Elections

A woman casts her ballot in the voting booth at the Kent County Public Library in Chestertown, Maryland, on Oct. 25, in early voting ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Mattis Confirms Russia Interfered in U.S. Midterm Elections

The defense secretary also condemned Putin’s violation of the nuclear treaty, seizure of Ukrainian naval vessels.

Giant posters of acting prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa are seen in his home town on November 14, 2018  in Tangalle, Sri Lanka. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka’s Failing Coup Might Succeed at the Ballot Box

Many voters still back populist Mahinda Rajapaksa despite his attempt to seize power.

An election official sits in an empty polling station during local elections on October 30, 2018, in the Shuafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

Why There’s No Palestinian Protest Vote in Jerusalem

Candidates who ran for local office were subjected to violent threats by fellow Palestinians, but they have vowed to do it again.

Representatives-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Fla.), Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa), and Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) join other newly elected members of the House of Representatives for an official photo at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Nov. 14. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Here’s How Congress Can Check Trump

The newly Democratic House of Representatives should hold the administration accountable for its worst foreign-policy instincts.

Swedish Speaker of Parliament Andreas Norlen (L) meets with Moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson (R) at the Parliament in Stockholm on September 27, 2018.

Swedish Leaders Will Try Anything to Shut Out the Far-Right

No one wants to enter a coalition with the Sweden Democrats, so the country is resorting to desperate and untested measures to form a new government.

Democratic congressional candidate Ilhan Omar speaks to a group of volunteers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 13, 2018.

Two Muslim Women Are Headed to Congress. Will They Be Heard?

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have won, but the battle for a new brand of feminism in the Democratic Party and within Muslim communities has just begun.

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili poses in front of the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Feb. 14. (Rob Engelaar/AFP/Getty Images)

Make Georgia Great Again

Georgia’s presidential election is a referendum on a government that has reversed its predecessor’s gains.

A convoy of Russian troops makes its way through the mountains in the village of Dzhaba on August 9, 2008 as Georgian troops battled with Russian forces over breakaway provinces.

Ethnic Nationalism Gave Georgia Freedom. Now It Needs Civic Nationalism to Survive.

The Caucasus is a complex ethnic and religious patchwork, and only a shared identity can help Georgians push back against Putin.

From left, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. Eliot Engel, and Rep. Adam Schiff on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 15, 2017. (Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)

House Dems to Turn the Screws on Trump’s State Department

The new Congress will flex its oversight muscles on everything from mismanagement at the State Department to questions about Trump’s finances.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a meeting in Helsinki on July 16. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

What’s Bad for Trump Is Worse for Putin

The Kremlin can expect more sanctions and more investigations from a Democratic House.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on May 23, 2017. (AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Envoy Throws Midterm Lifeline to Republicans

The Israeli prime minister is riling Democrats by bedding down with Trump.

A Russian policeman looks at TV screens in a shop in Moscow on Feb. 1, 2007, during the broadcasting of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual address to Russian and foreign media. (Denis Sinyakov/AFP/Getty)

How Do You Say ‘Fake News’ in Russian?

Russian news sites portray the U.S. presidential election as a prelude to civil war.

No, Not All Politics Are Local

A guide to the U.S. midterms for foreign-policy wonks.

A woman votes in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2013. (NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Tel Aviv’s One-State Reality

Palestinians running in municipal elections offer a glimpse of a shared future.

Jair Bolsonaro waves to the crowd during a military event in São Paulo on May 3. (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

The Military Is Back in Brazil

From security to economic policy, under Jair Bolsonaro, the armed forces will be a major player in politics.

A vigil for the victims of the Tree of Life Congregation shooting in front of the White House in Washington on Oct. 27. (Alex Edelman/Getty Images)

The Deadly Consequences of Dog-Whistle Politics

Eleven killed in the worst-ever attack on the U.S. Jewish community.

Brazilian Workers’ Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad campaigns on Oct. 27 in São Paulo. (Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)

‘Brazil Needs Peace and Not Hate’

Ahead of a runoff presidential election, Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad spoke with Foreign Policy about Brazil’s future.

Demonstrators take part in a protest against Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 20. (Fernando Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

How Women Could Win It for Bolsonaro

Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner made hateful comments a hallmark of his political life. That hasn’t held him back.

Street protests have erupted in Brazil in opposition to far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, right, who is leading in polls over his opponent, Fernando Haddad, left. (Apu Gomes/AFP/Getty Images/Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images/Fernando Souza/AFP/Getty Images/Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images/Foreign Policy illustration)

FP’s Guide to the Brazilian Election

Ten things to read or listen to before the vote.

Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland, co-leaders of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, arrive to speak on immigration and crime on September 18, 2017 in Berlin.

The Party Is Over

The mass political movements that once dominated Europe are fading fast—and the nationalist populists and upstart parties taking their place are here to stay.

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