climate change

A woman looks at a newly formed crack in a walkway after a storm in Bargny, a fishing village in Senegal, on Sept. 18, 2020.

In West Africa, Climate Change Equals Conflict

The region is the poster child for insecurities already brought on by global warming.

Then-Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and then U.S.-Vice President Joe Biden attend a luncheon in Los Angeles on Feb. 17, 2012.

The United States and China Need to Cooperate—for the Planet’s Sake

Polling shows Americans want Biden to emphasize climate diplomacy with Beijing.

U.S. President Joe Biden greets Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry

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.

A vintage illustration of a futuristic three-wheeled self-driving ‘“dream car” from 1961.

Our Amazing Clean Energy Future Has Arrived

The evidence of a great green wave is now overwhelming. And it will only get better.

President-elect Joe Biden announces key climate and energy appointments at the Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, on Dec. 19.

America Must Reclaim the Global Lead on Climate Change

Five places to start undoing the Trump administration’s damage and rebuilding U.S. leadership.

Members of the Somali military watch as firefighters work to extinguish a blaze after a car bomb exploded in Mogadishu on Jan. 29, 2019.

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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia meet at the Al-Yamamah Royal Palace in Riyadh on Oct. 14, 2019.

The New Geopolitics of Energy

Foreign Policy’s five best reads on the dramatic shift in energy policy in 2020.

Arctic Competition Power Map Part 2

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.

Two men have lunch near a car loaded with belongings close to the checkpoint of Russian peacekeepers outside the village of Dadivank in Nagorno-Karabakh on Nov. 23.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Great-power politics in Nagorno-Karabakh, the children of the Islamic State, and the meaning of Moldova’s election result.

Wind turbines at a wind farm in Colorado City, Texas on Jan. 21, 2016.

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.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands before a dinner with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

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.

A man walks along a street near India Gate amid heavily polluted conditions in New Delhi on Dec. 6, 2019.

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 Power Map

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.

Paramilitary police march near the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, China.

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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia meet at the Al-Yamamah Royal Palace in Riyadh on Oct. 14, 2019.

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.

China's President Xi Jinping waves to delegates as they arrive for the opening ceremony of the 11th National Women's Congress at the Great Hall of the People near Tiananmen Square on October 28, 2013 in Beijing.

Did Xi Just Save the World
?

In a little-noticed speech this week, China permanently changed the global fight against climate change.

An orange sky filled with smoke hangs above hiking trails at the Limeridge Open Space in Concord, California, on Sept. 9, after historic wildfires created hazardous air quality conditions in the American West.

‘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.

Fighters loyal to the U.N.-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord

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.

The nearly empty A3 highway near Leverkusen, western Germany, on April 19 amid the pandemic.

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?