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.
Sri Lanka’s Failing Coup Might Succeed at the Ballot Box
Many voters still back populist Mahinda Rajapaksa despite his attempt to seize power.
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.
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 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.
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.
Make Georgia Great Again
Georgia’s presidential election is a referendum on a government that has reversed its predecessor’s gains.
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.
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.
What’s Bad for Trump Is Worse for Putin
The Kremlin can expect more sanctions and more investigations from a Democratic House.
Netanyahu Envoy Throws Midterm Lifeline to Republicans
The Israeli prime minister is riling Democrats by bedding down with Trump.
How Do You Say ‘Fake News’ in Russian?
Russian news sites portray the U.S. presidential election as a prelude to civil war.
Tel Aviv’s One-State Reality
Palestinians running in municipal elections offer a glimpse of a shared future.
The Military Is Back in Brazil
From security to economic policy, under Jair Bolsonaro, the armed forces will be a major player in politics.
The Deadly Consequences of Dog-Whistle Politics
Eleven killed in the worst-ever attack on the U.S. Jewish community.
‘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.
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.
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.