Foreign & Public Diplomacy

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The View From Iran: What the Raisi Administration Wants in the Nuclear Talks

President Ebrahim Raisi doesn’t consider reviving the nuclear deal a top priority.

Qatari assistant foreign minister Lolwah Rashid al-Khater

Qatari Diplomat: ‘There’s a Serious Need for Engagement’ With the Taliban

Qatar’s assistant foreign minister discussed the Taliban, the need for a clear road map, and Afghanistan’s uncertain future.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The U.S.-India Relationship Is the Quad’s Litmus Test

Washington and New Delhi must overcome some key differences for the group to succeed.

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Western Expats Are No Longer Safe in China

Beijing’s swift release of two Canadians held on trumped-up charges confirms that Xi Jinping is prepared to stoop to the level of late Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi and engage in hostage diplomacy.

Meng Wanzhou dressed in a red dress waves as she steps out of a plane with a Chinese flag on the side of it.

Another Win for China’s Hostage Diplomacy

A yearslong diplomatic dispute between China and the West has finally ended.


The Most Important U.N. Speeches This Year

FP columnists and contributors break down the good, the bad, and the ugly from the 76th U.N. General Assembly.

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech in Lens, France on Nov. 9, 2018.

No One Does Self-Interested Arms Deals Like the French

Paris’s complaints about AUKUS are remarkably hypocritical given France’s history of selling weapons despite its allies’ objections.

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Meet Iran’s New Foreign Minister: Qassem Suleimani’s ‘Soldier’

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is a staunch backer of Iran’s “Axis of Resistance.”

U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend the G-7 summit.

Britain’s Special Relationship Fantasy Has Been Exposed

For years, London convinced itself it was Washington’s close partner. That’s now impossible to believe.

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