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Protesters march against the now-suspended China Extradition Law on June 16 in Hong Kong.

China’s Grip on Hong Kong

Plus: The U.N. report on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, an exodus from Congo, and the other stories we’re following today.

Local students hold a sign that reads “Save Lamu Women's Movement” in Swahili at a poetry competition in Lamu Town to raise awareness about the effects of coal on the environment on Nov. 29, 2017.

When Coal Comes to Paradise

As China pushes clean energy policies at home, it is exporting its high-pollution coal industry to pristine places like Kenya’s Lamu Island—with Nairobi’s seal of approval. Local residents fear it will destroy the environment they depend on.

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his intention to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, outside the White House on June 1, 2017.

Leaving the Paris Agreement Is a Bad Deal for the United States

Trump’s plan to quit the accord would provide serious cover for major emitters like China and India.

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The 2020 Candidates Aren’t Talking About Foreign Policy. They Need to Start.

The United States caused many of the planet’s problems and can still unmake them—but only if its politicians face up to the challenge.

A section of newly constructed offshore seawall on April 27, 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indonesia Floats Yet Another Plan to Move Its Sinking Capital

Big plans to relocate from Jakarta keep disappearing into nothing. Will this time be different?

Smoke billows from a large steel plant as a Chinese laborer works at an unauthorized steel factory in Inner Mongolia, China, on Nov. 4, 2016.

China Rises in U.N. Climate Talks, While U.S. Goes AWOL

As the global body becomes increasingly identified with tackling climate change, Trump refuses to take part, handing the reins to Beijing.

Members of Charles Company from the 1st Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment, deployed on Operation Nanook-Nunalivut, take part in austere runway training near Resolute Bay, Nunavut, on March 28.

Vanguards of the Thawing Arctic

After two decades of war in the desert, Canadian troops must relearn how to operate in the frozen north.

Heat waves emanate from the exhaust pipe of a city transit bus as it passes an American flag on the Los Angeles County Hall on April 25. (David McNew/Getty Images)

The United States Owes the World $1 Trillion

By failing to live up to its international climate change agreements, the United States has cost the world a bundle in damage.

Swedish teenaged climate activist Greta Thunberg (C) holds up her Swedish "School Strike for the Climate" sign as she participates in a Fridays for Future march with German climate activists Luisa Neubauer and Jakob Blasel on March 29, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The Kids Are Taking Charge of Climate Change

Teenagers around the world are protesting in unprecedented numbers—and making governments nervous.

A protester holds up a poster depicting the Earth as a crying eye during a demonstration in Berlin on March 22. (Christoph Soeder/AFP/Getty Images)

How to Talk to a Populist About Climate Change

Thirty percent of global emissions come from countries led by populist nationalist leaders. Current climate policy approaches are ill-suited for these regimes. Here’s an alternative.

Children use a tire to cross a flooded street in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines on Sept. 16, 2018. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

There’s More Bad News Than You Think

A new study finds some of the world’s biggest humanitarian disasters go virtually uncovered.

Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe speaks at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, on April 3, 2012. (Nellie Doneva/Abilene Reporter-News via AP)

Climate Change Prophet

On the podcast: A scientist who is also an evangelical Christian wants conservatives to understand the dangers of climate change.

Fireworks explode following an inauguration celebration for President-elect Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

My Top 10 Foreign-Policy Wish List for 2019

Peace in Yemen, rapprochement with Russia, and other hopes and dreams for the year ahead.

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.

Steam and exhaust rise from smokestacks in Oberhausen, Germany on Jan. 6, 2017. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

The Hazard of Environmental Morality

Efforts to combat climate change should be pragmatic above all else.

An American flag is attached to the boardwalk damaged by Superstorm Sandy, on Nov. 24, 2012 in Ortley Beach, New Jersey.  (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rising Tides Will Sink Global Order

Global warming will produce national extinctions and international insurgencies—and change everything you think you know about foreign policy.

A woman wears an air-filtration mask while crossing a street in San Francisco, California, October 13, 2017. (Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

How to Make Climate Change Doubters Pay a Political Price

Leaders who refuse to acknowledge the public health consequences of air pollution, disease outbreaks, and drought will soon feel the wrath of voters at the polls.

Donald Trump holds a miner's helmet up after speaking during a rally May 5, 2016 in Charleston, West Virginia. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Has Officially Ruined Climate Change Diplomacy for Everyone

The evidence is in: the Paris Agreement doesn’t work without the United States.

NEW HAVEN, CT - OCTOBER 08: Yale Professor William Nordhaus attends a press conference after winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences at Yale University on October 8, 2018 in New Haven, Connecticut. Professor Nordhaus' research has been focused on the economics of climate change, economic growth, and natural resources. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

The Nobel Prize for Climate Catastrophe

The economist William Nordhaus will receive his profession’s highest honor for research on global warming that’s been hugely influential—and entirely misguided.

Burnt bushes are seen as a blaze moves through Deepwater National Park in Queensland, Australia on Nov. 28, 2018. (Rob Griffith/AFP/Getty Images)

Global Warming Is Setting Fire to American Leadership

One of the side effects of climate change will be the end of U.S. hegemony.

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