Our Top Weekend Reads
Beirut’s blast reopens old political wounds, why Europe must stand up for Belarus, and Colombian armed groups spread fear amid lockdown.
How Biden Could Use Trump’s Trade War Thumbscrews to Fight Climate Change
Fortunately for supporters of aggressive action on global emissions, Trump has demonstrated a highly effective way to circumvent the legislative process.
Inside the Massive Foreign-Policy Team Advising Biden’s Campaign
If Joe Biden wins, here are some of the top foreign-policy experts who could be tapped for senior and midlevel jobs in the administration.
Is This the Beginning of a New Cold War With China?
The clash between Washington and Beijing could be the start of a new ideological confrontation—or the inevitable fallout from a power transition.
Trans-Atlantic Ties Should Put Finance, Not Security, First
Biden will need a progressive Europe policy for a post-Trump age.
The Risks of Susan Rice
If Biden picks Obama’s national security advisor as his running mate, Benghazi would hardly be her biggest vulnerability.
The Time for America to Embrace Industrial Policy Has Arrived
The United States has always helped some parts of the economy at the expense of others. It’s time to get it right.
Why Fascists Fail
History’s autocrats have been the architects of their own demise. Even if he seizes power, so will Trump.
Present at the Destruction of U.S. Power and Influence
Four years of neglect, unilateralism, and failed diplomacy have left America’s alliances in tatters. It’s time to rebuild them.
Not So Fast: How Biden Could Still Lose
To win in November, Democrats must avoid being lured into Trump’s culture war.
Biden Camp Tries to Walk Fine Line on China
The Democratic candidate wants to get tough with Beijing, but he’s responding to Asian American pleas not to provoke a backlash.
Biden Resists Move Left on Foreign Policy
Though he’s eager to accommodate Bernie Sanders’s base on domestic issues, the presumptive Democratic nominee is still seen as a man of the past by progressives.
Biden Gets Push From Left-Leaning Groups to Slash Pentagon Budget
Some groups haven’t had luck getting through the door, sources tell Foreign Policy.
Snap Poll: What Foreign-Policy Experts Make of Trump’s Coronavirus Response
International relations scholars examine how the United States is seen on a global stage—and share who they would vote for in a presidential election.
Biden Must Speak Out Against Israeli Annexation Plans Before It’s Too Late
With Trump’s blessing, Israel is getting ready to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank as soon as July. Biden shouldn’t go along.
Biden Likely to Embrace Some of Sanders’s Foreign-Policy Ideas, Especially After the Pandemic
The former vice president’s team is already in touch with the Sanders camp about a unified platform, operatives say.
Let the Referendum on Trump and Trumpism Begin
The November election isn’t just the most important political event of 2020 in the United States. It’s the most important political event in the world.
How Republicans View a Biden-Trump Race
Our contributors weigh in on Bernie Sanders’s departure from the U.S. presidential race—and what it means for an election campaign overshadowed by the coronavirus.