His Own Worst Enemy

In the absence of a serious political challenge from the left or right, Canada’s prime minister is suffering from self-inflicted damage.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with steel executives at the White House, where he announced new tariffs, Mar. 1, 2018. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Here Comes Trump’s Trade War

Amid White House turmoil, the president unfurls the "America First" flag, and sees immediate blowback.

Canadian Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland speaks after the close of the sixth round of NAFTA meetings, Jan. 29, 2018. (Peter McCabe/AFP/Getty Images)

Canada and Mexico Prepare for Life After NAFTA

Canada and Mexico aren’t bending to U.S. demands, because they’ve got alternative trading partners.

The view from Lelu Island toward Kitson Island and the Pacific Ocean in July 2017.

Fantasy Island

Exporting British Columbia’s abundant energy resources should have been a slam dunk. How did a multibillion-dollar dream go up in smoke?

U.S President Donald Trump speaks about his administration's National Security Strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C, Dec. 18.(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Buckle Up for Year 2 of Trump

Four major crises the president is steering America toward in the year ahead.

The Mexican, U.S., and Canadian flags in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sept. 24.
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America Needs NAFTA to Win

The U.S. economy has grown because of NAFTA. Scuttling it now would do grievous damage.

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump spoke about renegotiating NAFTA and building a border wall that would produce solar power during the rally.  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Can Congress Block Trump if He Pulls Out of NAFTA?

The president claims the decision is his to make. Lawmakers and legal scholars aren’t so sure.

Canadas Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland(C), Mexicos Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal(L) and United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer leave the stage at Global Affairs on the final day of the third round of the NAFTA renegotiations in Ottawa, Ontario, September 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Lars Hagberg        (Photo credit should read LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s NAFTA Plans Are On a Collision Course With Absolutely Everyone

Canada and Mexico want to modernize the trade agreement. But the White House is heading in the opposite direction.

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At U.N., Canada and Mexico Speak of the (North) American Dream

Justin Trudeau talks equality while Mexico’s Foreign Minister touts multilateralism.

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