The Spanish Fraud
On the podcast: Javier Cercas’s new book on the man who impersonated a Holocaust survivor.
Books in Brief: Fresh Reads on WWII Maritime History, Clipper Ships, and Cambodian Refugees
Foreign Policy staffers review recent releases.
There’s a Better Way to Take White Farmers’ Land
South Africa needs to redistribute property—but not all appropriation is made the same.
India’s Hindu Nationalists Still Feed Off Partition’s Wounds
Assam's citizenship crisis is the latest legacy of a division that made nations.
Spain’s Dictator Is Dead, but the Debate About Him Lives On
Francisco Franco ran Spain with an iron fist for decades—and created myths about his rule that are only now starting to come undone.
Les Monstres Among Us
Two French best-sellers draw warnings for the present from the stories of Hitler’s henchmen.
The Holocaust Existentialist
Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, dead at 92, showed the world the Holocaust through eyewitnesses.
Trump Didn’t Prepare Much for His Meeting With Kim. Will That Matter?
The best improvisation requires prep work.
The Real Reason the Middle East Hates NGOs
Western promoters of democracy aren’t seen as a threat to individual rulers but as a reminder of colonial history.
Trump’s Kaiser Wilhelm Approach to Diplomacy
For the U.S. president, like the last German monarch, foreign policy is all about personal ego, not national interests.
Forget the Libya Model. South Africa Shows the Path to Peace With Pyongyang.
If Kim Jong Un follows in F.W. de Klerk’s footsteps, denuclearization could allow North Korea to move from pariah status to prosperity.
Everyone in France Wants to Claim the Legacy of 1968
Leftists want to celebrate revolutionary idealism; conservatives, the triumph of traditional authority. And Emmanuel Macron is trying to split the difference.
Economic Rights Are Human Rights
U.S. foreign policy has exacerbated many of the evils it set out to eradicate. It needs an overhaul.
I Knew the Cold War. This Is No Cold War.
Everyone's favorite historical analogy makes for disastrous foreign policy today.
Grand Strategy Isn’t Grand Enough
The world’s best national security minds know to study every aspect of foreign policy. That’s not enough.
China’s Understanding of Global Order Shouldn’t Be Ours
Contrary to what Niall Ferguson suggests, if the liberal international system gets reduced to economics, it will no longer exist.
Macron the Conqueror
France is back, thanks to a president committed to disrupting politics at home and abroad.