Pompeo’s Silence Creates a ‘Crisis of Morale’ at State Department
“The rank and file are very disturbed by the inability, the refusal, of the secretary of state to defend his own people,” says former diplomat Nicholas Burns.
Finland’s Green Diplomat
Under Pekka Haavisto, Helsinki tries to chart a path to a fossil fuel-free future.
Inside Kashmir’s Crisis—And What Happens Next
A scholar of Indian politics says Modi’s unilateral move to revoke the disputed territory’s status “suggests a willingness to flout basic norms of democracy.”
Estonia Battles Its Elected Racists
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid speaks on how to stand up against the far-right.
‘The 21st-Century Space Race Is On’
Michael Waltz, Congress’s first Green Beret, talks about the new Space Force and America’s budding commercial launch industry.
The End of an Era
Latvia’s foreign minister on the demise of the U.S. missile treaty with Russia and NATO’s new focus on China.
Trump’s Iran Policy Is ‘Untethered to History’
Veteran diplomat William Burns on the U.S. president, Putin, Iraq, and the “militarization” of American diplomacy.
Dennis Ross: Trump’s Golan Giveaway ‘Makes It Harder’ to Achieve Peace
The president gave away much and got nothing in return, longtime U.S. diplomat says.
The Hanoi Talks Failed. But That Could Be a Blessing in Disguise.
Former President Barack Obama’s arms control czar says Trump gained by showing he’s “not a soft touch.”
Pakistan Claims Kashmir’s ‘Moral High Ground’
The president of Pakistani Kashmir explains why his country deserves far more credit for its role in the disputed region.
Are India and Pakistan on the Verge of a Water War?
In reprisal for a deadly terrorist attack in Kashmir, the Indian government says it will divert river waters that downstream Pakistan has been counting on.
‘Netanyahu Delegitimized Me’
Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni discusses the upcoming Israeli election and why she bowed out.
Transformation in Iran Will Come From Women
On the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, a former political prisoner assesses the prospect of change in Iran.
Afghan Women Are ‘Not Willing to Give Up Their Rights’
In an interview, Afghanistan’s first female ambassador to Washington sets a hard line for Taliban peace talks.
Ryan Crocker: The Taliban Will ‘Retake the Country’
Former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan likens Trump "framework" deal to U.S. position on Vietnam at Paris peace talks.
Taking on the Kremlin From His Couch
Eliot Higgins and Bellingcat are fighting Vladimir Putin and his ilk, using little more than computers and smartphones.
Surveillance Is a Tech Problem, but It Requires a Policy Solution
Apple’s former security chief explains why he took a job with the ACLU.
Why the Indictment of the Lawyer at the Trump Tower Meeting Matters
Veselnitskaya is charged with obstructing justice—hand in glove with the Russian government.
Meet the Group Amplifying China’s New Voices
In a male-dominated field, a collective supporting women covering China is wading into uncharted waters.
How House Democrats Will Investigate Trump’s Russia Ties
Gains in congressional midterm elections give Democrats crucial subpoena power.
‘It Starts With the Jews and It Doesn’t End There’
Simone Rodane-Benzaquen, head of American Jewish Committee in Europe, spoke with FP about anti-Semitism on both sides of the Atlantic.
‘Hateful Speech Almost Always Leads to Hateful Action’
The head of the refugee resettlement group that transfixed the Pittsburgh shooter says xenophobia is rising globally.
Counting the Dead in Europe’s Forgotten War
The deputy head of the OSCE’s observer mission in Ukraine describes the challenges and frustrations of monitoring the war.
‘This Is an Existential Test of the Eurozone’
Economic historian Adam Tooze assesses the Italian crisis—and the prospects for a global collapse.
‘Where There Has Been Wrongdoing There Will Be Accountability’
South Africa’s president tells Foreign Policy about his plans to tackle corruption, redistribute land, and restore the country’s moral leadership.
The Ukrainian Who Sunk Paul Manafort
The politician and former journalist Serhiy Leshchenko says Ukraine needs its own Robert Mueller.
Europe Should Look to What the United States Does—Not What Trump Says
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonia’s former president, on what to make of U.S. foreign policy toward Russia.
Trump’s ‘Unbridled, Egotistical Narcissism’ Defines White House Summits
Former U.S. diplomat Thomas Pickering on Trump, Putin, and the world after Helsinki.
‘We Have No Idea What President Trump Would Do in a Crisis with Russia.’
Poland’s former defense and foreign minister explains how Trump left Eastern Europe in the lurch.
‘Unless They Pay a Price for It, They’re Going to Keep Doing It.’
Former U.S. ambassador to Russia says Trump can’t hold Moscow accountable by “winging it.”
An Interview With the President of NATO’s Most Persistent Applicant
In Washington this week, the Georgian president talks Trump, the Atlantic alliance, and Saakashvili.
‘Dishonesty Comes Through Omission’: An Interview With Mohsin Hamid
The Booker Prize nominee talks Trump, refugees, and truth.