In West Africa, Climate Change Equals Conflict
The region is the poster child for insecurities already brought on by global warming.
The United States and China Need to Cooperate—for the Planet’s Sake
Polling shows Americans want Biden to emphasize climate diplomacy with Beijing.
Why Biden Has a Better Shot at Saving the Climate Than Obama Did
He has a lot more nations and interest groups on his side, and this time the promise of millions of new clean jobs is real.
Our Amazing Clean Energy Future Has Arrived
The evidence of a great green wave is now overwhelming. And it will only get better.
America Must Reclaim the Global Lead on Climate Change
Five places to start undoing the Trump administration’s damage and rebuilding U.S. leadership.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2021
The world in 2021 will be haunted by the legacies of 2020: an ongoing pandemic, an economic crisis, Donald Trump’s divisive presidency—and new threats emanating from wars and climate change.
The New Geopolitics of Energy
Foreign Policy’s five best reads on the dramatic shift in energy policy in 2020.
Arctic Competition – Part Two
FP Analytics’ two-part Arctic Competition Power Map provides Insiders with an in-depth breakdown of how melting sea ice is enabling increased commercial activity and geopolitical competition over resources, shipping routes, and territory in the Arctic.
Our Top Weekend Reads
Great-power politics in Nagorno-Karabakh, the children of the Islamic State, and the meaning of Moldova’s election result.
What Are Biden’s Climate Options if the Senate Stays Republican?
A split government would make it harder, but there are many things a president can do.
What Will the U.S. Election Mean for Brazil’s Diplomacy?
China’s growing influence in Latin America and climate change will both continue to shape the future of the bilateral relationship.
Welcome to the Final Battle for the Climate
The great powers have taken big steps to fight global warming. Now attention turns to the rest of the world.
Arctic Competition – Part One
In Part I of FP Analytics’ Arctic Competition Power Map, we visualize how climate change is physically transforming the Arctic, lay out the scale of potential resources that will be made available, and detail the positions and interests of major players in the region.
COVID-19 Might Not Change the World
Pandemics are not always transformative events. While some worrying preexisting trends could accelerate, it’s incorrect to assume that the coronavirus will end globalization, kill liberal democracy, or enhance China’s soft power.
The Democrats Have Quietly Given Up Their Old Myths About Climate Change
And that might be a good thing for the environment.
Everything You Think About the Geopolitics of Climate Change Is Wrong
The transition to a zero-carbon world will shift power in very unexpected ways.
Did Xi Just Save the World ?
In a little-noticed speech this week, China permanently changed the global fight against climate change.
‘The Stakes Couldn’t Be Any Higher’
Todd Stern, Obama’s right hand at the Paris accords, says this U.S. election is make-or-break for efforts to fight runaway climate change.
Our Top Weekend Reads
The impact of the Israel-UAE deal on the war in Libya, what we know about Biden’s foreign-policy vision, and the disastrous state of Taiwan’s military.
Lockdowns Have Been Amazing for the Environment, but COVID-19 Won’t Heal the Planet
Blue skies, clear water, thriving wildlife—nature has regenerated thanks to global lockdowns. How can we make the effect last?