Elections

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote during Israel's parliamentary elections in Jerusalem, on April 9.

How to End Israel’s Political Impasse

A dysfunctional electoral system stopped Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a government. The country needs to enact two simple reforms, or it will face perpetual stalemate.

People cross from Guatemala to Mexico at the Talisman bridge in Chiapas State, Mexico, on June 7.

Mexico’s Other Border

Plus: Observers fear spiraling violence in Sudan, a scandal erupts in Brazil, and the other stories we're following today.

Kazakh president-elect Kassym-Jomart Tokayev speaks to the media during a press conference at Ak Orda Presidential Palace in Nur-Sultan on June 10, 2019.

Kazakhstan’s Second-Ever President Can’t Tolerate Protest

Nazarbayev’s successor has an impressive foreign profile but a raft of domestic problems.

Protesters chant, "No extradition," as they rally against the controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 9.

Hong Kong’s Last Stand

Plus: Mexico faces new pressure on immigration, Germany meets with Iran, and what to watch in the world this week.

Women walk past a campaign billboard for Kazakh President and presidential candidate Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Nur-Sultan on June 7 ahead of Kazakhstan's presidential elections.

Kazakhstan’s Fake Vote Might Wake Up Civil Society

The nominal resignation of a longtime autocrat has sparked new hopes.

Youth members prepare for the visit of the head of the Social Democrats, Mette Frederiksen (displayed on banners), at a meeting celebrating the International Workers' Day in Aalborg, Denmark on May 1.

Did the Left Really Win in Denmark?

The Social Democrats are poised to lead the next government, but after adopting the far-right’s anti-immigration agenda the party isn’t what it used to be.

Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street on May 24 in London.

May Leaves, Brexit Remains

Plus: Hong Kong prepares for protest over mainland extradition, Ethiopia tries to mediate in Sudan, and the other stories we're following today.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers an address during the country's 71st Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Aug. 15, 2017.

Modi Reimagines India’s Role in the World

No longer just a balancer, the prime minister wants to make India a major power in its own right. And his cabinet pick shows he’s serious about doing so.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II inspect a Guard of Honor at Windsor Castle on July 13, 2018.

Trump Arrives in London

Plus: Mexico prepares to meet U.S. officials over trade, a threat to Merkel's ruling coalition, and what to watch in the world this week.

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives at the Foreign Office on July 15, 2016 in London.

There’s Nothing Behind Boris Johnson’s Clown Mask

A brief survey of the likely future U.K. prime minister’s very long—and very thin—resume.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks to the press following a vote on on May 29 in Jerusalem.

Will Netanyahu Survive?

Plus: Trump slaps tariffs on Mexico and weighs in on British politics, and the other stories we're following today.

Israelis celebrate Jerusalem Day in Jeruslam's Old City on May 13, 2018.

Israel Is at Peace (With Itself)

The country can’t form a government, its peace process is permanently stalled—and things have never been better.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference in Jerusalem on Nov. 18, 2014.

FP’s Guide to Benjamin Netanyahu

Facing another election, will the prime minister survive?

People chat in front of a mural depicting Iran's flag of Iran, in Tehran, Iran on May 22.

Mixed Messages on Iran

Plus: Stocks fall again amid trade war, Netanyahu misses his government deadline, and the other stories we're following today.

Senior advisor Jared Kushner poses for a selfie in the White House Rose on May 16.

Kushner’s Middle East Peace Plan Goes on Tour

Plus: Macron and Merkel remain divided over EU leadership, and the other stories we're following today.

Emmanuel Macron speaks to the press as he leaves after a European Union (EU) summit at EU Headquarters in Brussels on May 28.

France Lives in Macron’s World Now

The French president has started the political revolution he always wanted—and the outcome is dangerously uncertain.

People walk across carpeting with the EU flag  at the German Christian Democrats (CDU) headquarters during European Parliament elections on May 26 in Berlin, Germany.

Leaders Meet Over EU’s Future

Plus: Netanyahu faces a deadline to form a coalition, a mass stabbing in Japan, and what to watch in the world this week.

An Indian resident reads a newspaper with news of the election victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai on May 24.

The Modi Mystery

Poor economic performance should have hurt the prime minister at the polls. Instead, appeals to nationalism won him the vote.

BJP party supporters celebrate electoral victory on May 23, 2019 in Pune, India.

Modi’s Message Was Simple: Hindus First

Bad times in India couldn't dent the BJP's juggernaut.

Narendra Modi delivers a victory speech at the BJP party headquarters in New Delhi, India.

Modi Wins Big—What’s Next?

Plus: A ruling on same-sex relations in Kenya, May's departure date, and the other stories we're following today.

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